Identity Manager 3.5.1 User Application: User Guide

This book describes the user interface of the Novell® Identity Manager user application and how you can use the features it offers, including:


The information in this book is for end users of the Identity Manager user interface.


This guide assumes that you are using the default configuration of the Identity Manager user interface. However, it’s possible that your version of the user interface has been customized to look or operate differently.

Before you get started, you should check with your system administrator for details on any customizations you might encounter.


Here's a summary of what you'll find in this book:



Section I, Welcome to Identity Manager

Introduction to the Identity Manager user interface and how to begin using it

Section II, Using the Identity Self-Service Tab

How to use the Identity Self-Service tab of the Identity Manager user interface to display and work with identity information, including:

  • Organization charts

  • Profiles (your identity details)

  • Directory searches

  • Passwords

  • User accounts (and more)

Section III, Using the Requests & Approvals Tab

How to use the Requests & Approvals tab of the Identity Manager user interface to:

  • Manage provisioning work (tasks and resource requests) for yourself or your team

  • Configure provisioning settings for yourself or your team

NOTE:This part applies only if you have the Provisioning Module for Identity Manager.


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