Release notes – IBM Security Identity Adapter for SQL Server Adapter

7.1.12

IBM security Identity Adapter for SQL Server 7.1.12 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.

Contents

 

 

Preface

 

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

 

 

 

Adapter Features and Purpose

The SQL Server Adapter is designed to create and manage accounts on Microsoft SQL Server. The adapter runs in “agentless” mode and communicates using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) and Microsoft SQL Server APIs to the systems being managed.

 

IBM recommends the installation of this adapter in “agentless” mode. 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.

 

The 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 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.

 

Service Groups Management

The ability to manage service groups was a feature introduced prior to IBM Security Identity Server. By service groups, IBM Security Identity Server is referring to any logical entity that can group accounts together on the managed resource.

 

Managing service groups implies the following:

 

      Create service groups on the managed resource.

      Modify attribute of a service group.

      Delete a service group.

 

Note:  Service group name change is not supported in the IBM Security Identity Server release.

 

The SQL Server adapter does not support management of service groups.

 

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 September 14 10.33.23

Adapter Version

7.1.12

Component Versions

Adapter Build  7.1.12

Profile 7.1.12

ADK 7.0.3

Documentation

Check the IBM Knowledge Centre

 for the following guide(s):

SQL Server Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

 

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)

Description

 

Items included in current release(7.1.12)

154488

Support for FIPS compliant mode.

163312

Add support for SSL enable/disable prompt.

 

Items included in 7.1.11 version

154249

Add support for SQL server 2016.

 

Items included in 7.1.10 version

 

151772

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.

 

Items included in 7.0.9 release

 

 

None

 

 

Items included in 7.0.8 release

 

79732 (39955)

 

 

Request for inclusion of user defined SQL server roles

-Reconciliation of user defined server roles and assigning user defined server roles to users

 

 

Items included in 7.0.7 release

 

 

Initial Release

Closed Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

 

Items closed in current release(7.1.12)

 

 

None

 

 

 

Items closed in 7.1.11 version

RTC 158751

Bug 2305

 

 

 

PMR 34398,082,000/ SQL Adapter version incorrect.

 

 

Items closed in 7.1.10 version

 

 

 

None

 

 

Items closed in 7.0.9 version

 

RTC 147660

Bug 2108

 

PMR 01644,69G,760 / SQL Server adapter fails to change password if password contains single quote.

 

 

Items closed in 7.0.8 version

 

RTC 134196

Bug 1915

 

Unable to list all Server roles in the attribute ersql2000serverrole

 

 

 

Items closed in 7.0.7 version

 

 

 

 

Initial Version

 

 

 

Known Issues

CMVC#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

N/A

N/A

Class 3 Certificates

Class 3 secure server CA-G2 certs are not written properly to “DamlCACerts.pem” file through CertTool.exe Utility. The certificate data is written twice between BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE.

 

Work around: To correct this issue, please follow the below steps and edit “DamlCACerts.pem” file present in “<Adapter installation path>\data” folder.

 

Step 1. Start the CertTool utility

 

Step 2. Import the class 3 CA certificate by using “F” option from the main menu of CertTool Utility.

 

Step 3. Once the class 3 CA certificate is successfully installed, open “DamlCACerts.pem” file stored in the “<Adapter installed path>\data” folder using text editor.

 

Step 4. Delete the class 3 CA certificate data (i.e. content between BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE) from “DamlCACerts.pem”.

 

Step 5. Open class 3 CA certificate file using text editor and copy the certificate data (between the BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE)

 

Step 6. Paste the certificate data to “DamlCACerts.pem” file between the BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE lines of same class 3 CA Certificate. If more than one class 3 certificates are installed then you can identify the certificate using issuer and subject data.

 

Step 7. Save “DamlCACerts.pem” file.

 

Step 8. To verify the “DamlCACerts.pem” file is edited properly, display certificate information by using option “E” from the main menu of CertTool Utility.

 

Please note that this issue is seen after installing class 3 CA certificate. If you correct the DamlCACerts.pem and then install another class 3 CA certificate, the newly installed class 3 CA certificate will show same issue.

 

This issue is also seen when you delete any certificate using option "G" from the main menu of CertTool utility. The delete option will affect all remaining class 3 CA certificate and you have to follow step 1 to 8 to correct the DamlCACerts.pem file.

N/A

N/A

Installation on the Microsoft Windows 2012 Server platform
Installation on the Microsoft Windows 2012 Server operating system platform is made possible through running the installation executable (setupwin32.exe) in Compatibility Mode, and with Administrator privileges only.

 

 

Installation and Configuration Notes

See the IBM Security Identity Server SQL Server Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide for detailed instructions.

 

Addition to Installation Guide                                                                  

The following is the addition to the Installation Guide apply to this release:

              In SQL Server Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide, under Adapter Installation and Configuration ,under Installing the Adapter section, we have steps to install the adapter. Following new point should be added after step 4, for default SSL enable

    Procedure

          1. If you downloaded the installation software from Passport Advantage, perform

the following steps:

                  a. Create a temporary directory on the computer on which you want to install

                      the software.

     b. Extract the contents of the compressed file into the temporary directory.

 

         2. Start the installation program with the setupwin32.exe file in the temporary

            directory.

 

         3. Click Next on the Welcome window.

 

         4. Select either Full installation or Update installation and click Next to display

             the Select Destination Directory window. Remember that the adapter must

             already exist if you want to perform an updated installation.

 

5.  Select whether you want to enable or disable SSL. SSL is enabled by default which will ensure

       secure connection between adapter and ISIM.

 

         6. Specify where you want to install the adapter in the Directory Name field. Do

             one of the following steps.

o    Click Next to accept the default location.

o    Click Browse and navigate to a different directory and click Next.

 

         7. Review the installation settings in the Install Summary window and do one of

             the following steps:

o    Click Back and return to a previous window to change any of these settings.

o    Click Next when you are ready to begin the installation.

 

         8. Click Finish when the software displays the Install Completed window.

 

Corrections to Installation Guide

The following is the correction to the Installation Guide apply to this release:

 

·         In SQL Server Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide, under Configuring the SQL Server Adapter for IBM, under Modifying protocol configuration settings section, correct the following paragraph as:-

                 

               By default, while installing the adapter SSL is set enabled. This ensures the secure environment and certificates are needed to install it.

 

·         Also, under Modifying protocol configuration settings section, steps in procedure has DAML protocol properties where USE_SSL value should be TRUE.

 

·         Also, under Modifying protocol configuration settings section,under table Options for DAML protocol menu in E column,  correct the paragraph as:-

 

 Displays the following prompt: Modify Property 'USE_SSL':

             TRUE, default value, specifies to use a secure SSL connection to connect the adapter. If you set USE_SSL to TRUE, you must install a certificate.

  FALSE specifies not to use a secure SSL connection.

 

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:

 

 

Note:  This adapter supports customization only through the use of pre-Exec and post-Exec scripting.

 

IBM Security Identity Server Resources:

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

IBM Security Directory Integrator Resources:

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

 

Support for Customized Adapters

The integration to the IBM Security Identity 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:

Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Server

Microsoft Windows 2012 Server

Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Server

 

 

 

Managed Resource:

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Microsoft SQL Server 2016

 

 -- with -- respective Microsoft SQL Server Client software versions 2012,2014 and 2016

 

           

 

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

IGI v5.2.3

 

 

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