The clever way to create IBM Connections users – GIS UserManager

The clever way to create IBM Connections users – GIS UserManager


with this blog post I would like to promote a cool IBM Connections addon – “GIS Usermanager”.

GIS UserManager is THE tool to create and maintain users for many IBM powered applications. There is no alternative solution available on market with such a great variety of features.

Especially when planning external collaboration, you need to think about the creation of external users as IBM does not offer anything out of the box for this.

Let me give you a short introduction into the tool:

Technical facts:

  • Java application based on standards
  • Installable on each WebSphere Application Server (from version 8 on)
    • IBM Connections
    • IBM Sametime
    • WebSphere Portal
  • Customizable UI
  • Works with every directory that “talks” LDAP (Tested on Domino, TDS (SDS) and AD)
  • Shared secret usage to strongly encrypt bind / access passwords –> see my old post
  • Handsome UI
  • Multi language support

Core features:

  • Create internal / external users
  • Self-service creation of accounts
    • with / without admin confirm
  • Bulk creation of users
  • Create an external community while creating new users
  • Choose an existing community and automatically add newly create external users
  • Self Service (Password reset)
  • Role based user management
  • Invitation eMail with security token
  • activate / inactivate users
  • Export / import users
  • Accept terms and conditions



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Bulk creation of users

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Create a new community or add the new user to an existing one

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Invitation eMail after the user was created

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After clicking on this link you can complete your profile

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You can now use your external account

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Password change

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Change personal data

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Password reset

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Drop us a mail if you are interested in more details:

3 thoughts on “The clever way to create IBM Connections users – GIS UserManager

  1. Hi Julius, great tool !!! What would be helpful for bulk import is to import the users from a CSV file.

    1. Hi Rainer,

      there is a bulk import / export function 😉

      “Export” exports all users to a CSV file.
      “Import” imports users using a CSV file.

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