Adding users in Maximo even when using LDAP authentication or mxe.useAppServerSecurity=true

If you have setup Maximo to use LDAP authentication and you try to go into the Users application and try to create a new record, you will get this error message: “You are using app server security, therefore you cannot call this method”.

So what are the reasons for wanting to create a user in Maximo?  First, you may not want to use LDAPSync to synchronize your users from the LDAP directory to Maximo, or maybe you just haven’t set it up yet.  Maybe you want more control over what users are stored in Maximo.

Well, there is a way to get around this by setting this property to false:

mxe.LDAPUserMgmt=0

You have to set this in your maximo.properties file for both Maximo 6 and 7.   You cannot do this within the ‘System Properties’ application and do a live refresh.  It won’t allow you to.

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8 thoughts on “Adding users in Maximo even when using LDAP authentication or mxe.useAppServerSecurity=true

  1. This method is working well for us. We don’t have thousands nor ten thousands of users… just a few hundred and we only add a few employees, if that, per month. Setting up LDAPSYNC was not all the effort and troubleshooting we had to endure.

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