How to write to AD attribute mailNickname from IM
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How to write to AD attribute mailNickname from IM


Article ID: 145610


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CA Identity Manager CA Identity Governance CA Identity Portal CA Identity Suite


Is there a way to write\ set the mailNickname Active Directory attribute through CA Identity Manager (IM) without using Microsoft Exchange?


Release : 14.3

Component : IdentityMinder(Identity Manager)


You cannot update the mailNickname attribute using the CA Identity Manager (IM) Active Directory (AD) Connector unless you have the Exchange Schema deployed.  The AD connector will ignore any updates to Exchange attributes if CA IM is not going to provision Exchange through it.

Additional Information

One possible workaround is to implement some custom IM Event Listener code or perhaps look at using a Policy Xpress (PX) Policy to launch a custom external java code which would then perform some type of activity. Please refer to the links below relating to IM API and PX Policies running java code.