Managing user attributes in the MaaS360 Portal

A user attribute is a set of data that an administrator can customize and then associate with a specific user.

  • You can define a maximum of 30 custom attributes: 15 text or string attributes, two secure value attributes, and five attributes each of date, enum, or boolean.
  • You can set these values when you add or edit a user account.
  • These attributes are referenced in various workflows for dynamic replacement of values that use %Variable Name% as the placeholder value. For example: %SERVER_URL%

You can also use user-specific custom attributes to immediately trigger a compliance action on a device. This feature enables seamless integration with threat management platform partners (such as Lookout). These platforms identify the risk level of devices based on malware, apps, and behaviors, and then categorize the risks (low, medium, high) associated with these platforms by using MaaS360® web services to set attributes in MaaS360.

Adding a custom user attribute

To add a custom user attribute, follow these steps:
  1. From the MaaS360 Portal Home page, select Users > User Attributes > Add Custom Attribute.
  2. Enter the attribute name, variable name, and then select an attribute type as text, date, secure value enum, or boolean.
    Custom user attributes

Managing custom user attributes

You can view or manage custom user attributes from the Manage Custom Attributes page. To manage custom user attributes, follow these steps:
  1. From the MaaS360 Portal Home page, select Users > User Attributes.
  2. From the Manage Custom Attributes page, select a user attribute, and then click Edit to change the name of the attribute or click Delete to remove the attribute from the page.
    View custom user attributes
Note: For MaaS360 users, you must edit and add a custom attribute value. For LDAP users, if attribute mappings are configured on the Cloud Extender®, the custom attribute value is fetched and populated from the LDAP server.