Is possible to change the 'Manager' attribute in active directory account template with a custom field?
Can we use %MANAGER% well-known name to automatically update Manager field in AD account when we update a corporate user?
Release : 14.x
Component : CA IDENTITY MANAGER, CA IDENTITY SUITE (VIRTUAL APPLIANCE)
When working with account templates we cannot use attributes names from the Identity Manager User like %MANAGER%.
We are limited to rule strings as per this document, which contains a full list of template rules:
Please note that when the account template rules are evaluated, IM Provisioning Server uses the attributes of a Global User (i.e. provisioning user), and not an IM User (i.e. a corporate user stored in the IM User Store).
We recommend to use custom Global User fields to generate Manager attribute.
The following approach can be used for the Manager AD attribute, and in similar scenarios for any endpoint.