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Storage

Specify how the question and answer data is stored in a user's profile, as follows:

Field

Description

Storage

Store the question and answer data as multi-valued, single value, and separate attributes. If you change the storage type, you need to reconfigure the physical and logical attributes.

Delimiter for question and answer

Strings such as ? or |. The default string is ?.

When question and answer are stored together--applicable only when you selected multi-valued attribute or single-valued attributes as the storage--this delimiter separates the question and answer.

Depending on your selection for storage (multi-valued, single value, or separate attributes), you have to define the physical and logical attributes in the appropriate fields.

Multi-valued Attribute Storage

Field

Description

Number of questions

The number of questions and answers that you want users to enter on their profile.

The number of questions and answers should be equal to or greater than the number of questions you want them to actually answer when verifying their identity.

Name for question logical attributes

The name for the logical attribute question.

Name for answer logical attributes

The name for the logical attribute answer.

 After filling in the fields, click Generate Attributes to produce the logical attributes based on the number and names and you provided. When generating the logical attributes, CA IdentityMinder automatically adds vertical bars ( | ) and a number qualifier to give each attribute a unique name.

For example:

|Question1|
|Answer1|

Note: After generating these attributes, you can modify the names if necessary.

Single Value Attribute Storage

Field

Description

Number of questions

The number of questions for the physical attribute.

Pattern for question physical attribute

The pattern you assign to a question physical attribute. Select a pattern and a user profile attribute number to start at.

This field only appears if the user directory has more than one attribute on the user profile that are the same except for a particular number. CA IdentityMinder checks the user attributes in the directory and searches for a pattern.

You can use this field to automatically map the question and answer pair to physical attributes.

If this field does not appear, you still have to manually select a physical attribute for each question and answer pair that appear after you click Generate Attributes.

Name for question logical attributes

The name for the logical attribute question.

Name for answer logical attributes

The name for the logical attribute answer.

 After filling in the fields, click Generate Attributes to produce the logical attributes based on the number, pattern, and names and you provided. When generating the logical attributes, CA IdentityMinder automatically adds vertical bars ( | ) and a number qualifier to give each attribute a unique name.

For example:

|Question1|
|Answer1|

Note: After generating these attributes, you can modify the names if necessary.

In addition, you need to provide the correct number of physical attributes for the number of questions you specify. Then, after generating the logical attributes, you need to select an actual attribute for each physical attribute.

Separate Attributes Storage

Field

Description

Number of questions

The number of questions for the physical attribute.

Pattern for question physical attribute

The pattern you assign to a question physical attribute. Select a pattern and a user profile attribute number to start at.

This field only appears if the user directory has more than one attribute on the user profile that are the same except for a particular number. CA IdentityMinder checks the user attributes in the directory and searches for a pattern.

You can use these pattern fields to automatically map each question and answer to separate physical attributes.

If this field does not appear, you still have to manually select a physical attribute for each question and answer that appear after you click Generate Attributes.

Pattern for answer physical attribute

The pattern you assign to an answer physical attribute.

You can use these pattern fields to automatically map each question and answer to separate physical attributes.

Name for question logical attributes

The name for the logical attribute question.

Name for answer logical attributes

The name for the logical attribute answer.

 After filling in the fields, click Generate Attributes to produce the logical attributes based on the number, pattern, and names and you provided. When generating the logical attributes, CA IdentityMinder automatically adds vertical bars ( | ) and a number qualifier to give each attribute a unique name.

For example:

|Question1|
|Answer1|

Note: After generating these attributes, you can modify the names if necessary.

In addition, you need to provide the correct number of physical attributes for the number of questions you specify. Then, after generating the logical attributes, you need to select an actual attribute for each physical attribute.