Identity Manager 8.0.1 - Administration Guide for Connecting to Active Directory

Managing Active Directory Environments Setting up Active Directory Synchronization Base Data for Managing Active Directory Active Directory Domains Active Directory User Accounts Active Directory Contacts Active Directory groups Active Directory Security IDs Active Directory Container Structures Active Directory computer Active Directory Printers Active Directory Locations Reports about Active Directory Objects Appendix: Configuration Parameters for Managing Active Directory Appendix: Default Project Template for Active Directory Appendix: Authentication Modules for Logging into the One Identity Manager

Assigning a Password Policy

Assigning a Password Policy

The password policy "Active Directory password policy" is predefined for Active Directory. You can apply this password policy to Active Directory user accounts passwords (ADSAccount.UserPassword) of an Active Directory domain or a Active Directory container.

If the domains' or containers' password requirements differ, it is recommended that you set up your own password policies for each domain or container.

NOTE:The One Identity Manager password policies, global account policy settings for the Active Directory domain and Active Directory account policies are taken into account when verifying user passwords.

Ensure that the password policy does not violate the target system's requirements.

IMPORTANT: If you are not working with target system specific password policies, the default policy applies. In this case, ensure that the password policy "One Identity Manager password policy" does not violate the target system requirements.

To reassign a password policy

  1. Select the category Active Directory | Basic configuration data | Password policies in the Manager.

  2. Select the password policy in the result list.
  3. Select Assign objects in the task view.
  4. Click Add in the Assignments section and enter the following data.

    Table 18: Assigning a Password Policy

    Property

    Description

    Apply to

    Application scope of the password policy.

    To specify an application scope

    1. Click next to the text box.
    2. Select the table which contains the password column under Table.
    3. Select the specific target system under Apply to.
    4. Click OK.

    Password column

    The password column's identifier.

    Password policy

    The identifier of the password policy to be used.

  5. Save the changes.

To change a password policy's assignment

  1. Select the category Active Directory | Basic configuration data | Password policies in the Manager.

  2. Select the password policy in the result list.
  3. Select Assign objects in the task view.
  4. Select the assignment you want to change in Assignments.
  5. Select the new password policy to apply from the Password Policies menu.
  6. Save the changes.

Initial Password for New Active Directory User Accounts

Initial Password for New Active Directory User Accounts

Table 19: Configuration Parameters for Formatting Initial Passwords for User Accounts
Configuration parameter Meaning

QER\Person\UseCentralPassword

This configuration parameter specifies whether the employee's central password is used in the user accounts. The employee’s central password is automatically mapped to the employee’s user account in all permitted target systems. This excludes privileged user accounts, which are not updated.

QER\Person\UseCentralPassword\PermanentStore

This configuration parameter controls the storage period for central passwords. If the parameter is set, the employee’s central password is permanently stored. If the parameter is not set, the central password is only used for publishing to existing target system specific user accounts and is subsequently deleted from the One Identity Manager database.

TargetSystem\ADS\Accounts\
InitialRandomPassword

This configuration parameter specifies whether a random generated password is issued when a new user account is added. The password must contain at least those character sets that are defined in the password policy.

You have the following possible options for issuing an initial password for a new Active Directory user account.

  • User the employee's central password. The employee’s central password is mapped to the user account password.
    • Set the configuration parameter "QER\Person\UseCentralPassword" in the Designer.

      If the configuration parameter "QER\Person\UseCentralPassword" is set, the employee's central password is automatically mapped to an employee's user account in each of the target systems. This excludes privileged user accounts, which are not updated.

    • Use the configuration parameter "QER\Person\UseCentralPassword\PermanentStore" in the Designer to specify whether an employee’s central password is permanently saved in the One Identity Manager database or only until the password has been published in the target system.

    The password policy "Employee central password policy" is used to format the central password.

    IMPORTANT: Ensure that the password policy "Employee central password policy" does not violate the target system specific password requirements.

