Release notes - IBM Security Identity Google Apps Adapter 7.1.8

Release notes - IBM® Security® Identity Google Apps Adapter 7.1.8

IBM Security Identity Google Apps Adapter 7.1.8 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.




Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Google Apps Adapter.

These Release Notes contain information for the following products that was not available when the IBM Security Identity manuals were printed:

  • IBM Security Identity Google Apps Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

Adapter Features and Purpose

The Google Apps Adapter is designed to create and manage User Accounts on the Google Apps domain. The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates using Google Directory API to the Google Apps Domain being managed.

IBM Security Identity Adapters are powerful tools that require Administrator Level authority. Adapters operate much like a human system administrator, creating accounts, permissions and home directories. Operations requested from the IBM Security Identity server will fail if the Adapter is not given sufficient authority to perform the requested task. IBM recommends that this Adapter run with administrative (root) permissions.

Contents of this Release

Adapter Version



Build Date

2017 December 04 02.25.24

Adapter Version


Component Versions

Adapter build:



Dispatcher 6.1004 or higher (packaged separately)


The following guides are available IBM Knowledge Center at 

· Google Apps Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)




Items included in 7.1.8 (current) release





Items included in 7.1.7 release


Support additional attributes and custom attributes in Google Apps



Items included in 7.1.6 release


Support for IGI 5.2.2


Items included in 7.0.5 release


Implement exponential back-off for "user rate exceeded" error.



Items included in 7.0.4 release


Support non-primary domains.


Migrate to the new Google Directory API.



Items included in 7.0.3 release


Support Managing Alias/Nickname.


Support Managing Organisation Unit (OU)



Items included in 7.0.2 release


Support Rename of Google App Account User ID 'eruid' attribute.


Support Google Data Java Client Library version 1.47.1



Items included in 7.0.1 release


Initial release.

Closed Issues



PMR# / Description




Items closed in 7.1.8 (current) version



Work around google defect that causes recon to fail with unexpected error when quota limit is reached



Items closed in 7.0.5 version



The reconciliation gets only 100 accounts (one page).




Items closed in 7.0.1 version



Initial release.

Known Issues



PMR# / Description




Character usage (usernames, passwords, names) limitation. Refer to the section "Character usage (usernames, passwords, groups, names)" in Google Apps Administrator Help.




Both the Group ID and User ID are not UTF-8 supported.




Google Data Java Client needs to be copied into the TDI_HOME\jvm\jre\lib\ext\directory.




Group Name cannot be updated during a group modify operation. IBM Security Identity does not allow changing value of the attribute that is mapped to ergroupname.




The existing Group Description cannot be modified to an empty string. This is a known limitation of the Google Apps Group Provisioning API. The adapter does not accept an empty string or null value.




Adapter does not support NickName.

Known Limitations



PMR# / Description



Adapter does not currently support management of group email permissions as a result of migrating the code to use the Google’s new Directory API.

Installation and Configuration Notes

See the IBM Security Identity Adapter Installation Guide for detailed instructions.

Corrections to Installation Guide

The following corrections to the Installation Guide apply to this release:


Configuration Notes

The following configuration notes apply to this release:



Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

The IBM Security Identity adapters can be customized and/or extended. The type and method of this customization may vary from adapter to adapter.

Getting Started

Customizing and extending adapters requires a number of additional skills. The developer must be familiar with the following concepts and skills prior to beginning the modifications:

  • IBM Security Identity administration
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator management
  • IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator assemblyline development
  • LDAP schema management
  • Working knowledge of Java scripting language
  • Working knowledge of LDAP object classes and attributes
  • Working knowledge of XML document structure

Note: If the customization requires a new IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connector, the developer must also be familiar with IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connector development and working knowledge of Java programming language.

IBM Security Identity Resources:

Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Identity Support web site for links to training, publications, and demos.

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Resources:

Check the "Training" section of the IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Support web site for links to training, publications, and demos.

Support for Customized Adapters

The integration to the IBM Security Identity Adapters "the adapter framework" is supported. However, IBM does not support the customizations, scripts, or other modifications. If you experience a problem with a customized adapter, IBM Support may require the problem to be demonstrated on the GA version of the adapter before a PMR is opened.

Supported Configurations

Installation Platform

The IBM Security Identity Adapter was built and tested on the following product versions.

Adapter Installation Platform:

  • IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1
  • IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2

Managed Resource:

  • Google Apps : Google Apps Premier, Education, and Partner Edition with Directory API version 1.0 rev 76
  • Google Directory API Java Client Library :
  • Google Groups Settings API Java Client Library:


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