Convert AD manager attribute to the manager's email address
I am looking to take the manager attribute from AD and convert it to the manager's email address. Has anyone attempted to do this before and if so, were you successful? How would you go about doing something like this with universal directory?
We had pushed Okta for this functionality as it was one of the final missing items to enable Okta to replace Google Apps Directory Sync (GADS). These were the steps we performed:
In order to start pushing a user's manager and assistant information to Google apps, you need to: 1. Make sure Manager and Assistant information is being imported from AD for each user. You only need to add the attributes (manager & assistant) in the Profile editor - no mapping to an Okta user field is needed
2. Add a mapping between Okta and Google Apps for Manager getManagerUser("active_directory").email
3. Add a mapping between Okta and Google Apps for Assistant getAssistantUser("active_directory").email
4. After adding these mappings, you can "Reapply Mappings" to have these new mappings apply across all users