1.3 Driver Features

1.3.1 Local and Remote Platforms

The Delimited Text driver runs in any Identity Manager 3.5.1 installation or Remote Loader installation. See Identity Manager Components and System Requirements in the Identity Manager 3.5.1 Installation Guide.

1.3.2 Role-Based Entitlements

The Delimited Text driver does not implement entitlements.

1.3.3 Password Synchronization

The Delimited Text driver has policies to handle password synchronization. However, no automatic password synchronization exists for the Delimited Text driver. You must be aware of and decide on which attribute you want to hold the password, then synchronize that attribute. Any password synchronization for the driver is just an attribute synchronization.

1.3.4 Synchronizing Data

You can use the Publisher or Subscriber channel to synchronize data.You do this by configuring the driver filter. See Section 5.1.4, Setting Up One-Way Synchronization.

1.3.5 Supported File Types

The example configuration currently supports two types of files:

Comma-Separated Values Files

Comma-separated value (CSV) files are text files that contain data divided into fields and records. Fields are delimited by commas, and records are delimited by a hard return.

If you need a comma or hard return within the value of a particular field, the entire field value should be enclosed in quotes.

Because the meaning of each field in a CSV file is derived from its position, each record in a CSV file should have the same number of fields. Field values can be left blank, but each record should have the same number of delimiter characters.

XML Files in XDS Format

The XDS format is the defined Novell subset of possible XML formats. This is the initial format for data coming from an Identity Vault. By modifying default rules and changing the style sheets, the Delimited Text driver could be configured to work with any XML format.

For detailed information on the XDS format, refer to NDS DTD Commands and Events.

For information on configuring the driver to use XML files in the XDS format, refer to Configuring for XDS XML Files.