Directory sync: Active Directory: How to sync nested groups?


#1

For performance reasons, the WorkflowGen database doesn’t support nested groups. Instead, a solution is to “flatten” the group hierarchy before performing the directory synchronization.

  1. In WorkflowGen: Use the Text synchronization.

  2. Create a script that exports the users, groups, and user-group associations from Active Directory into text files.

Nested groups are managed this way:

In Active Directory

  • Group Parent

    • Group Child 1

    • Group Child 2

    • Group Child 3

In Text files

Four groups, each of which contains all of the users of the nested groups:

  • Group Parent

  • Group Child 1

  • Group Child 2

  • Group Child 3