6.6 Installing the Novell iFolder 3 Plug-In for iManager

Before you can manage Novell iFolder 3 services, you must install the iFolder iManager Module for Novell iManager 2.7. After it is installed, this plug-in is named Novell iFolder 3 in the iManager Roles and Tasks list.

Make sure you meet prerequisites, then use one of the methods for installing the iFolder plug-in:

6.6.1 Prerequisites

Novell iManager 2.7

If you have not already done so, install Novell iManager 2.7 on the same or different server as your iFolder server. For information, see Novell iManager 2.7 Installation Guide

Role-Based Services

The iFolder 3 plug-in supports the optional use of Role Based Services (RBS) in Novell iManager. RBS gives you the ability to assign specific tasks to iManager admin users and to present the admin user with only the tools necessary to perform a specified set of tasks or manage only objects as determined by their roles. What admin users see when they access iManager is based on their role assignments in eDirectory. Only the roles and tasks assigned to that user are displayed.

For information, see “Configuring Role-Based Services” in the Novell eDirectory 8.8 Administration Guide

6.6.2 Installing a Plug-In When RBS Is Not Configured

If you do not have Role-Based Services (RBS) configured for eDirectory, install the iFolder Manager Module as follows:

  1. In a Web browser, log in to iManager on the iFolder server where you installed iManager.

    https://ifolder.example.com/nps/iManager.html
    

    Replace ifolder.example.com with the IP address (such as 192.168.1.1) or the DNS name of the iFolder server.

    If you installed iManager on a different server in the same tree as your iFolder server, log in to iManager on that server.

  2. In the toolbar, click the Configure icon (person seated behind a desk).

  3. In Roles and Tasks, expand Plug-in Installation, then click Available Novell Plug-In Modules.

  4. Locate the iFolder iManager Module plug-in, select its plug-in check box, then click Install.

    This install takes a few minutes. You should receive a message confirming a successful install.

  5. Click OK to dismiss the message, then close iManager.

  6. Stop and start the Apache server by entering the following command at the terminal console:

    /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
    
  7. Verify that the plug-in is enabled by opening iManager in a Web browser and checking to see if the Novell iFolder 3 plug-in appears in the list of Roles and Tasks.

    For information, see Section 6.8, Accessing iManager and the Novell iFolder Web Admin.

  8. Continue with Section 6.9, Provisioning Users, Groups and iFolder Services.

6.6.3 Installing a Plug-In When RBS Is Configured

If you are running iManager in Assigned Mode and have RBS configured for eDirectory, complete the following steps to install the iFolder iManager Module.

IMPORTANT:To re-install an existing plug-in, you must first delete the rbsModule object for that plug-in from eDirectory, using the Module Configuration > Delete RBS Module task.

  1. In a Web browser, log in to iManager as an RBS Collection Owner on the system where you installed iFolder.

    https://ifolder.example.com/nps/iManager.html
    

    Replace ifolder.example.com with the IP address (such as 192.168.1.1) or the DNS name of the iFolder server.

  2. In the toolbar, click the Configure icon (person seated behind a desk).

  3. In Roles and Tasks, expand Plug-in Installation, then click Available Novell Plug-In Modules.

  4. Locate the iFolder iManager Module, select its plug-in check box, then click Install.

    This install takes a few minutes. You should receive a message confirming a successful install.

  5. Click OK to dismiss the message, then close iManager.

  6. Stop and start the Apache server by entering the following command at the terminal console:

    /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
    
  7. Click the Configure icon.

  8. Under Role-Based Services, select RBS Configuration.

    The table on the Collections tabbed page displays modules ready to update.

  9. Locate the collection where you want to install the plug-in, then click its Out-of-Date number.

    The iFolder iManager Module plug-in should be displayed under Modules Not Yet Installed column.

  10. Select the iFolder iManager Module plug-in.

  11. Click Update.

  12. Wait for the Completed message, then click OK to continue.

  13. Verify that the plug-in is enabled by opening iManager in a Web browser and checking to see if the Novell iFolder 3 plug-in appears in the list of Roles and Tasks.

    For information, see Section 6.8, Accessing iManager and the Novell iFolder Web Admin.