IBM® Security Identity Adapter 7.1.6 for SharePoint ® Server - Release notes

IBM Security Identity Manager Adapter 7.1.6 for SharePoint Server is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.





Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Manager SharePoint 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 Identity Manager SharePoint Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide


Adapter Features and Purpose

The SharePoint Adapter is designed to create and manage User Accounts on the SharePoint platform. The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates using HTTP/S and LDAP protocol. The SharePoint adapter supports stand-alone and Active Directory backed user registries. Other user registries supported by SharePoint have not been tested.

IBM recommends the installation of this Adapter (and the prerequisite IBM Security Directory Integrator, previously known as IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator) on each node of IBM Security Identity Manager WAS cluster. A single copy of the adapter can handle multiple IBM Security Identity Manager Services. The optimum 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 the IBM Identity Adapters Knowledge Center for a discussion of these topics.

The 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 the IBM Security Identity Manager server, Security Privileged Identity Manager, and Security Identity Governance and Intelligence 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 package.


Contents of this Release

Adapter Version



Build Date

2017 May 16 02.43.53

Adapter Version


Component Versions

Adapter build:
Dispatcher 6.1004 or higher (packaged separately)


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

  • Microsoft SharePoint Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide


New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)



Items included in current release


Release v7.1.6

RTC 154248

SharePoint Server 2016 Support


Release v7.1.5

Add support for IGI 5.2.2

This adapter is now designed for use with IBM Security Identity Manager, Privileged Identity Manager, and Identity Governance and Intelligence.


Closed Issues






Items closed in current version

Release v7.1.6

RTC 155612


Added TDI 7.1.1 FP5 and SDI 7.2 support

Bugz 2272


SharePoint Adapter recon user and add user problem


Known Issues






The SharePoint UserGroup webservice does not provide the same function as the SharePoint GUI. As a result some features that are available through the SharePoint GUI are not available through the SharePoint WebService



If there are two users with the same user name in different Domains. Then the reconciliation will only return one of the users. For example the Administrator account exists both for the SharePoint Server and the Active Directory domain.  Only one of these accounts will be returned to Identity Manager


Deprecation Notice


Installation and Configuration Notes

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


The SharePoint Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide can be obtained from IBM Knowledge Center at:


Corrections to Installation Guide

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


Configuration Notes

The following configuration notes apply to this release:

SharePoint Service Group Management

The management of SharePoint Groups disabled in this release due to lack of SharePoint 2013 Client API to properly manage Groups.

SharePoint Site Configuration

SharePoint site configuration can contain multiple authentication providers but the Adapter supports Basic Authentication protocol only. It is recommended to extend the SharePoint web application and configure an alternate access mapping to cater specifically for the Adapter requirements. In addition, because Basic Authentication contains credentials sent in clear text, it is highly recommended to configure the Adapter to communicate with SharePoint over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to protect the credentials.

The following steps are recommended to ensure the Adapter works with the SharePoint site (refer to Microsoft SharePoint Documentation for detailed instructions):

  1. Extend the SharePoint Web Application to a new IIS Web Site.
  2. Configure the Authentication Provider for the newly extended site.
    1. Select the check box for Enable Windows Authentication
    2. Ensure that Integrated Windows authentication is not selected.
    3. Select the check box for Basic authentication (password is sent in clear text).
    4. Ensure that no other authentication methods are selected.
  1. Configure Alternate Access Mapping for this site.
    1. Remove the default public URL that was created in step 1
    2. Replace the IIS Site URL with an appropriate internal URL mapping
  1. Configure the new IIS Website for SSL.
  2. Import the SSL certificate into the Adapter Dispatcher's certificate trust store (view the IDI_HOME/timsol/ file and search for property to determine the location of the trust store file).


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:

· IBM Security Identity Manager administration

· IBM Security Directory Integrator management

· IBM Security Directory Integrator assemblyline 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 Manager Resources:

            Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Identity Manager Support web site for links to training, publications, and demos.

IBM Security Directory Integrator Resources:

            Check the "Training" section of the IBM Security Directory Integrator Support web site 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:

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:



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:


IBM Security Identity Manager:

IBM Security Identity Manager:


IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager (ISPIM):


Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI):




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