IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.8 for PeopleTools - Release notes

IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.8 for PeopleTools Adapter 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 PeopleTools Adapter is designed to create and manage User Accounts on the PeopleSoft application. The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates using JDBC and the PeopleTools Java API to the systems being managed.

 

IBM recommends the installation of this Adapter (and the prerequisite IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator) on each node of an IBM Security Identity Server  WAS cluster. 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.

 

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 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.

 

 

License Agreement

 

Review and agree to the terms of the IBM Security Identity Server 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 May 16 10.48.56

Adapter Version

7.1.8

Component Versions

Adapter build: 7.1.8.61

Profile:  7.1.8.61

Connector:  7.1.8.61

Dispatcher 7.0.32 and above (packaged separately)

Documentation

The following guides are available in the IBM Knowledge Centre

·  Installation and Configuration Guide for IBM Security Identity Adapter for PeopleTools

·  User Guide for IBM Security Identity Adapter for PeopleTools

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)

Description

 

 

Items included in current release (7.1.8) 

 

None

 

 

Items included in 7.1.7 release

 

 

 

 151782

 

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 

 

Note – PeopleTools adapter does not support adapter inside VA functionality. It can’t be installed inside VA.

 

 

 

Items included in 7.0.6 release

 

41825 (84139)

 

People Tools 7.0.2 for PeopleSoft 8.55 adapter

 

 

 

Items included in 7.0.5 release

 

 Bug 1934 (RTC 138246)

 

Not able to reconcile role ‘PeopleSoft Administrator’.

The adapter now reconciles ‘PeopleSoft Administrator’ role in support data recon.

 

 

 

Items included in 7.0.4 release

 

  30315

 

PeopleTools 8.53 ISIM Adapter Support Domain Password

 

Note: Refer to Installation and Configuration Notes section.

 

 

 

Items included in 7.0.3 release

 

 

Initial release. 

 


Closed Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

 

 

Items closed in current release (7.1.8)

Bug 2231

(RTC 154718)

PMR

40717,122,000

PeopleSoft password change fail with PSTools 8.55 

Bug 2190/2252

(RTC 152471)

PMR

50562,300,838

PeopleSoft adapter always performs a full reconciliation.

 

 

 

Items closed in 7.1.7 version

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

Items closed in 7.0.6 version

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

Items closed in 7.0.5 version

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

Items closed in 7.0.4 version

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

Items closed in 7.0.3 version 

 

 

 

Initial release

 

 

Known Issues

Internal#

APAR#

PMR# / Description

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Uninstalling the Adapter

Do not use the "-awt" option with the adapter uninstaller in console mode. Uninstaller can be run with "-console" and "-silent" options.

 

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Setting Custom ID Type

If a custom ID Type defined as "Custom" with 2 attribute say MyCustAttr1 and MyCustAttr2 with MyCustAttr1 as a required attribute and MyCustAttr2 as an optional attribute then two cases arises:

 

a)             When an invalid value is provided for the optional attribute, the user is added on the resource. The value format which goes to the adapter is:

Custom#MyCustAttr1$Myvalue1|MyCustAttr2$Myvalue2

Where Myvalue1 and Myvalue2 are values you want to set and Myvalue2 is an invalid value.

            The resource sets this ID Type with the following structure.

                        PSOPRALIAS

            - OPRALIASTYPE                                   Custom

                  - PSOPRALIASFIELD [1]

                                    -PSOPRALIASNAME     MyCustAttr1

                                    -PSOPRALIASVALUE    Myvalue1

                              -PSOPRALIASDESCR

             - PSOPRALIASFIELD [2]

                         -PSOPRALIASNAME      MyCustAttr2

                         -PSOPRALIASVALUE

                         -PSOPRALIASDESCR

 

b)            When an invalid attribute name is provided in place of the optional attribute, the user is added on the resource. The format which goes to the adapter is:

Custom#MyCustAttr1$Myvalue1|MyCust$Myvalue2

Where instead of providing MyCustAttr2 an invalid attribute name is sent

The resource sets this ID Type with the following structure.

                        PSOPRALIAS

                        - OPRALIASTYPE                                   Custom

                        - PSOPRALIASFIELD [1]

                                    -PSOPRALIASNAME     MyCustAttr1

                                    -PSOPRALIASVALUE    Myvalue1

                                    -PSOPRALIASDESCR

 

Note: This issue is applicable to all the PeopleTools versions. This is working as designed. The value sent to adapter is constructed value and there is no provision to inform IBM Security Identity Manager that part of value is failed. After reconciliation or lookup the invalid attribute for an ID type will get cleared.

 

In case ‘a’:  after reconciliation the IBM Security Identity Manager will show the following in the values field of the ID Type subform.

MyCustAttr1$Myvalue1|MyCustAttr2$

Instead of

MyCustAttr1$Myvalue1|MyCustAttr2$Myvalue2

 

In case ‘b’: after reconciliation the IBM Security Identity Manager will show the following in the values field of the ID Type subform

MyCustAttr1$Myvalue1|MyCustAttr2$

Instead of

MyCustAttr1$Myvalue1|MyCust2$Myvalue2

 

Possible workaround: No workaround is available. This is a PeopleTools resource API behavior.

 

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Reconciliation of Disabled ID Type

If a user with a set ID Type is reconciled and that ID Type is disabled on the resource then the subform displays the ID Type instead of the ID Type Description.

 

For example : If the ID Type Emp which has the description as Employee is disabled on the resource then the subform will show Emp instead of Employee in the ID Type column of the sub form.

 

Possible workaround: this is expected behavior.

 

 

 

Installation and Configuration Notes

  

See the Installation and Configuration guide for IBM Security Identity Adapter for PeopleTools for detailed instructions.

Corrections to Installation Guide

None.

 

Configuration Notes

 

IBM Security Identity Adapter for PeopleTools does not install inside the Identity Governance and Intelligence VA.

Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

IBM Security Identity Server 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: If the customization requires a new IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connector, the developer must also be familiar with IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator connector development and working knowledge of Java programming language.

IBM Security Identity Server Resources:

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

IBM Tivoli 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 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 Adapter for PeopleTools was built and tested on the following product versions.

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 ISIM/IGI/PIM WAS Cluster and then installing this adapter on each instance of TDI.

Due to continuous Java security updates that may be applied to your ISIM or PIM servers, the following TDI/SDI releases are the officially supported versions:

 

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

·         Security Directory Integrator 7.2

Earlier versions of TDI that are still supported may function properly, however to resolve any communication errors, you must upgrade your TDI/SDI releases to the officially supported versions by the adapters.

 

Managed Resource 

           

·         PeopleSoft PeopleTools v8.54

·         PeopleSoft PeopleTools v8.55 

 

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

 

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