In the SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, user objects from third party authentication plugins such as Windows AD, LDAP, and SAP can have User Attribute Binding enabled. Attributes such as Full Name, Email address, etc. can be imported from external directories. However, in certain workflows such as searching users by Full Name, this causes significant slow down if a large number of third party users exist. For more information refer to the following SAP blog.
The User Attribute Binding Manager allows you to programmatically enable or disable this setting for externally imported users. It has been proven to speed up user searching by Full Name.
Starting the User Attribute Binding Manager
To start User Attribute Binding Manager, go to the submenu Landscape Tools then select User Attribute Binding Manager. Click Start Managerand logon to the desired Central Management Server.
Configuring the User Attribute Binding Manager
To run the User Attribute Binding Manager, follow these steps:
Select the authentication type for the users. Windows AD, LDAP, or SAP.
Configure the options
Start ID - will only affect user SI_IDs greater than or equal to this number. Enter a positive integer.
Use Empty Full Name - For use with Disabling User Attribute Binding. If Full Name exists but is empty, will copy anyway it to user's Full Name field before disabling setting.
Use Empty Email - For use with Disabling User Attribute Binding. If Email exists but is empty, will copy it anyway to user's Email field before disabling setting.
Enable Preview Mode - will not commit any changes, will show in log file which users will be affected.
Hide Skipped Users - will not add any detail about skipped users into the log file, this is good when working on large amounts of users.
Choose Disable or Enable User Attribute Binding
Disabling User Attribute Binding
Choose Disable, choose your Configuration options, and click Start. A log file will provide the results of the execution after completion.
Use Preview Mode to get an idea which users will be affected before commiting the changes. Users which do not match the authentication type will not be affected. Any users with SI_ID lower than the Start ID will not be queried for.
Enabling User Attribute Binding
Choose Enable, choose your Configuration options, and click Start. A log file will provide the results of the execution after completion.