Release notes - IBM® Security® Identity Adapter for Microsoft Azure AD 7.1.5

IBM Security Identity Adapter for Microsoft Azure Active Directory 7.1.5 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.

 

Contents

 

Preface

Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Adapter for Microsoft Azure AD.

 

Adapter Features and Purpose

 

The Microsoft Azure AD Adapter is designed to create and manage User Accounts on the Microsoft Azure AD domain. The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates using the Windows Azure Active Directory Graph API to the Microsoft Azure Domain being managed.

 

IBM recommends the installation of this Adapter (and the prerequisite IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator) on each node of an IBM Security Governance and Intelligence Cluster. A single copy of the adapter can handle multiple IBM Security Identity Manager 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 Manager Provisioning Policies and Approval Workflow process. Please refer to the IBM Identity Adapters Knowledge Center for a discussion of these topics.

 

The 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 Governance and Intelligence 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

Build Date

2017 February 13 03.06.06

Adapter Version

7.1.5

Component Versions

Adapter build: 7.1.5.15

Profile:  7.1.5.15

Connector:  7.1.5.15

Dispatcher 6.0.31 or higher (packaged separately)

Documentation

The following guides will be made available in the IBM Identity Adapters Knowledge Center

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide
  • New Features

    Enhancement # (FITS)

    Description

     

     

    Items included in 7.1.5 release

     

    154049

     

    Roles are dynamically populated for the given tenant via tha API when creating or modifying a user.

     

     

     

    Items included in 7.1.4 release

     

     

    Add support for IGI 5.2.2
    This adapter is now designed for use with IBM Security Identity Manager, Privileged Identity Manager, and Identity Governance and Intelligence.
    .

     

     

     

    Items included in 7.0.3 release

     

    136762

     

    Added Configurable parameter to specify the Recon Page Size in Service Form

     

     

     

    Items included in 7.0.2 release

     

    131874

     

    Upgraded to Graph API version 1.6, support to the latest version provided by Microsoft.

     

     

     

    Items included in 7.0.1 release

     

     

    Initial Release.

     

    Closed Issues

    Internal#

    APAR/PMR#

    Description

     

     

     

    Items closed in 7.1.5 release

     

     

     154049

     

     

    The 'directoryRoles' segment is used to manage roles instead of 'roles' and objectId to reference roles. This is due to a change in Microsoft API.

     

     

     154150

     

    52088,800,624/RTC 47191

     

    The license removal needs an explicit call to remove the SKU in case no service plans are enabled. This is due to a change in Microsoft API.

     

     

     

     

    Items closed in 7.1.4 release

     

     

     

     

    Initial Release compliant with IGI 5.2.2

     

     

     

     

    Items closed in 7.0.3 release

     

     

     135407

     

     

    App Key masked in the debug logs

     

     

      136311

     

     

    License deprovisioning fixed. Only the licenses which are enabled and applicable to User are allowed.

     

     

     139239

     

     

    ObjectId changed to roleTemplateId due to change in Microsoft API response

     

     

     

     

    Items closed in 7.0.2 release

     

     

     132799

     

     

    The App key is hidden in service form. The attribute "erazureappkey" is added in password.attributes list in enRole.properties in <ISIM_HOME>/data directory.

     

     

     

     

    Items closed in 7.0.1 release

     

     

     

     

    Initial Release.

     

    Known Issues

    Internal#

    APAR#

    PMR# / Description

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    The adapter does not suppport case insensitive filter search with (eruid=username@domainname.com). This is a known issue with the Dispatcher which does filtering during reconciliation. Exact user name will need to be used during filter recon until this issue is fixed in the Dispatcher.

     

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    The adapter does not support duplicated Group Display Name.

     

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    The adapter does not support change of Group Name. This is a limitation of the IBM Security Identity Manager. Attempting to change the Group Name will result in the following error: " CTGIMI046E You cannot change the value of the attribute that is mapped to ergroupname."

     

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    The adapter does not support setting the group attribute 'mailNickName'. This is a limitation of the Windows Azure Active Directory Graph API. The API only accepts 'BposMailNickName' as the value for this attribute during group creation. Any other value will result in the following error: "Invalid value specified for property 'mailNickname' of resource 'Group'".

     

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    The service principal that represents the adapter service must be in an administrator role that has permissions to modify role objects to send POST or DELETE requests. It must be in a role that has permissions to read role objects to send GET requests. For more information about administrator roles in Windows Azure AD Graph, see Windows Azure AD Graph and Role-Based Access Control. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn385717.aspx

     

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    The adapter does not support setting the user account attribute 'mail'. This is a limitation of the Windows Azure Active Directory Graph API. The API consider the 'mail' attribute as a read-only attribute. Trying to set this attribute will result in the following error:"Property 'mail' is read-only and cannot be set."

     

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    MS API has a limitation that Paging is not supported against roles and querying members of a group. The following documentation highlights the same: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn727074.aspx#BKMK_Paging

     

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    Microsoft has a limitation that user accounts cannot be added or modified in a federated domain from an on-premise Dir Sync Active Directory, which is not the default domain. Provisioning of users in such domain can be done by using the AD adapter and then syncing it back to the Azure Directory using the Microsoft DirSync tool.

     

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    The "Enable detailed TDI debugging" on the Service Form has been removed from 7.0.2 release due to security reasons. Instead, "DEBUG" in the ITDI log4j.properties file is to be used to enable extra debug logging.

     

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    Reset password for a user using the adapter/application has been restricted using Graph API.It is due to a recent security hole fix by Microsoft. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3004133. This needs to be fixed via the solution provided in the link via Azure AD Module for Windows PowerShell (MSOL) cmdlets.

     

     

    N/A

     

    N/A

     

    Only the license and service plans that are enabled for provisioning and are applicable at the user level, are available for provisioning using the adapter. Company wide licenses are not supported.

     

     

    Installation and Configuration Notes

     

     

    See the IBM Security Identity Adapter Installation and Configuration 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:

    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 Identity and Security Adapter Resources:

                Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Identity Adapter 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 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

    Installation Platform

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

     

    Adapter Installation Platform: 

     

    Managed Resource:

     

    IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence:

     

     

     

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