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Configure User Profile Tab

Configure a Profile tab for a task that manages users.


Defines the user-visible name of the tab.


An identifier that is unique within the task. It can contain ASCII characters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), or underscore characters, beginning with a letter or underscore. The tag is used for setting data values through XML documents or HTTP parameters.

Hide Tab

Prevents the tab from being visible in the task. This option is useful for applications that need to hide the tab, but still have access to attributes on the tab.


Defines the search screen to use to display attributes of the object.

View only

Makes the tab read-only.

Hide Validate

Eliminates the Validate button, which validates the fields on the tab that have validation rules.

Always generate event even when no attributes have changed

Causes CA IdentityMinder to generate a Modify User event when tasks that include the Profile tab are submitted, even though no attributes were changed. Select this option if you want this event to trigger identity policies or custom functionality developed with the CA IdentityMinder APIs, such as the event listener.

Do not generate a separate event for password changes

Causes CA IdentityMinder to create a single event for all changes to user profile attributes. Select this option if password changes do not trigger workflow processes or other CA IdentityMinder functionality, and you would like the password change to be persisted in the user store at the same time as other attribute changes.

Copy Search Screen

Defines the search screen to display when the user clicks a Copy button. The Search Screen gives users the option to copy attributes from another user.

Note: If you do not want to allow administrators to create a copy of a user, use the Clear button to remove the default screen definition. Also, be sure to clear the Search Screen field on the Scope tab for the Create User task.