How to Add Technicians

This article gives guidance to Rescue Administrators.

Master Administrators can add technicians to any Technician Group in the organization, while Administrators can only add technicians to groups to which they are assigned.

How to Add a Technician

Technician permissions are inherited from the Technician Group.

  1. Right-click the Technician Group to which you want to add the technician and click Create technician.


  2. Make sure the user you want to work with is selected on the Organization Tree and click the Organization tab.

    Result: The Configuration page is displayed.

  3. Edit the following options:
    Option Description
    Name The user's name as it will be displayed on the Organization Tree and in the Technician Console, if licensed.
    Nickname The user's name as it will be displayed to the customer during a session. Example: [10:46 AM] Chat session established with Nickname.
    Email The email address the user will use to log in to LogMeIn Rescue.
    Single Sign-On ID The identification number the user will use to log on if Single Sign-on is active.
    Description This is for your own reference.
    New password The password the user will use to log in to LogMeIn Rescue.
    Note: To require the user to change this password when they first log in, make sure the Admin password changes force user to change password at next logon option is selected under the Password policies section of the Global Settings tab.
    Minimum password strength The minimum required password strength as set on the Global Settings tab under Password Policies.
  4. Under Status, select Enabled to activate the user.
  5. Click Save changes.
Tip: To move a technician to another group, select a technician on the Organization Tree and drag it to the desired Technician Group or use the Move to Technician Group drop-down list on the Configuration page.

How to Import Technicians from a File

Master Administrators can import technicians "in bulk" by uploading a CSV or JSON file.

Note: During the below procedure, you will be required define a password for each technician that you import. As a best practice, before you perform the import, we recommend that you enable a setting that will require the technician to change this initial password when they first log in. To do so, make sure the Admin password changes force user to change password at next logon option is selected under the Password policies section of the Global Settings tab in the Rescue Administration Center.
  1. Log in to your Rescue account. On the My Account page, click Import technicians.

    Note: For detailed information about requirements related to the CSV or JSON files, you can download example files from the Import technicians page.
    To change the delimiter used in the example file, follow the below instructions.

  2. Select the Technician Group to which you want to import technicians by starting to type the name of the group in the Search technician group... field.

    Fastpath: If the uploaded file contains valid Technician Group IDs for each line, you may leave this field empty.

  3. Click Upload file to choose the CSV or JSON file from your source.
  4. Click Start import.

    Result: Import starts. When the process ends, the Import Summary is displayed listing all the successful or failed import items.

Note: The CSV or JSON file must meet the following requirements.
  • All column headers are required and MUST remain in their original order in the file.
  • The following fields are required and each row must contain data as part of the import:
    • Name
    • Email address
    • Password
    • (technician is) Enabled
    • (has) Standard License
    • (has) Mobile License
  • If you set all users to be imported into the same Technician Group (by selecting a global group), you can leave the Tech Group ID column blank.
    Remember: The column header must remain in the original order.
  • If you select a global Tech Group, Tech Group IDs in the file will be ignored during the import.
  • Each import file is limited to a maximum of 500 users.

How to Synchronize Rescue Technician Groups with Active Directory User Groups

Master Account Holders can import Active Directory users as Rescue technicians into their organization. Key user data in Rescue will be automatically updated when those change in Active Directory.

  1. Generate a service token and default password for new users in the Admin Center.
    1. Select the Global Settings tab.
    2. To generate a service token, click Generate and Copy under Active Directory Synchronization.

      Result: A service token is generated and copied to your clipboard.

    3. Define the default password you want your new technicians to use for their first login.

      Note: Users are required to change this password upon their first login.

  2. Download and extract the server application.
    1. In the Rescue Administration Center, under Active Directory Synchronization, click Download to download the service installer.

      Result: The service installer is downloaded to your computer in a zip file.

    2. Extract the zip file to a folder.
  3. Run the server application, and configure synchronization behavior.

    Important: You need privileges to run the application as a system service. The computer running the application must be connected to Active Directory with sufficient permissions to access and query all Active Directory groups and users.

    1. Submit the following credentials:

      • Master Account Holder Rescue credentials
        • Email
        • Password
      • The service token you previously generated on the Global Settings tab of the Admin Center.

    2. Click Next to run ADService.exe.

      Note: The application runs in Admin mode.

    3. Enter the Active Directory domain from which you want to import users, and click Next.
    4. Select the source and destination groups.

      • The Active Directory group from which you want to import users/data.
      • The Rescue Technician Group to which you want to add users/data.

      Result: The service application is installed as a windows service provisioning users belonging to the selected Active Directory group to the selected Rescue Technician Groups.
      The following user data is synchronized from Active Directory to Rescue both during initial provisioning of users and subsequently upon changes in Active Directory:

      • Name
      • Email
      • Status
      Restriction: It is not possible to delete a technician from the Rescue Admin Center by using the Active Directory synchronization service. When a user is deleted or moved in Active Directory, the corresponding Rescue technician is disabled.
      Note: If a technician is moved to another Rescue Technician Group, subsequent synchronization will only update the user's status, but will not move the user back to its initial synchronization group.
      Note: If a user is disabled, deleted, or moved in Active Directory, the technician's mobile license is freed up, and becomes available for other members of the Rescue organization.
      Tip: If the synchronization service fails, you can get an error log by clicking Active Directory Logger at the bottom of the Active Directory Synchronization section on the Global Settings tab of the Admin Center.