CSV Connector

Last modified 22 Apr 2021 17:31 +02:00

Identity connector for for CSV-formatted text files.

Functionalitystable
Development statusactive (actively developed and maintained)
Support statussupported
OriginEvolveum
Support provided byEvolveum
Target systemsCSV files (local)
ProtocolLocal filesystem I/O operations
Source codehttps://github.com/Evolveum/connector-csv

This connector is useful to connect to systems that regularly export or import user databases in a form of CSV files. It is usually used to connect to HR-like systems that export the HR data every night. MidPoint deployments are usually using this connector to pull that data. This connector pretends that the CSV file is actually the complete resource. Therefore the usual configuration of an authoritative resource can be used to connect such an export-based resource.

This connector can also be used as a remote connector if the file is on a different machine than midPoint.

Capabilities and Features

Schema

YES

Determined from CSV file header.

Provisioning

YES

Live Synchronization

YES

Password

YES

Activation

SIMULATED

No activation for generic CSV is possible.

Paging support

NO

Native attribute names

YES

History

This is an CSV connector completely rewritten from scratch during 2016 and 2017.

Versions

Version Origin Binary Sources Build Date Framework version Bundled with midPoint Description

2.0-SNAPSHOT

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GitHub (master)

N/A

1.4.2.14

Development version. Planned to be bundled with midPoint 3.6

2.0

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Jun 3rd 2017

1.4.2.14

3.6

Stable version

2.1

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October 4th 2017

1.4.2.14

3.6.1

Improved live synchronization. Fixed file locking.

2.2

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April 12th 2018

1.4.2.14

3.8

Script execution (exec)

2.3

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December 19th 2018

1.4.2.35

4.0

Parallel provisioning operation (thread locking)
Name no longer required
Minor fixes

2.4

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April 3rd 2020

1.4.2.35

4.1

Fix for getLastSynchronizationToken-always returning new token
Java 11 support (Java 8 support is deprecated)

Interoperability

This connector was developed using standard Java I/O libraries. It relies on Java platform for all I/O operations, including potentially problematic operations that involve concurrent and remote access to files. The capabilities of the Java platform on specific operating systems and filesystems may be limited.

The connector is only tested using local files on standard local filesystems in Linux and Windows environments. Network filesystems are not tested - although we have reports that this connector works with some network filesystems.

Support

This connector is bundled with midPoint distribution, therefore it is a subject to bundled support program. Such bundled support includes only support for local files on standard local filesystems in Linux and Windows environment (ext4 and NTFS file systems). Other operating systems are not supported. Network file systems and unusual (experimental) filesystems are not supported.

Support for other operating systems, remote or unusual filesystems has to be explicitly negotiated in a support contract.