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12 Integrating ICF with Oracle Identity Manager

Oracle Identity Manager's goal is to manage the business logic of Identity administration, and delegate the execution of provisioning and reconciliation operations to Identity Connector Framework (ICF). ICF with Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) unites all the scheduled tasks and the provisioning tasks for all ICF based connectors.

This chapter contains conceptual information about ICF-OIM integration in the sections:

12.1 ICF Common

OIM ICF Integration Layer is an implementation of ICF API on one side and invokes OIM APIs (icf-oim-intg.jar) on the other side. This reduces the complexity of the connector developer as it provides API abstraction. It also support provisioning and reconciliation operations. See Section 12.5, "Provisioning" and Section 12.6, "Concepts of Reconciliation in ICF Common" for more information about provisioning and reconciliation using ICF Common.

12.2 Integration Architecture

The following is the ICF-OIM integration architecture.

Figure 12-1 OIM-ICF Connector Development Architecture

Surrounding text describes Figure 12-1 .

12.3 Global Oracle Identity Manager Lookups

Lookups is used to store OIM configuration metadata. IT Resource parameter Configuration Lookup points to main Configuration Lookup that encapsulates all the Oracle Identity Manager specific configuration information.

Based on the lookup configuration, you can classify your properties into the following three classes:

Figure 12-2 illustrates the global Oracle Identity Manager lookups from which most of the Connectors use the User Management Lookups.

Figure 12-2 Oracle Identity Manager Connector Lookup Hierarchy

Surrounding text describes Figure 12-2 .

This section discusses the following topics:

12.3.1 Main Lookup Configuration

IT Resource parameter Configuration Lookup points to Main Configuration Lookup, which encapsulates all the OIM specific configuration information.

Configuration lookup, denoted as Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.Configuration, is the top level entry that refers to subordinate lookups for reconciliation and provisioning. The configuration lookup has the following structure:

Table 12-1 Lookup Configuration for Connector

Configuration Key Value Description

Connector Name

org.identityconnectors.CONNECTOR_NAME.Connector

Identity Connector Main Class. This is the class that implements SPI operations of ICF framework.

Bundle Name

org.identityconnectors.CONNECTOR_NAME

Identity Connector bundle name

Bundle Version

11.1.1.5.x

Identity Connector bundle version

User Configuration Lookup

Note: Other object types may be defined, for example, for Generic LDAP connector: Group Configuration Lookup, OU Configuration Lookup.

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.Configuration

Link to User specific configuration lookup. Note: User should be the object type. If you need to support any other object type, you can use OBJECT_TYPE Configuration Lookup as the key.


12.3.2 User Management Configuration

These lookups control the mapping for provisioning and reconciliation. In addition, these lookups might also configure transformation and validation.

This lookup contains the following keys:

  • Before Create Action Language: This key if present in the Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.Configuration, which informs ICF that there is a script whose language is the value of this key. The value of this key (Groovy/cmd ) informs the language of the script that needs to be executed by ICF before create operation.

  • Before Create Action File: This key if present in the Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.Configuration, informs ICF that a script represented by the value of this key needs to be executed by ICF before create action. This script must be accessible to Oracle Identity Manager Server.

  • Before Create Action Target: This key if present in the Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.Configuration, informs ICF that script as defined by previous two keyes needs to be executed either on resource or on connector. Depending on this configuration the ICF API runScriptOnConnector or runScriptOnResource will be exectuted.

Table 12-1 describes the User Management lookup configuration.

Table 12-2 User Management Lookup Configuration for Connector

Configuration Key Value Mandatory Field Type Description

Provisioning Attribute Map

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ProvAttrMap

Y

This lookup contains the mapping between Oracle Identity Manager fields and identity connector attributes. The mapping is used during provisioning.

Recon Attribute Map

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ReconAttrMap

Y

This lookup contains the mapping between Oracle Identity Manager reconciliation fields and identity connector attributes. The mapping is used during reconciliation.

Recon Attribute Defaults

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ReconDefaults

N

This mapping contains the default values for OIM attributes, that are substituted, if no value is provided by connector during reconciliation.

