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Configure attribute flow rules

For this procedure, in Management Agent Designer, on the Configure Attribute Flow page, you can configure how attributes are flowed between a connected data source and the metaverse. Object attributes in the connected data source (that is, source attributes) can be flowed to existing object attributes in the metaverse (that is, destination attributes) and vice versa. You can choose a direct mapping, which performs simple import or export attribute flow, or an advanced attribute mapping, where you can flow specific components or values of an attribute. Or, you can specify a rules extension that manages attribute flow. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the MIISAdmins security group.

This procedure applies to management agents for the following Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 editions:

Enterprise Edition Identity Integration Feature Pack for Active Directory
All Active Directory, Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), Active Directory Global Address List (GAL)

To configure attribute flow rules

  1. In Management Agent Designer, on the Configure attribute flow page, in Build Attribute Flow, in Data source object type, click a connected data source object type.
  2. In Data source attribute, select the connected data source attribute that you want to map.
  3. In Mapping Type, click one of the following:
  4. In Metaverse object type, click the metaverse object type.
  5. In Metaverse attribute, click the metaverse attribute that you want to map.
  6. In Flow Direction, do one of the following:
  7. Click New.
  8. If you clicked Advanced mapping type in step 3, in Advanced Import/Export Attribute Flow Options, do one of the following:
  9. Task Steps
    To select a component of a distinguished name (for import attribute flow only) Click Distinguished name, and then in Component, select the location number where the component exists in the distinguished name (also known as DN) string.
    To select a constant value Click Constant, and then in Value, type a value to be flowed to the destination attribute. The value entered must be of the same type as the destination attribute.
    To specify a rules extension to manage mapping for this attribute Click Rules extension, and then in Flow rule name, type the complete flow rule name.



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