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username migration

Question asked by jego on Oct 11, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 11, 2013 by mrogers
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 ( which also contains a database approach. Is there anybody who has already done this in a project and can point me to some challenges?

Jens Goldhammer
Alfresco Certified Engineer