Release notes - IBM® Security Identity Manager

IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On Adapter 6.0.3

IBM Security Identity Manager IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On Adapter 6.0.3 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.

 

Contents

 

Preface

Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Manager IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On Adapter.

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

·         IBM Security Identity Manager IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

 

Adapter Features and Purpose

The IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On (ISAM ESSO) Adapter is designed to create and manage User Accounts on the ISAM ESSO platform. The adapter runs in “agentless” mode and communicates using HTTPS and LDAP protocol.

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

The Identity Manager 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 Identity Manager 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.

 

Service Groups Management

The ability to manage service groups is a new feature introduced in Tivoli Identity Manager 5.1. By service groups, Identity Manager is referring to any logical entity that can group accounts together on the managed resource.

Managing service groups implies the following:

Note that service group name change is not supported in Tivoli Identity Manager 5.1 release.

The ISAM ESSO Adapter does not support service groups management.

 

Contents of this Release

Adapter Version

Component

Version

Build Date

2014 August 27 01.33.31

Adapter Version

6.0.3

Component Versions

Adapter build: 6.0.3.18

Profile:  6.0.3.18

Connector:  6.0.3.18

Dispatcher 6.1004 or higher (packaged separately)

Documentation

IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide (SC27-4422-00)

 

New Features

Enhancement # (RFE)

Description

 

Items included in current release

52663

Using service attribute as third attribute in TAM ESSO adapter

53477

User lookup and filtered reconciliation

Internal

New workflow extension method to prevent multiple IMS accounts from being created for a user

Internal

Support for IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On v8.2.1 and v8.2.2

 

Release v6.0.2

Internal

Improved error handling support

 

Release v6.0.1

Initial release for IBM Security Identity Manager v6.0

 

Closed Issues

APAR #

Description

 

Items closed in current version

IV53748

Single field credentials are unsupported

Internal

Handle the Pre-provision IMS User and Create Wallet as a single atomic operation

 

Items closed in v6.0.2

IV44611

ISAMESSO Adapter not functioning correctly with IMS cluster

 

Known Issues

Reference #

Description

1613299

eruid Format for provisioning TAM ESSO Account to IMS 8.2 Server

 

Installation and Configuration Notes

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

The IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide can be obtained from IBM Knowledge Center at http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSRMWJ/welcome

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

The IBM Security Identity Manager 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 Manager 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 Manager Resources:

            Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Identity Manager 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 Security Identity Manager Adapter was built and tested on the following product versions.

 

Adapter Installation Platform:

·         Tivoli Directory Integrator v7.1 Fixpack 5

·         Tivoli Directory Integrator v7.1.1

 

Managed Resource:

·         Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On v8.1

·         IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On v8.2

·         IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On v8.2.1

·         IBM Security Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On v8.2.2

 

IBM Security Identity Manager:

·         Identity Manager v6.0

·         Identity Manager v7.0

 

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