A script to export telephone data from Cisco Call Manager (or other LDAP Directory) for use with Identity Manager

The Cisco Call Manager does not interoperate especially will with eDirectory, although there are ways and means. In our case the Call Manager implementation is outsourced, and this was not appropriate. We required a read only implementation. Although Call manager does have an LDAP interface it will not interface with an Identity Manager driver, so we had to come up with an alternative approach.

Cmexport.php is a php script written to be run as a Console application on a Netware Server. It would normally be run from cron at an appropriate interval, probably daily or weekly. It requires php to be installed on the server. It should be capable of running on Linux or Windows platforms with php support, but this hasn't been tested. The script exports the whole Call Manager directory as a delimited text file containing the cn, givenname, sn (surname) and telephone number attributes. The script can readily be modified to export other attributes available in the Call Manager Directory.

The resulting .csv file can then be handled by an Identity Manager delimited text driver to populate the ID Vault with the data. You will need to change the $outPutPath variable in the script to match the path where the Identity Manager driver is looking for incoming csv files.

To run the script from Cron you need an entry in crontab on the following lines. This one assumes that the script has been saved to sys:phpscripts on a Netware platform and will be run at 20:00

20 0 * * * load php -d noscreen=1 sys:/phpscripts/cmexport.php

Change History

  1. 26 November 2008 - Initial public release.
  2. 21 May 2009 - Performance improvement.


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