You can use IBM
® Directory Integrator assembly-line commands to populate the profiles database repository with photo files for your users.
Before you begin
To run the Tivoli
Directory Integrator assembly-line commands that allow you to populate Profiles with photos, you must first ensure that the dbrepos_fields_prefixed property is set to true. Setting this property to true ensures that the SQL statements have the prefix of PROF_, for example, PROF_IMAGE rather than just image.
About this task
You can use the dump_photos_to_files and load_photos_from_file assembly-line commands to populate the profiles database with photo files. These commands are useful when you are moving the profiles database, allowing you to save the photos from the existing database on disk, repopulate the new database from the LDAP, and then load the photo files back into the new database.
To populate a new profiles database with photos, complete the following steps.
- Use the following command to read the existing photos from the profiles database and store them on disk:
The following table shows the properties that are used by this command, and their default values. These properties can be found in profiles_tdi.properties
|dump_photos_directory||The directory where the extracted files are stored. The default value is ./dump_photos.|
|dump_photos_file||The list of people whose photos were collected. The default value is collect_photos.in.|
|load_photos_simple_file||The list of people whose photos were collected. The default value is collect_photos.in. If you want to load only a subset of files from a location, you edit this file.|
When dumping multiple photo files, there must be a period separator between each entry. If the separator is omitted, an error is thrown when you use the load command to import the files into the profiles database.
- To populate the new database with the photo files that you saved in the previous step, use the following command to read the files from disk and populate the profiles database with them:
- The table in step 1 shows the properties that relate to this command.
- Although in IBM Connections 2.0, the Profiles application can crop the photo uploaded by a user, the photo size limit in the underlying database is 15 KB. When Profiles is used with IBM Tivoli Access Manager enabled, the Tivoli Access Manager can only load files conforming to this size limit.
Here is an example of an entry from the collect_photos.in
The characters following uid:
correspond to the PROF_UID in the profiles database.
When loading multiple photo files, there must be a period separator between each entry.
Parent topic: Adding supplemental content to Profiles
Working with profile photos
Using the PhotoConnector