I’m working on a project regarding getting contacts from another Windows Based server through its AD.
The task at hand is to extract teachers’ information using their mail, name and the password they use for their school-system. That way the teachers won’t have to register at all and will be able to login with the information they’re used to.
The students’ info isnt as accurate so we probably won’t fetch that straight from the AD, the students won’t have users either, they’re only to be added through as contacts in the phonebook. (I’ve seen it’s possible to send to contacts through a .csv file, is it possible to add contacts this way as well? Cause this would be a good way to solve the student side of things.
Group wise we’ll have administrators (aka the IT-department), the teachers, the entire school network, the specific schools as well as the specific classes. This way the teachers can contact whoever they want in the network. (We manage all public schools in our area, hence why we’ll add several schools.) Regarding this, say we add all the teachers as one group, then the specific classes, is it then possible to make groups of those groups. Say for example add class A, B, C and D as groups, can I then make a larger group by adding those together, basically making a group out of several groups?
- I want to add teachers as USERS from a windows-based server through Active Directory (AD)
- I want to add CONTACTS through comma-separated .csv-files
- I want to make smaller groups of contacts and users to then make larger groups of those groups
Please let me know what of this is possible, specially the user part of things (aka the interaction with AD) and if you know: how to do it.
Cheers for help,