5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 2:15 PM by jtellier RSS

    Reconciliation Rule based on arbitrary field

    jtellier
      Hello,

      In our deployment, all users come from a trusted source. That source identifies its user with IDs different from the ones we want to use. We have decided to map the IDs from the trusted source to the Employee Number OIM field and we make OIM generate User IDs. With that kind of configuration, we have a problem with our Reconciliation Rule. According to the doc :

      If you configure trusted source reconciliation of users, you must ensure that the User ID field of the Oracle Identity Manager User account is used in the reconciliation matching rule.

      Since our trusted source doesn't know about the User IDs in OIM, we can't use that field in the Reconciliation Rule. Is there some way we could only use the Employee Number in our Reconciliation Rule?

      It might be useful to specify that the reason we are using different User IDs in OIM is because we want to use a specific format for the ID a user uses to log in. That format is different from the one used in our trusted source and we don't have control over the trusted source.

      Thanks,
      --jtellier                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
        • 1. Re: Reconciliation Rule based on arbitrary field
          978014
          You can define any field in your Reconciliation Rule but that should be unique field.

          Please go ahead and make Recon Rule on Employee Number and let me know if you face any issue.
          • 2. Re: Reconciliation Rule based on arbitrary field
            jtellier
            We have tried having the Reconciliation Rule only on the Employee Number. It does not work. When an existing user is modified in the trusted source, instead of having it modified in OIM, a new one is created with the same Employee Number.

            Thanks,
            --jtellier                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
            • 3. Re: Reconciliation Rule based on arbitrary field
              978014
              Did you create new Reconciliation Profile ?
              • 4. Re: Reconciliation Rule based on arbitrary field
                Karthik Perath
                In Process Definition Recon Field mapping, did you make Employee Number as Key field?
                • 5. Re: Reconciliation Rule based on arbitrary field
                  jtellier
                  Yes, the Employee Number is the key field. The problem was that I had not recreated the Reconciliation Profile. Actually, I had after remapping the reconciliation fields, but not after modifying the Reconciliation Rule.

                  Thanks,
                  --jtellier