How can you change an object identifier other than the CN during a rename operation? Let's say that you want the uniqueID attribute of the user object-Class populated by the CN, and the object gets renamed in your connected application.
In this specific case I wanted to update the uniqueID attribute and set a new IDM association when the user got renamed. I set a new IDM association because it was based on the source-dn.
The answer to this question is in the following policy, which, again, shows how easy it is to implement policy rules with Novell IDM.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><policy>
<description>React on user renames</description>
<comment xml:space="preserve">This policy reacts on user renames.
It sets a new uniqueID for the user and updates the IDM association</comment>
<do-set-dest-attr-value class-name="User" name="uniqueID" when="before">
<token-parse-dn dest-dn-format="slash" length="-2" src-dn-format="slash" start="0">
Below is a screen shot of the policy itself.
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.