There are two methods to populate data into IBM Connections Profiles database:
Profiles Administration REST API
You can use Profiles Administration REST API to populate profiles data from different type of systems, developed in different languages, and running on different platforms. You also can use this API in certain complex situations. For example, when Tivoli Directory Integrator plug-in for a specific systems is not available, is not functional enough, is too complicated to develop.
Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) with plug-ins
Created specially for IBM Connections, TDI plug-ins provides a variety APIs that can help reduce low level programming for accessing external resource and obtaining data from them.
In this appendix, we discuss, through example, how to populate Profiles database with Tivoli Directory Integrator. We cover the following topics: