[ngw] GMS user provisioning

Joe Brugaletta JBrugaletta at braytonlaw.com
Tue Jun 5 17:11:56 UTC 2018

Thats my main concern.. do the users themselves have to do anything or will it just "find" them and re-sync. 

Are you certain that they auto-delete? My reason for asking is this paragraph that Ed linked to.  Almost makes it seem like NEW devices will be linked via GW, but existing devices will stay LDAP. 

"If you want to start using GroupWise as the user source for provisioning, new mobile device users are added to your Mobility system based on their GroupWise location (user_name.post_office_domain). Existing mobile device users are still associated with their LDAP context (cn=user_name,ou=organizational_unit,org=organization). On the Users page, you can determine the source of each user by mousing over it."

>>> "Morris Blackham" <Morris.Blackham at microfocus.com> 6/5/2018 9:00 AM >>>
switching provisioning source from ldap to GW will cause you to remove the existing GMS users,  then adding the back via a GW group.   This will delete all their data from the GMS database.   When you add them back via GW provisioning,  it will re-sync the data.   Probably want to do it after hrs or weekend.  the resync could take quite a while depending on how may users you have.   

when the user reconnects from the device,  they ;should' have the same data..

>>> Joe Brugaletta <JBrugaletta at braytonlaw.com> 6/5/2018 9:10 AM >>>
So its similar to how I currently do it with edir? Add users to the Dist List and it auto-creates them in GMS? My main concern is "converting" from LDAP to GW.. I don't know if that screws everything up as far as current users/syncing.

>>> "Bruce Perrin" <Bruce.Perrin at lbb.texas.gov> 6/5/2018 3:30 AM >>>

We have our GMS set to "GroupWise" . We created a GW group for the mobile users and configured GMS to use that group for provisioning.

No issues so far. We have been running like this for years.

>>> "Joe Brugaletta" <JBrugaletta at braytonlaw.com> 6/4/2018 5:30 PM >>>
So trying to migrate from Edir to AD and just came across a little issue that I'm scared will break users phone email sync, so wanted to ask here first.

In GMS console, under "Config > User Source", I currently have Provisioning set to LDAP , but authentication set to GroupWise. the LDAP server is currently pointing to an OES box, where I have a group called "Group-Mobile" in Edir that gets synced. I add a new user there, shortly after, user gets created in GMS.

Whats the best way to switch GMS to AD? or change it to GroupWise (not sure what that does)?

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