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username migration

Question asked by jego on Oct 11, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2013 by mrogers
Hi,
we want to rename all users (the userName property of type cm:person) of an alfresco system due to an active directory change (complete new active directory).

What is the best approach to do that? API-driven or directly in database?
We have identified following fields where the username has to be updated:
- site memberships
- ownerships of documents and folder
- group memberships
- user specific acls
- favorites
- datalist assignees
- comments on documents
- version history
- audit trail
- workflow history
- workflow tasks
- custom property fields in custom types

Are there any other things we should take care of?

I see that there is a post of Axel Faust (https://forums.alfresco.com/forum/general/non-technical-alfresco-discussion/usernames-migration-05162011-1130) which also contains a database approach. Is there anybody who has already done this in a project and can point me to some challenges?

Thanks,
Jens Goldhammer
Alfresco Certified Engineer

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