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Importing a JIMS Server Configuration


Juniper Identity Management Service supports importing of an existing JIMS server configuration to the same JIMS server or to another JIMS server. Note that when importing the configuration file on a different server, you are prompted for a list of new passwords.

To import a JIMS server configuration file:

  1. In the navigation pane, select File > Import. The Import dialog box appears with the path to the last folder location that was previously specified.
  2. To select a different configuration file location, click Browse to access the Open dialog box. Navigate to the location where you saved the exported configuration file.

    You can specify a default folder path as a configuration file Export/Import setting. See Configuring Administration Interface Options.

  3. Click the Advanced button to import the required partial configuration. The configuration chooser dialog box appears to choose the partial configuration from the subset. If you choose the partial configuration, the following warning message is displayed on the configuration chooser dialog box.

    You are choosing to import a partial configuration, only those elements will be overwritten.

    If you import a full configuration and use the Advanced button, only the partial configuration that you choose is overwritten. If you import a partial configuration, only the chosen partial configuration from the subset is overwritten.

    You must click the Accept Warning check box at the bottom of the dialog box to click OK for import process to start.


    When you import the partial configuration, JIMS clears all the user directory settings and templates and replace them with whatever is specified. JIMS do not overwrite your event sources but overwrite all the user directory entries.

  4. Once the file is selected for import, the Add Passwords button appears at the bottom left side of the Import dialog box if the configuration file is exported without passwords, or if it is exported to a different JIMS server.
    1. Click Add Passwords. The Import - Add Missing Passwords dialog box appears to enter passwords for all configuration items that require a password. The table lists each entry by Index, Type, Data Type, Data, Username, Password, and Template.

      Configuration items that require passwords appear with a light red background, and the Password column indicates that the password is missing. Once the password is assigned, the background turns to light green and the Password column changes from missing to OK.

      The Status box shows the current state of the configuration.

      The status of the last assign operation is reflected in the status text at the bottom of the dialog box.

      • Success- In-memory working configuration is updated.

      • Total–Total number of passwords in the configuration.

      • Fixed–Count of passwords that are now OK

      • Remaining–Count of passwords that still need to be assigned

      The green progress bar shows the amount of progress made towards assigning the missing passwords.

    2. Under the Current Password List Entry section of the dialog box, type a password for the currently selected item.
    3. Click Assign. The assigned password is encrypted and saved in the in-memory working configuration. The current selection moves to the next index in the missing password list if password assignment was successful.
    4. Once all missing passwords are assigned, click OK. You return to the main Import dialog box.

      The OK button is grayed out until all missing passwords are assigned.

  5. Click OK to start the import process using the configuration with the newly added or updated passwords.