2.3 Setting Provisioning View Preferences

You can customize some Provisioning view behaviors by setting preferences. You access the preferences page through Windows > Preferences > Provisioning. The preferences include:

Table 2-3 Provisioning View Preferences

Preference Category




Prompt for deletion of User Application Configuration

When selected and you delete a User Application from the Modeler, Designer asks whether to delete the provisioning objects on disk as part of the delete operation. By default, the provisioning objects are left on disk, even if the User Application is deleted.

Set delete from Identity Vault as default for all “Confirm Delete” dialogs

When you delete an object in the Provisioning view or the directory abstraction layer editor, you are prompted to confirm the deletion. This preference determines whether the check box labeled Delete object in Identity Vault on deploy in the confirmation dialog box is selected by default.

Selecting this preference means the default is to delete the Identity Vault object. The local object is always deleted.

Show Provisioning View when new User Application is created or imported

Select this option if you want Designer to launch the Provisioning view when you create a new or import an existing User Application driver.

Validate display names for supported locales

Select this option if Designer should validate display names. Itensure uniqueness of the display name within a locale, and that a display name is supplied (not blank) for each locale.

Applies to display names defined by using the directory abstraction layer editor, provisioning request editor, or provisioning teams editor.

Show categories in Provisioning View

Select this option so Designer displays provisioning request definitions organized by category. You specify the category in the Overview panel. Categories are defined in the Provisioning Category list defined in the directory abstraction layer.

Show all localized e-mail templates

Select this option so Designer displays all localized e-mail templates as selectable options in the E-Mail notification tab. The Java language code is appended to the name of the e-mail template. For example, cn=Provisioning Notification Activity_es, cn=Default Notification Collection,cn=security indicates this is the Spanish language version of this template.

When you select a localized template, that language is used regardless of the user’s default language. When you select the default template (the template without a locale code), the e-mail is in the user’s default language (if the default is a supported language).

Prompt before performing query on Role Entitlement

When selected, and you click Run query in the Identity Vault, Designer informs you that the query can take a long time to execute. It prompts to run the query or not. If this option is not selected, Designer runs the query and does not prompt you.

Identity Vault Connection Timeout (in milliseconds)

The amount of time (in milliseconds) for Designer to connect to the Identity Vault. When set too low, you might encounter an error when settingTrustee Rights on a provisioning request definition or when trying to access the Identity Vault through the ECMA expression builder.



Delete local object on import when object has been deleted in Identity Vault: Select this option for Designer to delete local objects if the corresponding Identity Vault objects were deleted. This ensures that the Identity Vault and local files are in sync. Deselect this option if you want to leave the local files alone.


Prompt whether to overwrite runtime configuration on import from file: Select this option if you are importing the driver from a test environment and want to deploy to a production environment. The User Application driver runtime relies on objects stored in the driver that you are not able to access in Designer. If you deploy a driver that does not contain these objects, it does not work properly. Deselect this option if you are importing the driver, modifying it, and deploying it back to the same driver set because the driver already has the runtime configuration objects.



Allow deployment of objects with validation errors: Select this option if you want to deploy objects that fail validation checks. At deployment, Designer validates the definitions being deployed following the validation rules outlined in Section 2.6, Validating Provisioning Objects. Deselect this option to prevent deployment of definitions that fail validation.

WARNING:Deploying objects that fail validation can result in errors in the User Application runtime.


Show warning about Identity Vault schema changes

When you select Migrate, Designer displays a dialog box warning you that schema changes (needed to support new features) must be made before you can deploy the migrated driver. If the updates have not been made, cancel the migration until they are complete. If you don't want to see this warning when you select Migrate, deselect this option.

Always deploy (un-deployed) User Application Driver

Applies to User Application drivers that have not been deployed to the Identity Vault (for example, User Application drivers imported from a driver configuration file). When you migrate an undeployed User Application driver, Designer prompts you to deploy the driver. Select the Always deploy (un-deployed) User Application driver option if you always want Designer to deploy the User Application driver, and do not want the dialog box displayed.

Show warning that editors will be closed

When you select the Migrate command, Designer warns you that all editors will be closed. Select this option if you don’t want this warning displayed each time you choose the Migrate command.

Validation Mask

Validation Mask Table

Use this to define the validation masks available to form controls. Validation masks are regular expressions and must follow regular expression syntax.

Designer provides a default set of validation masks. If they do not display validation masks in the form controls property sheets, enable them by clicking Restore Defaults, then clicking Apply.


Form Templates

Use this dialog box to remove or preview existing form templates.

Diagram Preferences

Show Activity ID: Select this preference when you want the Workflow tab of the provisioning request definition editor to display the Activity IDs for each activity in the flow. Activity IDs are used by the ECMA expression builder and are written to the User Application’s error logs.

Show Flow Path Types: Select this preference when you want the Workflow tab of the provisioning request definition editor to display the Flow Path Types for each activity in the flow. Flow Path Types are used by the ECMA expression builder and are written to the User Application’s error logs.