The Web Designer is a development environment for One Identity Manager web applications. The web application resulting from a web project is based on ASP.NET. The Web Designer uses a simplified development model that helps you to quickly develop a robust web application without any prior knowledge in Microsoft .NET Framework.
The development module used by the Web Designer forms the basis of the web project. A web project represents the later web application and is made up of reusable modules and components amongst other things.
The installation already contains numerous default modules and components as well as a default web project that uses them. You can configure and extend the default web project to create your own web application. You can also add a new web project where you can reuse default modules and components.
The Web Designer development environment contains an editor with which you can program your web application.
In addition, the Web Designer has a compiler to compile your web project. Compiling is a prerequisite so that the web project can run as a web application. You can debug a web project running as a web application with the help of the integrated debugger in the Web Designer.
The Web Designer is used to configure and extend the Web Portal. It has an extensive GUI in which the web application functions can be brought together.
Each Web Designer interface element and its functions are described in detail in the following chapters.
To start the Web Designer
- Select Start | One Identity | One Identity Manager | Configuration | Web Designer.
- Select the database connection data and the authentication method.
- Log in to the program.
NOTE: Certain key Web Designer functions, such as web project preview or debugging, can only work if a web application is installed. An important prerequisite for ensuring that the web application will work, is a functioning WCF connection.
NOTE: To set up a new web application, a web application must already be installed.
Perform one of the following tasks:
- Install a new web application
- Select a web application
For more information, see Selecting and editing a web application.
To install a new web application
- On the start page, click the Web applications | Install new web applications entry.
If applicable, the User account control window opens if the corresponding option is enabled.
- Click Yes to run the file.
This opens the One Identity ManagerWeb Installer wizard.
- Select a database connection and click Next.
- Select an installation target by entering an application name in the field.
- Click Next until you see a menu.
- In the Change in menu, select the application you entered.
- Click Next and then Finish.
NOTE: After you have created a new web application, important settings must be made in the database. You can configure the settings in the Web Designer. The exact procedure is explained in To edit web application settings. You can also configure the setting in the Web Designer Configuration Editor. For more information about settings, see the One Identity Manager Installation Guide.