Active Directory management & automation

Provide Custom Help and Tips for AD Object Properties

To help users understand the purpose of specific properties of Active Directory objects, and thus help them enter data for the properties, you can provide instructional help text and useful hints for any AD object property.

Users can access the help by clicking the button located next to the input field for a property. The hint is displayed in a tooltip when moving the mouse over the input field. When possible, the hint is also displayed inside the input field (as long as the field is empty).

Custom help and hints are specified via Property Patterns. In this tutorial you will learn how to modify the built-in Property Pattern called User Pattern to provide custom hints and help for properties of user accounts.

Launch Adaxes Administration Console, expand
Adaxes service \ Configuration \ Property Patterns \ Builtin and select User Pattern.

Selecting the built-in Property Pattern

In the Result Pane (located on the right):

If the property, for which you want provide help and hint, is in the list, right-click it, and select Edit in the context menu.


If not, click the Add button located in the top right corner of the view and select the property you need in the drop-down list.


In the dialog that opens, click the Hint and Help button located at the bottom of the dialog.


In the Hint & Help dialog that opens:

  • Type optional tip text into the Hint text field.
  • To provide help for the property, select the the Custom help text option and type the text in the edit box below.
To edit help text in a visual HTML editor, click the HTML Editor button.


Click OK two times and then click Save changes.

Save the Property Pattern

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