1.0 Overview

The NovellĀ® Identity Manager 3.6.1 driver for CA Top Secret synchronizes data between the Identity Vault and a connected system running Top Secret Security for z/OS. The driver runs on the target z/OS system. The Identity Vault runs on any Identity Manager supported platform and communicates with the driver on the target z/OS system over a secure network link.

The driver uses embedded Remote Loader technology to communicate with the Identity Vault, bidirectionally synchronizing changes between the Identity Vault and the connected system. The embedded Remote Loader component, also called the driver shim, runs as a started task on the connected z/OS system. There is no requirement to install Java* on the connected system.

The Subscriber shim commits changes to the security system using customizable REXX execs that issue native TSO commands.

The Publisher shim uses standard security system exit routines to capture events of interest and submits them to the Metadirectory engine.

The driver uses a scriptable framework, designed so that you can easily add support for existing and future applications.

The Identity Manager 3.6.1 driver for Top Secret combines the flexibility of the Fan-Out driver and the bidirectional support and Identity Manager policy options available from traditional Identity Manager drivers. Key features of the driver include:

Changes and enhancements in this release include:

The following sections present a basic overview of the driver: