Active Roles 7.3.3 - Web Interface Administration Guide

Introduction Deploying the Web Interface Getting Started Web Interface Basics Performing Management Tasks Using Approval Workflow Customizing the Web Interface Default Commands

Configuring menus

Configuring menus

For each object type, such as User, Group or Computer, the Command pane displays a menu that represents a list of commands associated with that object type. You can customize a menu by adding or removing commands. Use the following instructions to manage menus in the Web Interface.

To navigate to the List Existing Menus page

  • On the Web Interface home page, click Customization, and then click Customization Tasks.

    - OR -

    On the Navigation bar, expand Customization, and then click Directory Objects.

The List Existing Menus page displays a list of menus. You can click the name of a menu in the list to view a list of commands included in the menu.

Creating a menu

Creating a menu

To create a menu

  1. Navigate to the List Existing Menus page: Expand Customization on the Navigation bar and then click Directory Objects.
  2. In the right pane, click Create New Menu.
  3. In the Object type list, click an object type. Then, click Finish.

    The Web Interface creates a menu for the object type you selected. The menu has the same name as the object type.

  1. Click Reload to publish your changes.

Deleting a menu

Deleting a menu

To delete a menu

  1. On the List Existing Menus page, click the name of the menu you want to delete.
  2. In the right pane, click Delete Menu.
  3. Click Reload to publish your changes.

Adding a command to a menu

Adding a command to a menu

To create a new command on a menu

  1. On the List Existing Menus page, click the name of the menu to which want to add the command.
  2. In the right pane, click Create New Command.
  3. In the Command type list, click one of the following:
    • Form Task  Create a command to open a form.
    • Page View Task  Create a command to open a custom page.
    • Search Task  Create a command to perform a search.
    • Set Attribute Task  Create a command to assign a certain value to a certain attribute of directory objects.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Specify general properties of the command, such as the command name and description.
  6. Specify command properties specific to the type of the command:
    • If you have selected Page View Task, specify the address (URL) of the resource, such as a Web page, that you want the command to open.
    • If you have selected Search Task, specify the parameters of the search you want the command to perform. You can also set up the configuration of the list of search results.
    • If you have selected Set Attribute Task, choose the attribute you want the command to set and specify the value you want the command to assign to that attribute.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. Click Reload to publish your changes.

To add an existing command to a menu

  1. On the List Existing Menus page, click the name of the menu to which want to add the command.
  2. In the right pane, click Add Existing Command.
  3. In the list of existing commands, click the command you want to add to the menu.

    The list includes commands that exist in the configuration of the Web Interface site. Note that the list also includes the commands that were deleted from menus, so you can use the Add Existing Command function to restore a command on a menu.

  1. Click Save.
  2. Click Reload to publish your changes.
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