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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Making Fields in a PRD Reflect Trustee Rights (ACLs)

In part 1 of this article, we focused on the back-end retrieval of ACL information for use by a Provisioning Request Definition (PRD) in order to enable the form to reflect an administrator’s rights. In part 2, we will discuss how to use that information within the Form API.

Aug 3, 2018
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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Making Fields in a PRD Reflect Trustee Rights (ACLs)

Making your administrative trustee rights reflect in the behavior of a PRD form is possible, but there are quite a few moving parts to make it happen. The story of this implementation will include several important steps including: Understanding how Trustee Rights (ACLs) work in eDirectory, Reviewing the client’s use case, Getting the rights to…

Jul 27, 2018
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Approving a Workflow Programmatically. The IDM engine includes tokens for a great many functions, including a number of common workflow operations. These tokens are the bridge from the metadirectory side of IDM to the workflow side. While many important API calls are represented, there are dozens and dozens that are not. Recently, I had occasion to wish to have a workflow react to actions taken by the IDM engine…

Jul 24, 2018
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For many years I have struggled with the date fields and managing them within workflows. Today I finally decided to do something about it. Here collected are the most important details to remember when handling date attributes within your provisioning request definitions (PRDs). Form Script There are several possible formats we might need to deal…

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May 10, 2018
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Recently, one of my clients asked me to create a custom administration capability to replace portlets which they had created in IDM User Application version 3.7 and had been working in 4.0.2. Under 4.6, these portlets no longer functioned. I created a PRD which consolidated seven of their portlets into a single management application which…

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Oct 24, 2017
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Have you ever wanted a workflow form to be able to query for something in one of your drivers? Maybe you want to pre-fill form data, or maybe you want to validate data entered without storing it within the identity vault. The IDVault object in IDM is used to query the IDVault only, but recently…

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Aug 4, 2017
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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Workflow Primer

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Workflow PrimerIn part 2 of this series, we reviewed some of my best practices for the forms engine of the workflow – the part that runs in the browser. The back-end portion of the solution is the Workflow engine, which runs in an ecmascript processor…

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Jul 26, 2017
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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Workflow Primer

In part 1 of this series, I discussed the basic technologies which underlie the IDM Workflow engine. This article will focus on the forms engine. Generally, this is the more fun part for me to work on because I see my feedback immediately…

Jul 17, 2017
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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Workflow Primer

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Workflow PrimerOne of the challenges in Identity Manager is that there are so many ways that things can be accomplished, it’s not always clear what the developers intend. In fact, my understanding of how best to use this technology evolved over many years and many…

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Jul 10, 2017
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You may have seen issues where when working with the IDM User Application or IDMDash after a while, you seem to be logged in yet the application seems to not able to retrieve information from the directory. We first started seeing this behavior when OSP was added in to IDM at version 4.5…

Jun 30, 2017
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