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Identity Manager 8.1.4 - Web Designer Reference Guide

The 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

Selecting and editing a web application

To select a web application

  1. Select Web application | Select web application.

    This displays a list of existing web applications.

  1. Select your web application in the list.

    The selected web application is loaded and display under Manage your web portal environment.

To edit web application settings

NOTE: A web application must be selected.

  1. Click Edit web application settings.

    This opens Edit web application settings.

    NOTE: The URL field shows you the address where the web application can be found. This value cannot be edited and serves as a key for the matching set in the database.

  2. In the Web project menu, select the web project to be shown in your web application.

    NOTE: The project you selected in "Web project" must be stored in the database. Otherwise, you cannot select it. Ensure that you have saved the web project.

    The selected web shown in the menu.

  3. In the Authentication module menu, select the module the web application user will use for authentication in future.
  4. In the Try single sign-on, use the following module if single sign-on fails: menu, select a module.

    If the module selected under Authentication module supports single-sign-on, you have the option to specify an alternative authentication method here. This is used as a fall-back if single sign-on fails for any reason. For detailed information about the One Identity Manager authentication modules, see the One Identity Manager Authorization and Authentication Guide.

  5. Click Debug.

    The debugging environment is enabled and you can use it. For more information, see Debugging.

    NOTE: Test your web application with this setting before you generate a web project compilation through Release.

To edit web application settings with an OAuth authentication module

NOTE: If you use OAuth authentication, you can enter an ID in the field provided. This automatically identifies the web application. This authentication ID is assigned in the OAuth system and must be added to the configuration in the Web Designer. If you do not use OAuth authentication, ignore this field.

  1. Follow the steps 1 to 3 described in the To edit web application settings step-by-step.
  2. Select one of the following modules in the Authentication module menu.
    1. OAuth 2.0 / OpenID Connect
    2. OAuth 2.0 / OpenID Connect (role-based)

    Enter values for your web application in the OAuth section of the Edit web application settings dialog. These fields are normally preset with values from global configuration parameters.

    The following values can be entered.

    Table 1: Values for using an authentication module
    Values Description
    Client ID for OAuth authentication

    If this is empty, the value from "QER | Person | OAuthenticator | ClientID | Web" is used.

    For example, "urn:IdentityManager/Web".

    Thumbprint for the OAuth certificate

    This is used to find the certificate in the certificate store. Either the thumb nail or the issuer of the certificate is required.

    For example, "7612FF79D99FCC56BEDDOC758412025B284DC327".

    Issuer information for the OAuth certificate

    This is used to find the certificate in the certificate store. Either the thumb nail or the issuer of the certificate is required.

    For example, "O=[company name], OU=[organizational unit], CN=[server IP]".


    Is only required if the OAuth service needs this value.

    The value entered here is passed as a URL parameter "Resource" to the OAuth server.

    Certificate endpoint

    Supplies the URL from which to download the certificate. The certificate's thumbprint or issuer information is required for validating the downloaded certificate.

    For example, "https://certificateServer/certificate.crt".

The user interface layout

You can control the Web Designer graphical user interface with a mouse and key combinations. A minimum screen resolution of 1280x1024 pixels is recommended with at least 16-bit color in order to optimize the user interface graphics.

NOTE: You can customize the Web Designer's default layout, as in the other One Identity Manager tools, by moving, closing, or hiding to suit your requirements. You can set the hide mode with Auto Hide.

After you have logged in, you are presented with an empty start page. This page contains a title bar, a status row, menu bar, a toolbar, a navigation view, and other edit areas, as described below.

  1. Title bar

    In the title bar you can see the program icon, program name, and connected database.

  2. Menu bar

    The menu bar gives you different menus and menu items.

  3. Toolbar

    Each program component comes with its own toolbar.

  4. Start page

    On the start page you can see various functions and information on the status of the currently selected web project and for other web projects.

  5. Navigation view

    The navigation view is on the left-hand side of the screen and organizes database objects into different categories.

  6. Preview

    The preview window shows how a specific web application will look and respond in the browser.

  7. Window in lower area

    More edit options are available in the lower area of the screen. Some of these options, such as the Node editor, are open by default.

  8. Status bar

    The status row includes the connected database display.

Start page

In the middle of the start page, you can see various functions and information about the status of the currently selected web project and for other web projects. For more information, see Web projects.

On the left-hand side of the start page different tasks are available concerning web project installation, configuration, and editing.

Table 2: Tasks on the start page
Task area Task Description
Web applications Install new web applications

Installs a new web application for the Web Designer.

You can install several web applications.

  Select a web application

Selects a web application.

You work on this selected web application.

Configuration Web project

Configures a web project.

Defined configuration keys are available for web project configuration.

  Customizations For creating or editing substitution rules for module copies.
  Search fields For establishing database columns in which to execute searches.
  Column-dependent references

For configuring column-dependent references.

These are used as a reference for a component’s column definition.

  Object-dependent references

For configuring object-dependent references.

These are part of dynamic references.

Edit Add new

Edits the web application.

You can create new modules and projects, column-dependent, or object-dependent references and object copies.

  Edit texts Edits control element texts.

To reopen a closed start page

  • In the toolbar, in the View menu, select the Start page menu item.

    The Start page tab is displayed as an empty page with the usual selection options and settings.

Detailed information about this topic

Title bar

In the title bar you can see the program icon, program name and connected database in the following notation:

Web Designer - <User>@<Database server>\<Database (Description)> - ...project

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