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Import Export

Importing a Whole Tenant

When creating a new tenant on a Wazo stack, it can be convenient to be able to create resources in a single bulk action. A tool is available to configure a new tenant using a spreadsheet.

There are two use cases for the import tool.

  1. To create a tenant from scratch using a spreadsheet in order to define all resources.
  2. To create a tenant based on an existing system without recreating everything from scratch.


The import tool must be installed on both the systems we will be exporting from and importing to.

To install it on a Debian based system use the following commands in the command line.

# Debian Bullseye (11)
apt update && apt install git python3-pip python3-setuptools sudo
cd /tmp
git clone
cd wazo-export-import
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
python3 install

Creating Import File

The first thing to do is to create the file that will contain all of your resources.

Supported Resources and Fields

Each tab in the file represents a resource.

To list available resources use the following command

wazo-generate-dump list resources

To list available fields use the following command

wazo-generate-dump list fields --<resource name>

Starting from Scratch

To create a tenant from scratch you will first need to create a spreadsheet file that will be used as the scaffold for your import.

To create a spreadsheet in which to enter your data you can use the following command.

wazo-generate-dump new <filename.ods>

This will create a file that can be opened with Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice or Google Sheets.

The new file will contain many tabs and each tab contain many columns. The column named ref is used to reference other resources between each tab of the file.

For example, given a user with ref being user1 you can then reference that user in the group_members. In the user column, you can add user1 to add the user from that row to a group.

Tabs and columns that are not required can be removed from the file for easier editing.

Building the Export File from Other Tools

If you already have a system with your users or even other resources configured, you can use it as the base to fill up your import file.

For example, if you have a CSV file with your users in it, you can modify the header of your CSV to match the available fields in the export file and use the CSV to fill you export file with the following command

cat user.csv | wazo-generate-dump add --users my-export.ods

System Specific Scripts

Some scripts are available to export specific systems to the appropriate export file format. To list all available scripts look at the `contrib directory.

Exporting from a Xivo Installation

If you are exporting a Xivo system you can use the script to create your export file.


This will create a file named export.ods in the current directory.

Creating New Tenant

The import is meant to be used in a new tenant. The tenant does not get created by the import tool.

The first thing you have to do is create a new tenant on your stack. Once that tenant has been created, you MUST add the extension range to your contexts to match the resources you are going to import.

Updating the Export File to Match System

If you used an existing system to create your import file chances are that it will contain some resources that can conflict with the stack you are importing on. For example, the context names from the old system might already exist on the system you are importing to.

These issues should be fixed before doing the import. For the context example you would go to the contexts tab in the ods file and change the name of the contexts to match the names of the internal, outgoing and incoming contexts in your new tenant. Leaving the old name in other tabs will allow the reference system within the import to resolve the old names to the new one.

Importing the Resources

Importing your data.

wazo-import-dump import --username <username> --password <password> --tenant <tenant-uuid> <filename.ods>

The username and password should match a user with the necessary permissions to create all required resources in wazo-auth and wazo-confd.

A new user can be created from the command line for this purpose with the following commands.

# Create a user named `import` with password secret
wazo-auth-cli user create --password secret import

# Associate the `import` user to the admin policy
wazo-auth-cli user add --policy wazo_default_admin_policy import

# Delete the user after the import
wazo-auth-cli user delete import

The tenant can be found using the following command

wazo-auth-cli tenant list