Create Resource

Initiates a request to Roles Based Provisioning Module (RBPM) for creating a resource specified in the Resource Name field. If the distinguished name of the entitlement is specified in the request, Identity Manager creates a resource with an entitlement. Otherwise, the resource is created without an entitlement. To request for a static resource, specify the value of the entitlement. Specifying an entitlement value is not needed for creating a dynamic resource. When the action is successfully performed, Identity Manager generates a success message in the local variable. If a policy containing this action encounters an error, an error message is generated in the local variable. For more information about local variables, see Local Variable Selector. This action is available only with the Identity Manager server version 4.6 and later.


Resource Name

Specify the name of the resource to create. Supports variable expansion. For more information, see Variable Selector.

User Application URL

Specify the URL of the User Application server hosting the Roles Based Provisioning module. Supports variable expansion. For more information, see Variable Selector.

Authorized User DN

Specify the name of the user authorized to request the resource assignment in LDAP format. Supports variable expansion. For more information, see Variable Selector.


Specify the authorized user password. You can enter a clear text password (not recommended) or use the Argument Builder to specify a Named Password.

Timeout Value

Specify the number of milliseconds you want Identity Manager to try to establish a connection to the User Application server before timing out. The default value is 0.


(Optional) Specify additional argument strings for the Resource creation request. You can enter the strings manually or select the Edit the Strings icon to open the Named String Builder and specify the strings. For more information about the Named String Builder, see Named String Builder.


The Create Resource action supports the following string arguments:

String Name



A description of the reason for the request used for auditing and approval purposes if necessary.

Default: Request generated by policy.

Display Name

Display name of the resource to be created.

Default: Resource name.

Entitlement DN

DN of the entitlement in LDAP format.


The type of resource to be created. You must specify the entitlement value while creating a static resource.

Entitlement Value

The value of the entitlement in JSON format. This is only needed if you are creating a static resource.

For example,

"ID": "f1e84f2a7964614eaa45407c724e3a98",
"ID2": "CN=Domain Users,CN=Users,DC=yourcompany,DC=msft"


Category Key

The category in which the resource should be created. For example, system, default, or both.


The owner of the resource in LDAP format.

Multiple owners are allowed for a resource. Specify multiple owners in a semi colon(;) separated list.

Grant Approver

The approver of the resource assignment in LDAP format.

Multiple approvers are allowed. Specify multiple approvers in a semi colon(;) separated list to form a serial approval process.

Grant Quorum

Minimum percentage of approvals required for creating a resource.

Revoke Approver

Approver who has the rights for revoking a resource in LDAP format.

Leave this field blank if this is the same approver who granted the resource.

Multiple approvers are allowed to revoke a resource. Specify multiple approvers in a semi colon(;) separated list, which forms a serial approval process.

Revoke Quorum

Minimum percentage of approval required for revoking a resource.

Allow Override

Specifies whether the role approval overrides the resource approval.

Default: false


Specifies whether the resource has multiple entitlement values.

Default: false


DN of Provisioning Request Definition in LDAP format.