Recon Transformation Lookup

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ReconTransformation

N

Lookup for Transformation by doing Reconciliation Task. Transformation is used in all Reconciliation Tasks except LookupReconTask.

Recon Validation Lookup

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ReconValidation

N

Lookup used for Validation by running Reconciliation Task. Validation is used in all Reconciliation Tasks except LookupReconTask.

Recon Exclusion List

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ReconExclusionList

N

Exclusion list is a way to address un-managed accounts for the connector. While reconciliation/provisioning. Any match from the exclusion list will not be processed by OIM.

There are two types of rules supported by the exclusion list:

  • Matching rules

    Direct Matching Rule

    Code Key: Reconciliation field name

    Decode Key: Excluded field value

  • Pattern Matching Rule

Suffix with [PATTERN] tag to enable pattern matching

Code Key: ReconFieldName[PATTERN]

Decode Key: Exclusion pattern

Exclusion patterns should follow the nomenclature defined in java.util.regex.Pattern

See the Recon Exclusion List key in this table.

Provisioning Exclusion List

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ProvExclusionList

N

In provisioning, code key is the Form label name, and decode key is the excluded value/pattern.

Provisioning Validation Lookup

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ProvValidation

N

Lookup for Validation by Provisioning.

ICF defines the concept of OperationOption, it is an extra parameter list, that can be sent to any operation. It is up to the connector implementation to define the use of these operation options.

Operation Options Map

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.OperationOptions

N

The code key is a constant Operation Options Map. The decode value name of lookup that will be used as a map of operation options.

For example, in Lookup.Domino.UM.OperationOptions the code key is CACertifier[UPDATE,DELETE] and the decode value is CACertifier, which means that this attribute will be sent to calls of Update and Delete operations as an extra operation option.

If you want to configure the action run, then you need to provide three parameters for scripting:

  • Language

  • File

  • Target

Scripting Attributes

   

The triggering time of the script is controlled by these labels in your lookup key:

  • Before

  • After

The provisioning operation type that the script is attached on is controlled by these labels:

  • Create

  • Update

  • Delete

Before Create Action Language

SCRIPTING_LANGUAGE_NAME

N

Language of the Action which will be executed, for example, Groovy/cmd. If you want to configure the action run, then you need to provide three options, Language/File/Target You can configure Before/After actions for the following provisioning operations: Create/Update/Delete.

Before Create Action File

FILE_PATH

N

File containing script which needs to be executed. This file needs to be accessible to Oracle Identity Manager Server.

Before Create Action Target

Connector or Resource

N

Target of the action, can be Connector or Resource. Depending on this configuration the ICF API runScriptOnConnector or runScriptOnResource will be used.


12.3.3 Recon Transformation Lookup (Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ReconTransformation)

Transformation code is in an external Oracle Identity Manager Java Task, used in all Reconciliation Tasks except LookupReconTask. It is a Java class uploaded (transforming data coming from Target System during reconciliation) to Oracle Identity Manager repository.

The Java class performing transformation needs to have a method with the signature public Object transform(HashMap arg0, HashMap arg1, String arg2) implemented. ICF would look for this method with the exact signature.

Transform java class template is as follows:

public class MyTransformer implements oracle.iam.connectors.common.transform.Transformation {
  public Object transform(java.util.HashMap hmUserDetails, java.util.HashMap hmEntitlementDetails, String sField) {
    String sFirstName= (String)hmUserDetails.get("First Name");
    String sLastName= (String)hmUserDetails.get("Last Name");
    String sFullName=sFirstName+"."+sLastName;
    return sFullName;
  }
}

The name of lookup storing the Recon Transformation Lookup is defined in Main Configuration Lookup (Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.Configuration) as shown in Table 12-3.

Table 12-3 Reconciliation Transformation Lookup

Key Value Description

Recon Field Name

<transformationClassName>

com.validationexample.MyTransform

Java class which performs transformation for this recon field.


12.3.4 Recon Validation Lookup (Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ReconValidation)

Validation code is in an external Oracle Identity Manager Java task, Used for validating data coming from Target System during Reconciliation. It is a Java class uploaded (transforming data coming from Target System during reconciliation) to Oracle Identity Manager repository.

The Java class performing validation needs to have a method with the signature public boolean validate (HashMap arg0, HashMap arg1, String arg2) implemented. ICF would look for this method with the exact signature.

The validation Java class template is as follows:

public class MyValidator implements oracle.iam.connectors.common.validate.Validator { 
  public boolean validate(java.util.HashMap hmUserDetails, java.util.HashMap hmEntitlementDetails,String sField) throws oracle.iam.connectors.common.ConnectorException {
    boolean isValid = false;
    // validation code goes HERE
    return isValid;
  }
}

The name of lookup storing the Recon Validation Lookup is defined in main configuration lookup (Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.Configuration) as shown in Table 12-4.

Table 12-4 Reconciliation Validation Lookup

Key Value Description

Recon Field Name

<transformationClassName>

com.validationexample.MyValidator

Java class which performs validation for this recon field.


12.3.5 Optional Defaults Lookup

Missing values for reconciliation are substituted by default values defined in the following table. User Type is a required OIM attribute, that typically is not contained on the target resource. You can set the default value in here.

For example, trusted reconciliation requires a set of attributes from the connector to have a non-empty value. However, not all resources can supply all of these attribute types, so we need to provide some default values. Table 12-5 lists all required attributes for reconciliation, and possible default values for them.

If connector can supply all attributes needed in reconciliation, then this table becomes optional.

Table 12-5 Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.Recon.Defaults.Trusted Attriburtes

Key Value

Last Name

CONNECTOR_DEPENDENT_VALUE

Organization

Xellerate users

User Type

End-User

Employee Type

Full-Time

First Name

CONNECTOR_DEPENDENT_VALUE


Note:

These default values are supported only for single valued fields, which means the multivalued or child table attributes are not supported.

12.4 IT Resource

IT Resource contains connectivity parameters for Target System. These parameters are required for all the connectors using ICF integration.

Table 12-6 describes the common IT Resource parameters.

See Also:

The documentation for the connector you are deploying for information about the IT Resource parameters of the target system and the Connector Server

Table 12-6 IT Resource Parameter

Parameter Description

Connector Server Name

IT Resource name of Connector Server. The IT Resource needs to be of type Connector Server. This field is a mandatory field, but the value is optional.

Configuration Lookup

Name of the main configuration lookup. This field is a mandatory field


12.5 Provisioning

The section contains the following topics:

12.5.1 ICF Provisioning Manager

ICF Provisioning Manager unites the access to provisioning methods of connectors into one Java Task that serves all connectors.

The public methods are divided into four groups:

12.5.1.1 APIs for Provisioning

The following are the single-valued CRUD object types.

createObject

Creates object of a specified type on the target resource, the values are taken from the current Form.

Signature: public String createObject(String objectType)l

deleteObject

Deletes object of a specified type on the target resource.

Signature: public String deleteObject(String objectType)

updateAttributeValue

Updates object on target resource, only the attribute with the provided label is updated.

Signature: public String updateAttributeValue(String objectType, String attrFieldName)

updatePassword

Use this method in Adapter ONLY if you need to provide old password value, currently there is no way to get the old value using the formAPI. If you don't need old password value to change the password, use #updateAttributeValue(String, String) method instead.

Signature: public String updatePassword(String objectType, String pswdFieldLabel, String oldPassword)

12.5.1.2 Account Related Operations

The following are the account related provisioning operations.

enableUser

Deprecated, use enableObject() instead.

Signature: public String enableUser()

disableUser

Deprecated, use disableObject() instead.

Signature: public String disableUser()

enableObject

Example usage for User: enableObject("User").

Signature: public String enableObject(String objectType)

disableObject

Signature: public String disableObject(String objectType)

12.5.1.3 Multivalued Operations

The following are the multivalued operations used in provisioning.

updateAttributeValues

Use this method if there is a group update of fields. This will be useful when a set of attributes have to updated together.

Signature: public String updateAttributeValues(String objectType, String[] labels) public String updateAttributeValues(String objectType, Map<String, String> fields) public String updateAttributeValues(String objectType, Map<String, String> fields, Map<String, String> oldFields)}}}

addChildTableValue

Updates the target by adding the newly added row in child table.

