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It is possible to automatically create the logon name based on eg %firstname% and %lastname%, however I want to achieve the following:

logon name = first letter FirstName, first letter of each MiddleName, LastName

e.g.:
Remco van der Test = RvdTest
Remco Test = RTest

I know the solution for the first character (%firstname%:lower,1) but my problem is the possible middle names. I could use an attribute like CustomAttributeText1 for each single MiddleName, however that makes it more difficult to explain to the users who can create an account where that field is used for.

How to achieve this?

With regards,

Remco

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Hello,

In this case, you can use a script to generate the User Logon Name. For information on how to do this, follow this tutorial: http://adaxes.com/tutorials_Simplifying ... Script.htm. On the 5th step of the tutorial, paste the following script:

$firstName = $Context.GetModifiedPropertyValue("givenName")
$middleName = $Context.GetModifiedPropertyValue("middleName")
$lastName = $Context.GetModifiedPropertyValue("sn")

# Build samAccountName
$samAccountNameBuilder = New-Object "System.Text.StringBuilder"

# Append first character of the First Name
if (-not ([System.String]::IsNullOrEmpty($firstName)))
{
    $samAccountNameBuilder.Append($firstName.SubString(0,1).ToLower())
}

# Append first character of each of the Middle Names
if (-not ([System.String]::IsNullOrEmpty($middleName)))
{
    # Split Middle Name(s) into parts
    $middleNameParts = $middleName.Split(" ")
    $middleNamePartsCount = $middleNameParts.Count

    for ($i = 0; $i -lt $middleNamePartsCount; $i++)
    {
        $middleNamePart = $middleNameParts[$i]
        if ([System.String]::IsNullOrEmpty($middleNamePart))
        {
            continue
        }
        else
        {
            $samAccountNameBuilder.Append($middleNamePart.SubString(0,1).ToLower())
        }
    }
}

# Append Last Name
if (-not ([System.String]::IsNullOrEmpty($lastName)))
{
    $samAccountNameBuilder.Append($lastName.ToLower())
}

# Update samAccountName
$samAccountName = $samAccountNameBuilder.ToString()
$Context.SetModifiedPropertyValue("samAccountName", $samAccountName)

# Update userPrincipalName
$userPrincipalName = $samAccountName + "@" +
    $Context.GetObjectDomain("%distinguishedName%")
$Context.SetModifiedPropertyValue("userPrincipalName", $userPrincipalName)
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very good support, is working perfect!! One of the reasons we're going to buy Adaxes...

With regards,

Remco Tiel

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The script provided works well except for the following:

I adjusted the script with:
$fullName = "$firstName $middleName $lastName"
$Context.SetModifiedPropertyValue("cn", $fullName)

Instead of "cn" I also tried "fullName", however the account is not created. In the logging I see the following (translated):
there are more values added for a property that can only have one value...

Because Full Name is a required field I've set the field value to %firstName%, the script should change the name before creation. This works well for the field User Logon Name (pre-Windows 2000) which is also a required field. I've set this field also to %firstName% in the pattern file and is changed upon creation.

Is this by design or am I missing something?

With regards,

Remco Tiel

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indeed I was missing something! Instead of using "cn" I had to use "name" to accomplish I wanted.

Remco

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