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Attribute format change using Named Expressions

  • 1.  Attribute format change using Named Expressions

    Posted 06-16-2017 03:04 PM

    Hi All,


    We are currently trying to solve a date format incompatibility issue with one of our Vendors.


    The vendor's expectation for the Date of Birth (DOB) attribute on our Outbound SAML is of format "yyyymmdd".

    But our current available format is "mmddyyyy".


    Can anyone please advice on how this can be tackled using Regular Expressions.??

    We are exploring other options from an LDAP and vendor side code fix perspective, but all the options are adding heavy SLAs and we currently cannot afford to lose time.


    I am very optimistic that RegEx can prove helpful here.

    Every suggestion is appreciated. Thanks for your time.




    #regex #saml_2.0

  • 2.  Re: Attribute format change using Named Expressions

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 06-16-2017 03:39 PM

    I don't have a test environment up and running at the moment to test this for you, but you should be able to use the expressions to manipulate the data.

    Something like this expression should rearrange the date: RIGHT(dateattribute,4)+LEFT(dateattribute,4)


    1. Create a named expression #MyExpression with your expression syntax
    2. Create an attribute mapping which calls your named expression
    3. In your partnership for the date attribute, you can reference a user attribute and call your attribute mapping.