IdXml Change Attribute WF Does Not Run


Dave Bennett 19/08/2008

IdXml interprets attribute access differently vs using a portal insert to perform the same change….

You create a change attribute workflow. Call it as a portal insert and it works. By work i mean updates the user’s entry in the underlying directory when you change the value and click the save button in the OAM UI.

Having demonstrated successful configuration, your real objective is to invoke this through IdXml. So you create the IdXml and test it out. It seems to work, however, the attribute in the underlying directory is not changed.

It turns out if you cannot read the attribute you cannot request it to be changed via IdXml. However, it works if you request the change attribute using a portal insert instead. Sure enough if you test it with a canIRequestUserAttrModification request it will return Denied if you do not have read access.

This is an odd problem. And I am not going to dump any more time into it. But if you change the attribute so that the participant has read access on the attribute everything works as expected.

My specific situation involved a change attribute workflow where the participant was self.

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