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Intial Load of AD accounts has Unique ID as Display Name Not User Id


Please advise on why an intial load from Active Directory into the main IDM 8 Identity store has the Display Name as the Unique Identifier showing in the Web UI. Shouldn't it be the SAMACCOUNTNAME.  How can we change this and clean up the data that is currently in there from the initial load and consolidate the accounts based on the unique id.  We currently have a demo system with AD and SAP accounts loaded and just recently were able to configure the HCM data loads.

Please also advise on the steps to enable IDM 8 with Office 365 if possible or links to documents.  Is there a connector available for it?



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Hi Todd,

As Matt said already , samaccountname is also unique ID in AD and should be mapped to MSKEYVALUE in IDM in initial load job.

I also was surprised to see displayname from AD to map with MSKEYVALUE in IDM.

But I changed the mapping in the initial load job and used samaccountname .

'name' to be replaced by 'samaccountname'.

regarding deletion of data already loaded due to old mapping of displayname, you would need to create custom job and define appropriate query to delete unwanted users with MSKEYVALUE in IDM as displayname (of AD).

Using From ASCII pass also list of users can be stored in runtime table and then another pass (To Identity store) deletes those unwanted users.



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