Customizing Display and Search in IDM – Display
Something that comes up in every IDM implementation is the customization of User Display and Search options. In this Blog entry I’d like to cover customizing Display options. I will handle the customization of Search Options later this week.
To start let’s take a look at an out of the box implementation of IDM. Note the Details Section. It’s pretty basic; we don’t seem to know a whole lot more about the user. We see some attributes but what else can we display about them?
It would be nice if we could find out about this Tony Stark, who is he affiliated with? Is he a good guy or a bad guy? That’s the problem with these superheroes, we just don’t know. 🙂 Let’s see if we can make some changes to IDM so that we can find out more.
To start with, let’s take a look at the entry type for this type of IDM Object, which in this case is MX_PERSON. Note that the techniques in this blog will work for most viewable Entry Types with little modification.
What we see immediately is that we can specify both a Display task and a Search task. For this blog we will concentrate on the Display task. Note if you do not have these tasks in your IDM configuration, SAP thoughtfully includes them in IDM. These can be imported from the drive where IDM is installed, typically: \usr\sap\IdM\Identity Center\Templates\Identity Center\SAP Provisioning framework\. The import file name is called Sample_Tasks.mcc.
Now we can select the attributes that we want to display.
And they will be updated in the UI:
What do you know? Tony Stark is a Good Guy with The Avengers!
So you see in a few easy steps a Display task can be created and configured to show additional detail about users, and other Entry Types in SAP NetWeaver Identity Management. Next time it will be on to Search Customizations!