Policies enable you to customize the flow of information into and out of the Identity Vault, for a particular environment.
For example, one company might use the inetorgperson as the main user class, and another company might use User. To handle this, a policy is created that tells the Metadirectory engine what a user is called in each system. Whenever operations affecting users are passed between connected systems, Identity Manager applies the policy that makes this change.
Policies also create new objects, update attribute values, make schema transformations, define matching criteria, maintain Identity Manager associations, and many other things.
A detailed guide to Policies is contained in the Policy Builder and Driver Customization Guide . This guide contains:
A detailed description of each available policy
An in-depth Policy Builder user guide and reference, including examples and syntax for each condition, action, noun, and verb.
A discussion on creating policies using XSLT style sheets.
Please refer to the Policy Builder and Driver Customization Guide for information on policies.