User Manager

The User Manager tool is a simple substitute for ADSI Edit that allows administrators manage users in ADAM. The tool has 4 major capabilities:
  • Delete user
  • Modify user profile
  • Disable/Enabled account
  • Reset Password
The capabilities are described below:

Basic Display

When the tool is opened, all users in ADAM will be displayed as follows:

Userid               First Name       Last Name         Company                   Phone #                Requester       Enabled Action
joe@blow.co.uk       Joseph           Blow              Joe Blow, Inc.            123-232-2312           CORP\havenf        X    Take Action
steve@steverson.com  Steve            Steverson         Steverson, Inc.           +1-44-171-332-4321     CORP\havenf        X    Take Action

Take Action Link

If you click the "Take Action" link, this link disappears and is replaced by four links:
  • Modify
  • Reset PW
  • Disable/Enable (toggle state)
  • Delete
For instance, if you click action on joe@blow.co.uk, the UI will look like this:

Userid               First Name       Last Name         Company                   Phone #                Requester       Enabled Action
joe@blow.co.uk       Joseph           Blow              Joe Blow, Inc.            123-232-2312           CORP\havenf        X    Modify | Reset PW | Disable | Delete
steve@steverson.com  Steve            Steverson         Steverson, Inc.           +1-44-171-332-4321     CORP\havenf        X    Take Action

Actions

Once the actions are available, you can choose one of the following:

Modify

If you click the Modify link, the "Modify | Reset PW ..." links disappear and are replaced by "OK" and "Cancel" buttons. In addition, all fields except Userid will become editable. The UI will look lik this:

Userid               First Name       Last Name         Company                   Phone #                Requester       Enabled Action
joe@blow.co.uk       [Joseph        ] [Blow           ] [Joe Blow, Inc.         ] [123-232-2312        ] CORP\havenf        X    [OK] [Cancel]
steve@steverson.com  Steve            Steverson         Steverson, Inc.           +1-44-171-332-4321     CORP\havenf        X    Take Action


The user can modify any of these fields, then click the OK button. The system will validate the input (see the Update Profile page for information), then write the data to ADAM. The buttons will be replaced by a message stating the change succeeded or failed. If the Cancel button is clicked, the UI will go back to the original look with the "Take Action" button.

Enable/Disable

The action will be enable when the user is disabled and disable when the user is enabled. When this action is chosen, the links will be replaced by a message stating "Enable?", an "OK" button and a "Cancel" button.

Userid               First Name       Last Name         Company                   Phone #                Requester       Enabled Action
joe@blow.co.uk        Joseph           Blow              Joe Blow, Inc.            123-232-2312          CORP\havenf        X    Disable? [OK] [Cancel]
steve@steverson.com  Steve            Steverson         Steverson, Inc.           +1-44-171-332-4321     CORP\havenf        X    Take Action


If the user clicks the OK button, the user will be enabled or disabled as appropriate. The message and buttons will be replaced by a message stating that the user was enabled/disabled.

Userid               First Name       Last Name         Company                   Phone #                Requester       Enabled Action
joe@blow.co.uk        Joseph           Blow              Joe Blow, Inc.            123-232-2312          CORP\havenf             Account disabled
steve@steverson.com  Steve            Steverson         Steverson, Inc.           +1-44-171-332-4321     CORP\havenf        X    Take Action

Last edited Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00 AM by billcan, version 2

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