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Power Tools For Deploying Identity Manager Solutions

Project Overview

A Faster, Easier Way

Novell's Identity Manager team is developing the Designer for Identity Manager, a powerful, graphical toolset designed to assist in configuring and deploying Identity Manager.

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When complete, Designer will include the following functionality:

  • enterprise modeling
  • configuration
  • project versioning and staging
  • policy management
  • integrated XML/XSLT editor
  • debugging, data simulation
  • project documentation

Enjoy a Smoother Experience

The Designer tools enable you to do the following things:

  • Carry projects with you -- work offline and save projects to disk.
  • Keep a project open for an extended period of time.
  • Work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Experience higher performance -- processing is performed on the local CPU.
  • Enjoy a smoother interface (fewer clicks, fewer sub-windows to resize or close, etc.).
  • Benefit from an included development/debugging environment and integration with other client-based tools (editors, debuggers, etc.).

Design and manage a graphical view of your Identity Management System by dragging and dropping system components into your work area.

Policy Management

Create and manage your system policies through a powerful set of graphical tools, eliminating the need for hand-coding policies in XSLT.

policy Management
Quick Document Generation

Designer automates the documentation process of your IDM project, saving you an extraordinary amount of time.

Quick Document Generation

Overview of the Designer development approach

The Designer team periodically releases free incremental updates to the full-release install. These plug-ins contain additional design, deployment and management capabilities for our product. By registering, you will be placed on an e-mail list to be notified of new incremental releases along with a link from where the updates can be downloaded.

Installation instructions

  1. If this is your first time downloading Designer, fill out the form below for free access to Designer's builds
  2. Download the Designer release.
  3. Select a client platform: SUSE Linux, or Windows. Unzip to a temp directory and run the installation program (BIN or EXE).
  4. Launch Designer. An icon will be installed on the desktop for you to do this.
  5. Be sure to refer to the Designer for Identity Manager Help to understand how to work with projects.
  6. Please provide us with your feedback. You can send feedback by commenting in the feedback forum listed below.

Update installation instructions

Designer checks for the latest updates every time it is launched. Click Install Update to install the latest updates. If you have disabled the Designer update notification, you can download the updates from Download and follow the installation instructions given below.

  1. Unzip the Designer update on your local file system.
  2. Go to Designer>Window>Preferences>Novell>Identity Manager>Updates.
  3. Change the URL to file:///<unzip location>/designer_update~x.x.xAU_xxxxxxxx and apply changes.
  4. Go to Designer>Help>Check for Designer Updates to install the updates.
  5. Restart Designer after the update is successfully installed.
  6. Refer to Help>What's New for more information on the update.

Request access to the Designer build

Complete the following form:

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