Expands to the value of an attribute from the current object in the current operation and in the source data store. It can be logically thought of as the union of the operation attribute token and the source attribute token. It does not include the removed values from a modify operation.



Specify the name of the attribute.


If the token is used in a context where a node set is expected, the token expands to a node set containing all of the values for that attribute. If it is used in a context where a string is expected, the token expands to the string value found.


The example is from the predefined rules that come with Identity Manager. For more information, see Creation - Set Default Password.

The action of Set Destination Password uses the attribute token to create the password. The password is made up of the Given Name attribute and the Surname attribute. When you are in the Argument Builder Editor, you browse and select the attribute you want to use. To view the policy in XML, see predef_creation_set_default_password.xml.

Policy to set default password