Welcome to JXWorkBench!
JXWorkBench is an inexpensive (US $10) plug-in to JXplorer that adds a number of 'nice to have' extensions for directory admins.
JXWorkBench includes the powerful Jasper Reports open source reporting engine and a set of extensible sample reports, available in web, MS office, pdf and other formats.
The JXWorkBench plugin extends the existing options of JXplorer to allow:
- saving and importing csv files
- extended find and replace operations
- a password vault for saving credentials
JXWorkBench can be downloaded pre-packaged with JXplorer from the JXWorkBench Downloads page.
JXWorkBench allows you to create reports from your directory data, and save them in a wide variety of formats (including MS word and MS Excell, pdf, rtf and html). These reports can be run manually, or in batch mode as a script, and can be used to setup a regularly updated website, for data analysis, as reports for business etc.
A set of starter reports is included, including users by organisation, users by group, and some timed reports such as users created or modified within the last day / week / month / year, or all groups created or modified over the same time periods.
The reports use the popular open source Jasper Reports engine and new reports can be created either from scratch, or using the Jasper iReports graphical editor.
JXWorkBench includes a powerful Find and Replace tool that allows for global find and replace operations across a directory, optionally using regular expressions and cross-attribute value substitution.
This works even with un-indexed directories, and allows for complex changes to be made without complex scripts or external file editing.
Additionally, regular expressions can be used for searching, and values from other attributes can be substituted into the replace expression. (We recommend previewing changes with the 'test' option before making large scale directory changes.)
The existing LDIF import/export option is supplemented with a csv import/export option, allowing for export to spreadsheets (such as Excel) and database systems that can handle 'comma separated value' (csv) files.
In addition to 'standard' csv characters, other character sets are supported, and pre-defined templates are provided for both 'standard' csv and Microsoft Excel.
User defined csv character sets can be constructed and saved for re-use later.
Binary values are supported for both import and export, as are multi-valued attributes, either as multiple columns, or as single columns with a separator character.
Finally there is a Password Vault to securely manage a number of directory connection details without needing to re-enter passwords every time:
Passwords can be saved in a cryptographically secure password vault, allowing multiple directories to be easily managed without continually re-entering passwords.
Personal licences are keyed to your email address ("email@example.com"), while enterprise licences cover an entire domain ("@example.com").
Updates to JXWorkbench will be made from time to time, usually at the same time as new JXplorer releases. Your JXWorkBench licence entitles you to a free upgrade for all 'minor version' releases; e.g. if you purchase JXWorkBench for JXplorer 3.3, your licence will be valid for the upgrade released with JXplorer 3.4. and 3.5.
JXWorkBench is produced by Pegacat Software (also the primary
developers of JXplorer). We are available for custom
directory and identity consulting, including JXWorkBench and JXplorer customisation and support,
or general directory and identity system
architecture, design and development. We have experience working with major financial,
government and defense organisations on all aspects of identity systems from minor tweaks to
Please contact Dr Christopher Betts for further details.