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IBM Connections – add additional login attribute
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Julius Schwarzweller    

IBM Connections – add additional login attribute

Hi,

last week I got the question if it is possible to use another login attribute for IBM Connections than uid, cn or email.

Yes, this is possible and can be done very easy. It just needs some small adjustments (I assume that you already extended your LDAP schema and that the custom attribute is available in LDAP!!):
1. Open a wsadmin session ./wsadmin -lang jacl
2. Make a custom login attribute from LDAP known to the PersonAccount entity:

$AdminTask addIdMgrPropertyToEntityTypes {-name customLoginAttribute -dataType string -entityTypeNames PersonAccount}

3. Open the wimconfig.xml file and check if the following entry was added correctly (in the section of your ldap definition)

<config:attributes name="customLoginAttribute" propertyName="customLoginAttribute">
<config:entityTypes>PersonAccount</config:entityTypes>
</config:attributes>

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4. Add the custom login attribute:

<config:loginProperties>uid</config:loginProperties>
<config:loginProperties>mail</config:loginProperties>
<config:loginProperties>cn</config:loginProperties>
<config:loginProperties>customLoginAttribute</config:loginProperties>

5. open the file “map_dbrepos_from_source.properties and add the following mapping and start a TDI sync:

loginId=customLoginAttribute

6. Ensure that loginId is enabled as allowed login attribute in profiles-config.xml:

<!--Lists fields that will be used to resolve user at login time -->
<loginAttributes>
<loginAttribute>uid</loginAttribute>
<loginAttribute>email</loginAttribute>
<loginAttribute>loginId</loginAttribute>
</loginAttributes>

7. Perform a full node resync and restart the cell

Not you are able to login using the LDAP attribute customLoginAttribute 😉

 



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