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How to import IDM 7.2 data to IDM 8.0 during upgrade.


We're now on the process of IDM upgrade from 7.2 to 8.0. We need to import the identity information (such as users, privileges, business roles, dynamic groups) from 7.2 system to 8.0 system. We go on with the upgrade guide link below, but actually we can't understand well. Please show us more detail guide if you have.

Thank you and best regards,


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  • Aug 08, 2017 at 06:02 AM

    What part of the guide you can't understand? I haven't done the actual migration but you need to take account few things:

    1. Are you migrating on the same server or you are creating a new box (freshly installed) 8.0 and migrate the data?

    2. How many identity data are you going to migrate.

    The safest way in my opinion and to avoid any business disruption is create a new box and migrate the data in the new box. This should eliminate the risk of bricking the upgrade and the business being caught off handed with no IDM system to use. (even with back-up the time to restore might missed some few other important business processing of identities)

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    • Looks like that upgrade is doomed. oO

      If you don't have the training and noone around with the proper knowledge, I don't think you can pull off an upgrade from 7.2 to 8.0.

      I'm an IDM admin for 5 years now and still I would get my IDM consultant on board for support, when we finally upgrade, just to be sure I don't miss anything.




  • Aug 14, 2017 at 12:22 PM


    As you have stated you are using approach 2 - installing new IDM 8.0 system and importing the data.

    Export the identity store schema ( entry type and attributes) later Instead of transporting the users, role, privileges, dynamic groups etc.,I would suggest to use the data load job transfers, where transporting data from one database to another data base. these are provided by SAP i believe.



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