How to enable self-update for custom AD attributes in ADSelfService Plus
IT administrators might need to create custom attributes for a variety of reasons such as to route Active Directory based custom messages, application integration, or including specific flags on Active Directory objects. Before you can create a custom attribute, you need to install an administrative tool called the Active Directory Schema that is used to make Active Directory Schema updates and changes.
Install the Active Directory Schema Snap-In.
- Open an elevated command prompt and run regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll
- On the installation of the the Active Directory Schema administrative tool, it will be displayed on Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
Create a custom Active Directory Attribute
- Right click on the Active Directory Schema administrative tool and select Create Attribute.
- Select Continue.
- Enter the Common Name, LDAPDisplay Name, Unique X500 Object ID, and Description, Syntax.
IT admins can ensure users update important information by marking them as mandatory in the self-update form. The important attributes can be default Active Directory attributes, or can be custom attributes like Height, Weight, etc.
You can also help employees avoid accidental errors by specifying whether the entered value in the self-update form should be a mobile number, email address, or contain only numbers or only letters.
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