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Identity Manager 8.0 - Web Designer Reference Guide

Web Designer Editor Web Designer Structures and Functions The Web Designer Object Model Working with the Web Designer Web Project Configuration Options Customizing the Web Portal Basics of Web Designer Programming Compiling and Debugging Monitoring Frequent Tasks in the Web Portal

Customizing Documentation

There is a Help button in the Web Portal menu bar. The One Identity Manager Web Portal User Guide can be opened from this help function.

Web Designer gives you the option to extend the guide and to modify it with your Web Portal custom modifications. You can add text content as well as visuals and logos. To add a help archive, copy the current ZIP files ( and/or into the Web Designer directory. Automatic updating keeps these up-to-date. Custom help is maintained as a ZIP file under the project files.

If you are in the Project files area of the navigation view, the Add help archive function is available in the toolbar. This archive is required to make changes or extensions to existing default One Identity Manager Web Portal User Guide. A new help archive is added in the definition tree view when you select this function.

Select the project to which to assigned the help archive in the top part of the view. All existing projects are listed under Projects. Then enter the language of your choice. A file name is generated from the selected project and language.

This file name cannot be configured. The lower part lists HTML documents, CSS documents and default help mappings. By double-clicking (or right-clicking from the context menu) on an HTML document, for example, you can assigned the custom help.

The selected file can be edited using the function Export.... You cannot edit directly in the Web Designer.

After you have finished editing the file, you must import it again into the Web Designer. The imported file is immediately available. You can even add your own HTML documents to the help archive. Custom help files replace the files from the default help archive after processing. You cannot delete default help files.

The help folders are regenerated if the help function is called in the Web Portal or if a help file is changed is one of the help archives default or custom).

Existing help files are updated if a new version is loaded. Custom help files are not overwritten.

You have the same function available to you when you right-click on a selected file as in the menu bar. You also have the option to change the file name.

Table 60: Functions in the Help Archive Menu Bar
Icon Function

Deletes the selected file after confirming the security prompt.


Opens the default Windows dialog box for saving the selected file to a data storage medium.


Opens the default Windows dialog box to select a file for importing.

Adds a new folder in the selected directory.

You can add files to the folder with Import....

Compiling and Debugging

Before you can execute a web project created with the Web Designer in a browser, you must compile with the Web Designer compiler.

Detailed information about this topic

Compiling a Web Application

The Web Designer compiler can be called from the Web Designer as well as from the Database Compiler. For more detailed Database Compiler information, see the One Identity Manager Configuration Guide.

You must compile a web project in the following cases.

The Web Designer compiler create a set of DLL files from the web project's XML definition and saves them in the database. The web application loads these DLL file and uses them to display the web interface.

There are basically two ways to compile a web project.

  • Release compilation is run to release a specific version of the web project for use.
  • Debug compilation is used during the development phase for testing and debugging purposes. Debug compilation creates additional code to support the Web Designer debugger. This means the DLL files are somewhat larger.

Changes within the Web Designer do not effect web application as long as there is no release compilation.

A web application loads the most recently compiled DLL file for the respective web project. If these DLL files are updated, the web project reloads the new DLL files; however, only new sessions run with the code from the newly loaded DLLs.

Compiling with the Database Compiler

Compiling with the Database Compiler

Use the Database Compiler to compile a web application outside the Web Designer. For more detailed information, see the Database Compiler in the One Identity Manager Configuration Guide.

To compile a database

  1. Open the Launchpad and select Compile database.
  2. Click Next on the Database Compiler start page.
  3. Enter the connection data for the One Identity Manager database on the Connect to database page and click Next.
  4. Select Do not compile scripts in the option box.

    More options are enabled in the dialog box and can be set.

  5. Disabled the options you do not want to compile.

    Note: Expand options with additional settings to edit.

  6. Configure the additional settings and click Next.

    Compiling takes place and the progress is displayed.

  7. Close compiling using Next.
  8. Close the program with Finish.
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