Finds a match for the current object in the destination data store.
Select the scope of the search. The scope might be an entry, a subordinate, or a subtree.
Specify the DN that is the base of the search.
Specify the attribute values to search for.
Find Matching Object is only valid when the current operation is an add.
The DN argument is required when scope is “entry,” and is optional otherwise. At least one match attribute is required when scope is “subtree” or “subordinates.”The results are undefined if scope is entry and there are match attributes specified. If the destination data store is the connected application, then an association is added to the current operation for each successful match that is returned. No query is performed if the current operation already has a non-empty association, thus allowing multiple find matching object actions to be strung together in the same rule.
If the destination data store is the Identity Vault, then the destination DN attribute for the current operation is set. No query is performed if the current operation already has a non-empty destination DN attribute, thus allowing multiple find matching object actions to be strung together in the same rule. If only a single result is returned and it is not already associated, then the destination DN of the current operation is set to the source DN of the matching object. If only a single result is returned and it is already associated, then the destination DN of the current operation is set to the single character ￼. If multiple results are returned, then the destination DN of the current operation is set to the single character �.
The example matches on Users objects with the attributes CN and L. The location where the rule is searching starts at the Users container and adds the information stored in the OU attribute to the DN. The rule is from the predefined rules that come with Identity Manager. For more information, see Section 6.13, Matching - By Attribute Value. To see the policy in XML, see predef_match_by_attribute.xml.
When you click the Argument Builder icon, the Match Attribute Builder comes up. You specify the attribute you want to match on in the builder. This example uses the CN and L attributes.
The left fields store the attributes to match. The right fields allow you to specify to use the value from the current object to match or to use another value. If you select, there are multiple value types to specify: