Sun Identity Manager Deployment Reference

ActiveSync User Forms

Identity Manager uses two forms when processing ActiveSync user events:

Resource Form

The resource form is the form that the administrator selects from a pull-down menu when the resource is created or edited. A reference to a selected form is stored in the resource object.

Resource forms are used with Active Sync-enabled adapters in the following ways:

Resource forms include logic for handling the cases of new and existing users, as well as logic for disabling or deleting the Identity Manager user when a deletion has been detected.

User Form

The user form is used for editing from the Identity Manager interface. You assign it by assigning a proxy administrator to the adapter. If the proxy administrator has a User form associated with him, this form is applied to the User view at processing time.

Proxy Administrator and the User Form

You set a proxy administrator for an adapter through the ProxyAdministrator attribute, which you can set to any Identity Manager administrator. All Active Sync-enabled adapter operations are performed as though the Proxy Administrator was performing them. If no proxy administrator is assigned, the default user form is specified.

Alternative Form to Process Attributes

Best practice suggests keeping common changes, such as deriving a full name from the first and last name, in the User form. The resource form should contain resource-specific changes, such as disabling the user when their HR status changes. However, you can alternatively place it in an included form after the desired attributes are placed in a common path, such as incoming.