Signature: public String addChildTableValue(String objectType, String childTableName, long childPrimaryKey)

removeChildTableValue

Updates the target by removing the row which was just deleted from child table.

Signature: public String removeChildTableValue(String objectType, String childTableName, Integer taskInstanceKey)

updateChildTableValue

Updates the target by removing the deleted row and adding the newly created row.

Signature: public String updateChildTableValue(String objectType, String childTableName, Integer taskInstanceKey, long childPrimaryKey)

updateChildTableValue

Updates values provided in child table on target resource.

Signature: public String updateChildTableValues(String objectType, String childTableName)

12.5.1.4 Other operations

The following is the other operation used in provisioning.

setEffectiveITResourceName

If the connector needs to use different IT Resource for provisioning operations, it can be set by this method.

Signature: public void setEffectiveITResourceName(String itResourceName)

12.5.2 Provisioning Lookup

Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ProvAttrMap contains basic attribute mapping for two classes of attributes:

  • Single valued attributes: simple string key + value pairs.

  • Multivalued attributes (Child tables in Oracle Identity Manager): These are further divided by the depth of hierarchy:

    • Simple multivalued attributes: represent records of data stored in child table, see second row in Table 12-7.

    • Complex multivalued attributes: multiple levels of embedded objects, see last row in Table 12-7.

      Table 12-7 Provisioning Lookup Attributes

      Key Value Description

      Form Field Label

      ConnectorAttributeName

      This is a basic mapping type, simple Form Label Name to single value Connector Attribute Name

      Child Form Name>~<Child Form Field Label

      ConnectorAttributeName

      This maps child form field to multivalued ConnectorAttributeName

      Child Form Name>~<Child Form Field Label

      ConnectorAttributeName>~<EmbeddedObjectClass>~<EmbeddedAttributeName

      This maps child form field to EmbeddedAttribute of the embedded object, which object class is EmbeddedObjectClass and it is included in ConnectorAttributeName


12.5.3 Non-User Object Types

There are number of other entities that can be provisioned for example LDAP Organizational Unit (also called OU), or LDAP Group or Group. In this case you need to fill in the OBJECT_TYPE in the following examples:

Main Configuration Lookup Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.Configuration

Table 12-8 Configuration Lookup for Connector

Key Value Description

objectType Configuration Lookup

Lookup.<ConnectorName>.<objectType>.ProvAttrMap

 

Group Configuration Lookup

Lookup.LDAP.Group.ProvAttrMap

Example for LDAP Group


Provisioning Lookup Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.OBJECT_TYPE.ProvAttrMap

Key Value Description

FORM_FIELD_LABEL_ON_THE_PROCESS_FORM

Target system attribute name

Attribute mapping between Oracle Identity Manager and the connector.


12.5.4 Optional Lookups for Provisioning

Key Value Description

FORM_FIELD_NAME [Create, Update, Delete]

ConnectorOperationOptionName

This field is used for generic definition.

For example, where the field is mapped to operation option for CreateOp that is sent to connector named as myOperationOption.

myField[Create]

myOperationOption

 

12.5.4.1 Provisioning Validation Lookup

Validation code is in an external OIM Java Task, it is a Java class uploaded to OIM repository. Validation java class template:

public class MyValidator implements oracle.iam.connectors.common.validate.Validator { 
  public boolean validate(java.util.HashMap hmUserDetails, java.util.HashMap hmEntitlementDetails,String sField) throws oracle.iam.connectors.common.ConnectorException {
    boolean isValid = false;
    // validation code goes HERE
    return isValid;
  }
}

The name of lookup storing the Recon Validation Lookup is defined in Main Configuration Lookup (Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.Configuration).

Key Value Description

Form Field Label

validatorClassName

com.validationexample.MyValidator

Java class which performs validation for this recon field.


