Posted earlier today on the Vault discussion group was a nifty tool from Freese and Nichols that will copy users from Active Directory to Vault. In an office with 10 people, it’s not a big deal, but when setting up a larger firm, adding users to Vault can be a major pain in the neck. Check it out after the jump.
When you launch the application for the first time, it recognizes that it needs some settings. The first option is the AD Server setup as shown here.
Once you enter an option for the DC and the OU, you can get into what group members actually get imported. Genius as you don’t need the entire Structural Engineering department to be integrated in Vault probably. The other option is to import all users. For the small firms, this would be the quick and dirty solution.
The next step is to select a Vault Server. The settings here are fairly obvious, but it’s cool to see that you can change roles and permissions based on the current AD and overwrite existing stuff.
Finally, you can select the roles that your users will be given.
Users are copied over with their password set to the same as their username. I’m not sitting on a full domain here at home, so I have nothing to sync, but you can see the application window here. I’ve connected to my Vault server, and would simply click Sync to push users in.
Overall, a very cool little app that should make any number of Vault admins happy. You can download it here. Thanks to Kevin Garpne and Freese for sharing with the community.