URL: http://GPUDB_IP_ADDRESS:GPUDB_PORT/create/user/external

Creates a new external user (a user whose credentials are managed by an external LDAP).

NOTE: This endpoint should be used for on-premise deployments only.

Input Parameter Description

Name Type Description
name string Name of the user to be created. Must exactly match the user's name in the external LDAP, prefixed with a @. Must not be the same name as an existing user.
options map of string to strings

Optional parameters. The default value is an empty map ( {} ).

Supported Parameters (keys) Parameter Description

when true, a home directory in KiFS is created for this user The default value is true. The supported values are:

  • true
  • false

Output Parameter Description

The GPUdb server embeds the endpoint response inside a standard response structure which contains status information and the actual response to the query. Here is a description of the various fields of the wrapper:

Name Type Description
status String 'OK' or 'ERROR'
message String Empty if success or an error message
data_type String 'create_user_external_response' or 'none' in case of an error
data String Empty string
data_str JSON or String

This embedded JSON represents the result of the /create/user/external endpoint:

Name Type Description
name string Value of input parameter name.
info map of string to strings Additional information.

Empty string in case of an error.