IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.2 for Amazon Web Services - Release notes

 

 

IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.2 for AWS is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.

 

Contents

 

Preface

Adapter Features and Purpose

License Agreement

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 Server manuals were printed:

 

·         IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS Installation and Configuration guide

 

 

Adapter Features and Purpose

 

The IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS is designed to operate several administrative tasks on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Identity and Access Management

 

This adapter (and the prerequisite IBM Security Directory Integrator) should be installed for each node of an IBM Security Identity Server WebSphere cluster. A single copy of the adapter can handle multiple IBM Security Identity Server services.

 

IBM Security Identity Server adapters are powerful tools that require Administrator Level authority. Adapters operate creating console access accounts, groups and policies. 

                                                                                                           

Service Group Management

A service group refers to any logical entity that can group accounts together on the managed resource. In the case of IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS, the service group is an AWS group, role and policies.

 

Managing service groups implies the following:

 

·      Retrieve service groups on the managed resource.

·      Add users to AWS group or Attach AWS policies to user.

·      Remove users from AWS group or detach AWS policies from user.

 

Note:  Modify service group name is not supported.

 

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

Release Date

2017 December 12 14.02.52

Adapter Version

7.1.2

Component Versions

Adapter build: 7.1.2.16

Profile:  7.1.2.16

Connector:  7.1.2.16

Documentation

The following guide is available in the IBM Knowledge Centre

  • IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS Installation and Configuration guide

 

 

New Features

Enhancement

# (FITS)

Description

 

Items included in current 7.1.2 release

RTC 167542

US - As an AWS adapter developer, I must support AWS service accounts.

More details about ‘Service Accounts’ are available at Creating accounts with Programmatic Access

INTERNAL

 

Addition of the special flag attribute in targetProfile.json

 

 

Items included in 7.1.1 release

RTC 157156

Support for AWS adapter Service Account Creation And Access Key Management

 

Closed Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

 

Items included in current 7.1.2 release

 

 

None

 

 

Items included in 7.1.1 release

 

 

None

 

Known Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

RTC 163543

 

'Add External Role Child' event didn't get triggered in IGI 522 with postgreSQL

 

 

Restore operation for 'console access' account :

IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS does not allow specifying the password, which is a required parameter for console access, during 'restore' operation.

 

Workaround : Console password must be set/created by 'Change password' to enable the 'console access' account.

 

RTC 167542

 

ISIM/IGI displays the status as ‘successful’ for failed operations. Please run a reconciliation operation to see the correct status of attributes.

 

Installation and Configuration Notes

             See the IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS Installation and Configuration guide.

 

           Corrections to Installation Guide

 

             Add the following content ‘Creating accounts with Programmatic Access’ in ‘Configuring Adapter’ chapter.

 

             Creating accounts with Programmatic Access

 

              Adapter user can select an ‘Access Type’ on account form to create a user account with ‘Console Access’, ‘Programmatic Access’ or 'Console     

              and Programmatic Access’.

 

              Select ‘Programmatic Access’ or 'Console and Programmatic Access’ to create user with ‘Programmatic Access’. Once the user is created  

              successfully through the adapter, the ‘Secret Access Key’ for that account is stored along with an 'Access Key ID’ in the

              ‘IDI_PS_DAFAULT(TABLE)’ under the ‘Property Stores’ of Derby database in TDI.

 

              Adapter user can see the ‘Secret Access Key’ on account form after the first reconciliation of that account. To preserve the ‘Secret Access Key’

              for user accounts created through the adapter, the Derby database in TDI needs to be in listening mode.

               

             Changes to the ‘Reference’ chapter in install guide

 

             Add the following attributes in ‘Table 4. Supported user attributes’ in ‘Chapter 6. Reference’

 

             erawsiamaccesstype=Access Type

             erawsiamaccesskeyid1=Access Key ID

             erawsiamsecretaccesskey1=Secret Access Key

             erawsiamaccesskeyid2=Access Key ID

             erawsiamsecretaccesskey2=Secret Access Key

             erawsiamcreatedate1= Date Created

             erawsiamlastused1=Date Last Used

             erawsiamcreatedate2=Date Created

             erawsiamlastused2=Date Last Used

             erawsiamoptypeak1=Status

             erawsiamoptypeak2=Status

             erawsiamnewaccesskeyid=Create New Access Key ID

 

Configuration Notes

              The following two logging hierarchies are available in the AWS SDK for Java.

 

·         log4j.logger.com.amazonaws

·         log4j.logger.org.apache.http.wire

 

              Set these two logging hierarchies as WARN in TDI_HOME/timsol/log4j.properties.

 

 

 Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

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:

 

·         IBM Security Identity Server administration

·         IBM Security Directory Integrator management

·         IBM Security 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 IBM Security Directory Integrator connector, the developer must also be familiar with IBM Security Directory Integrator connector development and working knowledge of Java programming language.

 

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 Learn 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 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 Adapter for AWS was built and tested on the following product versions.

 

Adapter Installation Platform: 

This adapter installs into IBM Security Directory Integrator (SDI) and may be installed on any platform supported by the SDI product and supported by the target system libraries or client, where applicable. IBM recommends installing SDI for each node of the IBM Security Identity Server WAS Cluster and then installing this adapter on each instance of SDI. Supported SDI versions include:

  

·         IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1 + 7.1.1-TIV-TDI-FP0004 + 7.2.0-ISS-SDI-LA0008

·         Security Directory Integrator 7.2+ FP3

 

 

Note:  The adapter supports IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2, which is available only to customers who have the correct entitlement. Contact your IBM representative to find out if you have the entitlement to download IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2.

Managed Resource:

 

AWS

 

aws-java-sdk-1.11.191 or above

   

 

            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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