Tivoli Directory Integrator – Before Initialize

As I mentioned in prior PathMaker Group blogs Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) is a pretty neat tool that comes packaged with IBM Tivoli Identity Manager (ITIM).  TDI comes out of the box with a multitude of connectors that are used to as the name says, connect to different sources.  One of the most common business processes where TDI is used is to extract data, transform the data and then load the data into different data source (ETL).  For an example, it is common to use TDI to extract account data from Active Directory using an LDAP connector.

Have you ever wanted to build a dynamic iterator filter that can be created when the assembly line is executed?  In the following example the assembly line uses an LDAP connector to iterate Active Directory.  The requirement is to find AD accounts where the “whenChanged” is in the last 5 days and AD entry should be a user account or a user contact and have a mail attribute.
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