Companies often depend up on Active Directory as corporate white Pages. Since Active
Directory is used for decision making in the corporate, it is important to maintain
the employee's information such as address, contact details, designation etc up
to date in it. Employees retrieve their co-worker's details through Outlook, which
uses Active Directory to pull the employee's detail. In short, entire organization
uses Active Directory information for their official purposes.
Need For Self Update
Maintaining the employee's detail up to date in the Active Directory is a cumbersome
task for admin or help desk. They must spent few hours to check whether the information
is accurate or not. If an employee changes his phone number or moves to some other
location, his new information has to be updated in Active Directory. If it is not
done, co-workers may retrieve the incorrect information during a needy situation
and results in unnecessary burdens. Even the few updates for every week is considered
to be wastage of time for the administrator when calculated for the whole year.
So we can save the administrator's valuable time by delegating the employees to
update their own contact information whenever it is changed. Here comes the role
of JiJi Self Update. JiJi Self Update reduces the work load of administrator and
makes Active Directory accurate.
Benefits of JiJi Self Update
- Administrators can allow users to update their own information in Active Directory
without the interference of help desk or admin. This in turn keeps the Active Directory
information up to date and reliable.
- Administrator can design the employee's Active Directory Self Update web page using
- Administrator can customize and assign a unique Self Update layout consisting of
selected fields to a particular group or OU or to the entire domain.
- Most essential fields of personal and official information can be set mandatory
so that end users can not neglect those fields.
- Can set permission levels such as read-only or edit permission on various fields
for the self update end user web page.
- Can add constraints and validity check on fields such as phone number,web page and
E-mail for the Self Update end user web page.
- Adminstrator can provide help text in order to avoid confusion for user while updating
- Administrator can also add custom schema attributes such as employee ID, bar code
- Display type for each field on Self Update page can be text box, combo box, photo
etc as per the choice of admin.
- Can also set fixed length for all fields.