Import tool is a tool that allows you to import cardholders, cardholder groups, and credentials from a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file.
The CSV file must be plain text with delimiters (commas, spaces, periods, and so on) to separate the fields. The delimited fields in the text files would represent values like first name, last name, cardholder group, path and filename of employee photo, and so on.
The Import tool Security Center license option must be enabled in your system for this tool to be available. Only administrative users can use this tool.
You can use the import tool on a schedule, using the Import from file action.
How you can use the Import tool
- Import credentials alone (credential name, card format, facility code and card number, status, and the partition the credential belongs to).
- Import cardholders alone (cardholder name, description, picture, email, status, custom fields, and the group and partition the cardholder belongs to).
- Import cardholders and credentials together (in this case, the cardholder and the credential are specified on the same line and automatically linked together).
- Replace old credentials with new ones.
Limitations of the Import tool
If you are importing multiple cardholders who are members of different partitions, and there is either no cardholder group or only one cardholder group specified in the CSV file, the imported cardholders are added to all the partitions.