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Identity Manager 8.1.4 - Identity Management Base Module Administration Guide

Basics for mapping company structures in One Identity Manager Managing departments, cost centers, and locations Working with dynamic roles Employee administration
One Identity Manager users for employee administration Basic data for employee master data Entering employee master data Employee's central user account Employee's central password Employee's default email address Mapping multiple employee identities Disabling and deleting employees Password policies for employees Limited access to One Identity Manager Assigning company resources to employees Displaying the origin of an employee's roles and entitlements Analyzing role memberships and employee assignments Additional tasks for managing employees Determining an employee’s language Determining an employee's working hours Employee reports
Managing devices and workdesks Managing resources Setting up extended properties Configuration parameters for managing departments, cost centers, and locations Effective configuration parameters for setting up employees Configuration parameters for managing devices and workdesks

Managing devices and workdesks

One Identity Manager offers extended device administration functionality for networks. One Identity Manager differentiates between device types, device models, and the device itself.

  • Device types, such as PCs, printers, or monitors, provide the initial classification of the devices.
  • Device models provide additional fine-tuning of the device types in order to obtain a more exact classification of devices.
  • The actual devices as they are defined in the network are listed under devices.

Workdesks are required for assigning different devices to a workstation. The assignment of company resources can be mainly automated by assigning workdesks to business roles, departments, cost centers, locations, or dynamic roles.

To manage devices and workdesks in One Identity Manager

  • In the Designer, set the Hardware configuration parameter and compile the database.
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Basic data for device admin

The following basic data is required for managing devices:

  • Configuration parameter

    Use configuration parameters to configure the behavior of the system's basic settings. One Identity Manager provides default settings for different configuration parameters. Check the configuration parameters and modify them as necessary to suit your requirements.

    Configuration parameters are defined in the One Identity Manager modules. Each One Identity Manager module can also install configuration parameters. In the Designer, you can find an overview of all configuration parameters in the Base data | General | Configuration parameters category.

  • Device Model

    Device models are required to classify devices, for example, PC, server, monitor, printer types. One Identity Manager contains predefined device models.

  • Information about manufacturers and suppliers

    You can store the manufacturer and supplier companies for entering device models and devices.

  • Device status

    Enter the possible device status for asset data about devices.

  • Workdesk status

    You can add a status to workdesks.

  • Workdesk Type

    Provide workdesk types for further classification of workdesks.

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Device models

The prerequisite for adding devices is the definition of device models. Device models are required to classify devices, for example, PC, server, monitor, printer types. One Identity Manager contains predefined device models. You can define more device models.

To edit a device model

  1. Select the Devices & Workdesks | Basic configuration data  | Device models category.
  2. Select a device model in the result list. Select the Change master data task.

    - OR -

    Click in the result list.

  3. Edit the device model's master data.
  4. Save the changes.
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General master data for a device model

Enter the following general master data for a device model.

Table 46: Device model master data



Device model

Name of the device model.

Device type

Type of the device. During the setup of new device, the device model's device type filters the forms that are available for handling master data.


Name of manufacturer. Use the next to the field to add a new company. For more information, see Business partners.

NOTE: Only the companies that are marked as manufacturers can be selected. When a new device is added, the company named as manufacturer in the device model is used for the device.

Service item

If you assigned a service item to the device model, the usage of the device model can be booked internally. Use the next to the field to add a new service item.


Manufacturers Website.

Use the Browse task to see the manufacturer's website in the standard web browser.


Text field for additional explanation.

Additional data

Text field for additional explanation.


Specifies whether, in principle, the device can be used as a PC in the sense of workstation.


Specifies whether the device is used as a server.

Local peripheral

Specifies whether this device type is a local peripheral to attach to a PC.


Specifies whether the device model is in use or not.

NOTE: Only device models which are enabled can be assigned in One Identity Manager. If a device model is deactivated, assignment of the device model is not permitted. However, existing assignments remain intact.
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