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Role Mapping Rules

Role mapping rules are conditions a user must meet in order for the system to map the user to one or more user roles. These conditions are based on either user information returned by the realm's directory server or the user's username. You must specify role mapping directives in the following format: If the specified condition is|is not true, then map the user to the selected roles.

You create a role mapping rule on Role Mapping tab of an authentication realm. When you click New Rule on this tab, the Role Mapping Rule page appears with an inline editor for defining the rule. This editor leads you through the three steps of creating a rule:

The system compiles a list of eligible roles to which a user may be mapped, which are roles specified by the role mapping rules to which the user conforms. Next, the system evaluates the definition for each role to determine if the user complies with any role restrictions. The system uses this information to compile a list of valid roles, which are roles for which the user meets any additional requirements. Finally, the system either performs a permissive merge of the valid roles or presents a list of valid roles to the user, depending on the configuration specified on the realm’s Role Mapping tab.

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