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Capability and Initial Attributes

Account templates include two types of attributes:

Accounts are considered synchronized with their account templates when all the capability attributes are synchronized. These are attributes that differ from endpoint type to endpoint type such as group memberships, privileges, quotas, login-restrictions; they control what the user can do when logging into the account.

Synchronization does not update other account attributes. They are initialized from the account templates during account creation and they can also be updated during propagation functions. The Provisioning Server provides two propagation functions (an immediate update of accounts at the time the account template is changed and an update of accounts at the time global user attributes change).