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Active Roles 7.2 - Administration Guide

Introduction About Active Roles Getting Started Rule-based Administrative Views Role-based Administration
Access Templates as administrative roles Access Template management tasks Examples of use Deployment considerations Windows claims-based Access Rules
Rule-based AutoProvisioning and Deprovisioning
About Policy Objects Policy Object management tasks Policy configuration tasks
Property Generation and Validation User Logon Name Generation Group Membership AutoProvisioning E-mail Alias Generation Exchange Mailbox AutoProvisioning Home Folder AutoProvisioning Script Execution User Account Deprovisioning Group Membership Removal Exchange Mailbox Deprovisioning Home Folder Deprovisioning User Account Relocation User Account Permanent Deletion Group Object Deprovisioning Group Object Relocation Group Object Permanent Deletion Notification Distribution Report Distribution
Deployment considerations Checking for policy compliance Deprovisioning users or groups Restoring deprovisioned users or groups Container Deletion Prevention policy Picture management rules Policy extensions
Workflows
Understanding workflow Workflow activities overview Configuring a workflow
Creating a workflow definition Configuring workflow start conditions Configuring workflow parameters Adding activities to a workflow Configuring an Approval activity Configuring a Notification activity Configuring a Script activity Configuring an If-Else activity Configuring a Stop/Break activity Configuring an Add Report Section activity Configuring a Search activity Configuring CRUD activities Configuring a Save Object Properties activity Configuring a Modify Requested Changes activity Enabling or disabling an activity Enabling or disabling a workflow Using the initialization script
Example: Approval workflow E-mail based approval Automation workflow Activity extensions
Temporal Group Memberships Group Family Dynamic Groups Active Roles Reporting Management History
Understanding Management History Management History configuration Viewing change history
Workflow activity report sections Policy report items Active Roles internal policy report items
Examining user activity
Entitlement Profile Recycle Bin AD LDS Data Management Managing Configuration of Active Roles
Connecting to the Administration Service Adding and removing managed domains Using unmanaged domains Evaluating product usage Configuring replication Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups Using database mirroring Creating and using virtual attributes Examining client sessions Monitoring performance Customizing the console Using Configuration Center Changing the Active Roles Admin account Enabling or disabling diagnostic logs Active Roles Log Viewer
Using regular expressions Administrative Template Communication ports

Search activity

A Search activity allows you to perform searches against directory data to find objects, such as users or groups, that match the criteria you specify based on object properties, object location and other information available in the execution environment of the workflow, and to pass these objects to other activities so that the workflow can perform the appropriate actions on them. You can insert activities into a Search activity and have those activities process the objects found by the Search activity.

The following topics cover the configurable settings of a Search activity:

Search scenario

You can configure a Search activity to:

  • Search in the Organizational Unit or container  Search a certain OU or container for objects that match your search criteria.
  • Search for resources managed or owned by the user or group  Search for the managed objects of a particular user or group that match your search criteria. Managed objects of a user or group are those for which the user or group is the primary owner (manager) or a secondary owner.
  • Search the group for its members  Search for the members of a certain group that match your search criteria.
  • Search for direct reports of the user  Search for the direct reports of a particular user that match your search criteria. Direct reports of a given user are the users for which that user is the manager.
  • Search within the object's attribute (ASQ search)  Search for the objects listed in a certain attribute of a particular object that match your search criteria.

Object type

You can specify the type of the objects you want the activity to search for. The list from which to select the object type varies depending on the search scenario you have selected.

Table 51: Search activity: Object type

Search scenario

Object types to search for

Search in the Organizational Unit or container

  • Users
  • Contacts
  • Groups
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Organizational Units
  • Shared Folders
  • Exchange Recipients
  • Inactive Accounts
  • All Objects

Search for resources managed or owned by the user or group

- OR -

Search within the object's attribute (ASQ search)

  • Users
  • Contacts
  • Groups
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Organizational Units
  • Shared Folders
  • Exchange Recipients
  • All Objects

Search the group for its members

  • Users
  • Contacts
  • Groups
  • Computers
  • Exchange Recipients
  • All Objects

Search for direct reports of the user

  • Users
  • All Objects

Search scope

The search scope determines where to search for the objects of the specified type. The search scope settings depend upon the search scenario, and are as follows.

