Introduction to the Flat File Connector

The Flat File connector allows you to provision users and accounts by using the organizational information stored in CSV flat files. This section describes how to use the Flat File connector to connect CA IAM CS to Flat File endpoints using Connector Xpress.
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The Flat File connector allows you to provision users and accounts by using the organizational information stored in CSV flat files. This section describes how to use the Flat File connector to connect CA IAM CS to Flat File endpoints using Connector Xpress.
What the Connector Can Do
The Flat File Connector uses a set of flat CSV files which contain user or resource information related to an endpoint. Connector Xpress populates the data from these CSV files and maps the objects, attributes, and associations to the metadata that is generated for a CSV endpoint.
This table lists the tasks that the connector lets applications do:
 
Task
 
 
CA Identity Manager or CA Secure Cloud
 
Create, read, update, and delete user account on the Flat File endpoint.
Yes
Assign, view, or remove groups or other resources defined in CSV files from a user account.
Yes
Map custom attributes
Yes
Connecting Flat File to CA Identity Manager or CA Secure Cloud
The following diagram illustrates how you can connect CA Identity Manager or CA Secure Cloud to CA IAM CS directly:
 
Connecting CA Identity Manager or CA CloudMinder to CA IAM CS
Connecting CA Identity Manager or CA CloudMinder to CA IAM CS
Supported Systems
For details of the protocols and platforms that this connector supports, see the Connector Support Matrix.
Installation Locations
This guide uses the abbreviation 
cs_home
 for the installation directory of CA IAM CS.
This component has different default installation locations, depending on which CA product you have. For a list of these locations, see Getting Started