Extend Your Identity Management System’s Capabilities
Link file management to identity management and automate the entire user lifecycle
An identity management solution that fails to provision and manage network storage is an incomplete solution. Use Novell Storage Manager to extend the benefits of user lifecycle management to include automated user network storage management.
Because Storage Manager uses the same directory as your identity management system (eDirectory™ or Microsoft Active Directory), Storage Manager can take user storage action when your identity management system takes user account action.
When the identity management system creates a user account in the directory, makes the user a member of a group and sets the user’s rights to access applications, Storage Manager can establish a network home folder for the user and even provision the home folder with documents the user needs. Storage Manager establishes the home folder’s location, access rights and disk-space quota according to the user’s role.
With Novell Storage Manager, you can combine role-based application access with role-based storage provisioning and access.
When an employee changes roles and the identity management system reassigns access rights to groups and applications, Storage Manager can move and then update the user’s home folder by provisioning new documents, updating access rights and more.
Finally, when the identity management system removes a user account from the directory, Storage Manager can remove the user’s home folder from primary storage, either transferring it to an archive location or deleting it altogether.
Storage Manager works with any account provisioning or identity management system that populates user accounts into eDirectory or Active Directory.