Customizing Naming Format


 

Using this administration can customize the naming template to the organization policies. Follow the following steps:

  1. Click on Admin Tab and then click on naming Format .
  2. Click on the Add New Format.

  3. In text box Format Name, provide a suitable name to the naming format you are about to create. Eg. LogonName Format.

  4. From Select Data, choose "FirstName"; in the drop-down box next to with, choose "First"; in textbox preceding characters, enter number 1; choose appropriate case; click on Add. The Format Value will reflect the corresponding values of your choice.

  5. Again, from Select Data, choose "LastName"; let the value in the drop-down box be "All"; select appropriate case, and finally click on Add. Appropriate value appears in Format Value.
  6. Click on Save. Now, a naming format is ready to be used in user creation templates.

Refer to the following example for a clear understanding.

 

Ex:  Suppose a user name is john smith and you want the logon name  to be as jsmith in directory,then perform the following steps:

  • Click on the Add New Format

  • Enter the format name as "Logon Name Format"

  • From "Select data" drop down menu , choose First name. From the drop down menu beside "characters" ,choose "1" .

  • From the Given Case drop down menu, choose lower case and then hit the "ADD" button

  • Now, from "Select data" drop down menu, choose Last name. From the drop down menu beside "characters", choose all.

  • From the Given Case drop down menu, choose lower case and then hit the "ADD" button.
  • Now, hit the Save button  

Advanced Naming Format:

The primary purpose of a Naming Format is to decide how the user�s Logon Name, Display Name, sAMAaccount Name are set.

Example:  �Display Name� format could be �First Name +.+ Middle Name +.+ Last Name�

Hence for a user with First Name: John,     Middle Name: K,    Last Name: Smith,

The display name would be John.K.Smith

 

During bulk management operations, importing a CSV file is most simple solution. The above naming format works perfectly when the imported CSV file contains values corresponding to the above format. But what will happen if any of the Name attributes (say Middle Name ) in the CSV file is missing ?The Display Name would then be

John..Smith. This is definitely awkward to comprehend and deviation from organizational naming standards.

 

Under such conditions, the �Advanced Naming Format� feature would be extremely useful as it provides you with an alternate �naming format� that can be used under abnormal conditions like the one discussed above (Middle Name missing for a user in the CSV file).

In the case discussed, using the Advanced Naming format, administrators can define an alternate naming format, say �First Name + . + Last Name�, and direct it to be applied whenever the condition � �Middle Name � missing in the CSV file � arises.

For the above example: If Middle Name is empty then the alternate Naming format is

Display Name will be First Name +. + Last Name i.e. John. Smith

 

For the above example: If Middle Name is empty then the alternate Naming format is

Display Name will be First Name +. + Last Name i.e. John. Smith

 

Let us now see how you can create an Advanced Naming Format using ADManager Plus

1. Enter an appropriate name for �Advanced Format Name �which you are going to create.

          E.g.: New Display Name Format

2. From the drop down menu which is present beside �Default Format without any condition�, choose the format that will be applied when none of the conditions are true. In our case, choose our   default format - �First Name� +. + �Middle Name�+. + �Last Name�

3. Now, add conditions by clicking on the �Add Condition� button

a) From the drop down menu under Attributes, choose �Middle Name�.

b) Then from the drop down menu under �Constraints�, Choose �empty�  .Thus the condition which we have set now is �If Middle Name is Empty�,

c) Now choose the format which has to be applied if the above condition is true. Let us choose the format �First Name� +. + �Last Name� .Now click Ok button.

 

 

After you save changes,