Operation Attribute

Expands to the value of an attribute from the current operation. It does not include the removed values from a modify operation.



Specify the name of the attribute. Supports variable expansion. For more information, see Variable Expansion.


The example has four rules that implement a Placement policy for User objects based on the first character of the Surname attribute. It generates both a trace message and a custom Novell Audit or Sentinel event. The policy name is Policy to Place by Surname, and it is available for download from the Novell Support Web site. For more information Downloading Identity Manager Policies in Understanding Policies for Identity Manager 3.5.1 . To view the policy in XML, see 001-Placement-BySurname.xml.

Policy to place users by last name
Operation attribute

The action Set Operation Destination DN contains the Operation Attribute token. The Operation Attribute token sets the Destination DN to the CN attribute. The rule takes the context of Training\Users\Active\Users and adds a \ plus the value of the CN attribute.