Table 52: Search activity: Search scope

Search scenario

Search scope settings available

Search in the Organizational Unit or container

  • Fixed container in directory  Search in the given OU or container. You can select the desired OU or container in Active Directory when you configure a Search activity.
  • Parent OU of workflow target object  Search in the OU that holds the target object of the request that started the workflow.
  • Object identified by workflow parameter  Search in the OU or container specified by the value of a certain parameter of the workflow. You can choose the desired parameter when you configure a Search activity.
  • Object from workflow data context  Search in the OU or container that will be selected by the Search activity on the basis of the data found in the workflow environment at the time of executing the workflow. When configuring a Search activity, you can specify which OU or container you want the activity to select at workflow run time.
  • Object identified by DN-value rule expression  Search in the OU or container whose Distinguished Name (DN) is specified by the string value of a certain rule expression. By using a rule expression you can compose a string value based on properties of various objects found in the workflow environment at the time of executing the workflow. You can create the desired rule expression when you configure a Search activity.

Search for resources managed or owned by the user or group

  • Workflow target object  Search for resources managed or owned by the target object of the request that started the workflow.
  • Object identified by workflow parameter  Search for resources managed or owned by the object specified by the value of a certain parameter of the workflow. You can choose the desired parameter when you configure a Search activity.
  • Object from workflow data context  Search for resources managed or owned by the object that will be selected by the Search activity on the basis of the data found in the workflow environment at the time of executing the workflow. When configuring a Search activity, you can specify which object you want the activity to select at workflow run time.
  • Object identified by DN-value rule expression  Search for resources managed or owned by the object whose Distinguished Name (DN) is specified by the string value of a certain rule expression. By using a rule expression you can compose a string value based on properties of various objects found in the workflow environment at the time of executing the workflow. You can create the desired rule expression when you configure a Search activity.

Search the group for its members

  • Workflow target object  Search for members of the group that is the target object of the request that started the workflow.
  • Object identified by workflow parameter  Search the group specified by the value of a certain parameter of the workflow. You can choose the desired parameter when you configure a Search activity.
  • Object from workflow data context  Search for members of the group object that will be selected by the Search activity on the basis of the data found in the workflow environment at the time of executing the workflow. When configuring a Search activity, you can specify which group object you want the activity to select at workflow run time.
  • Object identified by DN-value rule expression  Search the group whose Distinguished Name (DN) is specified by the string value of a certain rule expression. By using a rule expression you can compose a string value based on properties of various objects found in the workflow environment at the time of executing the workflow. You can create the desired rule expression when you configure a Search activity.

Search for direct reports of the user

  • Workflow target object  Search for direct reports of the target object of the request that started the workflow.
  • Object identified by workflow parameter  Search for direct reports of the object specified by the value of a certain parameter of the workflow. You can choose the desired parameter when you configure a Search activity.
  • Object from workflow data context  Search for direct reports of the object that will be selected by the Search activity on the basis of the data found in the workflow environment at the time of executing the workflow. When configuring a Search activity, you can specify which object you want the activity to select at workflow run time.
  • Object identified by DN-value rule expression  Search for direct reports of the object whose Distinguished Name (DN) is specified by the string value of a certain rule expression. By using a rule expression you can compose a string value based on properties of various objects found in the workflow environment at the time of executing the workflow. You can create the desired rule expression when you configure a Search activity.

Search within the object's attribute (ASQ search)

  • Fixed object in directory  Search in a certain attribute of the given object. You can select the desired object in Active Directory when you configure a Search activity.
  • Workflow target object  Search in a certain attribute of the target object of the request that started the workflow.
  • Object from workflow data context  Search in a certain attribute of the object that will be selected by the Search activity on the basis of the data found in the workflow environment at the time of executing the workflow. When configuring a Search activity, you can specify which object you want the activity to select at workflow run time.
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