when doing an ambari-server sync-ldap -groups=<your file>
It will bring over the groups but not the users in it.
ROOT CAUSE: When troubleshooting why the group members are not being sync'd with FreeIPA, a packet trace helped identify the issue. With ActiveDirectory the user's DN is exposed as an attribute: "distinguishedName", this is not the case inFreeIPA/RHEL IDM (using 389 DS for the directory server implementation). The DN is not an attribute on the user, and cannot be used in a filter like this: