Adding large numbers of users or mobile devices

When an admin must add many users or mobile devices, SafeLinx Administrator recommends batch processing to simplify the process.

Batch processing is most efficient when a single admin is adding more than 10 or 20 resources. LDIF format file is supported by the mkwg/chwg commands.
Note: If you are adding only a few users or mobile devices, or if the job of adding resources is divided among many admins, it might be easier to use the Add a Resource wizard from the Tasks tab.

To process resources by using batch, you need access to the mkwg (or chwg) commands and must be comfortable editing LDIF files. Create an LDIF formatted file, then run: mkwg -f ldif_file.

The following samples for adding users and mobile devices through batch processing are provided in the SafeLinx Administrator installation dictionary:
Sample Name Description
samples/ldif/userall.ldif Example of adding users with all fields specified
samples/ldif/userreq.ldif Example of adding users with required fields specified
samples/ldif/mdevall.ldif Example of adding mobile devices with all fields specified
samples/ldif/mdevreq Example of adding mobile devices with required fields specified
To use a sample, copy it and edit it to your company's settings. When you are finished, load the file into your LDAP server.
  1. A resource in the LDIF file starts with the distinguished name (dn).
  2. You bypass the SafeLinx Server when you modify these files, so it does no error checking when resources are processed.
  3. To reduce space in the DSS, use the *req.ldif files and add only the non-required fields you plan on using. The *all.ldif files are provided for completeness and show all the fields possible.