Importing group members from a CSV file

GuardiumĀ® Insights allows you to populate groups by importing members from a CSV file. This topic describes how to do this.

Before you begin

By default, you must be assigned the Administrator role to be able to manage groups.
Important: If you have policy rules that use groups as rule conditions, modifying the groups by adding or removing members will result in re-installation of the active policy rules.

To open the Groups page, select Groups in the main menu at the upper left of the page (open this menu by clicking the main menu icon (main menu).

About this task

This topic describes how to import group members that are in a CSV file that is formatted with the first line as a header. You can import these group members when working with an individual group (after you have opened it).

Note: You cannot modify group members if the group has been imported from and kept in sync with Guardium or imported from and kept in sync with LDAP. In addition, you cannot import group members from a CSV file or LDAP connection to a parent group.


  1. In the Groups page, determine which group you want to import to and then click on the group or select its checkbox and click Open.
  2. In the Members tab, click Add member > Import from CSV.
  3. In the Import from CSV dialog box, click Browse to locate and choose the CSV file that you want to import from. The CSV file must be formatted with the first line as a header.
  4. Ensure that the correct field delimiter is specified in the Field delimiter field. If the field delimiter is incorrect, Guardium Insights will not be able to parse and import the file.
  5. In the Columns to import section, choose the column mapping (map the columns in the CSV file to the columns in the group that you are importing to).
  6. Choose your preferred import method:
    • Append members from a CSV file to the existing group members.
    • Clear the group and replace with contents of a CSV file.
  7. Click Save to import the members to the group.


If any of the members being imported have duplicate values, a prompt will ask you if you want to import the first member and ignore the duplicate members. If you click No in this prompt, no members will be imported.