Open a Web browser.
Point the browser to the URL of the server you want to manage by entering the following in the Address (URL) field:
Accept the SSL certificate.
Certificate handling requires SSL 2.0 or later or TLS 1.0 or later to be enabled in your Web browser. Otherwise, the browser displays an error indicating that the page cannot be displayed. We recommend the higher security options of SSL 3.0 or the latest TLS if it is available.
When the login dialog box appears, provide the required information.
Log in as user root, a local Linux user, or as an eDirectory user that is Linux User Management enabled.
If you have Linux User Management enabled in your tree and have it installed and configured on the local server, you can log in to Novell Remote Manager using your eDirectory credentials. For instructions on enabling Linux, see OES 11 SP1: Novell Linux User Management Administration Guide.
If you log in as a local Linux user or as a non-Admin eDirectory user, you can see only the information that the user you log in as has rights to view.
Two specific things to remember when logging in as an eDirectory user to Novell Remote Manager:
For users to log in as user Admin or equivalent, the Admin user must either be associated to the group that has the Supervisor right for the Entry Rights property for the UNIX Workstation object or have the Supervisor right for the Entry Rights to the NCP object that represents the Linux server in the eDirectory tree.
IMPORTANT:When eDirectory users who have the Supervisor right to one of these objects are logged in to the server with their eDirectory user names, they are granted limited root user privileges so they can modify only the configuration files necessary for configuring NRM or any other files that NRM has been assigned rights to allow modifying.
If eDirectory and LUM are installed on the local server, the eDirectory user Admin can log in to Novell Remote Manager using its fully distinguished name (admin.context) because this user is enabled for Linux User Management by default in this case.
For non-Admin users to log in using eDirectory credentials, they must be users enabled for Linux User Management.
Users who are enabled for Linux User Management have a Linux Profile tab on their Modify User page in iManager and an eDirectory object that is associated with the UNIX Workstation object that represents the Linux server.
You can use iManager or the LUM command line utility namuseradd to enable users for Linux User Management. For instructions, see OES 11 SP1: Novell Linux User Management Administration Guide.
The Admin user has limited file system rights equivalent to root that are needed to modify only the configuration files necessary for configuring NRM or any other files that NRM has been assigned rights to allow modifying. For a list of these files, see Section 15.1, Security Features. The user Admin or equivalent user has access according to the Linux and LUM file rights to all other files.
After logging in, your session for Novell Remote Manager remains open until you close all your browser windows at that workstation.