For this procedure, in Management Agent Designer, on the
Configure Join and Projection Rules page, you can configure
the association of a connector object with a metaverse object. When
you run a management agent, a join search is applied to each object
in the connector space configured for join rules, which attempts to
find a corresponding object in the metaverse. Management agents
apply projection rules to objects where a join has failed or was
not configured. You can also specify that a rules extension resolve
join rules. 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:
Identity Integration Feature Pack for Active Directory
Active Directory, Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM),
Active Directory Global Address List (GAL)
To configure join and projection rules
In Management Agent Designer, on the Configure Join
and Projection Rules page, in the Data source Object
Type column, click the data source object type that you want to
include in the join or the projection.
In the Join Rule for ObjectType dialog box, under
Data source attribute, click an attribute.
In Mapping type, do one of the following:
To specify a direct mapping to a metaverse attribute, click
Direct. In Metaverse object type, click the metaverse
object type. In Metaverse attribute click the attribute that
you want to directly map to the data source attribute.
To specify a rules extension, click Rules extension,
select the Use rules extension to resolve check box, and
then in Context, type the rules extension context.
To add the join rule, click Add condition.
To add additional join rules, repeat steps 1 through 4, and
then click OK.
In the Projection dialog box, in Type, do one of
To declare the metaverse object type, click Declared. In
Metaverse object type, confirm that the correct metaverse
object type is highlighted.
To use a rules extension, click rules extension.
To add the projection rule, click OK.
To add additional projection rules, repeat steps 1 through 3,
and then click OK.
To manage the join and projection rules that you create, on the
Configure Join and Projection Rules page, in Join and
projection rules for: ObjectType do any of
To edit a join rule, click Edit.
To exclude a join rule, click Delete.
To move a join rule higher or lower in the order in which it is
applied, click the Up or Down arrow.
Join rules for a particular object type are always applied
before projection rules, regardless of the order specified.
For Rules Extension mapping, to select multiple data
source attributes, in Data source attribute, press the CTRL
or SHIFT key, and then click any additional attributes.
In Join and projection rules for: Object
Type, you can define each connector attribute that you want
to search for in the metaverse and the order in which you want to
perform the join. You can configure a join rule for each attribute
that you map to the server running Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003. After each of these searches, Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 checks the results against the
conditions that you specify. Conditions are not required, but are
recommended when you create a join that might contain multiple
conditions. As soon as a search result passes the conditions test,
the connector is joined to that entry. It is recommended that you
put your attribute list in order so that the most likely and most
authoritative matches are listed first.
There is no limit to the number of join rules that can be
applied to an object type. However, for better performance, it is
recommended that you avoid including rules that are negated by
rules higher in the order. There is a limit of one projection rule
per object type.
To increase join rules performance, it is strongly recommended
you select only those attribute types that can can be indexed in
the metaverse. Indexing increases the efficiency of your join
searches. For more about using Metaverse Designer to set the
indexed property for an attribute, see Related Topics.