18.9 Managing Local Users and Groups by Importing Profile Files

You can manage local users and groups by importing profile files that contain user or group information in XML format. This is a good way to simultaneously perform multiple actions when you are not using LDAP.

You can perform the following actions:

  • Create or modify users

  • Delete users

  • Create or modify groups

To manage local users and groups by importing profile files:

  1. Log in to Filr as the Filr administrator.

    1. Launch a web browser.

    2. Specify one of the following URLs, depending on whether you are using a secure SSL connection:


      Replace Filr_hostname with the host name or fully qualified domain name of the Filr server that you have set up in DNS.

      Depending on how you have configured your Filr system, you might not be required to enter the port number in the URL. If you are using NetIQ Access Manager, the Filr login screen is not used.

  2. Click the admin link in the upper-right corner of the page, then click the Administration Console icon .

  3. In the Management section, click Users.

  4. Click Import Profiles.

  5. Click Choose File, then navigate to and select the file that contains user or group profile information in XML format.

    Ensure that the format of your file matches the format that is shown in the provided sample file. To view the provided sample file, click View a Sample File in the Import Files tab.

  6. Click OK.