What's New in 3.5

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1. Designer Rich Client Platform (RCP)

  • Designer is a full-fledged RCP application. As an RCP application, the overall performance of Designer is significantly improved. The post-install size on the disk is significantly reduced. Designer RCP indicates an improved performance in several areas, including installation; launching the workspace; importing or exporting multiple projects; creating, deleting, or saving projects; and in several live operations. Designer RCP offers an improved, simpler usability.

2. Enable Staging Projects

  • Designer facilitates moving Identity Manager projects from one stage to another. You can store additional objects (objects that are not modeled in the Designer) in Designer. These objects are stored in LDIF format under LDIF container in the Identity Vault. By default, there is no LDIF container.
  • Designer facilitates deploying the security equivalences from LDIF files and associating them with the drivers.
  • Enhanced DriverSet GCV merge makes moving GCVs across stages easier.

3. Project Converter

  • Designer 3.5 supports conversion of previous projects to Designer 3.5 projects. The project converter provides a reliable way of conversion by backing up the old projects prior to the conversion to avoid any data loss. You can import the old projects into Designer 3.5 from the filesystem or the version control system. After Designer 3.5 is launched in an old workspace containing the old projects, you are prompted and guided through the conversion process.

4. Roles-Based Entitlements

  • Designer Roles-Based Entitlements allows you to manage association between the entitlements and the users. The Entitlements Service Driver implements entitlements through entitlement policies.

5. Schema Compare

  • Schema Compare compares the Designer Identity Vault schema with the live Identity Vault Schema. You can launch the Schema Compare Dialog by right clicking on 'ID Vault' > Live > Schema > Compare. Once you launch the dialog, it displays a list of schema attributes and classes that differ between the Designer and the Identity Vault. In addition, you can also see the classes and attributes in the schema. When you select an individual class or an attribute, it shows the compare status as equal or unequal. You can also view the differences between the individual classes/attributes in the bottom half of the dialog.

6. Structured Global Configuration Values

  • Structured global configuration values allow you to place GCVs into a group. You do this by creating a template containing the GCVs that you want in the group, along with their default values. Then, you create instances of the template with the values you want to change. Support for adding, editing, and displaying Structured Global Configuration Values is now available in the Driver and Driver-set GCV Preference pages. Structured GCVs can also be used on Shim Parameters and Job Parameters pages.

7. RBPM 3.7 Enhancements

  • Roles Driver and Provisioning Driver: RBPM 3.7 requires an updated Provisioning and Roles Service Driver. These new drivers are included in this release.
  • Team Editor: You can now create a team in Designer for a particular domain. A new Team Editor is also available. You can now view and edit the recently added attributes in the Team Editor. Some of the deprecated attributes cannot be found in the new Team Editor. In addition, you can also view permissions for the new team.
  • Resource Editor: Designer 3.5 includes the beta version of the Provisioning Resource Editor. Because the feature is not fully developed, it is recommended to create and edit all the resources by using the User Application.
  • Workflow Activity in the Provisioning Request Definition Editor: Designer 3.5 includes support for the Resource Binding activity, used in the Resource Approval workflow.

8. New Configuration Applications

  • SAP BizLogic, SAP GRC AC, SAP Portal, and Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) Driver.