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The Nexus Hybrid Access Gateway user accounts can reuse and read information already existing in a directory service, for example in Microsoft's Active Directory.

There are three ways to create user accounts:

  • Add user account wizard
    Use the Add user account wizard to create user accounts by manually entering values and settings. With the wizard you can make a large number of settings for the account. Use the wizard when the majority of user accounts are already registered and you want to add one or a few more.
  • User linking
    User linking is used when you want to create a user account based on an existing user in your company's directory service, for example, Microsoft's Active Directory. With this method you add user accounts for one user at a time, according to your global user account settings, with links to the appropriate user storage location. The user storage must have been set up first. Linking can also be automatically done when a new user logs in to the system at the first time, depending on an authentication method.
  • User import
    User import is used to create user accounts by importing a file containing user information. The import file must be formatted according to specific rules, see the Hybrid Access Gateway online help for more information. When a user account is created through user import, the global user account settings are used by default if not otherwise specified in the import file.