Release notes - IBM® Security Identity Manager BlackBerry Enterprise Server Adapter 6.0.5

 

IBM Security Identity Manager BlackBerry Enterprise Server Adapter 6.0.5 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.

 

Contents

 

Preface

Adapter Features and Purpose

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 Manager manuals were printed:

 

·         BlackBerry Enterprise Server Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

·         BlackBerry Enterprise Server Adapter User Guide

 

 

Adapter Features and Purpose

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server Adapter is designed to create and manage accounts BlackBerry-enabled accounts. The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates with the BlackBerry Administration Server via BlackBerry Administration Web Services.

 

IBM recommends this adapter (and the prerequisite Tivoli Directory Integrator) be installed on each node of an IBM Security Identity Manager WebSphere 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 IBM Security Identity Manager Knowledge Center for a discussion of these topics.

 

IBM Security 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 IBM Security 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.

 

 

Contents of this Release

Adapter Version

Component

Version

Release Date

2013 September 04 02.34.40

Adapter Version

6.0.5

Component Versions

Adapter build: 6.0.5.36

Profile:  6.0.5.36

Connector:  6.0.5.36

Dispatcher:  6.0.3  (or higher, packaged separately)

Documentation

The following guides are available in the IBM Security Identity Manager Knowledge Center:

·         IBM Security Identity Manager BlackBerry Enterprise Server Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

·         IBM Security Identity Manager BlackBerry Enterprise Server Adapter User Guide

 

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)

Description

 

Items included in current release

N/A

 

Adapter certified on BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.4

 

 

Items included in 6.0.4 release

 

 

None

 

 

Items included in 6.0.3 release

 

 

None

 

 

Items included in 6.0.2 release

 

 

Initial release

 

 

Closed Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

 

Items closed in current release (6.0.5)

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

Items closed in 6.0.4 release

Bugz967

RTC83403

 

 

IV42139

 

 

 

 

PMR 54740,650,758

 

Test Connection fails with request requires HTTP authentication: Unauthorized

 

 

 

Items closed in 6.0.3 release

Bugz853

RTC72229

 

 

 

IV33096

 

 

 

 

PMR 15363,227,000

 

Recon doesn’t bring back device information

 

 

 

Items closed in 6.0.2 release

 

 

 

Initial release

 

 

 

Known Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

Known Limitations

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

Known ISIM Limitations

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

Installation and Configuration Notes

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

 

Corrections to Installation Guide

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

 

Language package installation

The adapters use a separate language package from the IBM Security Identity Manager. See the IBM Security Identity Manager library and search for information about installing the adapter language pack.

 

Configuration Notes

The following configuration notes apply to this release:

Specifying the administrator name during service configuration

If you use the Active Directory authenticator type, do not use a domain-qualified administrator name. That is, do not use the DomainName\UserName format, just use UserName.

 

Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

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 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 Manager Resources:

Check the Learn section of the IBM Security Identity Manager Support web site 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 Manager Adapter Development:

Adapter Development Tool 

The Adapter Development Tool, ADT, is a tool used by IBM Tivoli Identity Manager (ITIM) customers and consultants to create custom TIM 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 Manager BlackBerry Enterprise Server Adapter was built and tested on the following product versions.

 

Adapter Installation Platform: 

 

This adapter 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 ITIM WAS Cluster and then installing this adapter on each instance of TDI. Supported TDI versions include: 

 

Tivoli Directory Integrator v7.1 with Fix Pack 5 or higher

Tivoli Directory Integrator v7.1.1 with Fix Pack 1 and Interim Fix 7.1.1-TIV-TDI-LA0001 or higher

 

 

Managed Resource:

 

            BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Lotus Domino v5.0.3, v5.0.4

            BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange v5.0.3, v5.0.4

           

 

IBM Security Identity Manager:

            IBM Security Identity Manager v6.0

IBM Security Identity Manager v7.0

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