Adding or removing columns from the list of objects
You can customize the list of objects by adding or removing list columns. Each column is intended to display a certain property of objects in the list, and can be used to set a sort order.
To add or remove list columns
- Click the Menu button on the left side of the Toolbar, and then click Choose columns.
- To add a column for a certain property, click the name of the property in the Hidden columns list and then click the right arrow button to move the property to the Displayed columns list.
- To remove a column for a certain property, click the name of the property in the Displayed columns list and then click the left arrow button to move the property to the Hidden columns list.
You can reorder list columns by moving list items up and down in the Displayed columns list: Click the name of the property in the list and then click the up arrow button or the down arrow button next to the list.
Locating directory objects
The Web Interface provides search and filtering tools to help you locate directory objects quickly and easily. By creating and applying an appropriate search or filter query, you can build shorter lists of objects, which makes it easier to select the objects needed to accomplish your administrative tasks.
You can also save search and filter queries as your personal views, and use them again at a later time. Each view saves the following settings that you specify: the container to search or filter; the search or filtering criteria; the set of columns and the sort order in the list of search or filtering results.
Searching for directory objects
To search for directory objects, you can use the Search page that allows you to select the container to search and specify criteria for the objects you want to find. The Web Interface searches in the container you select and in all of its subcontainers.
The Web Interface opens the Search page when you do any of the following:
- Type in the Search field located in the upper right corner of the Web Interface window, and then press Enter or click the magnifying glass icon in the Search field. In this case, the Web Interface searches all managed Active Directory domains for objects whose naming properties match what you typed and the Search page lists the search results. The naming properties include name, first name, last name, display name, and logon name.
- Click Search on the Navigation bar. The Search page opens, allowing you to configure and start a search.
To configure and start a search
- Click the Search in box on the Toolbar, and then select the container that you want to search. You can select more than one container.
The Web Interface will search in the selected container and all of its subcontainers.
- Specify criteria for the objects that you want to find:
- To search by naming properties, type in the Search field on the Toolbar. The Web Interface will search for objects whose naming properties match what you typed. The naming properties include name, first name, last name, display name, and logon name.
- To search by other properties, click the button on the right side of the Toolbar to expand the Toolbar, click Add criteria, choose the properties by which you want to search, click Add, and then configure the criteria as appropriate. The Web Interface will search for objects that match the criteria that you configured.
- Press Enter to start the search.
The search results are listed on the Search page. You can customize the list by adding or removing list columns and sorting the list by column data. To add or remove list columns, click the Menu button on the left side of the Toolbar and then click Choose columns (see also Adding or removing columns from the list of objects earlier in this document). To sort the list by column data, click column headings.
Example: Searching by object type
The following steps demonstrate how you can use the search function to list all groups that exist in the Active Directory domains managed by Active Roles:
- Click Search on the Navigation bar.
- Click the button on the right side of the Toolbar to expand the Toolbar, click Add criteria, select the check box next to Object type is User/InetOrgPerson/Computer/Group/Organizational Unit, and then click the Add button.
- On the Toolbar, click Group in the list next to The object type is, and then press Enter.