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Group to Role Mapping - mass update

Hi there

We have a situation where we have a number of groups and a number of roles, all sitting in our Portal QA system. Each group is mapped to 1 or more roles.

We now need to move these groups, roles and mappings to the production system.

I found that a collection of groups can be exported, and then imported from the User Import screen in production. The file that is generated can / does include users, so the import will assign users to the group when it is performed.

Likewise, roles can be added to a transport package and then transported to the production system.

The only part of the puzzle that is missing is the link between groups and roles ...

Does anybody know how I can go about transporting the group-role assignment from one portal system to another.

The format of the file contents for importing a group is:





If I export users, the file contents follow a similar pattern:




So ... I am seeing a bit of a pattern here, so was really hoping there is something that I can do that will allow for the group-role mappings to be included. I tried include role=<RoleID> in the groups file, but that didn't work.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



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    Posted on May 12, 2006 at 12:24 PM

    Aah yes ... one should look before one leaps ... now I find the answer

    Basically, the file contents are




    Upload this, and the group-role assignment carries on through.

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      If you're going to import your users from AD in the target environment, then I imagine you'll need to manually assign them to groups.

      Unless you have a way of automatically assigning users assigned to particular AD groups to your portal group.

      The export / import wizard works very well in maintaining the links between roles & groups.

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