Set AD attribute for Supervisor RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Everyone,

    is there a way to create a "supervisor" attribute on a User object in AD? 

    I know the manager attribute exists, but I have a need to query user's supervisor.

    Best Regards,

    Happy Christmas.

    Michael Walsh.


    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:32 PM

All replies

  • You can extend the AD Schema and create any attributes you want.  I am not sure why you need it though. Can you give a little more detail on the use case, perhaps there is a better way. I don't like touching AD Schema for little things.

    Nosh Mernacaj, Identity Management Specialist

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:02 PM
  • Hi Nosh,

    thanks for the fast reply.

    Here's my situation.

    I have a 3prd party vendor who is creating an online expense report app for.

    The workflow as it stands is, each employee forwards their expense report to their supervisor for approval. If the dollar value exceeds $300, the supervisor has to forward to the department manager for approval.

    So I'm trying to create a value for supervisor for the app to "call".

    Best Regards,



    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:38 PM
  • Since this is a FIM Forum, I am assuming you want this attribute in FIM, correct?

    In that case, simply extend the FIM schema, creating a reference attribute called Supervisor.

    Nosh Mernacaj, Identity Management Specialist

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:41 PM
  • Mike,

    Is the 3rd party vendor making LDAP queries against your AD? Or are you going to flow these values to a database or to that app?

    In your scenario I presume supervisor is different than manager. Correct? If not then just populate Manager

    Assuming the app will read AD then extending the AD schema is the right way to go. Then configure FIM to populate that attribute just like you do with manager. If you need help with configure FIM to do that let us know. Nosh or myself or many other capable people on the forum can help with that.

    Merry Christmas,


    David Lundell, Get your copy of FIM Best Practices Volume 1

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:37 PM