Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration Guide, Release 9.0(1)
User additions
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User additions

User additions

This chapter describes how to manage user records and work with user combinations, such as phones and users or CTI ports and user records in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager LDAP database.

New user group additions and user associations

You can use Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration (BAT) to add a group of new users and to associate users to phones and other IP Telephony devices in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database.


Note


If you use your corporate directory and have Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) synchronization enabled (in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose System > LDAP > LDAP System), then you cannot use BAT to reset passwords, and insert/update or delete users. For more details on LDAP, refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide 7.0.


Add users

You must create a CSV data file to add new users in bulk to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database using the BAT spreadsheet. For users who have applications that require a CTI port, such as Cisco IP SoftPhone, BAT can associate CTI ports to existing users.

Procedure
    Step 1   Create a comma separated values (CSV) data file to define individual values for each user that you want to add.
    Step 2   Use BAT to insert the users in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database.

    Create user CSV data file from BAT spreadsheet

    You can provide details for adding new users to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager database in the BAT spreadsheet and then convert it in to a CSV data file.


    Note


    If you enter a blank row in the BAT spreadsheet, the system treats the empty row as the end of the file and does not convert data that is entered after a blank line to the BAT format.


    After you have finished editing the fields to add users in the BAT spreadsheet, you can export the content to a CSV formatted data file. A default filename is assigned to the exported CSV formatted data file:

    <tabname>-<timestamp>.txt

    where <tabname> represents the type of input file that you created, such as phones, and <timestamp> represents the precise date and time that the file was created.

    You can rename the CSV formatted data file after you save the exported file to your local workstation. If you enter a comma in one of the fields, BAT.xlt encloses that field entry in double quotes when you export to BAT format.


    Note


    You cannot upload a CSV filename that contains a comma (for example, abcd,e.txt) to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server.


    Procedure
      Step 1   To open the BAT spreadsheet, locate and double-click BAT.xlt file.
      Step 2   When prompted, click Enable Macros to use the spreadsheet capabilities.
      Step 3   To add users, click the Users tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet.
      Step 4   Complete all mandatory fields and any relevant optional fields. Each column heading specifies the length of the field and whether it is required or optional.
      In each row, provide the information as described in Table 1.
      • If a user has multiple devices, the device name field should be repeated, once for each device.
      • To enter additional device names that will be associated to a new user, enter a value in the Number of Controlled Devices text box.
      Note   

      You can associate all devices, including CTI ports, ATA ports, and H.323 clients, with a user.

      Step 5   To enter additional device names that will be associated to a new user, enter a value in the Number of Controlled Devices text box.
      Step 6   Click Export to BAT Format to transfer the data from the BAT Excel spreadsheet into a CSV formatted data file.

      The system saves the file to C:\XLSDataFiles with the default file name <tabname>-<timestamp>.txt , or use Browse to save the file to another existing folder.

      Tip   

      For information on how to read the exported CSV data file, click the link to View Sample File in the Insert Users window in BAT.


      What to Do Next

      You must upload the CSV data file to the first node of Cisco Unified Communications Manager database server so that BAT can access the data file.

      BAT spreadsheet user data field descriptions

      The following table provides the field descriptions for adding users details.

      Table 1 Field description in BAT Spreadsheet for adding users

      Field

      Description

      First Name

      Enter the first name, up to 64 characters, of the phone user.

      Middle Name

      Enter the middle name, up to 64 characters, of the phone user.

      Last Name

      Enter the last name, from 1 to 64 characters, of the phone user.

      User ID

      Enter the last name, from 1 to 128 characters, of the phone user.

      Password

      Enter the password, up to 128 characters, that the user needs to access the Cisco IP Phone Configuration window.

      You must specify the Password either in the CSV data file or by using the BAT user interface during user template addition. If you want to apply individual passwords for each user or groups of users, specify the password information in the CSV data file. If you want to use a default password for all users, provide the default password when you insert the users in BAT.

      Manager User ID

      Enter manager user ID, up to 128 characters, for the user of this phone.

      Department

      Enter the department number, up to 64 characters, for the user of this phone.

      PIN

      Enter the personal identification number (PIN), up to 128 numerals, to be used for extension mobility.

      You must enter a PIN either in the CSV data file or by using the BAT user interface during user template addition. If you want to apply individual PINs for each user or groups of users, specify the PIN in the CSV data file.To use a default PIN that all users can use, provide default PIN when you insert the users in BAT.

      User Device Profile

      Enter the user device profile for this user and device, up to 50 characters. You can choose the user device profile from the list of existing UDPs in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration that appears in BAT.

      User Locale

      Enter the language and country set, up to 50 characters, that you want to associate with this user. Your choice determines which cultural-dependent attributes exist for this user and which language displays in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager user windows and phones.

      Controlled Device Name1

      Enter the name, up to 50 characters, for the phone or device that you want to associate with this user.

      Note   

      The Controlled Device Name field(s) displays when the Number of Controlled Devices field, at the extreme right in the spreadsheet, is set to greater than Zero.

      Telephone Number

      Enter the telephone number, up to 64 numerals for the primary extension (usually Line 1) for the phone.

      Primary Extension

      This field displays after the user is added and represents the primary database number for the user. You choose no primary line when you associate devices to the user. Users can have multiple lines on their phones.

      Associated PC

      This field, which is required for Cisco SoftPhone and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Attendant Console users, displays after the user is added.

      ICD Extension

      From the drop-down list box, choose an ICD extension for this end user.

      Mail ID

      Enter the end user e-mail address up to 255 characters.

      Controlled Device Name 2

      Enter the name, up to 50 characters, for any additional phones that you want to associate with this user.

      Note   

      The Controlled Device Name field(s) displays when the Number of Controlled Devices field, at the extreme right in the spreadsheet, is set to greater than zero.

      Presence Group

      Enter the presence group that watches the status of the database number, the presence entity.

      For information on the Presence feature, refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

      SUBSCRIBE Calling Search Space

      All calling search spaces that you configure in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration display in the SUBSCRIBE Calling Search Space drop-down list box.

      The SUBSCRIBE Calling Search Space determines how Cisco Unified Communications Manager routes the Presence subscription requests that come from the end user. To configure a calling search space specifically for this purpose, you configure a calling search space as you do all calling search spaces (Call Routing > Class Control > Calling Search Space).

      For information on how to configure a calling search space, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.

      Digest Credentials

      When you configure digest authentication for phones that are running, Cisco Unified Communications Manager challenges the identity of the phone every time the phone sends a SIP request to Cisco Unified Communications Manager. The digest credentials that you enter in this field get associated with the phone when you choose a digest user in the Phone Configuration window.

      Enter a string of up to 128 alphanumeric characters.

      For more information on digest authentication, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide.

      User Group

      Enter the user group to which the user belongs.

      Note   

      The User Group field(s) displays when the Number of User Groups field, at the extreme right in the spreadsheet, is set to greater than zero.

      Directory URI

      Enter the primary directory URI that you want to associate to this user’s primary extension. Follow the username@host format. Enter a username of up to 47 alphanumeric characters. For the host address, enter an IPv4 address or fully qualified domain name.

      Note   

      Within Cisco Unified CM Administration, you can enter directory URIs with embedded double quotes or commas. However, when you use Bulk Administration to import a csv file that contains directory URIs with embedded double quotes and commas, you must use enclose the entire directory URI in double quotes and escape the embedded double quotes with a double quote. For example, the Jared, "Jerry",Smith@test.com directory URI must be input as "Jared,""Jerry"",Smith@test.com" in the csv file.