HelloID allows administrators to add variables to their own environment. These variables can then be used in scripts, tasks, and email templates.
To get started, navigate to Automation > Variable Library in the HelloID Administrator Dashboard.
Create a Variable
In the User Defined Variables section, a new line is already present to accept a new variable. Follow these steps to add a new variable to your environment.
- Select the Type from its dropdown. In this example, we'll choose a string.
- Provide a Name for the variable. Spaces are not allowed. To separate words, use CamelCase or Snake_Case. In this example, we'll call our variable "exchange_server".
- Provide a value for the variable that corresponds with the chosen data type. In this example, we'll provide the value "exchange01".
- Click the plus sign (+) button to add the variable to your HelloID environment.
- Click the Save button when you are finished.
Update a Variable
The biggest benefit of using variables is that they reduce the effort of updating a value that is used in multiple places. Rather than having to make the update in multiple places, you can simply update the variables value. Wherever that variable is used, the new value will be present when the variable is evaluated.
Change a Variable's Value
To update a variable's value, change its value in the Value column and click the Save button in the Variable Library window.
Note: A variable's type and name values cannot be modified after the variable has been added to your HelloID environment.
Hide a Variable's Value
If the value of a variable is sensitive, and should be protected from shoulder-surfing, then you may hide its value in the form by clicking on the eye icon in the Actions column. Click Save in the Variable Library window to save your changes.
Delete a Variable
To delete a variable, click its trashcan icon in the Actions column, and then click the Save button in the Variable Library window.