Advanced - Customizing the Configuration Initialization


Connectors continue to be released outside the IDM release. For the latest documentation, refer to the ICF documentation.

Connectors created with the Groovy Connector Toolkit are, by default, stateful connectors. This means that the connector configuration instance is created only once.

The Groovy Connector Toolkit is precompiled code, and connector configurations are initialized in a specific way. If you have specific initialization requirements, you can customize the way in which the connector configuration instance is initialized, before the first script is evaluated. The CustomizerScript.groovy file enables you to define custom closures to interact with the default implementation.

The CustomizerScript.groovy file, provided with each compiled connector implementation, defines closures, such as init {}, decorate {}, and destroy {}. These closures are called during the lifecycle of the configuration.

When you unpack the Groovy Connector Toolkit JAR file, the CustomizerScript.groovy file is located at org/forgerock/openicf/connectors/connector-implementation.

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