Overview#

Novell IDM Driver Filters are one of the most powerful and difficult functions within Novell's IDM product to master.

Novell IDM Driver Filters are represented by the DirXML-DriverFilter AttributeTypes

There is only one interface to the Various filters that are within the Novell IDM Engine. The various filters are:

Class Options#

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Publish#

Implies the ObjectClass will be sent to the Publisher Channel.

Synchronize#

Allows the class to synchronize from the connected system into the Identity Vault.

Ignore#

Does not synchronize the class from the connected system into the Identity Vault.

Subscribe#

Implies the ObjectClass will be sent to the Subscriber Channel.

Synchronize#

Allows the class to synchronize from the Identity Vault into the connected system.

Ignore#

Does not synchronize the class from the Identity Vault into the connected system.

Create Home Directory#

Create Home Directory allows you to create a home directory for a User object in eDirectory™. The option only works for eDirectory on OES or Netware.
  • Yes: Automatically creates home directories.
  • No: Does not create home directories.

Track Member of Template

  • Yes: Determines whether or not the Publisher channel maintains the Member of Template attribute when it creates objects from a template.
  • No: Does not track the Member of Template attribute.
When a User object is created using an eDirectory Template object, the eDirectory driver maintains the Member of Template attribute, if the Track Member of Template option is selected. The option only works for eDirectory.

Attributes Options#

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Publish!Synchronize#

Changes to this object are reported and automatically synchronized.!Ignore Changes to this object are neither reported nor automatically synchronized.

Notify#

Changes to this object are reported, but not automatically synchronized.

Reset#

Resets the object value to the value specified by the opposite channel. (You can set this value on either the Publisher channel or Subscriber channel, not both.)

The Reset option makes a data store the authoritative source of information. For example, if employee addresses should only be changed in the HR database, then set the Reset option in the filter for this attribute. When an address is changed in the e-mail system and sent to the HR database, the filter sends the information from the HR database back to the e-mail system and the employee’s address is not changed.

Subscribe#

Synchronize#

Changes to this object are reported and automatically synchronized.

Ignore#

Changes to this object are neither reported nor automatically synchronized.

Notify#

Changes to this object are reported, but not automatically synchronized.

Reset#

Resets the object value to the value specified by the opposite channel. (You can set this value on either the Publisher channel or Subscriber channel, not both.)

The Reset option makes a data store the authoritative source of information. For example, if employee addresses should only be changed in HR database, then set the Reset option in the filter for this attribute. When an address is changed in the e-mail system and sent to the HR database, the filter sends the information from the HR database back to the e-mail system and the employee’s address is not changed.

Merge Authority#

The Merge Authority is determined by the setting within the Novell IDM Driver Filters interface within iManager or Novell Designer.

Optimize Modification to Identity Manager#

Optimize Modification determines how the Optimize Modify Processor handles each attribute and is determined by the setting within the Novell IDM Driver Filters interface within iManager or Novell Designer
  • Yes: Changes to this attribute are examined on the Publisher channel to determine the minimal change made in the Identity Vault.
  • No: Changes are not examined.

When an operation is a Modify on the Publisher channel, the Metadirectory engine examines the current state of the object in the Identity Vault and changes the Modify to update only the values that are changing. For example, if an object has attributes of a, b, c, and d and the Publisher channel receives a Modify event to remove all existing values and add a, b, d, and e, the optimize process knows that the minimal change is to remove d and add e.

Using this option can take a long time to process events on attributes that have more than 1,000 values.

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