Reference Material | Name Mapping

If the username in the external system is not identical with the Windows account name, you will need to use name mapping to translate the account name from your Active Directory to the username format in the remote system.

  1. If you want to configure name mapping to use custom attributes, perform the steps below. If you want to configure name mapping using transformation pattern, skip to step 2.
    • Enable the custom attribute check-box.
    • In the text field, enter the attribute from the user account object in Active Directory.
    • Click OK.
  2. The transformation pattern consists of a string of expressions that instruct the transformation algorithm on what to do with incoming data from Active Directory. If you want to configure name mapping to use transformation pattern, perform the steps below:

    • Enable the transformation pattern check-box.
    • You will need to transform the Active Directory Account name to match the user’s name in the external system. If instead of the AD user name, a custom attribute has been configure, the transformation algorithm will transform the attribute data. Enter the pattern in the text field. The available transformation variables are:
      Variable functionDescriptionExample
      UConverts characters to upper case.
      This variable is not required in a pattern.
      [U1-]
      Converts “John Smith” to “JOHN SMITH”
      LConverts characters to lower case.
      This variable is not required in a pattern.
      [L1-]
      Converts “John Smith” to “john smith”
      1-The index position of the character to start the current operation from.
      If there is no end character the whole string will be transformed.
      [6-]
      Converts “John Smith” to “Smith”
      2The index position of the character where the current operation should end.
      This variable is not required in a pattern.
      [1-4] Converts “John Smith” to “John”
    • Click OK.