Administrators can use the Profiles Administration API to make updates to user data in the Profiles membership tables. This functionality mirrors the tasks you can perform using Tivoli
® Directory Integrator (TDI) and is provided as an alternative for those who do not want to use TDI.
Only people listed in the administrator role for the Profiles application can access and use the Profiles Administration API. See Roles
to find out how to get added to the administrative user role.
The only supported methods for writing data to or modifying data in the Profiles database are by using this Profiles Atom administrative API, using the supplied Profiles TDI assembly lines, or by developing custom assembly lines using the connectors. Writing directly to the database, including using TDI database connectors to do so, is not supported and can lead to unforeseen consequences including data loss and application malfunction.
Parent topic: IBM Connections APIs
Managing user data using the Profiles Administration APIs
Creating a communities global administrator