Add custom extension attributes for Profiles 

You can customize the Profiles application by adding custom extension attributes.

The Profiles application provides a set of default attributes. Because every organization's directory structure is unique, the Profiles application also provides the ability to add additional custom extension attributes. For example, you might want to add an extra attribute for your organization that allows employees to specify their mentor. You can extend the application with an unlimited number of custom extension attributes.

You can also add simple string extension attributes by including additional lines in the profiles-config.xml file.

Note: It is not necessary to populate the values of the newly-added custom extension attributes using the Profiles IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) Solution scripts that are provided. The values can be manually entered into the database using the Edit My Profile page in the user interface. Storing these values in the LDAP directory and populating the values using Tivoli Directory Integrator Solution scripts is optional.

Parent topic

Customize Profiles

Related concepts
Work with profile extensions

Related tasks

Customize business card information
Configure Profiles directory search options
Customize directory search results

Related reference
Retrieve the Profiles service document
Profile extension content