Checking and Creating OUs in Policy Builder

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By: coolguys_netiq

December 26, 2007 6:39 pm

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Problem

A Forum reader recently asked:

“I am creating users from a vault to eDirectory (IDM 3.5), and I am building up the destination DN based on information stored in the vault. The problem I have is that some of the destination DNs do not exist. I want to do a check for the existence of a DN before trying to create the user – and if it does not exist, create the OU.

I have seen some XML code to do this but I would really prefer to this with Policy Builder and stay away from XML if possible.”

And here’s the response from Father Ramon …

Solution

Assuming you only need one level created at a time, try this:

<policy>
  <rule>
   <description>Check if destination container already exists</description>
   <conditions>
    <and>
     <if-operation op="equal">add</if-operation>
    </and>
   </conditions>
   <actions>
    <do-set-local-variable name="target-container">
     <arg-string>
      <token-dest-dn length="-2"/>
     </arg-string>
    </do-set-local-variable>
    <do-set-local-variable name="does-target-exist">
     <arg-string>
      <token-dest-attr name="Object Class">
       <arg-dn>
        <token-local-variable name="target-container"/>
       </arg-dn>
      </token-dest-attr>
     </arg-string>
    </do-set-local-variable>
   </actions>
  </rule>
  <rule>
   <description>Create the target container if necessary</description>
   <conditions>
    <and>
     <if-local-variable name="does-target-exist" op="available"/>
     <if-local-variable name="does-target-exist" op="equal"/>
    </and>
   </conditions>
   <actions>
    <do-add-dest-object class-name="Organizational Unit" direct="true">
     <arg-dn>
      <token-local-variable name="target-container"/>
     </arg-dn>
    </do-add-dest-object>
   </actions>
  </rule>
</policy>
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