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Identity Manager 9.1 - Configuration Guide

About this guide One Identity Manager software architecture Customizing the One Identity Manager default configuration Customizing the One Identity Manager base configuration One Identity Manager schema basics Editing the user interface
Object definitions for the user interface User interface navigation Forms for the user interface Statistics in One Identity Manager Extending the Launchpad Task definitions for the user interface Applications for configuring the user interface Icons and images for configuring the user interface Using predefined database queries
Localization in One Identity Manager Process orchestration in One Identity Manager
Mapping processes in One Identity Manager Setting up Job servers
The One Identity Manager Service functionality Tracking changes with process monitoring Conditional compilation using preprocessor conditions Scripts in One Identity Manager
Visual Basic .NET scripts usage Notes on message output Notes on using date values Tips for using Windows PowerShell scripts Using dollar ($) notation Using base objects Calling functions Pre-scripts for use in processes and process steps Using session services Using #LD-notation Script library Support for processing scripts in the Script Editor Creating and editing scripts in the Script Editor Copying scripts in the Script Editor Testing scripts in the Script Editor Testing script compilation in the Script Editor Overriding scripts Permissions for running scripts Editing and testing script code with the System Debugger Extended debugging in the Object Browser
One Identity Manager query language Reports in One Identity Manager Adding custom tables or columns to the One Identity Manager schema Web service integration One Identity Manager as SCIM 2.0 service provider Processing DBQueue tasks One Identity Manager Service configuration files

Using links in the navigation

Links support the navigation configuration. Links are implemented to reference frequently used menu items. Parts of the navigation interface that require an application several times, only need to be set up once. The links themselves do not appear in the navigation. Instead the referenced menu items and their child menu items are shown.

Figure 13: Structure of the navigation interface using links in the User Interface Editor (left) and display in the Manager (right).

Special features of using links
  • Links inherit some properties of the reference entry.

  • You can use variables in the reference entry, for example in conditions for lists or data-dependent menu entries. Value assignment to the variables only takes place in the link. You must define the variables in the link.

  • The caption and the icon of the reference entry are overwritten with the corresponding values from the link.

To use links

  1. Create the menu item that you want to use as the reference entry.

  2. If necessary, create other menu items below the reference entry.

  3. Create the menu items that link to the reference entry. Enter at least the following information for the link.

    • Menu item: Enter the name of the menu item.

    • Entry type: Select the Link entry type.

    • Menu item link: Select the reference entry to be shown at runtime when the link is called.

  4. Assign an application and the permissions groups.

  5. Select the Database > Save to database and click Save.


  • If the menu item is of the Link type, you can use the Follow link node context menu to navigate to the reference entry.

  • For a reference entry, you can use the Referenced by context menu to display all links that refer to this reference entry and then navigate to these entries.

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Using variables in the navigation

You may use variables to configure identifiers and menu item display templates for menu items in insert values and database queries. In some parts of the navigation interface you have to implement variables as, for example, in the case of formulating database queries for recursive data-dependent menu items.

Variables are inherited within a hierarchical navigation. This means that variables in deeper levels of a hierarchy can be reused or overwritten. The actual run-time value is passed to the variable.

Figure 14: Inheriting variables in a hierarchical navigation interface

The variables of the session object that are listed below are always available when the menu items are being set up.

Table 38: Global session object variables
Variable Meaning


Name of user to be authenticated in the environment, for example, Domain\User in Active Directory


DialogUser.Username of the currently logged in user.


DialogUser.UID_DialogUser of the logged in user.


Name displayed in XUserInserted or XUserUpdated.


Logged in user’s UID_Person, if user related authentication is being used.


Specifies whether system data is shown (1) or not shown (0) The variable is evaluated in the Designer by the program settings.


Specifies whether a direct database connection or a connection over an application server is supported.

Direct database connection only: '%SessionType%' = 'Direct'

Connect with the application server only: '%SessionType%' = 'AppServer'

Use the following syntax to access the variables:


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Creating and displaying variables

In addition to the variables belonging to the session object, you can also define other variables. The variable definition is made up of variable type, variable name and the value. Basically, any string is permitted in the variable definition. However, events have proved that it is a good idea to use a pattern that is unlikely to occur in the data but is accepted as a string by the database server in use.

Use the following syntax to access the variables:


Table 39: Variable definitions
Variable Type Variable name Value Usage


Any string

Current object’s column name

Only used in data-dependent menu items.

Display value

Any string

Current object’s column name

Only used in data-dependent menu items. The Multilingual and List of permitted values column properties are resolved when creating the display value for a column.


Any string

Freely defined value

Can be used in all menu items.

To create variables

  1. In the Designer, select User interface > User interface navigation category.

    The menu items are loaded and displayed in the User Interface Editor for editing.

  2. Select the menu item in the navigation overview.

  3. In the edit view, select Variable definitions.

    In this view, all the variable definitions that belong to the selected menu item are displayed in tabular form with type, name, and assigned value.

    TIP: To display variables inherited from parent nodes, click .

  4. To create a variable, click and enter the following information.

    • Type of variable: Select Column, Display value, or Text.

    • Variable: Enter the name of the variable.

    • Value: Enter the value of the variable. The value to be entered depends on the variable type.

  5. Select the Database > Save to database and click Save.

The actual value stored in the variable can be shown in the administration tools as additional navigation information.

To display variable values of a menu item in the Manager

  • In the Manager, enable the Show additional navigation information program setting.

  • In the Manager, select menu item in the navigation and select the Definition > Defined variables context menu item.

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Forms for the user interface

User interface forms are used to display and edit data in the user interface. The basic information for representing data on the user interface forms is described in form definitions and form templates. The form definition referenced by the interface form needs to be found. The form template given in the form definition is checked for existence in the form archive and to see if it labeled for the correct display purposes.

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