Release notes - IBM® Security Windows Local Account (WinLocal) Adapter

7.1.15

IBM Security winlocal Adapter 7.1.15 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.

Contents

 

Preface

Welcome to the IBM Security Windows Local Account (WinLocal) 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 Windows Local Account Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide.

Adapter Features and Purpose

The Windows Local Account Adapter is designed to create and manage local accounts on Windows Operating Systems. The adapter runs in agentless or agent mode. The agent can be installed on system other than the system being managed. Refer to the "Installation and Configuration Guide" for remotely managing Windows Local account.

The 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.

License Agreement

Review and agree to the terms of the IBM Security Identity Manager License prior to using this product. The license can be viewed from the "license" folder included in the product

License Agreement

Service Groups Management

            The ability to manage service groups is a feature introduced prior to IBM Security Identity Manager 7.0.  By service groups, TIM 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 that service group name change is not supported in TIM 6.0 release.

            The Windows Local adapter supports service group management.

            Note:

The Identity Security version 7.0 adapters have enhanced capabilities that are not compatible with older 5.x / 4.x version adapters.

On Windows servers, it is a requirement that all adapters must be upgraded simultaneously due to the sharing of DLLs. Any adapters installed prior to 7.0 versions must be un-installed before the installation of any version 7.0 adapter.

 

Contents of this Release

Adapter Version

Component

Version

Build Date

2017 September 13 13.32.59

Adapter Version

7.1.15

Component Versions

Adapter Build  7.1.15

Profile 7.1.15

ADK 7.0.3

Documentation

Check the IBM Knowledge Centre  for the following guide(s):

Windows Local Account Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

 

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)

Description

 

Items included in current release (7.1.15)

internal

Installer now defaults to enabling SSL for DAML during installation

 

Items included in current release (7.1.14)

internal

This release now supports FIPS compliant mode

 

Items included in current release (7.1.12)

internal

This release includes ADK 7.0.3 which updates openssl to 1.0.2f to address a vulnerability to excessive CPU utilization

 

Items included in current release (7.1.12)

internal

This release officially supports Windows 2016 server.  Both as a managed resource and an installation platform

internal

Now using ADK 7.0.1 with updated openSSL, ICU and SQLite all built on Visual Studio 2012.  Adapter is now built on Visual Studio 2012 using .NET 4.5.  It no longer requires .NET 3.5 to be installed.

 

Items included in current release (7.0.11)

 

None

 

Items included in 7.0.10 release

RFE:73386 (37302)

 

Support Domain Accounts on Windows Local Adapter

 

Items included in 7.0.9 release

 

Added add/delete functionality instead of replace for ‘erntlocalgroups‘multi-valued attribute.

 

Items included in initial release (7.0.8)

 

internal

 

Now using ADK 6.0.1027 which provides an option disabling sslv3.  There is also support for setting the list of ciphers used.

 

Closed Issues

CMVC#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

 

Items closed in current release (7.0.14)

 

IV95825

WINDOWS LOCAL ADAPTER CRASHES OR BECOMES UNRESPONSIVE

 

 

Items closed in current release (7.0.11)

 

IV84433

 

Change password request does not return "failure" but "warning" when setting erpassword attribute fails

 

 

 

Items closed in 7.0.10 release

 

 

None

 

 

Items closed in 7.0.9 release

 

 

None

 

 

Items closed in initial release (7.0.8)

 

 

None

 

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.

 

 

Installation and Configuration Notes

See the IBM Security Identity Manager Windows Local Account Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide for detailed instructions.

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:

·         LDAP schema management

·         Working knowledge of scripting language appropriate for the installation platform

·         Working knowledge of LDAP object classes and attributes

·         Working knowledge of XML document structure

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

 

IBM Security Identity Manager Resources:

Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Identity Manager Support website 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: 

Installable on the 32 or 64-bit versions of the following Operating systems on x86 or x64 compatible CPU (application runs as a 32-bit application on 64-bit OS):

Windows 7

Windows 8

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 10

Windows Server 2016

Managed Resource:

Local Windows accounts (non-network accounts) on the following

Windows 7

Windows 8

            Windows Server 2012

            Windows Server 2012 R2

            Windows Server 2016

IBM Security Identity Manager:

IBM Security Identity Manager v7.0

IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence:

IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence  v5.2 or later

 

 

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