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OIM User Attributes Modification

While integrating Oracle Identity Manager within a corporate environment, sometimes it is important to change some user attributes externally. OIM API provides simple means to perform these operations.

As is the case in any operation, a connection needs to be made to the OIM instance. This is a simple task, but one must ensure that credentials are properly stored and protected.


protected static OIMClient client;

private static String OIMInitialContextFactory = “weblogic.jndi.WLInitialContextFactory”;


public OIMConnect(String fileName) throws Exception


Hashtable<String, String> env = new Hashtable<String, String>();

env.put(OIMClient.JAVA_NAMING_FACTORY_INITIAL, OIMInitialContextFactory);


client = new OIMClient(env);

System.setProperty(“”, AUTHCONF_FILE);

System.setProperty(“OIM.AppServerType”, “weblogic”);

client.login(OIMUSERNAME, OIMUSERPASSWORD.toCharArray());



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Tivoli Directory Integrator – Before Initialize – Add Date to File Name

I wrote a different TDI blog discussing the Before Initialize Hook.  That blog discussed setting the filter in an Iterator.  Here is another use for the Before Initialize Hook, this time in a File System Connector.  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) with a bunch of Connectors. This blog will relate to the File System Connector.

Have you ever wanted to build create a File System Connector that creates a file that has a unique value so the process can run multiple times a day or week and you don’t have to worry about overlaying the file?  This can be accomplished with the Before Initialize.  In this case the process will only run once a day so only the date is added to the end of the file name. Read more