Register Custom Scripted Actions

You can register custom scripts that initiate some arbitrary action on a managed object endpoint. You can declare any number of actions in your managed object schema and associate those actions with a script.

The return value of a custom scripted action is ignored. The managed object is returned as the response of the scripted action, whether that object has been updated by the script or not.

Custom scripted actions have access to the following variables:

  • context

  • request

  • resourcePath

  • object

Example Scenario

In this scenario, you want your managed users to have the option to receive update notifications. You can define an action that toggles the value of a specific property on the user object.

  1. Add an updates property to the managed object configuration:

    "properties": {
        ...
        "updates": {
            "title": "Automatic Updates",
            "viewable": true,
            "type": "boolean",
            "searchable": true,
            "userEditable": true
        },
        ...
    }
  2. Add a toggleUpdates action to the managed user object definition:

    {
        "objects" : [
            {
                "name" : "user",
                "onCreate" : {
                    ...
                },
                ...
                "actions" : {
                    "toggleUpdates" : {
                        "type" : "text/javascript",
                        "source" : "openidm.patch(resourcePath, null, [{ 'operation' : 'replace', 'field' : '/updates', 'value' : !object.updates }])"
                    }
                },
                ...
            }
        ]
    }
    The toggleUpdates action calls a script that changes the value of the user’s updates property.
  3. To call the script, specify the ID of the action in a POST request on the user object:

    curl \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer *token*" \
    --header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
    --request POST \
    "https://tenant-name.forgeblocks.com/openidm/managed/realm-name_user/ID?_actionId=toggleUpdate"

    You can now test the functionality.

  4. Create a managed user, bjensen, with an updates property set to true:

    curl \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer *token*" \
    --header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
    --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
    --request POST \
    --data '{
      "userName":"bjensen",
      "sn":"Jensen",
      "givenName":"Barbara",
      "mail":"bjensen@example.com",
      "telephoneNumber":"5556787",
      "description":"Created by OpenIDM REST.",
      "updates": true,
      "password":"Passw0rd"
    }' \
    "https://tenant-name.forgeblocks.com/openidm/managed/realm-name_user?_action=create"
    {
      "_id": "9dce06d4-2fc1-4830-a92b-bd35c2f6bcbb",
      "_rev": "0000000050c62938",
      "userName": "bjensen",
      "sn": "Jensen",
      "givenName": "Barbara",
      "mail": "bjensen@example.com",
      "telephoneNumber": "5556787",
      "description": "Created by OpenIDM REST.",
      "updates": true,
      "accountStatus": "active",
      "effectiveRoles": [],
      "effectiveAssignments": []
    }
  5. Run the toggleUpdates action on bjensen:

    curl \
    --header "Authorization: Bearer *token*" \
    --header "Accept-API-Version: resource=1.0" \
    --request POST \
    "https://tenant-name.forgeblocks.com/openidm/managed/realm-name_user/9dce06d4-2fc1-4830-a92b-bd35c2f6bcbb?_action=toggleUpdates"
    {
      "_id": "9dce06d4-2fc1-4830-a92b-bd35c2f6bcbb",
      "_rev": "00000000a92657c7",
      "userName": "bjensen",
      "sn": "Jensen",
      "givenName": "Barbara",
      "mail": "bjensen@example.com",
      "telephoneNumber": "5556787",
      "description": "Created by OpenIDM REST.",
      "updates": false,
      "accountStatus": "active",
      "effectiveRoles": [],
      "effectiveAssignments": []
    }
    Note in the command output that this action has set bjensen’s updates property to false.