IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.1 for Amazon Web Services Identity and Access Management - Release notes

 

 

IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.1 for AWS IAM 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 IAM Installation and Configuration guide

 

 

Adapter Features and Purpose

 

The IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS IAM 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 IAM, the service group is an AWS IAM group, role and policies.

 

Managing service groups implies the following:

 

·      Retrieve service groups on the managed resource.

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

·      Remove users from AWS IAM group or detach AWS IAM 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 September 13 16.40.42

Adapter Version

7.1.1

Component Versions

Adapter build: 7.1.1.13

Profile:  7.1.1.13

Connector:  7.1.1.13

Documentation

The following guide is available in the IBM Knowledge Centre

  • IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS IAM Installation and Configuration guide

 

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)

Description

 

Items included in 7.1.1 release

RTC 157156

Support for AWS IAM adapter

 

 

Closed Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

 

None

 

Known Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

RTC 163543

 

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

 

Create user operation :

Current AWS IAM Adapter only supports 'console access' user creation. Programmatic access is not yet supported.

 

Restore operation for 'console access' account :

IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS IAM 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.

 

 

Installation and Configuration Notes

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

 

            Corrections to Installation Guide

                        After "importing the adapter profile", "Creating an adapter service/target" section is missing.

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 IAM 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

 

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 SDK for Java : aws-java-sdk-1.11.191.zip or above

  

·         aws-java-sdk-1.11.191.jar

·         aspectjrt-1.8.2.jar

·         aspectjweaver.jar

·         aws-swf-build-tools-1.1.jar

·         commons-codec-1.9.jar

·         commons-logging-1.1.3.jar

·         freemarker-2.3.9.jar

·         httpclient-4.5.2.jar

·         httpcore-4.4.4.jar

·         ion-java-1.0.2.jar

·         jackson-annotations-2.6.0.jar

·         jackson-core-2.6.7.jar

·         jackson-databind-2.6.7.1.jar

·         jackson-dataformat-cbor-2.6.7.jar

·         javax.mail-api-1.4.6.jar

·         jmespath-java-1.11.191.jar

·         joda-time-2.8.1.jar

 

 

 

IBM Security Identity Manager:

IBM Security Identity Manager v7.0

 

 

            IBM Security Identity Governance (IGI):

IBM Security Identity Governance v5.2.2 FP1 ( 5.2.2.0-ISS-SIGI-FP0001 ) + 5.2.2.1-ISS-IGI-IF0002

IBM Security Identity Governance v5.2.3

 

 

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