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LDAP Overview

LDAP Plugin

  1. What is LDAP
  2. How do I enable LDAP
  3. When do I use LDAP import vs. normal invitations?
  4. Some of my invitees are not affiliated with a UNM NetID, can i still use LDAP to import them?
  5. When I import invitees, only a portion of them are being uploaded. What could be causing this?
  6. Some respondents are mentioning that they cannot log in to take my survey with LDAP enabled, what could be causing this?
  7. Is there any way to receive notifications for the responses to my survey?

  1. What is LDAP?

    LDAP is a plugin built into Opinio, used specifically for UNM Banner related functions. It is most commonly used for its security and importing utilities. LDAP allows users to add extra precaution to survey security by enabling them to restrict multiple submissions, password protect surveys, and record operating data such as NetIDs. Additionally, LDAP is also used to seamlessly import large amounts of invitee emails listed in excel CSV files ( visit the link below for more information.) into your custom invitation. This eliminates the hassle of manually importing each invitee. Invites sent to respondent through LDAP are automatically equipped with a unique encryption that prevents the email from being shared. This greatens survey security, and also prevents unauthorized votes. For more information LDAP functionality, see "How to Use LDAP."

  2. How do I enable LDAP?

    LDAP can be enabled from your survey home by first clicking on the "Survey Setup" link labeled on the menu to the left. Once you arrive at the menu, click on the plugin bubble under "Authentication" and select "LDAP Authorization Plugin" from the dropdown box. Afterwards, click save. You should now have successfully enabled LDAP on your survey. At your Survey home you can configure LDAP settings by click on the widget labeled "LDAP Authorization." Here you can set preferences for survey security and more.

  3. When do I use LDAP vs. normal invitations?

    Normal Invitation
    Respondents can be from any email domain
    Respondents are from the general public

  4. Some of my invitees are not affiliated with a UNM NetID, can i still use LDAP to import them?

    LDAP's import and survey security functionality only work for those registered under the UNM domain (NetID) If you happen to have a survey in which the invitees are a mixture of both NetID, and other 3rd party domain names, you will have to utilize Opinios built in import tool. This tool can be found after you have created your invitation. Once you have created it, click on your invitation and click on "Add Invitees" in the menu. At the next screen you will see a tab on the far right labeled " Import Invitees" click on the tab and upload your excel CSV file containing all of your Invitees. This process is very similar to LDAP. Although, in terms of survey security, you will have to configure your preferred settings through Opinios survey setup. Visit this "How to Use LDAP" for more information.

  5. When uploading invitees, only a portion of them are imported. What could be causing this?

    This issue in particular is most typically caused by blank cells in your CSV file that are separating Invitee names. When uploaded into Opinio, it scans the entire spreadsheet in order to upload, when it comes across a blank cell, the algorithm believes that the data has ended, thus causing the import to halt its process altogether. To fix this issue, run a scan in excel to search for blank cells. Once you have located the blank cells, migrate your data so that there are no gaps whatsoever. Save your revised CSV file and attempt to import it again. If the issue persists, submit a ticket.

  6. Some respondents are mentioning that they cannot log in to take my survey with LDAP enabled, what could be causing this?

    There are multiple reasons for why this may be happening, but the most frequent occurrence is because of a shared invitation. Invitations from Opinio are encrypted with a unique code that caches the invitees information when logging into a survey. Essentially, anyone who attempts to share their unique survey link, will not be able to sign in because it is not theirs. When using LDAP, it is advised to inform respondents of this information to prevent future complications.

  7. Is there any way to receive notifications for responses to my survey?

    Using the Response Notification plugin, users are able to track and monitor survey responders with ease. Each time an invitee responds, you will receive a notification through email stating who responded and when. The response notification can be accessed and enabled by clicking on it from the survey home menu.