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The Product Pulse is ACL’s regular blog series on product & ecosystem updates.
Bulk upload your controls into Project Manager, how to audit your Active Directory in 15 minutes (or more. Probably more), de-duplicating your continuous monitoring efforts in Results Manager, and a new training partnership with MIS Training Institute (MISTI).
Remember in college how you were expected to help someone move for a few slices of pizza and a case of beer? Yeah, I’m glad that those days are behind me too—except when you realize that moving to a new GRC system is even harder than pivoting a couch on a spiral staircase.
With the bulk uploader, moving to ACL GRC didn’t become painless, but it did get a lot less painful. More like, moving a loveseat up a nice wide staircase, with Dwayne Johnson. Here’s how you use it:
Did you know that we have TWO scripts in ScriptHub for extracting data directly from your Active Directory? Once you run the script, you get a nice and neat table with user names and other nicknacks so that you can perform testing like:
The first script is “Domain User Listing – NETUSER” The nice thing about this script is that you don’t need anything other than the right privileges to run it. Download, and run. The not so nice thing is that it can be slow.
The other script is “Domain User Listing – CSVDE” You’ll need CSVDE.exe application which is typically installed on Windows Server operating systems (but you may need to additionally install Remote Server Administration Tools or RSAT).
So, everyone uses ACL for finding duplicates, but then once you’ve found those duplicates, you don’t want to duplicate your duplicates the next time you look for duplicates, otherwise you’ll duplicate your effort looking at the duplicates again. Now, Results Manager automatically de-duplicates your duplicates. Duplicated duplicates? No more!
Now you can define a unique identifier key for your Results Manager exceptions, (e.g. a purchase card transaction id, invoice id, or user id) and the next time you publish a record to results with the same identifier, it updates the existing record with information with the newly published record. COOL! Learn more about defining unique keys in your Results Manager in the help docs.