  • Create user accounts manually and enter a password in their master data.
  • Specify an initial password to be used when user accounts are created automatically.
    • Apply the target system specific password policies and enter an initial password in the password policies.
  • Assign a randomly generated initial password to enter when you create user accounts.

    • Set the configuration parameter "TargetSystem\ADS\Accounts\InitialRandomPassword" in the Designer.

    • Apply target system specific password policies and define the character sets that the password must contain.
    • Specify which employee will receive the initial password by email.
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Email Notifications about Login Data

Email Notifications about Login Data

Table 20: Configuration Parameters for Notifications about Login Data
Configuration parameter Meaning

TargetSystem\ADS\Accounts\
InitialRandomPassword\SendTo

This configuration parameter specifies to which employee the email with the random generated password should be sent (manager cost center/department/location/business role, employee’s manager or XUserInserted). If no recipient can be found, the password is sent to the address stored in the configuration parameter "TargetSystem\ADS\DefaultAddress".

TargetSystem\ADS\Accounts\
InitialRandomPassword\SendTo\
MailTemplateAccountName

This configuration parameter contains the name of the mail template sent to inform users about their initial login data (name of the user account). Use the mail template "Employee - new account created".

TargetSystem\ADS\Accounts\
InitialRandomPassword\SendTo\
MailTemplatePassword

This configuration parameter contains the name of the mail template sent to inform users about their initial login data (initial password). Use the mail template "Employee - initial password for new user account".

TargetSystem\ADS\DefaultAddress

The configuration parameter contains the recipient's default email address for sending notifications about actions in the target system.

You can configure the login information for new user accounts to be sent by email to a specified person. In this case, two messages are sent with the user name and the initial password. Mail templates are used to generate the messages. The mail text in a mail template is defined in several languages, which means the recipient’s language can be taken into account when the email is generated. Mail templates are supplied in the default installation with which you can configure the notification procedure.

To use email notifications about login data

  1. Ensure that the email notification system is configured in One Identity Manager. For more detailed information, see the One Identity Manager Configuration Guide.
  2. Enable the configuration parameter "Common\MailNotification\DefaultSender" in the Designer and enter the email address for sending the notification.
  3. Ensure that all employees have a default email address. Notifications are sent to this address. For more detailed information, see the One Identity Manager Identity Management Base Module Administration Guide.
  4. Ensure that a language culture can be determined for all employees. Only then can they receive email notifications in their own language. For more detailed information, see the One Identity Manager Identity Management Base Module Administration Guide.

When a randomly generated password is issued for the new user account, the initial login data for a user account is sent by email to a previously specified person.

To send initial login data by email

  1. Set the configuration parameter "TargetSystem\ADS\Accounts\InitialRandomPassword" in the Designer.
  2. Set the configuration parameter "TargetSystem\ADS\Accounts\InitialRandomPassword\SendTo" in the Designer and enter the message recipient as the value.
  3. Set the configuration parameter "TargetSystem\ADS\Accounts\InitialRandomPassword\SendTo\MailTemplateAccountName" in the Designer.

    By default, the message sent uses the mail template "Employee - new account created". The message contains the name of the user account.

  4. Set the confiugration parameter "TargetSystem\ADS\Accounts\InitialRandomPassword\SendTo\MailTemplatePassword" in the Designer.

    By default, the message sent uses the mail template "Employee - initial password for new user account". The message contains the initial password for the user account.

TIP: Change the value of the configuration parameter in order to use custom mail templates for these mails.

User Account Names

In certain circumstances it is necessary to store user account names such as "Administrators", "Everyone" or "Domain Users" as language dependent.

NOTE:  Default language for user account names is English.

To edit user account names

  1. Select the category Active Directory | Basic configuration data | User account name.
  2. Select an item in the result list. Select Change master data in the task view.

    - OR -

    Click in the result list toolbar.

  3. Enter the English name for the user account. Translate the given text using the button.
  4. Save the changes.
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