A PeopleSoft application is composed of two primary pieces:
PeopleTools, which is an infrastructure
One or more modules
Example modules are Human Resources Management System (HRMS), Financials, Student Administration, and Customer Resource Management.
The Identity Manager Driver for PeopleSoft interacts with PeopleSoft at the PeopleTools level. By using object definitions within the PeopleSoft modules, along with a collection of preconfigured objects, you enable PeopleSoft so that you can do the following:
Trap events in any PeopleSoft module.
Expose trapped events to the Novell® Identity Vault.
Collect and process the exposed data.
Expose the data through a PeopleTools interface.
The driver creates an automated link between PeopleSoft and the Identity Vault. As new records are added, modified, or deactivated (disabled) in PeopleSoft, network tasks associated with these events can be automatically processed.
For example, when hires, re-hires, terminations, and employee updates occur within the Human Resources module, resultant tasks are often created for the Information Services department. These tasks might include setting up, modifying or disabling an Identity Vault user account, creating an e-mail account, or creating a domain account. By using the driver, you can automate and maintain these and other business processes.