4.3 Using iManager to Import

Identity Manager provides an example configuration file. You installed this file when you installed the Identity Manager Web components on an iManager server. Think of the example configuration file as a template that you import and customize or configure for your environment.

  1. Create a local directory for output files.

    For example, on Windows create c:\csvsample\output.

    This directory can be any directory on your local file system. Files on this driver’s Subscriber channel are created and placed here.

  2. Create a local directory where input files can be created.

    For example, on Windows create c:\csvsample\input.

    This directory can be any directory on your local file system. Files for this driver’s Publisher channel are placed here. The driver looks in this directory for files to process.

  3. In iManager, select Identity Manager Utilities > Import Configurations.

  4. Search for and select a driver set, then click Next.

    Selecting a Driver Set

    If you place this driver in a new driver set, you must specify a driver set name, context, and associated server.

  5. Select Delimited Text - CSV, then click Next.

  6. Configure the driver by filling in the configuration parameters.

    For information on the settings, see the settings and values in Table 4-1.

  7. Define security equivalences by using a User object that has the rights that the driver needs to have on the server

    The Admin user object is most often used for this task. However, you might want to create a DriversUser (for example) and assign security equivalence to that user. Whatever rights that the driver needs to have on the server, the DriversUser object must have the same security rights.

  8. Identify all objects that represent administrative roles and exclude them from replication.

    Exclude the security-equivalence object (for example, DriversUser) that you specified in Step 2. If you delete the security-equivalence object, you have removed the rights from the driver. Therefore, the driver can’t make changes to Identity Manager.

  9. Click Finish.