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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 28, 2019

LDAP dynamic groups with Filenet CPE

We want to have the capability to Manage Dynamic Groups in Filenet P8.

We open a case to know if there are possibility to implement it , this is the response of support team was:
The question asked in the case was regarding the support of LDAP dynamic groups with CPE.

The official answer is: 'It is not supported with CPE' our documentation states clearly that we strictly require static groups. A detail description of why it is not supported has been provided in my last email which is beyond the role of IBM Support.
1. IBM Dev and Engineering have tested and not qualified it with the product. The primary reason we have not added support for dynamic groups is that they do not perform or scale well, particularly for the way in which CPE uses group membership. A dynamic group is essentially an LDAP query to find all users who have a specified value in some LDAP attribute. That can perform reasonably well in most cases, to get a list of group members.

However the lookup that CPE most often performs is to find all groups that a user is a member of. That lookup does not perform well with dynamic groups, as it requires retrieving every dynamic group and checking to see if the user is a member. Obviously that will not scale if there are large numbers of dynamic groups

Use Case
Citibanamex (Citi bank in México) has canceled the original ECM project last month, but now, they are in a new approach in order to fulfill the business requirements for “Account Opening”, “Customer Digital File”, “Claim and Disputes” processes among others. In this new opportunity, we are competing against Documentum (OpenText). IBM has four main strengths, 1) They already know FileNet, 2) Our solution includes ICOS as object storage, 3) They want to deploy it in a container platform and, 4) We've already showed them CAM-MCM capabilities. But we have an issue that is stopping their decision and leaving us out of the project, FileNet needs integrate with their LDAP implementation, called citiAZ (Oracle LDAP); this implementation use “Dynamic Groups” and as far as we know, FileNet doesn't support it. Documentum told Citi that they don't support dynamic groups neither, but that they will during 2020. The overall project includes licenses for FileNet, CAM-MCM and ICOS, GBS implementation services and GTS managed services. We need rise an RFE (Request For Enhancement) in order to ask to the development team made the changes in order to support this feature.
RFE ID 135673
RFE URL
RFE Product IBM Digital Business Automation for Multicloud
  • Guest
    Aug 29, 2019

    My organization implemented dynamic security in P8 years ago and have been using it successfully. You implement dynamic security using Security Proxy Objects. I learned about this solution at the IBM Conference in Vegas a few years ago, the presentation was given by the LDS Church.