If you need user attributes that the user management engine (UME) does not provide, you can define additional attributes for the user profile. For example, if there is an attribute available on your LDAP directory that you want administrators to be able to view with identity management, you can create a custom attribute and map it to the LDAP directory attribute.
You can define the following kinds of custom user attributes:
Only user administrators can view and modify administrator-managed custom attributes. Likewise users can only view and modify their own self-managed custom attributes. To enable business users and administrators to view and modify an attribute, enable the attribute for both users. When enabled, these attributes appear in the user profile on the Customized Information tab.
You can display a maximum of 30 custom attributes on the Customized Information tab.
Publicly viewable custom attributes are viewable, but not editable, in the user viewer to all users with the applicable authorizations. How to configure these attributes is described in another procedure.
For more information, see Allowing Users to View the Contact Information of Other Users .
For more information, see Customizing a UME Data Source Configuration .
For more information, see Configuring User Management .
Use the following syntax:
The field names appear in the user profile in the same order as they appear in the list and with exactly the same text. Separate the entries with semicolons (; ). Namespace is optional.
Settings for Custom Attributes
Administrator-Managed Custom Attributes
Enables you to add custom fields to the user profile in the user interface. These attributes are only visible for administrator users. To enable business users to view these attributes for their user account, enter the same data for Self-Managed Custom Attributes.
MyNamespace:Room Number; MyNamespace:Building; MyNamespace:Direct Report
This adds the following attributes to the user profile: Room Number, Building, and Direct Report.
User-Managed Custom Attributes
Enables you to add custom fields to the user profile in the user interface. These attributes are only visible when users view their own profile. To enable administrators to view these attributes, enter the same data for Administrator-Managed Custom Attributes.
MyNamespace:Car License Plate;
This adds the following attributes to the user profile: Car License Plate and Home Telephone.
Public-Viewable Custom Attributes
Enables you to add custom fields that are visible to any user.
This makes the following attributes visible to any user: Car Color and Car Make.
Administrators can now view and modify administrator-managed custom attributes.
For other users to view and modify their own self-managed custom attributes, you must enable self-management for users. Assign the users to a role that includes the UME action UME.Manage_My_Profile.