User Extension Attributes

User extension attributes are custom fields that you can create to collect almost any type of data about a user.

When you create a user extension attribute, you specify the following information:

  • Type of data being collected, such as string, integer, or date

  • Input type, which determines how the extension attribute is populated with data

Note: Extension attributes are displayed in the General category of user inventory information.

Extension attributes can add time and network traffic to the inventory process depending on the type of data you choose to collect and the input type used to collect it.

User Extension Attribute Input Types

You can choose to populate the value of a user extension attribute using any of the following input types:

  • Text field—This displays a text field in user inventory information. You can enter a value in the field at any time using the JSS.

  • Pop-up menu—This displays a pop-up menu in user inventory information. You can enter a value in the field at any time using the JSS.

Creating a User Extension Attribute

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10126441/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click User Management.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. Click Extension Attributes images/download/thumbnails/10126441/Extension_Attributes.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/10126441/New_icon.png .

  6. Configure the settings on the pane.

  7. Click Save.

Cloning, Editing, or Deleting a User Extension Attribute

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10126441/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click User Management.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. Click Extension Attributes images/download/thumbnails/10126441/Extension_Attributes.png .

  5. Click the extension attribute you want to clone, edit, or delete.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To clone the extension attribute, click Clone and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

    • To edit the extension attribute, click Edit and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

    • To delete the extension attribute, click Delete and then click Delete again to confirm.

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