13.6 Upgrading Designer

Before upgrading Designer, make sure you export your projects to create a backup of them. For instructions on how to export your project, see Exporting a Projectin the Designer 4.0 for Identity Manager 4.0 Administration Guide.

Designer can only be installed on Windows or Linux. If your Metadirectory server is installed on Solaris, you must have Designer installed on a separate server.

To upgrade Designer:

  1. Launch the Designer installer from Identity Manager media:

    • Linux: IDM4.0_Lin/products/Designer/install

      To execute the binary file, enter ./install.

    • Windows: IDM4.0_Win:\products\Designer\install.exe

  2. Select the language to install Designer in, then read and accept the license agreement.

  3. Specify the directory where Designer is installed, then click Yes in the message stating you already have Designer installed.

  4. Select whether the shortcuts should be placed on your desktop and in your desktop menu.

  5. Review the summary, then click Install.

  6. Review the Readme, then click Next.

  7. Select to launch Designer, then click Done.

  8. Specify a location for your Designer workspace, then click OK.

  9. Click OK in the warning message stating that your project needs to be closed and converted.

  10. In the Project view, expand the project, then double-click Project needs conversion.

  11. Review the steps that the Project Converter Wizard performs, then click Next.

  12. Specify a name for the backup of your project, then click Next.

  13. Review the summary of what happens during the conversion, then click Convert.

  14. Review the summary after the conversion finishes, then click Open.

Designer is upgraded and the project is converted to the current format.