Create custom search scopes in FIM portal

When you got a lot of users in your FIM portal, you probably want to use search scopes to get a quick overview or a “cleaner” presentation of users. Let`s create a new custom search scope that gives us a view of all users that is currently active.

Create new search scope

Go to the FIM portal -> Administration -> Search Scopes

New search scope – General tab

Create new search scope, and do something like this:

Display Name: All Active Users
Usage Keyword:
BasicUI
customized
Global
Person
MailEnabledSecurity
Security
Distribution
Order: 2

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New search scope – Search Definition tab

This is which attributes should be used to search for the a user when someone is typing in the search field.
Attribute Searched:
DisplayName
AccountName
MailNickname

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Search Scope Filter: (This is the XPath expression that will return all our active users).

/Person[EmployeeStatus="Active"]

Test the XPath by clicking in the windows below.

New search scope – Results tab

This is where you choose which attributes you want to see. Choose Resource Type: Person
And Attributes (ex): DisplayName;Domain;AccountName;JobTitle;OfficeLocation;OfficePhone;Email

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New search scope – Localization tab

It`s possible to present the name in different languages depending on the end-users browser language. Localized Display Name: All Active Users

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Now. Next and Finish

iisreset

Remember to do a IISRESET after the new search scope is created!

The end result should look like this in the Users section

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