12.5.5 Optional Flags in Lookups for Provisioning Attribute Map

ICF-OIM Integration offers some advanced flags that modify the way provisioning is done. The following is the example for formats of flags in look up key:

<key value>[<flag>]
<key value>[<flag1, flag2, flag3>]

Let us assume we have a Group OIM attribute that is mapped to UnixGroup Connector attribute. This OIM attribute is populated by a UI lookup. The correct row in Provisioning lookup will be:

nullLookup key: Group[LOOKUP] 
Lookup value: UnixGroup }}}

The following is the list of flags and their effects.

Provisioning Lookup Flag: TRUSTED

For some attributes (for example trusted reconciliation of __ENABLE__ attribute), you need to pass on different values for trusted and target mode of operation. For most of the connectors which support status Reconciliation use code key: Status[Trusted], and decode value: __ENABLE__.

Provisioning Lookup Flag: IGNORE

An attribute marked as IGNORE, will be ignored during provisioning.

Provisioning Lookup Flag: WRITEBACK

If a field has WRITEBACK property, then update of that form field is:

  1. update the value on the target system

  2. query the value back from the target system (in order to get a normalized value)

  3. update this normalized value on the user form.

Provisioning Lookup Flag: DATE

Use this flag to mark date fields. Oracle Identity Manager will apply the localized date format to these fields.

Provisioning Lookup Flag: PROVIDEONPSWDCHANGE

Use this flag to mark additional attributes that are needed for password change operation. By default only __PASSWORD__ attribute is sent, if no flag is applied.

12.5.6 Compound attributes in Provisioning Attribute Map

ICF Common enables to use Groovy expressions on the right hand side, so that provisioned attribute can be computed based on multiple fields. For example, in Active Directory Connector, decode value for the name field is: .

__NAME__=CN=${Common_Name},${Organization_Name}

12.6 Concepts of Reconciliation in ICF Common

ICF Common leverages the definition and types of reconciliation defined by Oracle Identity Manager server. IT Resource Name / Resource Object Name and Object Type are mandatory attributes reconciliation using ICF Common. Any target system attribute can be used as Latest Token Attribute.

This section contains the following topics:

12.6.1 Types of Reconciliation

Reconciliation involves pulling identities from resource (also referred as target) to destination (Oracle Identity Manager). Reconciliation can be classified based on following criteria:

  • Destination type: trusted, target recon.

  • Scope: full, incremental recon.

Table 12-9 illustrates the common reconciliation parameters.

Table 12-9 ICF Common Reconciliation Parameters

Parameter Field Setting Description

Filter

Optional

Filter to limit the number of reconciled accounts, or to select specific set of users.

IT Resource Name

Mandatory

Name of IT Resource instance to reconciliation.

Object Type

Constant

User object class

Resource Object Name

Constant

Determines what OIM Resource Object to use for reconciliation.


12.6.1.1 Target and Trusted Reconciliation

Scheduled task name include keywords such as trusted, target, to determine the type of destination. By choosing the scheduled task, it is determined whether trusted or target reconciliation is launched.

12.6.1.2 Full, Incremental Reconciliation

Full reconciliation involves reconciling all existing user records from the target system into Oracle Identity Manager. During Full Reconciliation, scheduled task is launched for the first time, it is run in full reconciliation mode and from next runs happen in incremental mode. It is possible to switch manually between full/incremental reconciliation modes by emptying the Latest Token field on the scheduled task.

If no value is supplied in Incremental Recon Date Attribute and Incremental Recon Attribute, reconciliation is considered as Target Recon.

The following scheduled tasks offer optional incremental reconciliation:

  • Connector Target User Reconciliation

  • Connector Trusted User Reconciliation

12.6.1.3 Advanced Incremental Reconciliation

The format of Latest Token is altered by setting the Recon Date Format scheduled task parameter. The formatting string needs to follow standard pattern used in Java. For more information about formatting string used in Java, see Java Doc on Oracle Technology Network.

By default the Latest Token is long value that holds Unix/POSIX time.

12.6.1.4 Delete Reconciliation

Some connectors supports both trusted and target reconciliation of deleted accounts. Target reconciliation evaluate which OIM users have lost their account on the resource, and unassign this resource in Oracle Identity Manager. Trusted Delete Reconciliation goes further, and deletes the OIM User.

