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Mike Sava (611) | asked Feb 22 '12, 1:07 p.m.
I would like to programmatically update the User profile. After downloading the SDK for version 3.0.1 I couldn't find any documentation on how to connect and use the SDK outside of eclipse.

The first question is: Can you update the user information with an API (SDK or REST/SOAP)? If so, what's the mechanism?


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David Van Herzele (10121) | answered Feb 23 '12, 4:36 a.m.
If you want to create a stand alone application that will access RTC server, you should use the plain java library. (some snippets are included)
You can download the libary as well as some documentation at under the plain zip section

The SDK is meant to be used for extending/adding functionality to the RTC client/server.

For additional info:
and this forum

Now to answer your question;
Yes you should be able to udate user info using either the library or the SDK (Don't know about REST/SOAP, never tried it)

I personally never tried to update user info, but I've some experience accessing it. You should look for IContributor class since it represent a user in RTC.

Hope this gets you started!

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Mike Sava (611) | answered Feb 23 '12, 7:52 a.m.

thanks for the info..i appreciate it.

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Donald Faul (21122) | answered May 22 '12, 5:43 p.m.
There is a nice article written by IBM:

describing some basics code snippets for using a java application with the RTC SDK to add, archive, and restore users accounts.

In viewing other older threads I am uncertain that the RTC SDKcan be used for handling listing and setting the floating license(s) associated with a user account.

Does anyone have any code snippets that would outline how this would be done, if it is indeed possible? Does the presence of the class indicate that support is now available in the RTC SDK to handle the floating licenses associated with user accounts?

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Ralph Schoon (60.5k33643) | answered May 23 '12, 2:30 a.m.
The SDK contains ILicenseService.class and the Plain Java Client Library has ILicenseClient.class. The SDK also contains some unit tests around it. The ILicenseClient.class is doumented in the Plain Java Client Library Javadoc. I would assume that you can manage licenses with the client libraries, especially since the Eclipse Client allows to do it.

The rest service is internal and I would avoid trying to use it.

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sam detweiler (12.5k6185201) | answered May 23 '12, 9:06 a.m.
the ILicenseClient and ILicenseService classes allow you to CHECK the contributor license type.. but not SET it..

I work with Don..

We are trying to automate user addition to RTC from our HR feed/ldap system. and assign a Stakeholder license.

so, if there is some other way to help with this we're all ears


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Ralph Schoon (60.5k33643) | answered May 23 '12, 9:53 a.m.
If you SHIFT-ALT-F1 (Plugin Spy) on the contributor editor in an Eclipse that has the SDK deployed, you can look at the code. In package you will find

// Apply license changes
LicenseAdminLibrary licenseAdminLibrary = new LicenseAdminLibrary(repository);
IProgressMonitor licenseMonitor = new SubProgressMonitor(monitor, context.fModifiedLicenses.size() * 1000);
IContributorLicenseType[] availableLicenseTypes = context.fAvailableLicenseTypes;
List<IContributorLicenseType> licensesToAdd = new ArrayList<IContributorLicenseType>();
for (int i = 0; i < availableLicenseTypes.length; i++) {
IContributorLicenseType license = availableLicenseTypes[i];
Boolean value = (Boolean) context.fModifiedLicenses.get(license);
if (Boolean.TRUE.equals(value)) {
//just put it in the list and process it later so that all of
//the removes are done before any add
licensesChanged = true;
} else if (Boolean.FALSE.equals(value)) {
licenseAdminLibrary.unassignLicense(contributor, license.getId(), new SubProgressMonitor(licenseMonitor, 1000));
licensesChanged = true;
context.fModifiedLicenses.put(license, null);
} else {
context.fModifiedLicenses.put(license, null);
//now do the adds

Not sure that is available in the Plain Java Client Libraries, but you could try.
I have not tried this myself. I was just spying so to speak.

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sam detweiler (12.5k6185201) | answered May 23 '12, 10:05 a.m.
thx.. it might be simpler also.. it seems the JTS has support for a 'default' license type for new user creates/imports..
(last item in the Jts Admin, License Admin page


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Ralph Schoon (60.5k33643) | answered May 23 '12, 10:08 a.m.
Yes, that is there for some time now, it addresses some use cases. I wasn't sure about yours.

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sam detweiler (12.5k6185201) | answered May 23 '12, 10:55 a.m.
Yes, that is there for some time now, it addresses some use cases. I wasn't sure about yours.

Looks like this feature will do the work for the default license type configuration


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kavita herur (5875786) | answered May 24 '12, 6:54 a.m.
Hi All,
As i am newbee to RTC. I want to modify the RTC code for one instance. But i am not aware of what is RTC server instance and how it is linked to project area. How to apply these chages made by features and plugin jar files to server.
please share knowldge on this.


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