3.3 iManager Interface

The iManager interface has two administrative views: the Roles and Tasks view and the Object view. Both views are task driven.

The Roles and Tasks view provides a list of available roles and their associated tasks. The user does not need to browse the tree to find an object to administer; instead, the plug-in for that task presents the necessary tools and interface to perform the task.

NOTE:You only have access to those tasks for which you have assigned rights.

Figure 3-1 iManager Role and Task View

The Auditing and Logging Role includes the following tasks:




Guides you through the process of defining and running queries. For more information, see Section 8.1, Using iManager to Generate Queries.


Verifies that the events logged to the data store for each logging application are authentic; that is, it can validate the event signatures to determine if an application’s events have been tampered with, deleted, or if the sequence of events has been changed. For more information, see Section 8.1.6, Verifying Event Authenticity in iManager or Section 8.2.7, Verifying Event Authenticity in Novell Audit Report.

Query Options

Allows you to define your available databases, import log schemas, and set general report settings such as query limits and default sort order. For more information, see Section 8.1, Using iManager to Generate Queries.

Logging Server Options

Allows you to configure a specific logging server. You can also create Notification, Channel, and Application objects in the logging server’s supported containers. For more information, see Configuring the Logging Server Object.

The Object view displays objects by context. To move up or down in the tree, click the navigation arrows. You can also navigate the tree by specifying a specific context in the Context field.

When you select an object, iManager displays the tasks that can be performed on that object. Select a task to open the corresponding menu.

Figure 3-2 iManager Object View

IMPORTANT:Do not use the browser’s Back and Forward buttons while using iManager. Because iManager is a Web-based application, it is important to navigate through the interface using the buttons inside the application, not the buttons on the browser’s toolbar.