IDM Rest Driver Publisher Channel Query

Hi All,

Quick question which I’m hoping you can answer. If I was to use a NetIQ REST driver to allow other teams to create groups into our vault, do we have any control over the response returned?

I can create a group without any issue, but the standard response is;


HTTP/1.1 201 Created Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:52:29 GMT Content-Type: application/json Transfer-Encoding: chunked


Is it possible somehow to extend that to respond with the status above, but also;



{ "group": { "CN": "GroupCreated", "Owner": "GroupOwner", "OtherStuff": "You get the picture...." } }




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  • Hi,

    I obviously didn't make myself clear....apologies.

    Using your terminology, in this instance the Rest Driver is the "server" and we wish to expose this service to others (clients) so we can streamline certain tasks such as group creation in our Identity Vault.

    As an example, the clients will HTTP POST to the exposed driver address / port, https://idvault:port/Group to create a group.

    This works fine, as per the NetIQ documentation on the Rest Driver publisher channel functionality. The default response when a group is created is only the http response code as noted.

    Ideally, I'd like to respond with further information as well, and my question is how can I respond with further information?

  • I see...

    You trying to use REST driver really like "gateway"  (REST to NCP endpoint).

    I have doubt, that it will allow you to get more feedback than already provided by driver shim.

    If this task is not urgent and you can wait a couple of months, you will be able to use "official" REST API to eDirectory (really to LDAP), that supposed to be available soon (with eDirectory 9.2).

    Number of other REST2LDAP products with extended functionality already available on the market.

    I use SERAS from SKYPro, that provides a number of extra features on top to "standard" REST to LDAP functionality.