Searching for users or groups is a time consuming task. A search may time out or return more results than the system can handle or the user may expect. To prevent this behavior, you can set limits on searches for users or groups.
You can limit searches for users or groups in two ways:
- Setting a maximum number of search results
- Setting a timeout for searches in the user repository
Set the maxSearchResults
parameters in the following file:
Table 1. Location of the wimconfig.xml file
|Operating system||Directory path|
parameter specifies the maximum number of search results. The searchTimeOut
parameter specifies the time out in milliseconds.
If you set maxSearchResults=200
, it returns a maximum number of 200 users or groups and terminates the search if the back end does not respond within two minutes. These settings affect the user or groups shown in portlets (for example the User Manager
portlet) and XML export scripts.
If not all search results are returned, you may be using an LDAP server as the user repository, which causes a SizeLimitException
to be thrown instead of returning the items. The search result may exceed the maximum defined in wimconfig.xml
; therefore, perform one of the following actions:
- Refine your search conditions to return fewer results
- Change the maximum setting
If your user repository contains more users or groups than the value configured in maxSearchResults
, a complete export of users and groups with xmlaccess is not possible.
Parent topic: Managing users and groups: qp85