How do I configure a policy to validate phone numbers? (NETIQKB10545)

  • 7710545
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 19-Jun-2007


How do I configure a policy to validate phone numbers?

Directory and Resource Administrator 6.x


To create a policy to validate the Telephone field on the General tab when viewing user account properties, please perform the following steps:

  1. Launch the MMC while logged in as an Assistant Admin with, at minimum, the Built-in Policy role.
  2. Expand the Policy and automation management snap-in node.
  3. Select Policy.
  4. Click New.
  5. Select the Create a policy to validate a specific property option.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select All ActiveViews and All Assistant Admin groups.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Select User from the drop down list in the Select object class field.
  10. Select telephoneNumber from the drop downlist in the Select class property field.
  11. Click Next.
  12. In the Default Value (which will be used used during create operations) field, enter a default value such as (123) 456-7890.
  13. In the Property format mask field, enter (###) ###-####.
  14. Select the checkbox Required property - Enforce that a value is entered for the property.  This is an optional selection.
  15. Click Next.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Specify a name for the policy.
  18. Click Next.
  19. Click Finish.


While this example validates the Telephone field on the General tab, similar policies can be created for Home phone, Pager, Mobile, Fax and IP phone and other fields.


For a list of field name to Active Directory attribute mappings, please  refer to the following Knowledge Base article:

NETIQKB3802: Active Directory Object Attribute / Directory and Resource Administrator MMC Property Field Mappings

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB10545