1.2 Installing

1.2.1 Installing Designer If Eclipse Is Not Already Installed

Because Designer runs in an Eclipse environment, Designer installs Eclipse on your workstation.

Downloading the Files

  1. Download the correct .iso image or .zip file for your system.

    Downloads are available at the following locations:

  2. If you downloaded a .iso image, burn that image file to a CD or DVD.

Installing on Windows

  1. From the designer_install directory, run install.exe.

  2. Select a language to use during the installation, then click OK.

    Languages to select

    The default language is English. You can select a different language from the drop-down list.

    The languages displayed in the language-selection dialog box are filtered, based on the default system locale. If the default system locale is English (or another Latin-based character set), only languages that use the Latin character set are displayed.

    If the default system locale is set to Japanese (or any double byte-locale), only the double-byte locales, such as Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, are displayed in the list. The exception to this is English, which is always in the list, regardless of the default system locale.

  3. Review the Introduction, accept the license agreement, select a location for the Designer files, then select shortcuts to Designer.

  4. Select the desired shortcuts for your Windows machine.

  5. Select a language for the Designer user interface.

    Options to select a language

    The default is the language that you selected to use for the installation. You can select a different language from the drop-down list.

    After installation, you can change the language. See Language.

  6. Review the summary of choices, then install Designer.

  7. Review known issues in the Readme, then complete the installation.

  8. To run Designer, click the Designer for Identity Manager icon on the desktop.

Installing on Windows Vista

Windows Vista has implemented a new User Account Control feature that prevents applications from running as Administrator unless you specifically allow it. If Designer does not install correctly or launch after installation on Windows Vista:

  1. Right-click the Designer icon on the desktop.

  2. Select Run as Administrator.

Installing on Linux

Installing NICI requires root privileges. The install program prompts you for the root password so that you can install these components.

To install on Linux:

  1. From the Identity Manager CD or .zip file, run /linux/designer_install/install.bin.

  2. To run Designer, click the Designer icon on the desktop.

1.2.2 Installing Designer If Eclipse Is Already Installed on Your System

NOTE:Because of the interaction between Designer and third-party Eclipse plug-ins, Novell does not support installing Designer into an existing Eclipse installation.

For additional information, see the CoolSolutions Web site.

  1. Make sure that the stand-alone Designer is not installed on the system.

  2. Download a platform-specific file from the eclipse.org Web site:







  3. Unzip into the directory of your choice.

  4. From the designer_install/features directory, unzip all of the files in the folder. This step creates a separate eclipse directory with features and plugins subdirectories.

  5. Copy the contents of the Designer features and plugins subdirectories into the main Eclipse features and plugins subdirectories.

  6. Because of the memory usage of Designer, you will need to change your heap and stack settings for Eclipse. In the Eclipse directory, find the file eclipse.ini and add the following lines (or change existing lines to match):

    • -vmargs

    • -Xms512m

    • -Xmx1024m