Using Variables in Resource and WorkPlace Shortcut Definitions
Using variables, you can define a single resource or WorkPlace shortcut that derives its value from a property
that is unique for each user. Variables can be defined by a property associated with the session a user has
started (the user name, for example, or the name of the zone to which he or she has been assigned), or by
querying an external LDAP store for a specific set of attributes, such as a group or computer name.
Variables can be used for all resource types except IP range and Subnet. If a variable resolves to nothing, any
configuration item using it will be undefined. For example, you might query an LDAP store for a user’s IMEI
number (the built-in ID number on a mobile device). In the case of a user who does not have an IMEI number,
the variable would not resolve to anything during that user session. A WorkPlace shortcut that uses the variable
would not be displayed, for example, and a policy rule that uses it will also fail.
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