Retrieving Custom Attributes from the LDAP Server
When a user is successfully authenticated by the LDAP security manager,
Using a business rule, you can populate controls in your form with this information.
There are many attributes available in Active Directory. View this website for a partial list. Single and multi-value attributes are supported. Active Directory custom attributes can be retrieved for users in a
tenant using the LDAP Security Manager or the LDAP Container Security Manager.
You can retrieve additional custom attribute information from the LDAP server using the configuration parameter "com.frevvo.security.ldap.customAttributes" and business rules.
Configure Retrievable Attributes
If you want to pull additional information from Active Directory into your form, you must add a context parameter to the <frevvo-home>\tomcat\conf\catalina\localhost\frevvo.xml file. The configuration parameter is "com.frevvo.security.ldap.customAttributes" and the value is a comma separated list of custom attribute names to be retrieved. Let's use the employee's Middle Initial and Home Phone as an example. The attributes for Middle Initial and Telephone Number are initials and telephoneNumber respectively.
Follow these steps to modify the configuration:
- Stop Live Forms if it is running.
- Navigate to <frevvo-home>\tomcat\conf\catalina\localhost\frevvo.xml.
- Open the file with a text editor.
- Add the parameter shown below to the Active Directory or OpenLDAP sections of the file.
<Parameter name="com.frevvo.security.ldap.customAttributes" value="initials,telephoneNumber," override="false"/>
5. Save the file after all your changes are made. Restart
Write a rule to populate controls in your form with the firstname, lastname, email address plus the additional attributes specified in the configuration parameter. Notice the initials and the telephone number controls in the image are filled with the user information from the LDAP server.
Attributes with more than one value are also supported. For example, The carLicense attribute can return multiple licenses. You can write a rule to populate dropdown options with the specified car license values. Make sure the carLicense attribute is configured in the frevvo.xml file and of course, there are multiple carLicense attributes, each one containing a different value for the dropdown options, set up for appropriate users on the LDAP server.
<Parameter name="com.frevvo.security.ldap.customAttributes" value="initials,telephoneNumber,carLicense" override="false"/>
A JSON array string listing multiple car licenses is returned and it can be used in a