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 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.
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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
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 and the Integration Modules you want to use.
The User Application and 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 Identity Manager components, you must purchase Identity Manager.
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 Identity Manager.
Novell Identity Manager 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 Activating the Bundle Edition.
The following sections will help you plan, install, and configure your Identity Manager Bundle Edition.
For information about customizing your implementation:
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.
In order to use the Bundle Edition, you must obtain and install an activation credential. Use the following instructions to complete the Bundle Edition activation tasks.
Browse to the Identity Manager Bundle Edition Registration Web site.
Enter your OES activation code, then click.
Do one of the following:
Save the Product Activation Credential file.
Open the Product Activation Credential file, then copy the contents of the Product Activation Credential to your clipboard. Carefully copy the contents, and make sure that no extra lines or spaces are included. You should begin copying from the first dash (-) of the credential (----BEGIN PRODUCT ACTIVATION CREDENTIAL) through the last dash (-) of the credential (END PRODUCT ACTIVATION CREDENTIAL-----).
Select the driver set or browse to a driver set, then click.
On the Identity Manager Overview page, locate the driver set, click the redlink, then click .
Select the driver set where you want to activate an Identity Manager component.
Do one of the following:
Specify where you saved the Identity Manager Activation Credential, then click.
Paste the contents of the Identity Manager Activation Credential into the text area, then click.
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.
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.
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 Configuring the Identity Manager Drivers for Use with the Remote Loader for more information.
In order to run Identity Manager on a Windows server, you need to purchase Novell Identity Manager.
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 Configuring the Identity Manager Drivers for Use with the Remote Loader for more information.
In order to run Identity Manager on Solaris or AIX, you need to purchase Novell Identity Manager.
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.
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.
No, you just need to install the activation credentials associated with your purchase.
For information about how to view currently activated products, see Viewing Product Activations.