FIM mailnickname append RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    We have run IDFix and found duplicated contacts from FIM that we need to fix. We think we can fix that if we make changes to the emailnickname attribute that are coming in from another forest.  Our idea is to add a suffix to the end of the nick name as in gets synchronized to our domain.  So it would be something like this. If the emailnickname is, we want to change it to  for example.  Can this be done using the functions? Would you be able to send me an example on how the function would look like such as ReplaceString and how to apply the function?  I am sorry, but we have been doing a straight GALsync for a long time but nothing has been done in this level.

    Thank you. 

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:00 PM

All replies

  • So you already have FIM in place and flowing the emailnickname attribute? Are you using sync rules or extensions rules for this flow?
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 4:17 PM
  • While importing the mailnickname from another forest, you can write a custom rule to append the .AMX to mailnickname.

    You can also write a Custom Action workflow in FIM Portal to append the .AMX for users from the second forest after doing a uniqueness check.
    Saturday, May 23, 2015 5:24 AM
  • So it would be something like this. If the emailnickname is, we want to change it to  for example.

    To do this as a declarative FIM sync rule expression, first have a look at this blog post from David: FIM functions explained.  I have a feeling you want something more complex than what you have said - because to do what you are asking really just requires appending ".AMX" to the mail property.  This is simply:


    Bob Bradley (FIMBob @ ... now using FIM Event Broker for just-in-time delivery of FIM 2010 policy via the sync engine, and continuous compliance for FIM

    • Proposed as answer by UNIFYBobMVP Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:58 PM
    Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:58 PM