12.6.1.5 Group Lookup Reconciliation

Some connectors may support reconciliation of Groups, or other object classes to Lookups.

Before the first use of provisioning with the connector, it is advised to launch Lookup reconciliation. This reconciliation populate the Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.ObjectType table with groups available on an IT Resource that is being reconciled. The reconciliation is performed by the Connector Lookup Reconciliation scheduled task.

You need to set the IT resource parameter name, the rest of the parameters are constant as shown in Table 12-9.

Table 12-10 illustrates the common reconciliation parameters.

Table 12-10 Common Group Lookup Parameters

Code Key Decode Key Object Type

Form field name

Connector attribute

Group, or other


For example, the list of names returned by the connector is used to populate the lookup for provisioning. When a new user is provisioned, the group field can display the list of available groups.

12.6.2 List of Reconciliation Artifacts in Oracle Identity Manager

In Oracle Identity Manager, there are two methods of control over reconciliation:

  • Lookups for Reconciliation: they define mapping, transformation of the attributes.

  • Scheduled tasks - they define the way reconciliation is executed on connector side, or determine account/lookup mode of reconciliation.

12.6.2.1 Lookups for Reconciliation

The following are the lookups for reconciliation:

Reconciliation Attribute Map Lookup

The reconciliation attribute map contains the following pairs:

  • Code key: Resource Object reconciliation field name

  • Decode: Target system attribute name

Table 12-11 illustrates this mapping (Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ReconAttrMap ) used by Scheduled tasks that perform reconciliation.

Note:

Resource Objects are different for Trusted and Target mode of reconciliation.

Table 12-11 Attribute Mapping for Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ReconAttrMap

Key Value Description

Recon Field Name

ConnectorAttributeName

This is a basic mapping type, single value Connector Attribute Name to simple Recon Field.

Recon Field Name~Child Recon Field Name

ConnectorAttributeName

This maps multivalued ConnectorAttributeName to child recon field.

Recon Field Name~Child Recon Field Name

ConnectorAttributeName~EmbeddedObjectClass~EmbeddedAttribute

This maps embedded attribute to child recon field


Example showing Design Console updates to setup reconciliation with child table

The following is the example showing Design Console updates to setup reconciliation with child table:

  • Child table name: UD_FF_CHILD

  • Column name: UD_FF_CHILD_ROLE

  • Field label: Role

    To set up reconciliation with the above child table:

    1. Open Resource Object under Resource Management.

    2. Create a new Reconciliation Data field under Object Reconciliation tab.

      Note:

      While creating a new Reconciliation Data field, you must ensure that the field name be Roles and Field Type be Multi-Valued Attribute. This represents the child table as a whole UD_FF_CHILD.

    3. Right click on the newly created Reconciliation Data Field and define a new property field as Role. This represents the actual column of the child table UD_FF_CHILD_ROLE.

    4. Open Reconciliation Field Mapping under Process Definition.

    5. Click on Add Table Map.

    6. Select Field Name as Roles.

    7. Select Table Name as UD_FF_CHILD.

    8. Right click on the newly created field name Roles, click on Define proper field name.

    9. Select Role for field name.

    10. Select Process data field as UD_FF_CHILD_ROLE.

    11. Update Lookup.CONNECTOR_NAME.UM.ReconAttrMap to include new lookup field with code key = Roles~Role and decode = Role (this should be connector side attribute name).

    12. Go back to Resource Object and create reconciliation profile.

    13. Clear cache.

12.7 Predefined Scheduled Tasks

ICF-OIM integration provides the following list of predefined scheduled tasks that a connector supports:

12.7.1 LookupReconTask

This scheduled task is based on ICF SearchOp based reconciliation. Oracle Identity Manager form field of type lookup stores a set of predefined values. These values originate from the connector's search query. The Code Key Attribute is the form field's name, and the Decode Attribute is the name of attribute on the target system (also called Connector).

Internally, this task invokes a search operation on the connector for the given Object Type that is translated to ICF Object Class eventually.

Table 12-12 Identity Connector Lookup Reconciliation Attributes

Key Value

IT Resource Name

Specifies the name of the IT resource for target system installation.

