13.4 Using the Identity Manager 4.7 Bundle Edition

NetIQ 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.

This section discusses the following:

13.4.1 What Am I Entitled to Use?

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

  • Legacy Identity Manager Driver for eDirectory (eDir2eDir)

    IMPORTANT:The Bi-directional eDirectory driver is not included in the Bundle Edition entitlement.

  • Identity Manager Driver for Active Directory

  • Identity Manager Driver for GroupWise

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 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.

13.4.2 System Requirements

For the latest Identity Manager system requirements, see Technical Information page.

The Bundle Edition does not include Solaris or AIX support. To run the Identity Manager engine or Integration Modules on these platforms, you must purchase Identity Manager.

13.4.3 Installation Considerations

NetIQ 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.

NOTE:To install IDM 4.7 Bundle Edition, download the IDM 4.7 Standard Edition and use the IDM 4.7 Bundle Edition activation keys.

13.4.4 Getting Started

The following sections from the Identity Manager 4.7 documentation will help you plan, install, and configure your Identity Manager 4.7 Bundle Edition.

See NetIQ Identity Manager Understanding Policies Guide for information about customizing your Identity Manager implementation.

13.4.5 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 Identity Manager. See Activating Identity Manager for more information on activating other Identity Manager products.

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:

  1. Log in to Micro Focus Customer Center web site, and go to Software > Entitled Software.

  2. Go to Identity Manager software and click the license download link, and then complete one of the following actions:

    • Save the Product Activation Credential file.

      or

    • Open the Product Activation Credential file, then copy the contents of the Product Activation Credential to your clipboard. Carefully copy the contents, and ensure 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-----).

  3. Log in to iManager.

  4. Select Identity Manager > Identity Manager Overview.

  5. To select a driver set in the tree structure, click the browse icon.

  6. On the Identity Manager Overview page, click the driver set that contains the driver that you want to activate.

  7. On the Driver Set Overview page, click Activation > Installation.

  8. Select the driver set where you want to activate an Identity Manager component, and then click Next.

  9. (Conditional) If you saved the Product Activation Credential file, specify the saved location.

  10. (Conditional) If you copied the contents of the Product Activation Credential file, paste the contents into the text area.

  11. Click Next.

  12. Click Finish.

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 OES, and create a driver set on the server.

I installed the Bundle Edition but it’s not activated. Why?

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 Identity Manager Engine (on your OES server) and a remote driver (on the Windows server.)

In order to run Identity Manager on a Windows server, you need to purchase 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 Identity Engine and a remote driver (on the Solaris or AIX server.)

In order to run Identity Manager on Solaris or AIX, you need to purchase 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 OES server where OES exists. If Identity Manager is installed on a non-OES platform, activation cannot work. After 90 days, your drivers 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 Identity Manager. The Integration Module cannot activate until you purchase Identity Manager.

If I purchase licenses for NetIQ Identity Manager and an additional Integration Module, must I re-install?

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 Reviewing Product Activations for Identity Manager and Drivers.