Ensure phone numbers have country code

Adaxes can ensure that values for object properties are entered in the correct format. The format can be defined either with the help of regular expressions or using constraints like must start with or must not contain.

To define the format for object properties, use property patterns. Adaxes provides a built-in property pattern, User, that is applied to all user accounts by default. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the property pattern to ensure that phone numbers begin with a country code, like +44.

  1. Launch Adaxes Administration console.

     How { #collapse1}
    • On the computer where Adaxes Administration console is installed, open Windows Start menu.

    • Click Adaxes Administration Console.

  2. Expand Adaxes service \ Configuration \ Property Patterns \ Builtin and select User.

  3. In the section located to the right, click Add and then click Telephone Number in the drop-down list.

  4. Select the Must start with option and type a country code in the edit box.

    Alternatively, you can use a regular expression to specify the format for telephone numbers. To do it, select Must match regexp and enter a regular expression, for example, ^([\(]{1}[0-9]{3}[\)]{1}[]{1}[0-9]{3}[\-]{1}[0-9]{4}$.

    Click the button located next to the edit box and enter the error message that will be shown if the validation fails.

    When done, click OK.

  5. Click Save changes.

Any changes made to built-in property patterns can be discarded. To do it, right-click a property pattern and click Restore to Initial State in the context menu.

Different patterns for different users

By default, property pattern User is applied to scope All Objects.

This means that the list of allowed values for the property will be the same for all users in all domains managed by Adaxes. If you want to apply different settings for different organizational units or domains, you need to create a separate property pattern for each OU or domain.

 How to create a property pattern { #howto_multiple_pattern}
  • Right-click Property Patterns, point to New and click Property Pattern.

  • Enter a name for the new property pattern and click Next.

  • On the Object Type step, select User and click Next.

  • On the Configuration step, configure options for a property and click Next.

  • On the Activity Scope step, click Add.

    Select from the following items:

    • Domain – select to apply the property pattern to all users in a specific domain.

    • OU or Container – select to apply the property pattern to users in an organizational unit or container.

    • Group – select to apply the property pattern to members of a group.

      Assignments over group members are not applied during user creation.

    • Business unit – select to apply the property pattern to members of a business unit. To select a business unit, open the Look in drop-down list and select the Business Units item.

    You can exclude specific organizational units, business units, groups, and domains from the activity scope of the property pattern. For example, if you assigned the property pattern over the whole domain, but do not want it to apply to a specific organizational unit, you can exclude the organizational unit from the activity scope. To exclude an object, select the Exclude the selection option in the Assignment Options dialog box.

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    • Click the object you want to exclude.

    • In the Assignment Options dialog, select the Exclude the selection option.

    • Click OK.

  • When done, click Finish.