Import named users

So far, we have logged in, created other users to help us complete the work, imported business units, and imported hardware and software records. In addition, because we imported the hardware and software records from Ivanti Data Services, the software records that we imported are already associated with the correct hardware record. (If you imported your software from a spreadsheet, you can map a column in your software spreadsheet to the computer name column in the License Optimizer database to associate the software records with the appropriate hardware records.)

Our next step is to import named user records.

Don't confuse the named users we are going to import now with the users that we created earlier. The users we created in User accounts are users of License Optimizer – people who are going to help you with your license management. The users we are going to import now are Named Users of software licenses. Some software licenses entitle you to install an item of software on a specific item of hardware – this is why we have associated our software records with specific hardware records. Other licenses entitle specific named users to use an item of software, which is why we need to import these named users, so that License Optimizer can calculate their license usage.

Two methods for importing named users are described below: using Ivanti Data Services, and using a user list spreadsheet. Much of both of these procedures will be familiar to you if you have worked through the earlier parts of this document, so the procedures below are more brief to highlight the new aspects of data import that we will encounter.

You can see the named users that you imported by clicking Users under Estate Management in the menu bar.

What next?

We have software, and we have the hardware it is installed on and the users who user it, so that's one half of the information we need. The other half is the licenses, so let's look at them: Licenses.

More information

Creating a new data source – more detailed information about creating a new data source

Named User Management – information about named users