Active Roles 7.3.1 - Web Interface Administrator Guide

Introduction Deploying the Web Interface Getting Started Web Interface Basics Performing Management Tasks Using Approval Workflow Customizing the Web Interface Default Commands

Batch operations

Batch operations

In the Web Interface, you can select multiple objects (such as users, groups and computers), and then apply a certain command to your selection of objects. This allows you to perform a batch operation on all the selected objects at a time instead of executing the command on each object separately. The Web Interface supports the following batch operations:

  • Delete  Allows you to delete multiple objects at a time.
  • Deprovision  Allows you to deprovision multiple users or groups at a time.
  • Move  Allows you to move a batch of objects to a different organizational unit or container.
  • Add to groups  Allows you to add a batch of objects to one or more groups of your choice.
  • Batch operations are available in the list of objects on the following Web Interface pages:
  • Search  This page lists the search results when you perform a search.
  • View Contents  This page displays the objects held in a given organizational unit, Managed Unit, or container.

To perform a batch operation, select the check box next to the name of each of the desired objects in the list, and then click a command in the top area of the Command pane. This executes the command on each object within your selection.

NOTE: Active Roles administrators can customize Web Interface by adding and removing commands, and modifying pages associated with commands. For more information, see “Customizing the Web Interface” in the Active Roles Web Interface Administration Guide.

Example 1: Enabling a user account

Example 1: Enabling a user account

This topic demonstrates how to enable a disabled user account by using the Web Interface.

To enable a disabled user account

  1. Locate the user account you want to enable. For instructions on how to locate objects in the Web Interface, see Locating directory objects earlier in this document.
  2. In the list of objects, select the user account you want to enable.
  3. In the Command pane, click Enable Account.

NOTE: If the user account is not disabled, the Command pane includes the Disable Account command instead of the Enable Account command.

Example 2: Adding a user to a group

Example 2: Adding a user to a group

This demonstrates how to add a user account to a group by using the Web Interface.

To add a user account to a group

  1. In the Web Interface locate and select the user account. For instructions on how to locate objects in the Web Interface, see Locating directory objects earlier in this document.
  2. In the Command pane, click Member Of.
  3. On the Member Of page that appears, click Add.
  4. On the Select Object page that appears, perform a search to locate the group. For instructions on how to configure and start a search, see Searching for directory objects earlier in this document.
  5. In the list of search results on the Select Object page, select the group to which you want to add the selected user account, and then click Add.

Running an automation workflow

Running an automation workflow

Workflow refers to a sequence of actions that leads to the completion of a certain task. Active Roles allows administrators to configure various workflows that can be started on a scheduled basis or on user demand. This workflow type is called automation workflow. For more information, see “Automation workflow” in the Active Roles Administration Guide.

If an automation workflow is configured so that running it on demand is allowed, then such a workflow can be run from the Web Interface.

To run an automation workflow from the Web Interface

  1. On the Navigation bar, click Directory Management.
  2. On the Tree tab in the Browse pane, expand the Workflow branch and click the container that holds the desired workflow.
  3. In the list of objects, select the desired workflow.
  4. In the Command pane, click Run.
  5. If prompted, review or change the values of the workflow parameters.
  6. Click OK in the confirmation message box.

The Web Interface prompts you for parameter values if the workflow has any parameters that need to be supplied by the user running the workflow on demand. If the workflow has no parameters that require user input, then the Web Interface starts the workflow without prompting you for parameter values.

Once you have started an automation workflow, the Web Interface opens a run history report allowing you to examine the progress of workflow execution. The report displays the workflow execution status along with information about the activities performed during workflow run. For a workflow that is in progress you have the option to cancel execution of the workflow by clicking the Terminate button.

After the workflow is completed, the report retains history information about the workflow run. For each completed run of the workflow, the report allows you to identify when and by whom the workflow was started, when the workflow was completed, and what parameter values were used.

The report also lists the workflow activities that were executed during the workflow run. For each activity, you can determine whether the activity was completed successfully or returned an error. In case of error, the report provides an error description. For activities requesting changes to directory data (for example, activities that create new objects or modify existing objects), you can examine the requested changes in detail by clicking the Operation ID number in the run history report.

To view run history of an automation workflow in the Web Interface

  1. On the Navigation bar, click Directory Management.
  2. On the Tree tab in the Browse pane, expand the Workflow branch and click the container that holds the desired workflow.
  3. In the list of objects, select the desired workflow.

In the Command pane, click Run History.

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