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Procedure documentation Adding Custom Attributes to the User Profile  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

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:

        Administrator-managed custom attributes

        Self-managed custom attributes

        Publicly viewable custom 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.

Note 

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.

More information: Allowing Users to View the Contact Information of Other Users.

Prerequisites

        This procedure requires you to restart SAP NetWeaver Application Server (AS) Java, so you should plan for the required down time while the AS Java restarts.

        The attributes are mapped to the LDAP directory attributes in data source configuration file.

More information: Customizing a UME Data Source Configuration.

Procedure

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       1.      Start user management configuration.

More information: Configuring User Management.

       2.      Choose the User Admin UI tab.

       3.      Choose Modify configuration.

       4.      Under Define user customized fields, enter data as required.

Use the following syntax:

<namespace>:<attribute>

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.

Note

       Do not use semicolons (;) in the attribute names, as the UME interprets these as separators.

       You cannot provide translations for these texts.

       Include a namespace for the custom properties. If you do not include a namespace, the UME assigns the properties to the default namespace. The UME excludes custom properties from the export of user data for the default namespace.

Settings for Custom Attributes

Setting

Description

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.

Example

MyNamespace:Room Number;
MyNamespace:Building;
MyNamespace:Direct Report

This adds the following attributes to the user profile: Room Number, Building, and Direct Report.

Self-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.

Example

MyNamespace:Car License Plate;

MyNamespace:Home Telephone

This adds the following attributes to the user profile: Car License Plate and Home Telephone.

 

       5.      Choose Save all changes.

       6.      Restart the AS Java.

Result

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, which includes the UME action UME.Manage_My_Profile.

More information:

      Configuring Self-Management 

      Example: Attribute Mapping for Custom Attributes 

 

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