Syncing against multiple Groups or Organizational Units
Q I would like to import/sync users from multiple groups or Organization Units. Is this possible?
PaperCut’s default user import configuration is to import all users from the selected Domain or Directory Server. This is appropriate for most installations, however some organizations may wish to import a subset of users for various reasons. PaperCut can be configured to import a subset of users by selecting a group of users. A Group may be a domain-level group, or in Active Directory may also be an Organizational Unit (prefixed by OU: in PaperCut’s group list).
A common question we get is, “How do I import users from multiple Groups?” PaperCut is designed to import/sync users from multiple groups or OU’s. You will want to determine a model that best matches your environment.
Method 1: Multiple Group/OU Sync (v14.1 and above)
Method 2: Windows Active Directory Multiple Group Sync using Nested Groups
NOTE: If you select an Organizational Unit (prefixed with
OU:) from the Import users from selected groups listing, nested Groups beneath this OU will not have their members synchronised. Nested Groups only have their members synchronised if they are nested within a Group, as selected in the Import users from selected groups listing.
ALSO NOTE: Nested Groups are only synchronised when using Windows Active Directory as your synchronisation source. Members of nested Groups will not be synchronised if you are using LDAP to integrate with your directory service.
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