You can import and update the users from Active Directory for example by using a cron job. The option Sync to WordPress synchronizes
- users which have already been added to WordPress by logging in
- users which are member of specified Active Directory security groups as mentioned in the section Import members of security groups
Sync to WordPress
Enable sync to WordPress
Activating this option will allow Next ADI to import & update users from the Active Directory into your WordPress database. The synchronization from Active Directory to WordPress must be either triggered manually by clicking on the Sync to WordPress link in the left navigation menu or by periodically executing a Cron job.
Import members of security groups
Only members of the security groups entered here will be imported. ADI does not support the synchronization of the whole domain because of obvious performance reasons.
If you want to include the users of the Active Directory built-in user group Domain Users you have to enter
Financial_SEC Sales_SEC id:513
The prefix id: is used to determine primary groups like Domain Users or Domain Administrators. Primary groups are only used for POSIX compatibility. Instead of using the memberOf attribute/backlink of the user respective the member attribute of the security group, the primary group is persisted inside the primaryGroupID attribute of the user.
The most common used IDs are
|ID||Primary Group Name|
Service account username
In order for importing multiple users at once you have to add an Active Directory service account with read permission in the AD. Please enter the full user information including the domain suffix. The option User Append suffix has no influence on this option.
Service account password
This option defines a NEW password for the Sync to WordPress service account. Leave this field blank if you don't want to change the current password.
Automatic deactivate users
Deactivated users can only be re-activated manually by WordPress administrators on their users profile page or by using the Sync to WordPress feature. Example: During the first synchronization from AD to WordPress, the Active Directory users employeeA, employeeB and employeeC are imported. Two weeks later you run the import again, but this time employeeA is deactivated in Active Directory for some reason. employeeA will now be automatically deactivated in WordPress by ADI.
Import disabled users
With this option you can prevent disabled users from beeing synchronized to WordPress by NADI.
The authentication code must be used if you want to trigger the synchronization with help of a Cron job. The menu option Sync to WordPress shows you the code snippets for wget and curl.