Identity Director Administration Guide


Attributes tab of the person page

In the Management Portal at People, use the Attributes tab on the person page to store people related information, like contact details or place of birth. You can use them to provide values in workflow actions.

Identity Director contains two default people attributes:

  • Use Windows user account of manager to specify the manager of the person. You can also use this people attribute in a data connection and synchronize this information from Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Use Security Questions and Answers in the Password Reset and Unlock Account functionality. If you configure a service to implement one of these Login Page Services in your environment, make sure it fills this attribute with the security questions and answers that are provided by the user.

You can configure new people attributes at Data Model > People Attributes.

Attribute type Text

  • The value is limited to 2000 characters.
  • The value of people attributes may be restricted:
    • Authorized administrators see the icon Eye for restricted attributes. Click this icon to view their value, or click Show to view ALL restricted attributes at once. The values are hidden again when the page is refreshed.
    • Unauthorized administrators see the icon Evil eye for restricted attributes and their placeholders.

Attribute type Password

  • Because password people attributes are encrypted, the clear-text value of a password can have a maximum of 743 characters in order for its encrypted form to fit the 2000 character limit.
  • Passwords are seen as restricted information by default, they are always masked with the icon Evil eye, irrespective of the permissions of your administrative role.

Attribute type Table

This type of person attribute stores multiple rows of data in a table structure.

  • Mandatory columns are shown in red.
  • Click the arrows to configure the order of the rows.
  • Values are validated. If you use separators:
    • Pipe-characters ("|") are changed to a capital i ("I").
    • Semi-colons (";") are changed to a colon (":").
  • You can add a maximum of 512 rows.
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