Configure Profiles directory search options 

Configure directory search options in Profiles to specify the fields that you want to allow users to use when performing a search.


Before you begin

To edit configuration files, use the wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for information about how to start the wsadmin command-line tool.


About this task

A directory search in Profiles allows the user to search using multiple fields. As administrator, you can customize the Search the Directory form to include custom fields. You can also specify which predefined fields are available on the search form. For example, to protect the privacy of your users, you might want to prevent an email address field from displaying on the form.


Procedure

To configure directory search options for Profiles...

  1. From the dmgr host:

      cd $DMGR_PROFILE/bin
      ./wsadmin.sh -jython
      execfile("profilesAdmin.py")

      If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, pick the node where the file is stored.

  2. Check out the Profiles configuration files:

      ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig("<working_directory>", "<cell_name>")where:

      • <working_directory> is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied and are stored while you make changes to them. Use forward slashes (/) to separate directories in the file path, even if you are using the Microsoft Windows operating system.

          Note: AIX and Linux only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command does not complete successfully.

      • <cell_name> is the name of the WAS cell hosting the Profiles application. This argument is required. It is also case-sensitive, so type it with care. If you do not know the cell name, you can determine it by typing the following command in the wsadmin command processor: print AdminControl.getCell()

      For example:

      • AIX or Linux:

          ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig("/opt/prof/temp","foo01Cell01")

      • Microsoft Windows:

          ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig("c:/prof/temp","foo01Cell01")

  • Open the profiles-config.xml file in a text editor.

  • Locate the <searchLayout> section and edit it to specify which fields should display on the Search the Directory form.

  • After making changes, check the configuration files back in, and do so during the same wsadmin session in which you checked them out for the changes to take effect. See Apply property changes in Profiles for information about how to save and apply your changes.


    Parent topic

    Customize Profiles search

    Related concepts
    Add custom extension attributes for Profiles


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