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I am trying to set a business rule to ask me who to email after creating an account. I have it set to the manager field right now but most of the time the manager will not want this email. Or any other way I can send an email to a selected user after the account has been created. Thanks for the help

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Hello,

To achieve what you want, you can add an extra property to the page that is used for creating users. This property will be used to specify the email of the user who should receive the e-mail. Also, you'll need to create a Business Rule triggered after creating a user that will email the information you need to the address specified in the property. For this purpose, you can use one of Adaxes virtual properties that can store text (string) values, for example, CustomAttributeText1. Such properties are not stored in AD, but can be used as any other properties of AD objects. To implement such a solution:

I. Add a Virtual Property to the Page for Creating Users

For information on how to add a property to the page for creating users, see Step 6 in the following tutorial: http://www.adaxes.com/tutorials_WebInte ... diting.htm.

II. Create a Business Rule for Sending Emails after a User is Created

To create a Business Rule that automatically sends emails to the user specified in the virtual property, you can create a Business Rule as follows:

  1. Create a new Business Rule.
  2. On the 2nd step of the Create Business Rule wizard, select User and After Creating a User.
  3. On the 3rd step, ad the Send e-mail notification action.
  4. To send emails to the e-mail address specified by the virtual property, you need to insert a value reference for the virtual property you chose. For example, if you chose to use CustomAttributeText1, use %adm-CustomAttributeText1%.

III. Optional Tasks

  • To disallow creating users without specifying an email to send a notification to, you can, for example, make the virtual property required. For information on how to make a virtual property required, see the following tutorial: http://www.adaxes.com/tutorials_Simplif ... Format.htm.
  • Since a name like CustomAttributeText1 won't tell much your users about the meaning and the function of the property, you'll probably want to give it your own name. For information on how to do that, see the following help article: http://www.adaxes.com/help/?HowDoI.Mana ... Names.html.

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