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You can use a business rule to pull custom attributes from your LDAP server into your form. You will have to modify your LDAP configuration and write a rule using _data.getParameter. See the docs section Working with Rules: LDAP Security Subject Information for an example of this type of rule. This rule is not yet supported in the Visual Rules Builder and thus still requires some JavaScript.

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REST Web Services

The frevvo database connector (or other REST web services) can can be invoked via a rule. The frevvo database connector is a practical example of a REST web service. Refer to the Database Connector Tutorial for examples of rules using http methods. REST web services very commonly return JSON strings. For an overview of using JSON to dynamically populate dropdown controls click herehow to parse JSON in a business rule, for example to populate dropdown controls, see our rule example for Dropdown Options and also our documentation on Reusing Dynamic Content.