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Import User IDs From Active Directory

You can import the Enterprise Architect security user IDs from Windows Active Directory.

When you import the user IDs, you should create an appropriate user group and assign the user IDs to that group; you can then assign appropriate permissions to the group.

Access:   Project | Security | Manage Users

Use to:

  • Import Windows user IDs as Enterprise Architect security user IDs for use with Windows Authentication

How to:

To import user IDs from Windows Active Directory, follow the steps below:



See also


On the Security Users dialog select the Accept Windows Authentication checkbox and click on the Import button

The Import Users dialog displays



Click on the down arrow in the Security Group field and select the appropriate security group for the imported user IDs



Click on the Add button

The Select Users screen displays



Click on the Object Types button

The Object Types dialog displays



Select the checkbox for the type of object to import from the Active Directory

Click on the OK button to return to the Select Users dialog



Click on the Locations button

The Locations dialog displays



Browse for and select the checkbox for the location to import from within the Active Directory

Click on the OK button to return to the Select Users dialog



In the Enter the object names to select field, either:

  • type in the user IDs individually (click on the examples link to see examples of the correct formats) or
  • click on the Advance button to search for IDs; the Select Users dialog redisplays with a Common Queries tab



In the Name and Description fields, type any characters or text that helps identify the IDs you are searching for



In the Starts with field, click on the drop-down arrow  and select the appropriate qualifier



If required, select the Disabled accounts or Non-expiring password checkboxes, and/or select a value in the Days since last logon field, to further filter the IDs to search for



Click on the Find Now button to initiate the search, and to display a list of IDs in the bottom panel of the dialog

You can vary the types of information shown here by clicking on the Columns button and selecting the column headings to display



When you have identified the IDs to import, click on a required ID (or press (Ctrl)  or (Shift)  while you click to select several) and click on the OK button

The Select Users dialog redisplays, with the selected ID or IDs listed in the Enter the object names to select field



Click on the OK button to redisplay the Import Users dialog with the selected users' names listed in the Users panel



Click on the Import button to add the user IDs to the Security Users dialog



Click on a user ID to populate the dialog fields with the user ID details, to set group membership and to set single permissions as required.

Group Membership

Set Single Permissions


  • Enterprise Architect generates random passwords for Windows user IDs; however, if required you can assign a new password to an imported user ID

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