16.1 Using Identity Manager 3.0.1 Bundle Edition

Novell® Identity Manager is a data-sharing solution that leverages the Identity Vault to synchronize, transform, and distribute information across applications, databases, and directories.

The Identity Manager Bundle Edition provides licensed synchronization of information (including passwords) held in NT Domains, Active Directory Domains, and eDirectory™ systems. When data from one system changes, Identity Manager detects and propagates these changes to other connected systems based on the business policies you define.

In this section:

16.1.1 What Am I Entitled to Use?

The Bundle Edition allows you to use the Identity Manager engine and the following Identity Manager drivers:

  • Identity Manager Driver for eDirectory

  • Identity Manager Driver for Active Directory

  • Identity Manager Driver for NT

Other Identity Manager Integration Modules (drivers) are included in the software distribution. You can install and use these additional Integration Modules for 90 days, at which time you must purchase Novell Identity Manager 3.0.1 and the Integration Module you want to use.

The service drivers (Loopback, Manual Task, and Entitlements) are not included as part of the license agreement for the Bundle Edition. In order to use these drivers, you must purchase Identity Manager.

16.1.2 System Requirements

For the latest Identity Manager system requirements, see the Identity Manager Installation Guide .

The Bundle Edition does not include Solaris or AIX support. If you would like to run the Metadirectory engine or Integration Modules on these platforms, you must purchase Novell Identity Manager.

16.1.3 Installation Considerations

Novell Identity Manager 3 Bundle Edition contains components that can be installed within your environment on multiple systems and platforms. Depending on your system configuration, you might need to run the installation program several times to install Identity Manager components on the appropriate systems.

In order for the product to be activated, you must install Open Enterprise Server before installing the Identity Manager Bundle Edition. For more information on Activation issues, see Section 16.1.5, Activating the Bundle Edition.

16.1.4 Getting Started

The following sections are from the Novell Identity Manager Administration Guide and will help you plan, install, and configure your Identity Manager Bundle Edition.

For information about customizing your implementation:

16.1.5 Activating the Bundle Edition

If you choose to purchase additional Identity Manager Integration Modules, you need to install the activation credential for those Integration Modules and also the credential for Novell Identity Manager . See Activating Identity Manager Products Using a Generic Credential for more information on activating other Identity Manager products

Frequently Asked Questions about Activation

Do I need to Install Identity Manager on a specific server?

Yes. As a Bundle Edition user, you must install Identity Manager on the server where you installed Open Enterprise Server. In order for activation to work properly, you must install Identity Manager on Linux or NetWare, and create a driver set on that server.

I installed the Bundle Edition on Linux or NetWare, but it’s not activated. Why is this?

You must install the Bundle Edition on the server where OES exists. If you install it on a non-OES server, the Bundle Edition cannot activate.

Can I run Identity Manager on a Windows Server?

Not with the Bundle Edition. However, you can still synchronize data held on a Windows server by using the Identity Manager Remote Loader service. The Remote Loader enables synchronization between the DirXML Engine (on your Linux or NetWare server) and a remote driver (on the Windows server.) See Setting Up Remote Loaders for more information.

In order to run Identity Manager on a Windows server, you need to purchase Novell Identity Manager.

Can I run Identity Manager on a Solaris or AIX Server?

Not with the Bundle Edition. However, you can still synchronize data held on these platforms by using the Identity Manager Remote Loader service. The Remote Loader enables synchronization between the Metadirectory Engine and a remote driver (on the Solaris or AIX server.) See Setting Up Remote Loaders for more information.

In order to run Identity Manager on Solaris or AIX, you need to purchase Novell Identity Manager.

My drivers stopped working. What happened?

You might have installed the Bundle Edition on a non-OES server. The Bundle Edition must be installed on your Linux or NetWare server where OES exists. If Identity Manager is installed on a non-OES platform, activation cannot work. After 90 days, your drivers will stop running.

I purchased an additional Integration Module. Why doesn't it work?

With your OES purchase, you are entitled to use the Bundle Edition products. If you want to add new Integration Modules, you also need to purchase Novell Identity Manager. The Integration Module cannot activate until you purchase Novell Identity Manager.

If I purchase a license for Novell Identity Manager and a license for an additional Integration Module, do I need to re-install the software?

No, you just need to install the activation credentials associated with your purchase.

How do I know what’s activated?

For information about how to view currently activated products, see Viewing Product Activations.