Please note this article is an advanced article designed to be used by technical teams who have understanding of using Powershell and have access to a test server environment.
People cannot update your AD directly with changes to certain attributes such as job titles - this is because you would need to
- a) open up your AD over the internet so our servers could see it
- b) provide us with your administrator level passwords
The safe implementation of updating your AD is to use the following technique, which runs on your servers:
- a) use the People API or Query tool to generate a list of attributes that need to be updated to your AD
- b) use Powershell to update your AD
We've documented how to use our API and Query to get data out:
What's not always clear is how to program the Powershell script so we've helped and put an example script together which is attached within the link below:
The script takes a CSV file (which you will have generated using our API or the Query).
Row 1: "Action","FirstName","LastName","EmailAddress"
Action column should contain one of the following values
The Script makes a search in the AD based on EmailAddress field.
At the top of the script, there are 2 variables, which you should modify according to your environment:
$OUPath can contain the value of Organizational Unit in AD, where you want to create the users. A sample OU path looks like
If OU path is not mentioned, Users would be created inside 'Users' container in AD.
$UsersCsvPath should contain CSV file path, which contains users details.
You can modify the script to add additional attributes or remove those that you do not want to process.