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Toad Intelligence Central 5.1 - Quick Start Guide

Add Active Directory Users/Groups

Users with certain privileges can add new users and groups to Toad Intelligence Central by importing users/groups from Active Directory®. Which type of user (role) is allowed to add new users is dependent on how Intelligence Central is configured. See the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide for more information.

To add Active Directory User or Group using the Web interface

  1. Use a web browser to log in to Intelligence Central. For more information, see Open the Web Console.
  2. Click Administration and then select either Users or Groups.
  3. Then select Add User | Add Active Directory User or Add Group | Add Active Directory Group.
    • If the Authenticate to Active Directory dialog opens, enter the credentials for your Active Directory account (including the domain name) in order to access a list of domains and users. See Authenticate to Active Directory for more information.
  4. In the Add Users and Groups from Active Directory dialog, select the users/groups to add to Intelligence Central. See Add from Active Directory for more information.

 

Requirements

  1. The Toad Intelligence Central server host must be in a valid Windows® domain.
  2. If the Windows domain of the Toad Intelligence Central host and the Windows domain of the user are different then a two-way trust relationship must exist between the Windows domains.

Known issues and Limitations

Users and groups imported from Active Directory are given the same name in Intelligence Central.

Review the following known issues and limitations.

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Duplicate names

If an Active Directory name already exists on Toad Intelligence Central then that Active Directory name is not imported. You will be notified of any users and groups who cannot be imported.

Long Active Directory usernames

For Active Directory usernames longer than 16 characters, the Intelligence Central username will be a truncated form of the Active Directory name.

If the Active Directory username has a numeric suffix then up to three digits of that numeric suffix is preserved. For example, Active Directory username very_long_username12 transforms to Intelligence Central username very_long_user12.

Active Directory names containing characters not allowed by Toad Intelligence Central

Active Directory names containing the following characters cannot be imported to Intelligence Central. You will be notified of any users and groups who cannot be imported.

  • Forward slash (/)
  • Backward slash (\)
  • Left square bracket ([)
  • Right square bracket (])
  • Colon (:)
  • Semicolon (;)
  • Vertical bar (|)
  • Equal sign (=)
  • Plus sign (+)
  • Asterisk (*)
  • Question mark (?)
  • Left angle bracket (<)
  • Right angle bracket (>)
  • Double quote (")
  • At symbol (@)
  • Comma (,)

Active Directory supports sub groups (groups within groups). Intelligence Central does not.

When importing an Active Directory group with sub groups the sub groups and users in sub groups are not imported to Intelligence Central.

Authenticate to Active Directory

Use the Authenticate to Active Directory dialog to enter your Active Directory credentials in order to access a list of domains and users when attempting to add Active Directory users (or groups) to Intelligence Central.

To authenticate to Active Directory

  1. In the Authenticate dialog, enter the following information:

    Field Description
    Domain A domain in the Active Directory forest.
    Username Your username to that domain.
    Password Your password to that domain.
  2. Remember these credentials on server for future Active Directory access and synchronization—Select this option to instruct Intelligence Central to do the following:

    • Automatically and regularly synchronize imported Active Directory users and groups.

    • Cache Active Directory user and group data on Toad Intelligence Central. This has the potential to improve performance of Toad Intelligence Central when looking up Active Directory users and groups.

    If you do not select this option, the list of imported users and groups might not be kept in sync with Active Directory.

  3. Schedule AD synchronization. If you selected Remember these credentials..., you can schedule the Active Directory synchronization. Enter the scheduling details in the fields provided. After scheduling a synchronization, the scheduling information and status are displayed in Administration | Server | Users.

Add from Active Directory

This dialog is used to add users and groups from Active Directory® to Toad Intelligence Central.

To add users/groups from Active Directory

  1. In the Add Users/Groups from Active Directory dialog, select a domain from the drop-down list. Intelligence Central retrieves the list of users in that domain.
  2. You can filter the list by entering a partial text string in the text box.
  3. To refresh the list, click Refresh. The refresh option is available only for domains that are selected for synchronization in Intelligence Central.

    Note: This process could take several minutes, depending on the size of the domain.

  4. If the domain you want to view is not listed, click Add Domain.
    • Enter the name of the domain to add. Then enter credentials for an account in that domain. Click Authenticate. See Authenticate to Active Directory for more information.
  5. Select available Active Directory users/groups and move them to the users/groups to be added list.

    TIPs:

    • Use SHIFT to select multiple users/groups in sequence. Use CTRL to select multiple users/groups not in sequence.
    • The number of Active Directory users displayed is limited to 10,000. For domains containing more than 10,000 users, a message informs the user that the list is not displayed in full. To find users not displayed, use the search box.
    • Enter a name or partial text string in the search box to filter the list of users and groups. Intelligence Central returns users that contain matching text in the username or full name fields. Clear the search box to clear this filter.
  6. Click Add Users to add the users/groups to Intelligence Central.

    When a group is added, an Active Directory user account is created on Toad Intelligence Central for anyone in the group who does not already have an account on Toad Intelligence Central (in addition to the group account).

  7. A Success message displays if the users were successfully added.

Create Intelligence Central groups

Intelligence Central allows you to create a group from existing users. You can include user accounts from both Active Directory and Intelligence Central in one group. Intelligence Central groups are identified by the following icon: .

The user creating the group is the owner of the group. The owner and users with an Administrator role are able to remove the group and edit group properties. If the owner is deleted, then the Administrator (root) becomes the group owner.

Note: Intelligence Central groups use a flat structure and contain any number of users. A group cannot contain sub-groups or nested groups.

To create an Intelligence Central group

  1. Using a web browser, select Administration | Groups | Add Group | Create Intelligence Central Group.
  2. In the Create Group dialog, enter a name and add users. Review the following for additional information.

    Field Description
    Group name Give the group a name. A group name can be up to 128 characters: letters, numbers, space ( ), hyphen (-), underscore (_), period (.). The name is case insensitive.
    Description (Optional) Enter a description.

    Group members

    Any enabled user on Toad Intelligence Central can potentially be a group member. Select the Intelligence Central users to add to the group. Move these users to the Users in this group list. You (the user creating the group) are added to this list by default and can be removed.

    The number in brackets following Group Members indicates the number of users in the group.

    If the number of users on Toad Intelligence Central is extensive then you may like to filter the list of potential users. You can do this by typing text in the Start typing to find available users box. Remove the text to remove the filter.

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