The most common way customers load employees into most systems is with Active Directory
What is Active Directory?
Active Directory (AD) is a Microsoft product that consists of several services that run on Windows Server to manage permissions and access to networked resources. Active Directory stores data as objects. An object is a single element, such as a user, group, application or device, such as a printer.
There are many options available today if you do not want to or are unable to use Active Directory, some of the options include…
- Appache Directory
- Samba and more
One of the issues we see globally with connecting another system to receive Active Directory (AD) data today is a corporate head office no matter which country puts restrictions on the use of AD when connecting to cloud solutions.
What is the solution when my corporate head office will not let me connect a cloud solution to AD?
One of the easiest ways to get around this issue is simply with a spreadsheet using HTTP PUT – Data can be imported to this profile as a PUT method to our secure HTTPS endpoint. Data can be uploaded as text/csv, application/json or application/xml and should be set in the Content-Type header.