Chat now with support
Chat with Support

Identity Manager 8.0 - Installation Guide

About this Guide One Identity Manager Overview Installation Prerequisites Installing the One Identity Manager Installing and Configuring the One Identity Manager Service Updating the One Identity Manager Installing and Updating a One Identity Manager Application Server Installing, Configuring and Maintaining the Web Portal Installing the Operations Support Web Portal Installing and Updating the Manager Web Application Logging into One Identity Manager Tools Troubleshooting Appendix: One Identity Manager Authentication Modules Appendix: Creating a One Identity Manager Database for a Test or Development Environment from a Database Backup Appendix: Manager Web Application Extended Configuration Appendix: Machine Roles and Installation Packages Appendix: Settings for a New SQL Server Database

Installing and Updating the Manager Web Application

Installing and Updating the Manager Web Application

Manager functionality can be provided by web applications. Before installation ensure that the minimal hardware and software prerequisites are fulfilled on the server.

Detailed information about this topic

Installing the Manager Web Application

Installing the Manager Web Application

One Identity Manager requires each web application to be defined in one language. If you wish to publish an application in two languages, you must install two separate applications. The Web Installer installs one application per language by default.

You can define a language pool for these applications if several application are running at once. If a user calls up a web application from the language pool, he is automatically diverted to the web application which matches his language. It is, therefore, not important to declare all the web application URLs in the language pool.

This mechanism also allows you to achieve simple load balancing.

IMPORTANT: Start the Manager web application installation on the server.

To install the Manager web application

  1. Execute the program autorun.exe from the root directory on the One Identity Manager installation medium.
  2. Go to the Installation tab and select the entry Web based components and click Install. Starts the Web Installer.
  3. Select Install Manager web application on the Web Installer start page and click Next.
  4. Enter connection credential for the One Identity Manager database on the Database connection page and click Next.
  5. Configure the following settings on the Select setup target page and click Next.
    Table 49: Settings for the Installation Target
    Setting Description
    Application name Name used as application name, as in the title bar of the browser, for example.
    Target in IIS Internet Information Services web page on which to install the application.
    Enforce SSL Specifies whether insecure websites are available for installation. If the option is set, only sites secured by SSL can be used for installing. This setting is the default value. If this option is not set, insecure websites can be used for installing.

    URL

    The application's Uniform Resource Locator (URL).

    Install dedicated application pool

    Specifies whether an application pool is installed for each application. This allows applications to be set up independently of one another. If this option is set, each application is installed in its own application pool.

    Application pool

    The application pool to use. This can only be entered if the option Install dedicated application pool is not set.

    The application pool is formatted with the following syntax, if the default value "DefaultAppPool" is used.

    <application name>_POOL

    Identity

    Permissions for executing an application pool. A default identity or a user defined user account can be used.

    The user account is formatted with the following syntax, if the default value "ApplicationPoolIdentity" is used.

    IIS APPPOOL\<application name>_POOL

    If you want to authorize another user, click ... next to the text box and enter the user and password.

    Web Authentication

    Specifies the type for authentication against the web application. You have the following options:

    • Windows Authentication (Single Sign-On)

      The user is authenticated against the Internet Information Services using their Windows user account and the web application logs in the employee assigned to the user account as role-based. If single sign-on is not possible, the user is diverted to a login page. You can only select this authentication method is Windows authentication is installed.

    • Anonymous

      Login is possible without Windows authentication. The user is authenticated against the Internet Information Services and the web application anonymously and the web application is directed to a login page.

    Database authentication

    NOTE: You can only see this section if you have selected an SQL database connection in Database connection.

    Specifies the type for authentication against the One Identity Manager database. You have the following options:

    • Windows authentication

      The web application is authenticated against the One Identity Manager database using the Windows account under which your application pool is running. Login is possible with a user defined user account or a default identity for the application pool.

    • SQL Authentication

      Login is only possible through a user defined user accounts. Authentication is done using user name and password. This access data is saved in the web application configuration as computer specific encrypted.

  6. Specify other application specific settings on the Configuration page.
    1. Select the culture code for the language in Culture. The language influences how dates and numbers displayed amongst other things.
    2. The web application requires access permissions to itself. If you select the authentication type "Windows authentication (single sign-on)" for web authentication, enter the user's domain, user account and password. No other data is required for anonymous authentication.
    3. Click Next.
  7. Installation progress is displayed on the Setup is running page. Once installation is complete, click Next.

    The Web Installer generates the web application and the corresponding configuration files (web.config) for each folder.

  8. Click Finish on the last page to end the program.

NOTE: The Web Installer uses default values for the configuration settings. You can keep these values. It is recommended you check the settings with the help of the Manager Web Configuration Editor.

The Manager web application can be reached over a browser under:

http://<server>/<application name>

https://<server>/<application name>

TIP: You can open the web server's status display in Job Queue Info. Select the menu item View | Server state in the Job Queue Info and display the web server's state on the Web servers tab by using Open in browser in the context menu.

Related Topics

Updating the Manager Web Application

Updating the Manager Web Application

NOTE: It is recommended only to perform automatic update in special maintenance windows in which the application is not available to users and a reboot of the application can be done manually without causing any problems.

The application update happens automatically if the plugin "Auto update" is enabled for the web application.

NOTE: The following permissions are required for automatic updating:

  • The user account for updating required write permissions for the application directory.
  • The user account for updating requires the local security policy "Log on as a batch job".
  • The user account, under which the application pool runs, requires the local security policies "Replace a process level token" and "Adjust memory quotas for a process".

To run an update, first load the files to be updated into the One Identity Manager database. The necessary files are loaded into the database and updated when a hotfix, a service pack or a full version update One Identity Manager is run.

The plugin "Auto update" runs a test when the application starts and then at 5 minute intervals. New files are loaded from the database as they are identified. The plugin "Auto update" cannot update files as long as the application is running because it locks the files whose changes result in rebooting the application and all active user session are lost. For this reason, updating takes place when the application is restarted.

The application is restarted automatically by the web server when it has been idle for a defined length of time. This may take some time or be prevented if continuous user requests.

Related Topics

Uninstalling the Manager Web Application

Uninstalling the Manager Web Application

To uninstall a web application

  1. To uninstall a web application, use the Web Installer.
    1. Execute the program autorun.exe from the root directory on the One Identity Manager installation medium.
    2. Go to the Installation tab and select Web-based components and click Install. This starts the Web Installer.

    - OR -

    1. Start the Web Installer from Start | One Identity | One Identity Manager | Configuration | Web Installer.
  2. Select Uninstall a One Identity Manager web application on the Web Installer start page and click Next.
  3. All installed web applications are displayed on the page, Uninstall a One Identity Manager web application.
    1. Select the web application you want to remove by double-clicking on it.
    2. Select the authentication module in the Authentication method section and authenticate yourself.
    3. Click Next to start uninstalling.
    4. Confirm the security prompt with Yes.
  4. The uninstall progress is displayed on the Setup is running page. After installation is complete, click Next.
  5. Click Finish on the last page to end the program.

Related Documents