Allow timings to specify start time

Ross Currie 8 years ago • updated by anonymous 3 years ago 6

Identity Broker timings allows us to specify how often a particular operation runs... however (to my knowledge) it does not allow us to specify when to commence the timer for that timing. By default, timings start from the time the service starts.

For example, we can set a connector to perform a full import every 24 hours... but we cannot set the connector to import every 24 hours AT MIDNIGHT.

The ability to specify a start time for operations in Identity Broker (and also Event Broker 3) would be beneficial, as clients often ask us to schedule operations for out-of-hours.

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The other timings offer an offset, whereas the the recurring timing does not.
It would be helpful to have this offset in cases such as a timing that should run every 3 hours.
Please correct me if I am wrong.


I agree with Adam above, although I had forgotten about the Hourly timing that we also had

This would be added as follows, please suggest alternatives if the following is not suitable:

<timing name="RecurringTimespanStandardTime" StartFrom="2011-01-22T18:00:00">
<timespan value="13:00"/>

This would mean timing would repeat every 13 hours starting on the 22/1/2011 at 6pm.

This has been implemented for Event Broker, and is awaiting incorporation in a future release of Identity Broker