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Identity Manager 8.0 - Business Roles Administration Guide

Managing Business Roles Role Mining in One Identity Manager

Assigning Employees, Devices and Workdesks to Business Roles

In order for employees, devices and workdesks to inherit company resources, you must assign the objects to roles.

To add employees, devices and workdesks to a business role

  1. Select the category Business roles | <Role class>.
  2. Select the business role in the result list.
  3. Select the appropriate task:
    • Assign employees
    • Assign devices
    • Assign workdesks
  4. Assign the objects in Add assignments.

    - OR -

    Remove the objects in Remove assignments.

  5. Save the changes.

TIP: Use dynamic roles to assign employees, devices and workdesks to business roles automatically.
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Assigning Business Roles to Company Resources

The default method of assigning employees, devices and workdesks is indirect assignment. This allocates an employee, a device or a workdesk to business roles. The total of assigned company resources for an employee, a device or workdesk is calculated from their position within the hierarchy, the direction of inheritance and the company resources assigned to these roles.

Indirect assignment is divided into:

  • Secondary Assignment

    You make a secondary assignment by classifying an employee, a device or a workdesk within a role hierarchy. Secondary assignment is the default method for assigning and inheriting company resources through roles.

    IMPORTANT: Whether secondary assignment of company resources is possible depends on the role classes.

    If an employee, device or a workdesk fulfill the requirements of a dynamic role, the object is added dynamically to the corresponding company structure and can obtain company resources through it.

  • Primary Assignment

    You make a primary assignment by referencing a business role through a foreign key to the employee, device and workdesk objects. Primary assignment inheritance can be enable through configuration parameters.

You must assign company resources to business roles so that employees, devices and workdesks can inherit company resources. The following table shows the possible company resources assignments.

Note: Company resources are defined in the One Identity Manager modules and are not available until the modules are installed.
Table 14: Possible Assignments of Company Resources to Roles
Company Resource Available in Module

Resources

always

Account definitions Target System Base Module

Groups of custom target systems

Target System Base Module

Active Directory groups

Active Directory Module

SharePoint groups

SharePoint Module

SharePoint roles

SharePoint Module

LDAP groups

LDAP Module

Notes groups

IBM Notes Module

SAP groups

SAP R/3 User Management module Module

SAP profiles

SAP R/3 User Management module Module

SAP roles

SAP R/3 User Management module Module

Structural profiles

SAP R/3 Structural Profiles Add-on Module

BI analysis authorizations

SAP R/3 Analysis Authorizations Add-on Module

System roles

System Roles Module

Subscribable reports

Report Subscription Module

Applications

Application Management Module

Azure Active Directory groups

Azure Active Directory Module

Azure Active Directory administrator roles

Azure Active Directory Module

Azure Active Directory subscriptions

Azure Active Directory Module

Disabled Azure Active Directory service plans

Azure Active Directory Module

Unix groups

Unix Based Target Systems Module

To add company resources to a hierarchical role

  1. Select the category Business roles | <Role class>.
  2. Select the role in the result list.
  3. Select the task to assign the corresponding company resource.
  4. Assign company resources in Add assignments.

    - OR -

    Remove company resource in Remove assignments.

  5. Save the changes.
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Analyzing Role Memberships and Employee Assignments

The report "Overview of all Assignments" is displayed for certain objects, for example, permissions, 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 employee who own the selected base object. In this case, direct as well as indirect base object assignments are included.

Example
  • 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, all roles are determined in which there are employees with this group.
  • If the report is created for a compliance rule, all roles are determined in which there are employees with 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 report Overview of all assignments.
  • Use the Used by button in the report's toolbar to select the role class (department, location, business role or IT Shop structure) for which you determine if roles exist in which there are 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. In the report's toolbar, click to open the legend.

  • 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 employee for tracking. This creates a new business role to which the employees are assigned.

Figure 13: Toolbar for Report "Overview of all assignments"

Table 15: Meaning of Icons in the Report Toolbar
Icon Meaning
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.

Setting Up IT Operating Data

In order for an employee to create user accounts with the manage level "Full managed", the necessary IT operating data must be determined. The operating data required to automatically supply an employee with IT resources is shown in the departments, locations, cost centers, and business roles. An employee is assigned to one primary location, one primary department, one primary cost center or one primary business role. The necessary IT operating data is ascertained from these assignments and used in creating the user accounts. Default values are used if valid IT operating data cannot be found over the primary roles.

You can also specify IT operating data directly for a specific account definition.

Example:

Normally, each employee in department A obtains a default user account in the domain A. In addition, certain employees in department A obtain administrative user accounts in the domain A.

Create an account definition A for the default user account of the domain A and an account definition B for the administrative user account of domain A. Specify the property "Department" in the IT operating data formatting rule for the account definitions A and B in order to determine the valid IT operating data.

Specify the effective IT operating data of department A for the domain A. This IT operating data is used for standard user accounts. In addition, specify the effective account definition B IT operating data for department A. This IT operating data is used for administrative user accounts.

To specify IT operating data

  1. Select the category Business roles | <Role class>.
  2. Select the role in the result list.
  3. Select Edit IT operating data in the task view and enter the following data.

    Table 16: IT Operating Data
    Property Description
    Organization/Business role Department, cost center, location or business role for which the IT operating data is valid.
    Effects on IT operating data application scope. The IT operating data can be used for a target system or a defined account definition.

    To specify an application scope

    1. Click next to the text box.
    2. Select the table under Table, which maps the target system or the table TSBAccountDef for an account definition.
    3. Select the concrete target system or concrete account definition under Effects on.
    4. Click OK.
    Column User account property for which the value is set.

    Columns using the script template TSB_ITDataFromOrg in their template are listed. For more detailed information, see the One Identity Manager Target System Base Module Administration Guide.

    Value Concrete value which is assigned to the user account property.
  4. Save the changes.

The IT operating data necessary in the One Identity Manager default configuration for automatically creating or changing employee user accounts and mailboxes in the target system is itemized in the following table.

Note: IT operating data is dependent on the target system and is contained in One Identity Manager modules. The data is not available until the modules are installed.
Table 17: Target System Dependent IT Operating Data
Target system type IT Operating Data

Active Directory

Container

Home server

Profile Server

Terminal home server

Terminal profile server

Groups can be inherited

Identity

Privileged user account

Microsoft Exchange

Mailbox database

LDAP

Container

Groups can be inherited

Identity

Privileged user account

IBM Notes

Server

Certificate

Template for mail file

Identity

SharePoint

Authentication mode

Groups can be inherited

Identity

Privileged user account

Custom target systems

Container (per target system)

Groups can be inherited

Identity

Privileged user account

Azure Active Directory

Groups can be inherited

Identity

Privileged user account

Change password the next time you log in

Cloud target system Container (per target system)
Groups can be inherited

Identity

Privileged user account

Unix-based target system

 

 

 

Login shell
Groups can be inherited

Identity

Privileged user account

Exchange Online

Groups can be inherited

G Suite

Organizational unit

Groups can be inherited

Privileged user account

Change password the next time you log in

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