If you specify custom attributes for users or groups, duplicate attribute values can cause conflicts that can't be automatically resolved safely. For example, suppose there are two users on a project, AliceA and AliceB, that have the same team-level Unix username "alice". These users can't be synchronized to any project servers, because there can only be one instance of a username on a server. In such cases, Advanced Server Access can't determine which user should be synced unambiguously.
If a conflict can be resolved by preferring one user or group's project-level attribute over another's team-level attribute, then Advanced Server Access syncs the user or group with the preferred project-level attribute. Since the project-level setting is more specific, it is preferred over the team-level setting.
While two or more project-level attributes with the same value are not allowed, duplicate team attributes are permitted as they don't cause a conflict until the users or groups with the duplicate value are assigned to the same project.
To resolve a conflict in a project, edit the user or group attributes so that there are no duplicate attribute values.
View attribute conflicts
To view attribute conflicts for a project:
- Click Projects in the Advanced Server Access dashboard.
- Select the project to view conflicts for.
- Select the Users tab to view user attribute conflicts, or select the Groups tab to view group attribute conflicts.