IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.14 for IBM i - Release notes

 

IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.14 for IBM i is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.

 

Contents

 

Preface

Adapter Features and Purpose

License Agreement

Contents of this Release

Installation and Configuration Notes

Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

Supported Configurations

Notices

Preface

 

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

 

·         IBM Security Identity Adapter for IBM i Installation and Configuration guide

 

Adapter Features and Purpose

The IBM Security Identity Adapter for IBM i is designed to create and manage accounts on System i. The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates with the System i resource via HTTP.

IBM recommends the installation of this adapter (and the prerequisite IBM Security Directory Integrator, previously known as IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator) on each node of IBM Security Identity Server WAS cluster. A single copy of the adapter can handle multiple IBM Security Identity Server Services. The deployment configuration is based, in part, on the topology of your network domain, but the primary factor is the planned structure of your IBM Security Identity Server Provisioning Policies and Approval Workflow process. Please refer to the IBM Knowledge Centre for a discussion of these topics.

IBM Security Identity Server 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 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.

 License Agreement

 

Review and agree to the terms of the IBM Security Identity Adapter License prior to using this product.

The license can be viewed from the "license" folder included in the product package.

 

 

Contents of this Release

Adapter Version

Component

Version

Release Date

2017 June 19 11.26.42

Adapter Version

7.1.14

Component Versions

Adapter build: 7.1.14.52

Profile:  7.1.14.52

Connector:  7.1.14.52

Dispatcher:  6.0.6  (or higher, packaged separately)

Documentation

The following guides are available in the IBM Knowledge Centre:

·         IBM Security Identity Adapter for IBM i Installation and Configuration guide

 

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)

Description

 

 

Items included in current release (7.1.14)

 

RTC 159192

 

US - As an iSeries adapter developer, I need to certify my adapter with current iSeries releases

 

(Adapter is now supported on IBM i7.3)

 

 

Items included in 7.1.13 release

 

RTC 151787

Add Support for Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI) v5.2.2.

 

This adapter is now designed for use with IBM Security Identity Manager,

Privileged Identity Manager, and Identity Governance and Intelligence.

 

 

Closed Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

 

 

Items included in current release (7.1.14)

RTC 158168

 

 

 

US - As an iSeries adapter developer, I need to include a valid copy of iSeriesPwdSync.zip in the adapter package

 

 

RTC  158754

 

 

 

US - As an iSeries adapter developer, I should remove the <replaceMultiValue> tag in service.def

 

 

 

 

Items included in 7.1.13 release

 

 

 

 

Initial release

 

 

Known Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

Known Limitations

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

Known IBM Security Identity Server Limitations

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

Installation and Configuration Notes

 

See the IBM Security Identity Adapter for IBM i Installation and Configuration guide.

 

Corrections to Installation Guide

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

 

 None

 

Configuration Notes

The following configuration notes apply to this release:

 

None

 

Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

 

IBM Security Identity Server 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 Server administration

·         IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator management

·         IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Assembly Line 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 Tivoli Directory Integrator connector, the developer must also be familiar with Tivoli Directory Integrator connector development and working knowledge of Java programming language.

 

IBM Security Identity Server Resources:

Check the Learn section of the IBM Knowledge Centre for links to training, publications, and demos.

 

Tivoli Directory Integrator Resources:

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

 

IBM Security Identity Server Adapter Development:

Adapter Development Tool 

The Adapter Development Tool, ADT, is a tool used by IBM Security Identity Server customers and consultants to create custom IBM Security Identity Server adapters. It reduces adapter delivery time by about 50% and it helps in the development of custom adapters. The Adapter development tool is available on the IBM Open Process Automation Library (OPAL).

 

Support for Customized Adapters

The integration to the Identity Manager server – 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

 

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

 

Adapter Installation Platform: 

The IBM Security Identity Adapter for IBM i installs into Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) and may be installed on any platform supported by the TDI product and supported by the target system libraries or client, where applicable. IBM recommends installing TDI on each node of the IBM Security Identity Server WAS Cluster and then installing this adapter on each instance of TDI. Supported TDI versions include:

 

·         IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1 + 7.1.1-TIV-TDI-FP0004 + 7.2.0-ISS-SDI-LA0008

·         Security Directory Integrator 7.2

 

 

Managed Resource:

i5/OS V5R4

IBM i 6.1

IBM i 7.1

IBM i 7.2

IBM i 7.3      

 

IBM Security Identity Manager:

IBM Security Identity Manager v7.0

IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager (PIM):

ISPIM v2.0

ISPIM v2.1

Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI):

IGI v5.2.1

IGI v5.2.2 and above

 

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