Version 2021

Import LDAP Users and Group Information

You can import LDAP user and group information into the MicroStrategy metadata.

The ability to view or edit certain settings is determined by a user's privileges. All necessary privileges are included in the Administrator role by default. You must belong to the System Administrators group to use this feature.

  1. Open the Workstation window.
  2. In the Navigation pane, click Environments.
  3. Right-click the connected environment and choose Directory Service > Import User.

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Import users and groups into MicroStrategy: If you enable Import User At Login and/or Import Group At Login or fill in the Search User/Group Import Filter in the Configure Directory Service dialog, a MicroStrategy user is created for each user in your LDAP directory. Users can then be assigned additional privileges and permissions in MicroStrategy.

Link users and groups to MicroStrategy without importing them: If you do not enable Import User At Login and/or Import Group At Login and/or not fill in the Search User/Group Import Filter in the Configure Directory Service dialog, a link is created between MicroStrategy users and the users in your LDAP directory, without creating new LDAP users in your metadata. If you have an LDAP directory with a large number of users, this option allows you to avoid filling your metadata with new users.

See Determining Whether to Import LDAP Users into MicroStrategy to learn more about the benefits and considerations for importing LDAP user and group information into MicroStrategy.