Sun Identity Manager Deployment Reference

Selecting the Appropriate Variable Namespaces

The user view provides several namespaces for deriving account-related information. The following table summarizes these variable namespaces.

Table 3–2 Account-Related User View Attributes

Account-Related Namespace 



Used internally for difference detection during check-in operations. It contains the starting values for all account attributes. Do not modify this value. 


Derived read-only information about the accounts that are linked to the user and their associated resources. Use this attribute in forms, but do not modify. 


Stores the read/write copies of the account attributes. Updatable fields should point to this namespace. 


Stores copies of global attributes. Values in this area appear only if the form defines global fields, or if you are using the special MissingFields reference. (The form determines how global attributes are processed.) 

If you set a global attribute in a workflow, you must also define a global field in the form. Simply depositing a global value in the view is insufficient.