Skip to main content

NAV Classic - Database Login To Windows Login.

Hi Readers,

Most of you may not want to see this, but I would like to keep this information for me.

As most of you know that I live and breath Upgrades for Dynamics NAV / Business Central.

Currently I am upgrading a customer from NAV 4 Native to Business Central. As its challenging there is so much learning too.

#DynamicsNAV


Customer is using database logins and they had so many users. As I knew that I will have to port them to windows login sooner than later so why not now.

I started thinking easy way to do it.

Here is the way - 

1. Asked Customer for User mapping - Database user name & Windows User Name.

2. Import that data in a temp table using Dataport and write a script to create windows account in database and also copy assigned Roles from database user to Windows User.

The only problem that I faced was - Windows Login (2000000054) have primary key SID.

I know I had done those conversions in future versions of the product, but how you do that in NAV 4.

To My surprise after little bit of searching I found out that there was a virtual table - "SID - Account ID".

With this virtual table you can get the SID for a Windows User Account (ID).

Sample Code - 

SIDAccountID.SETCURRENTKEY(ID); // This line is important. Set it to ID if you want to find SID
SIDAccountID.ID := 'DOMAIN\USERNAME';
IF SIDAccountID.FIND THEN
  MESSAGE('%1\%2', SIDAccountID.ID, SIDAccountID.SID);

Hope this article helps you.

I am sure I will have so many learnings with this project. If I find something useful, I will share that.

Read More about  SID- Account ID Virtual Table here.

Mibuso Article

Regards,
Saurav Dhyani
https://www.sauravdhyani.com/

Comments

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Send Mail with Attachment From Navision.

Hi all, We have seen how to save a report into PDF and how to send mail to a customer. Let's link these two post in one i.e. Mailing statement to a customer into PDF Format. This article is part of the Series. Please Refer  Table of Content here . If you have the old objects set let me brief you what I will be changing - 

BC 21 and Higher - PowerShell Cmdlet (Replacement of Business Central Administration).

Hi Readers, As discussed in last article about deprecating of Business Central Administration, there are few common actions that we use in administration till Business Central 20. For our on-prem customers, we will still require doing activities. As Microsoft suggest we need to start using PowerShell cmdlet.    Let's see how to do those via PowerShell, or Administration Shell. I will be keep adding commands as you comment to this article.

MSDYN365BC - Data Upgrade To Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on premises.

Hi Readers, We have already talked about the number of steps for upgrading to Business Central on Premises from different NAV versions. After that article, I received multiple requests for an article which list down steps for Data Migration. In this article, we will discuss steps of data migration to MSDYN365BC (on-Prem) from NAV 2017. For this article, I am considering a Cronus Demo Database without any customization. For an actual upgrade project, we will have to complete object merge using compare and Merge process. After the Merge Process, the next step is data migration. Let's discuss those steps. Direct Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-Prem) is from following versions - 1. NAV 2015. 2. NAV 2016. 3. NAV 2017. 4. NAV 2018.