Identity Cloud

Patch Object node

The Patch Object node updates the attributes of an existing managed identity object.


Product Compatible?

ForgeRock Identity Cloud


ForgeRock Access Management (self-managed)


ForgeRock Identity Platform (self-managed)



This node reads the Identity Attribute and the managed object fields to patch from the shared node state. If it can’t read the Identity Attribute, it reads the userName from the shared node state.


This node depends on the underlying identity service to find and patch the managed object.


Property Usage

Patch as Object

If enabled, update the object as its subject—​for example, update a managed user object as the user; otherwise, update the object as the client application.

Enable this property to patch fields of the current, authenticated user’s account the client application can’t update.

Default: false

Ignored Fields

Omit the specified shared state fields from the patch.

If no fields are specified, the node attempts to update all the shared state fields as part of the patch.

Default: none

Identity Resource

The type of managed identity resource object this node patches.

This must match the identity resource type for the current flow.

To check for the available managed identity resource types, go to the IDM admin UI, and open the Manage drop-down list in the upper right corner of the screen.

Identity managed object types are preceded by the icon.

Default: managed/user

Identity Attribute

The attribute used to identify the managed object in the underlying identity service.

Default: userName





The node updated the managed object.


Any other case.


This node logs the following warning messages when an update fails:

  • Failed to create object

  • Failed to patch object

Review the logs for additional messages describing the problem.


This journey uses the Patch Object node to update a user’s password:

Updating a password

The user has already authenticated before beginning this journey:

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