The Property Extension, formerly known as the lookaside database, allows you to store additional user attributes into a database store without touching your backend user registry. You can use the Property Extension if your LDAP is read-only but you have a requirement that allows users to specify an additional attribute such as Timezone. You can store this additional attribute in the database store. You can also add additional attributes for an application if you cannot change your repository Schema.
IBM® Lotus Web Content Management stores additional information for the following features:
- Web content user profiling
- Category selection trees
- Federated content elements and components
If this information cannot be stored in the main repository, for example the main repository is read-only, a property extension configuration is required.
Parent topic: User registry considerations: qp85