Muhammad Masood

Hi,

Is there any application definition file for Active Directory.

I want all users from active directory for given groups or some other criteria...

Please help...

Thanks!




Re: SharePoint - Business Data Catalog BDC Application definition file for Active Directory

Frank Chiang

In order to access AD information from BDC, you need to have a web service that exposes AD information. Though I am not 100% sure, I doubt if it is built into the AD. However, you can build your own web service using ADSI or System.DirectoryServices, which is relatively easy to do, and then you can write your application definition on your web service. If you want to access user group or user information stored in Sharepoint, you can check out the post I put up earlier on another thread, but that would be a more challenging exercise.





Re: SharePoint - Business Data Catalog BDC Application definition file for Active Directory

Muhammad Masood

You are right... I thought it...

ok. I will do it using web service... but is there any mapping so that system will know that all users are from Active Directory... coz there is an attachment of user profile...and itegration of Live Communication etc.

Thanks.






Re: SharePoint - Business Data Catalog BDC Application definition file for Active Directory

Frank Chiang

I think you can create one additional return parameter in your web service call to identify the record as being from AD, then your BDC will know its origin. Presumably you can build a web service to collect all user information from different sources such as LDAP and databases, and if each record is identified with this additional return parameter, then your application can use it to do its business logic.