Script execution policies help you run supplementary PowerShell (or other) script modules in Active Roles during or after performing certain administrative operations. When linking a custom script to an administrative operation via a Script Execution policy, the script will receive control in Active Roles either when the operation is requested or when it is completed.
- Trigger additional actions when performing directory object provisioning.
- Regulate object data format and requirements (such as for generating user passwords).
- Further automate administrative tasks.
Consider a scenario where employees of an organization are frequently transferred among its office branches temporarily due to various projects.
To administer such temporary assignments quickly and efficiently, write and apply a custom script that automatically reassigns the employee's user account from the OU of their original office to the OU of their new office, whenever their City or Office Location attributes are updated in Active Roles.
For more information on how to set up a Script Execution policy, see Steps for configuring a Script Execution policy
TIP: Consider the following when planning to use custom scripts for your provisioning policies:
To help you configure Script Execution policies, Active Roles also ships with several built-in Script Modules that you can use to set up your own Script Execution policies. Find these built-in Script Modules in the following node of the Active Roles MMC console:
If the directory of your organization contains any cloud-only Azure users, then use the built-in Generate User Password - Azure only script module to set up a password generation policy for cloud-only Azure users that meets the password strength criteria of both your organization and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD).
NOTE: Policy Object settings specific to Azure cloud-only objects (such as cloud-only Azure users, guest users, or contacts) are available only if your Active Roles deployment is licensed for managing cloud-only Azure objects. Contact One Identity support for more information.
Also, Policy Objects specific to Azure cloud-only objects will work correctly only if an Azure tenant is already configured in the AD of the organization, and Active Roles is already set as a consented Azure application for that Azure tenant. For more information on these settings, see Configuring a new Azure tenant and consenting Active Roles as an Azure application.