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    When is preferred e-mail address written back to the directory?

    GW 2014

    In the Admin Console, or via the REST API, it is possible to set a
    preferred e-mail ID and preferred e-mail internet domain for a given
    object. Why would this be necessary? Because GW is really neat and lets
    you easily handle users from multiple internet domains (novell.com,
    suse.com, netiq.com, etc.) at the same time, in the same system. Further,
    it lets users of all systems get e-mails from all domains if wanted, which
    really worked well when Novell was acquiring companies, and then when they
    were acquired; if a user changed from novell.com to suse.com, their old
    e-mail (targeted for the old address) still reached them. Smart smart smart.

    If I set somebody to have a preferred address, specifically via REST
    (because that is how the IDM driver for GW 2014 does it), their directory
    address (in eDirectory) is not updated, though obviously a preferred
    domain should be the one advertised in a directory (or so seems obvious to
    me). If I use the REST API to tell GW to "commit" this change, then it
    goes ahead and updates the directory; thanks Morris for fixing this in the
    thread before this one: https://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=482628

    My question (finally): Does GW automatically do a commit after some period
    of time? Can it? I'm asking because I do not want to need to do this
    manually, though I could with the IDM driver when pushing a value over to
    GW; it would be nicer if GW would do the work for me and push back its
    correct value (it is authoritative or e-mail addresses after all) back to
    eDirectory as if I had asked it to commit. Perhaps I am just not patient
    enough and eventually it will do so, but if so how is that configured?

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    Morris Blackham NNTP User

    Re: When is preferred e-mail address written back to the directory?


    Short answer is no. There is no scheduled address publishing to the directory, It's only done when there is a trigger activated by changing something in either the Internet Addressing options, or if you go to the directory definition in the admin console.



    You could create a cron job and do a publish for the system. you could put this curl command in a script for the cron job to run:



    curl -k --user gwadmin:pwd -X POST -H "Content-type:application/json" --data "{\"commit\":true}" https://10.10.10.10:9710/gwadmin-ser...ectory/publish





    --Morris






    >>> ab<ab@no-mx.forums.novell.com> 3/23/2015 9:49 PM >>>



    GW 2014

    In the Admin Console, or via the REST API, it is possible to set a
    preferred e-mail ID and preferred e-mail internet domain for a given
    object. Why would this be necessary? Because GW is really neat and lets
    you easily handle users from multiple internet domains (novell.com,
    suse.com, netiq.com, etc.) at the same time, in the same system. Further,
    it lets users of all systems get e-mails from all domains if wanted, which
    really worked well when Novell was acquiring companies, and then when they
    were acquired; if a user changed from novell.com to suse.com, their old
    e-mail (targeted for the old address) still reached them. Smart smart smart.

    If I set somebody to have a preferred address, specifically via REST
    (because that is how the IDM driver for GW 2014 does it), their directory
    address (in eDirectory) is not updated, though obviously a preferred
    domain should be the one advertised in a directory (or so seems obvious to
    me). If I use the REST API to tell GW to "commit" this change, then it
    goes ahead and updates the directory; thanks Morris for fixing this in the
    thread before this one: https://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=482628

    My question (finally): Does GW automatically do a commit after some period
    of time? Can it? I'm asking because I do not want to need to do this
    manually, though I could with the IDM driver when pushing a value over to
    GW; it would be nicer if GW would do the work for me and push back its
    correct value (it is authoritative or e-mail addresses after all) back to
    eDirectory as if I had asked it to commit. Perhaps I am just not patient
    enough and eventually it will do so, but if so how is that configured?

    --
    Thanks.

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    show your appreciation and click on the star below...

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