Which of the following Unity Connection features uses an XML-based service to import new users?
- import by using the BAT
- import from UCM
- synchronize with LDAP
- manual user entry
The Unity Connection import from Unified Communications Manager (UCM) feature uses an Extensible Markup Language (XML)based service to import, or onboard, new users. The Cisco Administrative XML Layer (AXL) Web Service is used to import UCM users into Unity Connection. The service must be enabled on both UCM and Unity Connection in order to import users. In addition, UCM users must be assigned a primary extension in UCM in order to be imported into Unity Connection by AXL.
You can enable the AXL Web Service in Unity Connection by clicking the Cisco AXL Web Service check box in Database and Admin Services in the Unity Connection administration graphical user interface (GUI). After you have enabled the service, you should configure the IP address, port number, user name, and password of the UCM AXL Web Service server in the AXL Servers area of the Unity Connection administration GUI. You can then click Users > Import Users to find user accounts on the UCM server and import them into Unity Connection.
The Bulk Administration Tool (BAT) does not use an XML-based service to import new users into Unity Connection. The BAT imports, updates, deletes, or exports users in Unity Connection in comma-separated values (CSV) format, not XML. You can access the BAT by clicking Tools > Bulk Administration Tool in the Unity Connection GUI.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) does not use an XML-based service to import new users into Unity Connection. The Cisco Directory Synchronization (DirSync) service enables Unity Connection to synchronize existing Unity Connection users with LDAP directory services, such as Microsoft Active Directory. To enable Unity Connection to synchronize with an LDAP directory, you must select the Cisco DirSync check box in the Directory Services area of the Unity Connection GUI. In addition, you can import new users from LDAP by either using the BAT to import a CSV file or by using the Users > Import Users tool to import LDAP information that was previously imported into UCM to Unity Connection. Because Unity Connection stores users locally, a user that is synchronized with Unity Connection from LDAP will continue to be stored locally even if that user is later deleted from the LDAP database.
The Unity Connection manual user entry feature does not use an XML-based service to import new users. Instead, manual user entry enables an administrator to create new users one at a time. You can manually create a new user in Unity Connection by clicking Users > Users > Add New in the Unity Connection administration GUI.