Here’s a way to automate the download of data from Active Directory (AD), specifically group members, into ACL using adfind and the ACL Execute command.
I’ll walk you through it step-by-step.
This was posted before ACL released their own Active Directory driver, which I still haven’t figured out.
Even if you don’t use ACL, you might gain a better understanding of AD and LDAP in general….
Did you know that you can create a script to import a file into ACL? That you can automate loading a table?
I’m talking about the File > New > Table command in ACL, also known as the Data Definition Wizard. Yes, you can create such a script, and I’m going to teach you how!
The good news is that it’s so much easier than you think. The bad news is that it doesn’t APPEAR easy, but it really is, because ACL does the heavy lifting for you. I promise that if you hang in there, you’ll so be a pro. Just try it once, and you’ll be hooked!