The Import Source Selection page allows you to select the source of your Unix account information by clicking on an item in the list. You can only import from a single source, but you can run the Account Importer several times to capture data from multiple sources. Options include:
Import Unix account information from text files in /etc/passwd format stored on the local host.
You can use vastool utilities from a Unix server command line, such as vastool load, to assist you in migrating local users to Active Directory. See the vastool man page located in the docs directory of the nstallation media.
Import Unix account information directly from the passwd and group maps of an active NIS server.
Remote Unix Host
Import Unix account information directly from /etc/passwd or /etc/group files stored on a remote Unix host. This option uses SSH to retrieve the remote data so you must have an SSH login on the remote Unix host.
Existing Unlinked Unix Personalities
Use this option to link orphaned or newly created Unix personalities with Active Directory users and groups. This option does not create new objects in Active Directory. It provides a way to quickly find and link Unix personalities using matching rules. This option is only available when the Unix Account Import Wizard is launched from Active Directory Users and Computers in the context of a Primary UPM container. (Right click on a UPM container and select All Tasks | Unix Tasks | Unix Account Import Wizard.)
Saved Import Session
Use this option to resume an import session that was saved previously.
Existing Active Directory objects
Use this option to create Unix personality objects based on existing Active Directory users and groups. This is helpful when creating new personality containers that are pre-populated with a set of personality objects linked to existing users and groups.