Certain types of changes require an administrator to refresh all User objects. For example, you must refresh all User objects when you change the inline attributes for Type.USER in RepositoryConfiguration. Whenever you mark an attribute as queryable or summary in the IDMSchemaConfiguration object, you must refresh all User objects for the change to affect older, unmodified objects. The same logic applies when a new version of Identity Manager adds a new attribute, or when a new version of Identity Manager changes the values of an existing attribute. The upgrade process or an administrator must refresh all User objects for the change to affect older, unmodified objects.
There are three ways to re-serialize existing users:
Modify an individual User object during normal operations.
For example, opening a user account through the user interface and saving it with or without modifications.
Disadvantage: This method is time-consuming, and the administrator must be meticulous to ensure all existing users are re-serialized.
Use the lh refreshType utility to re-serialize all users. The refreshType utility’s output is a refreshed list of users.
lh console refreshType User
Disadvantage: Because the refreshType utility runs in the foreground and not the background, this process can be time-consuming. If you have a lot of users, re-serializing them all takes a long time.
Use the Deferred Task Scanner.
Before running the Deferred Task Scanner process, you must edit the System Configuration object using the Identity Manager IDE or some other method.
Search for ’refreshOfType’ and remove the attributes for ’2005Q4M3refreshOfTypeUserIsComplete’ and ’2005Q4M3refreshOfTypeUserUpperBound’.
After editing the System Configuration object, you must import that object to repository for your changes to be present.
Disadvantage: This method causes the next Deferred Task Scanner run to take a long time because it examines and rewrites almost every User object. However, subsequent Deferred Task Scanner runs should execute at normal speed and duration.