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  • 1.  Localization in Provisioning - AD country attribute

    Posted 10-04-2017 06:51 AM

    We have to set the values of the three fields in AD to the following value:


    c: DK

    co: Danmark

    The dropdown on the Address tab to Denmark


    It works for two out of three fields, the Country dropdown can be set to Denmark and that works, the C is automatically set to DK when the dropdown is set. However, the CO attribute is set to Denmark and it is a requirement to set it to "Danmark" - Danish name for Denmark. 


    i have tried multiple combinations of setting the country to be read from another attribute instead of the value Denmark, without any success. if i set it to Denmark the CO is set to Denmark as well.


    On setting the value with "danmark" the dropdown is blank and C is blank and CO contains "danmark" - doesnt work


    Is there a localized version on Provisioning? if yes, how do i configure / install? Any suggestions are welcome. 




  • 2.  Re: Localization in Provisioning - AD country attribute

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 10-05-2017 04:08 AM

    Hi Abinash,


    In the Provisioning Manager UI, the Address Country List into the AD account or account template property sheet is hard coded in the ADS GUI plug-in (Provisioning Manager\bin\caw2kgui.dll) and the short names are in English (not localized).
    e.g.: eTADSco=DENMARK
    Each short name matches with a 2 characters code (Alpha-2).
    e.g.: co=DENMARK and c=DK.
    This mapping table (hard coded) is based on the ISO 3166 standardization.
    You can have a look at:

    Our mapping table (ISO 3166 standard) is designed with 4 columns as short name (in English), Alpha-2, Alpha-3 and the Numeric code.

    The eTADSc attribute deals with the Alpha-2 string.
    You can see the complete ISO 3166 table list of country codes at:




  • 3.  Re: Localization in Provisioning - AD country attribute
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 10-05-2017 08:53 AM

    Hi Abinash,


    First of all, the limitation we are facing here is related to the IM Provisioning Manager UI as I explained.
    That means this "Country/Region" dropdown list can be localized for the IM Web User Console.
    e.g.: DENMARK is DANEMARK when using French language.
    Unfortunately DENMARK is not in the default pre-installed languages; meaning you will have to create your Custom Localization Files following the doc.


    Since we are facing an IMPM UI limitation, and you want to use IMPM UI then post actions to change the "co" value are possible.
    ->Manual actions via etautil or ldapmodify requests.
    <Provisioning Server Home>\bin\etautil -u etaadmin -p secret update 'eTADSOrgUnitName=ForProvisioning,eTADSDirectoryName=***,eTNamespaceName=ActiveDirectory,dc=im'
    eTADSAccount eTADSAccountName='yyy' eTADSco=DANMARK
    Or this also can be done by a ldapmodify against Provioning Server (20389).
    ->Triggering this change inside the provisioning server process (your last question, how to automate)  leads you to write a POST_MODIFY_ACCOUNT common program exit to do the change. This is old fashion and requires development skills.




  • 4.  Re: Localization in Provisioning - AD country attribute

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 10-04-2017 10:27 AM

    Identity Manager provides localized files.
    Sample Localized CA Identity Manager Environments - CA Identity Manager - 14.1 - CA Technologies Documentation


    I am not aware of localized version for Provisioning.

  • 5.  Re: Localization in Provisioning - AD country attribute

    Posted 10-05-2017 04:29 AM

    Hi Philippe,


    Thanks for the clarification!


    Further to that though ☺ , is there a possible way to set the country in AD? When I set the dropdown all three got set like this, when I applied another template which had the hardcoded value danmark, it only updated the co attribute to danmark. This seems possible in two steps, but how do we automate that?


    Denmark in dropdown




    DK here in C




    “Danmark” here in co




    May be a bulk task? Or PX to update this one attribute in AD Account?





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