Set Source Attribute Value

Adds a value to an attribute on an object in the source data store, and removes all other values for that attribute.


Attribute Name

Specify the name of the attribute.

Class Name

(Optional) Specify the class name of the target object in the source data store. Leave the field blank to use the class name from the current object.


Select the target object. This object can be the current object, or can be specified by a DN or an association.

Value Type

Select the syntax of the attribute value.


Specify the attribute value to be set.


The example detects when an e-mail address is changed and sets it back to what it was. The policy name is Policy: Reset Value of the E-mail Attribute, and it is available for download from the Novell Support Web site. For more information, see Downloading Identity Manager Policies in Understanding Policies for Identity Manager 4.0.2. To view the policy in XML, see 001-Input_PushBackOnEmail.

Policy for push back on email change
Set source attribute value

The action takes the value of the destination attribute Internet EMail Address and sets the source attribute of Email to this same value.