4.3 Configuring Identity Vaults

To view or change an Identity Vault’s settings, double-click the ID vault object in the Outline view or the Modeler.

Figure 4-3 Identity Vault Properties

The Identity Vault Properties page has three options. In addition, you can configure a hostname in the hosts file.

4.3.1 Configuration Settings

Table 4-2 Configuration Settings for an Identity Vault



Vault name

The name of the Identity Vault object. The default is Identity Vault.


The eDirectory™ host where you plan to log in and deploy.


The eDirectory username that has sufficient rights to make changes to objects associated with this deployment.


The password for the above user.

Save password

Saves the password permanently, so you are authenticated into this Identity Vault each time you open Designer. If you use this option, the password is saved locally in Designer’s file system and is not secure.

If you do not select this option, the password is remembered only until you close Designer.

Test connection

Selecting this button allows the user to create, or, if a connection is unresponsive, to re-create a connection to the Identity Vault. If a connection has not been established to the Identity Vault, the button displays Test connection. After a connection is established, the button displays Refresh connection.

Deploy context

The default DN container assigned to all driver sets that are associated with this Identity Vault. If you specify a DN container on the Driver Set object, that setting takes precedence over the default setting.

4.3.2 Administrator

The Administrator option is divided into three sections. Entering information in these sections is optional.

  • Personal Information: Lets you enter information specific to the Identity Vault, such as Name, Title, Department, and Location.

  • Contact Information: Lets you enter information such as Email, Phone, Cell Phone, Pager, and Fax.

  • Notes: Allows you to type any reminders you might need for future reference.

4.3.3 Server List

The Server List option displays the servers that are associated with the selected Identity Vault. You can add, edit, or remove the server entries.

NOTE:If you select the option to allow a default server to be created, that server shows up as Default Server.default_container in the list. You cannot deploy a driver set into an existing eDirectory tree if you have Default Server.default_container in the Server List. You must first remove this reference and add a Metadirectory server in an eDirectory tree.

4.3.4 iManager

The iManager option displays the URL that Designer uses to launch the Novell iManager administrative tool. You can modify this URL as needed.

To launch iManager from Designer, select Tools > iManager.

4.3.5 Local Hostname

If desired, Designer supports designating a hostname for your Identity Vault by adding an entry to the hosts file of your local OS. After assigning a hostname to the Host address of your Identity Vault, you can use the hostname instead of an IP address or DNS name to access the Identity Vault.

For example, if your Identity Vault has a host address of, you can associate the name ID-VAULT to that address in your local hosts file. Then, in Designer, you can refer to the Identity Vault by the name ID-VAULT instead of using the IP address.

For more information about using your local hosts file, consult your operating system’s documentation.