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Is it possible to get FIM Notifications to send blind copies?

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  • On a Notification Email template we seem to be only able to give the TO: recipients.

    How can I arrange that I get a blind copy BCC: sent to a fixed Email address for some Notifications?

    The Notification is being sent to the Manager who claims she doesnt receive the message. There is no evidence of any FIM workflow fail, No event Log messages etc., so I would like to add a blind copy sending to ServiceDesk for these Notifications.. but it doesnt seem possible.

    Friday, February 15, 2013 7:29 AM

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  • http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj133868(v=ws.10).aspx - quote:

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    Two new optional public properties Bcc and CC have been added to the EmailNotificationActivity. Modifying these properties is not currently supported in the FIM workflow designer. As a result you will need to set them using custom code or by editing the workflow XOML directly.

    Example XOML:

    <ns0:EmailNotificationActivity x:Name="emailNotificationActivity1" Bcc="[//Target/Owner]" CC=" bf7b286a-c4eb-4685-9995-78890acd1017;"SuppressException="False" To="bf7b286a-c4eb-4685-9995-78890acd1017;" EmailTemplate="727756dc-92b3-4861-8cab-4ab81ca28a3d" /> </ns0:SequentialWorkflow>

    (...)


    Tomek Onyszko, memberOf Predica FIM Team (http://www.predica.pl), IdAM knowledge provider @ http://blog.predica.pl

    • Marked as answer by HaroldHare Sunday, February 17, 2013 2:08 PM
    Friday, February 15, 2013 8:18 AM

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  • http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj133868(v=ws.10).aspx - quote:

    (...)

    Two new optional public properties Bcc and CC have been added to the EmailNotificationActivity. Modifying these properties is not currently supported in the FIM workflow designer. As a result you will need to set them using custom code or by editing the workflow XOML directly.

    Example XOML:

    <ns0:EmailNotificationActivity x:Name="emailNotificationActivity1" Bcc="[//Target/Owner]" CC=" bf7b286a-c4eb-4685-9995-78890acd1017;"SuppressException="False" To="bf7b286a-c4eb-4685-9995-78890acd1017;" EmailTemplate="727756dc-92b3-4861-8cab-4ab81ca28a3d" /> </ns0:SequentialWorkflow>

    (...)


    Tomek Onyszko, memberOf Predica FIM Team (http://www.predica.pl), IdAM knowledge provider @ http://blog.predica.pl

    • Marked as answer by HaroldHare Sunday, February 17, 2013 2:08 PM
    Friday, February 15, 2013 8:18 AM
  • Thanks. Everything is Easy when you know how, eh?!

    But I think this is an example where the cure is worse than the disease. If we are going astandard, via custom code  I think we shall move in the direction of a PowerShell wf activity which drives send-mailmessage cmdlet or .Net mailsmtpclient.

    Here we can at least chose the smtp server we like and the replyto addresses as well as setting the Bcc and CC addresses as required.

    Sunday, February 17, 2013 2:15 PM
  • But this isn't a custom code - it is just configuration of a workflow parameter which is not exposed via GUI. Of course going with Powershell Activity or custom code (we did it at Predica for example because we needed to send attachments with notifications) is an option as well. 

    Tomek Onyszko, memberOf Predica FIM Team (http://www.predica.pl), IdAM knowledge provider @ http://blog.predica.pl

    Sunday, February 17, 2013 9:40 PM
  • You could always just have two notification activities, but change the target address. Not exactly the same as a bcc, but wouldn't require custom code, and would allow you to debug.

    - Ross Currie


    FIMSpecialist.com | MCTS: FIM 2010

    Monday, February 18, 2013 7:52 AM
  • Let me ask a simple question...

    What is the need for this?  If I tell an email notification to send to 30 people, FIM actually sends 30 different copies out....so in effect, everyone is by default a BCC.  ??????

    • Proposed as answer by Ross Currie Monday, March 18, 2013 4:18 AM
    Thursday, March 07, 2013 9:44 PM