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Identity Manager 8.1 - Administration Guide for Connecting Unix-Based Target Systems

Managing Unix-Based Systems Setting Up Synchronization with a Unix-Based Target System Base Data for Unix-Based Target Systems Unix Host Unix User Accounts Unix Groups Reports about Unix Objects Appendix: Configuration parameters for managing a Unix environment Appendix: Default Project Template for Unix-Based Target Systems

Checking a password

When you test a password, all the password policy settings, custom scripts and the restricted passwords are taken into account.

To test whether a password conforms to the password policy

  1. Select Unix | Basic configuration data | Password policies in Manager.

  2. Select the password policy in the result list.
  3. Select Change master data.
  4. Select the Test tab.
  5. Select the table and object to be tested in Base object for test.
  6. Enter a password in Enter password to test.

    A display next to the password shows whether it is valid or not.

Testing password generation

When you generate a password, all the password policy settings, custom scripts and the restricted passwords are taken into account.

To generate a password that conforms to the password policy

  1. Select Unix | Basic configuration data | Password policies in Manager.

  2. Select the password policy in the result list.
  3. Select Change master data.
  4. Select the Test tab.
  5. Click Generate.

    This generates and displays a password.

Initial Password for New Unix User Accounts

You have the following possible options for issuing an initial password for a new Unix user account.

  • Create user accounts manually and enter a password in their master data.

  • Assign a randomly generated initial password to enter when you create user accounts.

    • Enable the TargetSystem | Unix | Accounts | InitialRandomPassword configuration parameter in Designer.

    • Apply target system specific password policies and define the character sets that the password must contain.

    • Specify which employee will receive the initial password by email.

  • User the employee's central password. The employee’s central password is mapped to the user account password. For detailed information about an employee’s central password, see One Identity Manager Identity Management Base Module Administration Guide.

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Email Notifications about Login Data

You can configure the login information for new user accounts to be sent by email to a specified person. In this case, two messages are sent with the user name and the initial password. Mail templates are used to generate the messages. The mail text is defined in several languages in a mail template. which means the recipient’s language can be taken into account when the email is generated. Mail templates are supplied in the default installation with which you can configure the notification procedure.

The following prerequisites must be fulfilled in order to use notifications:

  1. Ensure that the email notification system is configured in One Identity Manager. For detailed information, see the One Identity Manager Installation Guide.
  2. In Designer, enable the Common | MailNotification | DefaultSender configuration parameter and enter the sender address for sending the email notifications.
  3. Ensure that all employees have a default email address. Notifications are sent to this address. For more detailed information, see the One Identity Manager Identity Management Base Module Administration Guide.
  4. Ensure that a language can be determined for all employees. Only then can they receive email notifications in their own language. For more detailed information, see the One Identity Manager Identity Management Base Module Administration Guide.

When a randomly generated password is issued for the new user account, the initial login data for a user account is sent by email to a previously specified person.

To send initial login data by email

  1. In the Designer, activate the configuration parameter TargetSystem | Unix | Accounts | InitialRandomPassword.
  2. In the Designer, activate the configuration parameter TargetSystem | Unix | Accounts | InitialRandomPassword | SendTo and enter the recipient of the notification as a value.
  3. In the Designer, activate the configuration parameter TargetSystem | Unix | Accounts | InitialRandomPassword | SendTo | MailTemplateAccountName.

    By default, the message sent uses the mail template Employee - new user account created. The message contains the name of the user account.

  4. In the Designer, activate the configuration parameter TargetSystem | Unix | Accounts | InitialRandomPassword | SendTo | MailTemplatePassword.

    By default, the message sent uses the mail template Employee - initial password for new user account. The message contains the initial password for the user account.

TIP: Change the value of the configuration parameter in order to use custom mail templates for these mails.
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