IDM 7.2.0

Extend the policy service

You can extend the policy service by adding custom scripted policies, and by adding policies that are applied only under certain conditions.

Add custom scripted policies

If your deployment requires additional validation functionality that is not supplied by the default policies, you can add your own policy scripts to your project’s script directory, and reference them in your project’s policy configuration.

Do not modify the default policy script file (openidm/bin/defaults/script/policy.js) as doing so might result in interoperability issues in a future release.

To reference additional policy scripts, set the additionalFiles property in you policy configuration.

The following example creates a custom policy that rejects properties with null values. The policy is defined in a script named mypolicy.js:

var policy = {   "policyId" : "notNull",
       "policyExec" : "notNull",
       "policyRequirements" : ["NOT_NULL"]
}

addPolicy(policy);

function notNull(fullObject, value, params, property) {
   if (value == null) {
      var requireNotNull = [
        {"policyRequirement": "NOT_NULL"}
      ];
      return requireNotNull;
   }
   return [];
}

The mypolicy.js policy is referenced in the policy.json configuration file as follows:

{
    "type" : "text/javascript",
    "file" : "policy.js",
    "additionalFiles" : ["script/mypolicy.js"],
    "resources" : [
        {
            ...
        }
    ]
}

In cases where you are using the admin UI, both policy.js and mypolicy.js will be run within the client, and then again by the the server. When creating new policies, be aware that these policies may be run in both contexts.

Add conditional policy definitions

You can extend the policy service to support policies that are applied only under specific conditions. To apply a conditional policy to managed objects, add the policy to your project’s managed object configuration. To apply a conditional policy to other objects, add it to your project’s policy configuration.

The following managed object configuration shows a sample conditional policy for the password property of managed user objects. The policy indicates that sys-admin users have a more lenient password policy than regular employees:

{
    "objects" : [
        {
            "name" : "user",
            ...
                "properties" : {
                ...
                    "password" : {
                        "title" : "Password",
                        "type" : "string",
                        ...
                        "conditionalPolicies" : [
                            {
                                "condition" : {
                                    "type" : "text/javascript",
                                    "source" : "(fullObject.org === 'sys-admin')"
                                },
                                "dependencies" : [ "org" ],
                                "policies" : [
                                    {
                                        "policyId" : "max-age",
                                        "params" : {
                                            "maxDays" : ["90"]
                                        }
                                    }
                                ]
                            },
                            {
                                "condition" : {
                                    "type" : "text/javascript",
                                    "source" : "(fullObject.org === 'employees')"
                                },
                                "dependencies" : [ "org" ],
                                "policies" : [
                                    {
                                        "policyId" : "max-age",
                                        "params" : {
                                            "maxDays" : ["30"]
                                        }
                                    }
                                ]
                            }
                        ],
                        "fallbackPolicies" : [
                            {
                                "policyId" : "max-age",
                                "params" : {
                                    "maxDays" : ["7"]
                                }
                            }
                        ]
                    }
                    ...
}

To understand how a conditional policy is defined, examine the components of this sample policy. For more information on the policy function, see Policy Implementation Functions.

There are two distinct scripted conditions (defined in the condition elements). The first condition asserts that the user object, contained in the fullObject argument, is a member of the sys-admin org. If that assertion is true, the max-age policy is applied to the password attribute of the user object, and the maximum number of days that a password may remain unchanged is set to 90.

The second condition asserts that the user object is a member of the employees org. If that assertion is true, the max-age policy is applied to the password attribute of the user object, and the maximum number of days that a password may remain unchanged is set to 30.

In the event that neither condition is met (the user object is not a member of the sys-admin org or the employees org), an optional fallback policy can be applied. In this example, the fallback policy also references the max-age policy and specifies that for such users, their password must be changed after 7 days.

The dependencies field prevents the condition scripts from being run at all, if the user object does not include an org attribute.

This example assumes that a custom max-age policy validation function has been defined, as described in Add Custom Scripted Policies.

These scripted conditions do not apply to progressive profiling.

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