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From Francesco Chicchiriccò <ilgro...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Virtual attributes
Date Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:35:54 GMT
On 24/10/2012 14:23, Jordi Clement ha wrote:
> Hi, 
> we're looking at virtual attributes, a concept support by Apache
> Syncope. I've stumbled upon an email thread from 2011 about these
> virtual attributes. I've copied the relevant part below, because I
> can't find it in the new archives.

Here you go at Nabble [1], the only archive for pre-ASF and new mailing
list messages.

There is some (very concise, though) introduction about virtual
attributes at [2].

>> Hi Dino,
>>
>> Virtual attributes are user attributes that are not stored on the
>> Syncope db. If you enter a virtual attribute in the user schema you
>> can change its value through the form.
>>
>> When you save an user, Syncope assign the value of each virtual
>> attribute to all resource accounts that define the virtual attribute
>> name in their schema map.
>>
>> In conclusion, virtual attributes value reside only on external
>> resources.
>>
>> Marco
>
> I understand that virtual attributes are not stored in Syncope, but
> only exist in connected systems and that they can be viewed and
> modified because of the virtue of being defined in the schema map. So
> basically they're referenced and retrieved and displayed or modified
> and provisioned only when needed (for instance because of an admin
> viewing the users details in Syncope)? Similar to the way Sun Identity
> Manager used to deal with references?

Correct.

Regards.

[1]
http://syncope-user.1051894.n5.nabble.com/syncope-users-Virtual-Attributes-td5061678.html
[2]
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/SYNCOPE/Schema%2C+attributes+and+mapping

-- 
Francesco Chicchiriccò

ASF Member, Apache Cocoon PMC and Apache Syncope PPMC Member
http://people.apache.org/~ilgrosso/


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