The PingDirectory Server allows its entries to hold virtual attributes. Virtual attributes are dynamically generated attributes that are invoked through an LDAP operation, such as ldapsearch, but are not stored in the Directory Server backend. Most virtual attributes are operational attributes, providing processing-related information that the server requires. However, the virtual attribute subsystem allows you to create user-defined virtual attributes to suit your requirements.

Refer to Viewing the list of default virtual attributes to see if one already exists to meet your needs.

Refer to Understanding the LDAP Schema for detailed information regarding LDAP schemas.

  1. Complete the following fields:
    • Subject: Enter a description of your request, including the action to be taken.
    • Proposed Change Window: Specify the dates or times in which you want the work complete.
  2. From the Capability list, select PingDirectory service requests > Schemas.
  3. In the Attribute name field, provide the name of the attribute you want to add, modify, or delete.
  4. In the Attribute type field, indicate whether the attribute you want to add, modify, or delete is real or virtual.
  5. In the Attribute syntax field, provide information regarding the syntax. See Attribute Syntaxes for syntax details.
  6. Optional: Select the Attribute required check box if the attribute is required. The attribute must be part of the entry or the server will reject the operation.
  7. From the Attribute index type list, select the appropriate type:
    • Equality
    • Substring
    • Ordering
    • Approximate
    • Presence
  8. In the Object class name field, enter the name of the object class to which the attribute should be added.
  9. Optional: In the Additional information field, provide additional details that might be helpful to the representative who completes the request.
  10. Select the appropriate description from the Business Priority list:
    • Change needed by deadline to avoid business impact
    • Change modifies existing functionality
    • Change adds new functionality
  11. Enter a description of your request in the Description field.
  12. If you are tracking your request within your organization, enter the tracking ID or ticket number associated with it in the Customer Tracking ID field.
  13. Click Save to submit your request.