Creating Locations

In order to manage resources, those resources must belong somewhere. In EmpowerID, this "somewhere" is an object known as an "EmpowerID Location" or "Location." These locations are user-defined logical representations of the organizational and geographical structure of an enterprise that can be mapped to actual resource locations in an enterprise's external directories or simply used as containers for delegation purposes.

This topic demonstrates how to create EmpowerID Locations and is divided into the following activities:

If you are creating an EmpowerID Location that is to manage resources from an external directory, be sure to map the location to that external location; otherwise, changes made to any objects in that location will not be reflected in the external location.

To create a location

  1. From the Navigation Sidebar of the EmpowerID Web interface, navigate to the Business Roles and Locations management page by expanding Identities and clicking Business Roles.
  2. From the Business Roles and Locations management page, click the Actions tab and then click Create Location.
  3. This opens the Location Details form.

  4. In the General tab of the Location Details form, do the following:
    1. From the General tab of the form, type a name, display name and description for the location in the Name, Display Name and Description fields, respectively.
    2. Tick Is Assignable if you want to allow resources to be assigned (belong) to the location. For example, if you want to place people in the location, you tick the box.
    3. Underneath Parent Location, click the Select a Location link.
    4. In the Location Selector that appears, search for and select the appropriate location and then click Save to close the Location Selector.
    5. Select the location type from the Location Type drop-down.
    6. If you are creating a location for an external organization, such as partner, select Organization as the type. Doing so allows you to apply Visibility Restriction policies against the location that limit the ability of people in the organization from seeing resources that do not belong to the location.
    7. Tick Do Not Allow Delete if you want to prevent the location form being deleted.
  5. Optionally, click the Extension tab and add any desired extension attributes.
  6. Click Save.

To verify that the location was created

  1. From the Business Roles and Locations management page, click the Locations tab and search for the location. You should see a record for the location.
  2. From the Navigation Sidebar, navigate to the Audit Log by expanding Compliance and Reports and clicking Audit Log.
  3. In the Audit Log, click the Recently Created Objects tab and then search for the location.
  4. You should see record for the location appear in the grid.