For this procedure, in Identity Manager, you can create a
Visual Studio .NET Professional 2003 class library project
for a metaverse rules extension. Metaverse rules extensions allow
immense flexibility in managing identity data between a connector
space and the metaverse. For example, a metaverse rules extension
can perform account provisioning, creating, renaming, and
deprovisioning connector space objects. To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the MIISAdmins security group.
To create a rules extension for the
On the Tools menu, click Options.
In Options, in Metaverse Rules Extension, click
the Enable Metaverse Rules Extension check box.
Click Create Rules Extension Project.
In Programming Language, click the programming language
to be used to create the rules extension.
In Project name, type a name for the project.
In Project Location, type a location for the project or
click Browse to select a location and name.
To immediately open the project in Visual Studio .NET Professional 2003, click the Launch in VS .NET check
Alternatively, you can use Visual Studio .NET Professional 2003 to create a metaverse rules extension project.
This method is necessary when Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 is not installed on the local computer. For
more information about using Visual Studio .NET Professional 2003 to create a metaverse rules extension project
and more detailed information about developing a rules extension
for managing the metaverse, open the Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 Developer Reference.
You must enable metaverse rules extensions before you can use
them. For more information, see Related Topics.
When you select the Launch in VS .NET option,
Visual Studio .NET Professional 2003 must reside on the
Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 server.
You cannot use the same name for two different rules extensions
that are located on the same server running Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003. A valid rules extension name can contain
uppercase and lowercase letters A through Z, dashes (-),
underscores (_), and spaces, and cannot be a reserved system file
name. Other characters are not permitted.
The Configure Number of Password Events to Log option in
Configure Extensions is for password management through a
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) web application. This
option has no relationship to configuring a rules extension for the
metaverse. For more information, see Related Topics.