Populating the Profiles database

Populate the Profiles database with data from the LDAP directory.

Before you begin

  • Spend time planning your Profiles population, integration, and customization.
  • Involve all the relevant stakeholders at an early stage of the planning process.
  • If possible, release the Profiles rollout in phases and get feedback from pilot users.
  • Pre-populate Profiles photos.
  • Plan for business card use and for Sametime® presence awareness.
  • Ensure that IBM® Tivoli® Directory Integrator is correctly configured.
  • Consider using IBM® Tivoli® Directory Integrator to populate the LDAP and then to populate the Profiles database.
  • On Windows 2016, make sure that you install FP006 for TDI 7.1.1 and upgrade TDI JRE to 6.0 SR16 FP20.

About this task

You have to create the Profiles database before installing IBM Connections so that the installer can link to it during the installation of Connections. Nothing gets written to the database during installation but all the databases have to exist. Performing user population is a recommended pre-installation task; however, you can perform the user population after the installation or in parallel with installation, depending on the size of your LDAP directory.