Object Type

User

Lookup Name

This attribute holds the name of the lookup definition that maps each lookup definition with the data source from which values must be fetched.

Decode Attribute

Specifies the Decode Key column of the lookup definition.

Code Key Attribute

Specifies the Code Key column of the lookup definition.

Filter

Allows to create sophosticated filtration expressions in order to speed up/refine scheduled task execution.


12.7.2 SearchReconTask

The following is the ICF SearchOp based reconciliation.

Table 12-13 Identity Connector Target Search Reconciliation Attributes

Key Value

IT Resource Name

Specifies the name of the IT resource for target system installation.

Resource Object Name

Specifies the name of the Resource Object used for reconciliation.

Object Type

User

Filter

Allows to create sophisticated filtration expressions in order to speed up/refine scheduled task execution.

Latest Token

Used in Filter as one of the criteria in incremental reconciliation. Any target system attribute can be used as Latest Token Attribute. This value is calculated as follows:

If a reconciliation has fetched 100 records and Timestamp is chosen as a Incremental Recon Attribute, then Latest Token = Max Timestamp of all 100 records. It is not the Schedule task execution end timestamp.

Incremental Recon Date Attribute (optional, type Date)

Attribute used to update Latest Token.

Note: If no value is supplied in Incremental Recon Date Attribute, then reconciliation is considered as Target Reconciliation.

Incremental Recon Attribute (optional, type long)

Attribute used to update Latest Token.

Note: If no value is supplied in Incremental Recon Attribute , then reconciliation is considered as Target Reconciliation.


12.7.3 SearchReconDeleteTask

This scheduled task is used for ICF SearchOp based reconciliation.

Table 12-14 Identity Connector Target Search Delete Reconciliation Attributes

Key Value

IT Resource Name

Specifies the name of the IT resource for target system installation.

Resource Object Name

Specifies the name of the Resource Object used for reconciliation

Object Type

User

Filter

Allows to create sophisticated filtration expressions in order to speed up/refine scheduled task execution.


12.7.4 SyncReconTask

This scheduled task is used for ICF SyncOp based reconciliation. The Sync Token field persists the token of last synchronization.

Table 12-15 Identity Connector Target Sync Reconciliation Attributes

Key Value

IT Resource Name

Specifies the name of the IT resource for target system installation.

Resource Object Name

Specifies the name of the Resource Object used for reconciliation

Object Type

User

Filter

Allows to create sophisticated filtration expressions in order to speed up/refine scheduled task execution.

Sync Token

Token of last synchronization.


12.8 ICF Filter Syntax

GroovyFilterBuilder allows to create sophisticated filtration expressions in order to speed up/refine scheduled task execution.

WARNING:

The GroovyFilterBuilder uses the connector attribute name for filtration. See Connector documentation for the attribute name.

Examples

The following example could limit the number of reconciled accounts to only those, where account name starts with letter "a", this filter is denoted by the following expression:

startsWith('__NAME__', 'a')

Some more advanced search could require to filter only those account names, which end with "z" letter, therefore the filter is:

startsWith('__NAME__', 'a') & endsWith('__NAME__', 'z')

Figure 12-3 shows the graphical scheme of Filter Syntax.

Figure 12-3 Graphical Representation of Filter Syntax

Surrounding text describes Figure 12-3 .

It is also possible to use a shortcut for and/or operators.

For example, <filter1> & <filter2> instead of and (<filter1>, <filter2>) , analogically replace or with |.

Definition in EBNF format:

The following is the Extended Backus–Naur Form (EBNF) description of the expression language used for Search Filters in reconciliation.

syntax = expression ( operator expression )* 
operator = 'and' | 'or' 
expression = ( 'not' )? filter 
filter = ('equalTo' | 'contains' | 'containsAllValues' | 'startsWith' | 'endsWith'  | 'greaterThan' | 'greaterThanOrEqualTo' | 'lessThan' | 'lessThanOrEqualTo' )  '(' 'attributeName' ',' attributeValue ')' 
attributeValue = singleValue  |  multipleValues
singleValue = 'value'
multipleValues = '[' 'value_1' (',' 'value_n')* ']'