Inheriting groups and system entitlements based on categories
NOTE: The functionality described here for groups applies equally to system entitlements.
In One Identity Manager, user accounts can selectively inherit groups. To do this, groups and user accounts are divided into categories. The categories can be freely selected and are specified using a mapping rule. Each category is given a specific position within the template. The mapping rule contains different tables. Use the user account table to specify categories for target system dependent user accounts. In the group table, enter your categories for the target system-dependent groups. Each table contains the category positions position 1 to position 63.
Every user account can be assigned to one or more categories. Each group can also be assigned to one or more categories. The group is inherited by the user account when at least one user account category items matches an assigned group. The group is also inherited by the user account if the group or the user account is not put into categories.
NOTE: Inheritance through categories is only taken into account when groups are assigned indirectly through hierarchical roles. Categories are not taken into account when groups are directly assigned to user accounts.
Table 17: Category examples
|System user permissions
|System administrator permissions
Figure 1: Example of inheriting through categories.
To use inheritance through categories
In the Manager, define the categories in the target system.
Assign categories to user accounts through their main data.
Assign categories to groups and system entitlements through their main data.
Overview of all assignments
The Overview of all assignments report is displayed for some objects, such as authorizations, compliance rules, or roles. The report finds all the roles, for example, departments, cost centers, locations, business roles, and IT Shop structures in which there are employees who own the selected base object. In this case, direct as well as indirect base object assignments are included.
If the report is created for a resource, all roles are determined in which there are employees with this resource.
If the report is created for a group or another system entitlement, all roles are determined in which there are employees with this group or system entitlement.
If the report is created for a compliance rule, all roles are determined in which there are employees who violate this compliance rule.
If the report is created for a department, all roles are determined in which employees of the selected department are also members.
If the report is created for a business role, all roles are determined in which employees of the selected business role are also members.
To display detailed information about assignments
To display the report, select the base object from the navigation or the result list and select the Overview of all assignments report.
Click the Used by button in the report toolbar to select the role class for which you want to determine whether roles exist that contain employees with the selected base object.
All the roles of the selected role class are shown. The color coding of elements identifies the role in which there are employees with the selected base object. The meaning of the report control elements is explained in a separate legend. To access the legend, click the icon in the report's toolbar.
Double-click a control to show all child roles belonging to the selected role.
By clicking the button in a role's control, you display all employees in the role with the base object.
Use the small arrow next to to start a wizard that allows you to bookmark this list of employees for tracking. This creates a new business role to which the employees are assigned.
Figure 2: Toolbar of the Overview of all assignments report.
Table 18: Meaning of icons in the report toolbar
Show the legend with the meaning of the report control elements
Saves the current report view as a graphic.
Selects the role class used to generate the report.
Displays all roles or only the affected roles.
Login information for user accounts
When new user accounts are created in One Identity Manager, the passwords needed to log in to the target system are created immediately also. Various options are available for assigning the initial password. Predefined password policies are applied to the passwords, and you can adjust these policies to suit your individual requirements if necessary. You can set up email notifications to distribute the login information generated to users.
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Password policies for user accounts
provides you with support for creating complex password policies, for example, for system user passwords, the employees' central password as well as passwords for individual target systems. Password polices apply not only when the user enters a password but also when random passwords are generated.
Predefined password policies are supplied with the default installation that you can use or customize if required. You can also define your own password policies.
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