Attribute sources are specific datastore or directory locations containing information that may be needed for the attribute contract. You can use more than one attribute source when mapping values to the attribute contract. The order matters and affects the queries differently based on the selection made on the Mapping Method screen.

Retrieve additional attributes from multiple data stores using one mapping
If you plan on using the result of a query as an input to a subsequent query, stack your attribute sources accordingly.
Retrieve additional attributes from a data store—includes options to use alternate data stores and/or a failsafe mapping
As soon as a query succeeds, PingFederate moves on to the next task (contract fulfillment); therefore, you should prioritize the attribute sources.
  • Click Add Attribute Source and then follow a series of sub tasks to complete the configuration.
    For step-by-step instructions, see Choosing a datastore.

    Repeat to add additional attribute sources.

If you are editing a currently mapped adapter instance or APC, you can add, remove, or reorder attribute sources, which may require additional configuration changes in subsequent tasks.