Release notes - IBM® Security® Identity Manager PeopleTools Adapter 7.0.5

IBM Security Identity Manager PeopleTools Adapter 7.0.5 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.

 

Contents

 

Preface

Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Manager PeopleTools  Adapter.

These Release Notes contain information for the following products that was not available when the IBM Security Identity Manager 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 Manager WAS 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 the IBM Security Identity Manager 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 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

2016 February 24 07.33.58

Adapter Version

7.0.5

Component Versions

Adapter build: 7.0.5.54

Profile:  7.0.5.54

Connector:  7.0.5.54

Dispatcher 7.0.32 and above (packaged separately)

Documentation

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

·  PeopleTools Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

·  PeopleTools Adapter User Guide

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)

Description

 

Items included in current release (7.0.5)

 

 

 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 (7.0.5)

 

 

  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 IBM Security Identity Manager Adapter Installation Guide for detailed instructions.

 

Corrections to Installation Guide

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

1. (FITS  30315) Under PS connection tab  on service form , added new optional attribute  ‘PeopleTools Domain Password’. Specify the password for the PeopleTools domain if it is configured.

         Domain Connection Password is optional on PeopleSoft resource.

 

Configuration Notes

The following configuration notes apply to this release:

            None.

 

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:

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 Manager Resources:

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

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Resources:

            Check the "Training" 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 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 and Managed Resource 

Adapter Installation Platform

Managed Resource

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1 with FP2 or higher

PeopleTools 8.53

Security Directory Integrator 7.2  

PeopleTools v8.53 , v 8.54

 

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.

The adapter supports PeopleTools v8.53 , v8.54 with SDI 7.2.

 

IBM Security Identity Manager:

 

·         IBM Security Identity Manager v7.0 

 

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