Make an input field a drop-down list

Adaxes allows you to define a list of possible values for any property of directory objects. If property values are limited to a predefined list, users can select a value from a drop-down, instead of entering the value in a regular input field.

To define allowed values object properties, you need to 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 define the list of allowed values for a specific property of user accounts.

  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 select the property where you want to define the list of allowed values.

  4. Select Must be one of the following values only and click Edit.

  5. Specify allowed values for the property.

    Click OK.

  6. If you want to make the property mandatory, select The property is required.

  7. Click Save changes.

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

Different patterns for different users

By default, the User property pattern is applied to 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, 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.

    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 located 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 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.

     Step by step { #exclude_scope}
    • Click the object you want to exclude.

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

    • Click OK.

  • When done, click Finish.