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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

Target system managers

A default application role exists for the target system manager in One Identity Manager. Assign the employees who are authorized to edit all Unix hosts in One Identity Manager to this application role.

Define additional application roles if you want to limit the edit permissions for target system managers to individual Unixhosts. The application roles must be added under the default application role.

For detailed information about implementing and editing application roles, see the One Identity Manager Authorization and Authentication Guide.

Implementing application roles for target system managers
  1. The One Identity Manager administrator assigns employees to be target system managers.

  2. These target system managers add employees to the default application role for target system managers.

    Target system managers with the default application role are authorized to edit all Unix hosts in One Identity Manager.

  3. Target system managers can authorize other employees within their area of responsibility as target system managers and if necessary, create additional child application roles and assign these to individual Unix hosts.

Table 17: Default Application Roles for Target System Managers
Users Tasks

target system managers

 

Target system managers must be assigned to Target systems | Unix or a sub-application role.

Users with this application role:

  • Assume administrative tasks for the target system.

  • Create, change or delete target system objects, like user accounts or groups.

  • Edit password policies for the target system.

  • Prepare groups for adding to the IT Shop.

  • Can create employees with an identity that differs from the Primary identity.

  • Configure synchronization in the Synchronization Editor and defines the mapping for comparing target systems and One Identity Manager.

  • Edit the synchronization's target system types and outstanding objects.

  • Authorize other employees within their area of responsibility as target system managers and create child application roles if required.

To initially specify employees to be target system administrators

  1. Log in to One Identity Manager as Manager administrator (Base role | Administrators)
  2. Select One Identity Manager Administration | Target systems | Administrators.
  3. Select Assign employees.
  4. Assign the employee you want and save the changes.

To add the first employees to the default application as target system managers.

  1. Log yourself into Manager as target system administrator (Target systems | Administrators).

  2. Select One Identity Manager Administration | Target systems | Unix.

  3. Select Assign employees in the task view.

  4. Assign the employees you want and save the changes.

To authorize other employees as target system managers when you are a target system manager

  1. Login to Manager as target system manager.

  2. Select the application role in Unix | Basic configuration data | Target system managers.

  3. Select Assign employees.

  4. Assign the employees you want and save the changes.

To specify target system managers for individual hosts

  1. Login to Manager as target system manager.

  2. Select Unix | Hosts.

  3. Select the host in the result list.

  4. Select Change master data.
  5. On the General tab, select the application role in the Target system manager menu.

    - OR -

    Next to the Target system manager menu, click to create a new application role.

    1. Enter the application role name and assign the Target systems | Unix parent application role.

    2. Click OK to add the new application role.

  6. Save the changes.
  7. Assign employees to this application role who are permitted to edit the host in One Identity Manager.

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Editing a Server

Servers must know your server functionality in order to handle Unix specific processes in One Identity Manager. For example, the synchronization server.

You have several options for defining a server's functionality:

  • Create an entry for the Job server in Designer under Base Data | Installation | Job server. For detailed information, see the One Identity Manager Configuration Guide.

  • Select an entry for the Job server in the category Manager | Basic configuration data | Server in the Unix and edit the Job server master data.

    Use this task if the Job server has already been declared in One Identity Manager and you want to configure special functions for the Job server.

NOTE: One Identity Manager must be installed, configured, and started in order for a server to execute its function in the One Identity Manager Service network. Proceed as described in the One Identity Manager Installation Guide.

To edit a Job server and its functions

  1. In Manager, select the category Unix | Basic configuration data | Server.

  2. Select the Job server entry in the result list.

  3. Select Change master data.

  4. Edit the Job server's master data.

  5. Select Assign server functions in the task view and specify server functionality.

  6. Save the changes.
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Master Data for a Job Server

NOTE: All editing options are also available in Designer under Base Data | Installation | Job server.

NOTE: More properties may be available depending on which modules are installed.
Table 18: Job Server Properties

Property

Meaning

Server Job server name.
Full server name Full server name in accordance with DNS syntax.

Example:

<Name of servers>.<Fully qualified domain name>

Target system Computer account target system.
Language Language of the server.
Server is cluster Specifies whether the server maps a cluster.
Server belongs to cluster Cluster to which the server belongs.

NOTE: The properties Server is cluster and Server belongs to cluster are mutually exclusive.
IP address (IPv6) Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) server address.
IP address (IPv4) Internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) server address.
Copy process (source server) Permitted copying methods that can be used when this server is the source of a copy action. At present, only copy methods that support the Robocopy and rsync programs are supported.

If no method is given, the One Identity Manager Service determines the operating system of the server during runtime. Replication is then performed with the Robocopy program between servers with a Windows operating system or with the rsync program between servers with a Linux operating system. If the operating systems of the source and destination servers differ, it is important that the right copy method is applied for successful replication. A copy method is chosen that supports both servers.

Coding Character set coding that is used to write files to the server.
Parent Job server Name of the parent Job server.
Executing server Name of the executing server. The name of the server that exists physically and where the processes are handled.

This input is evaluated when One Identity Manager Service is automatically updated. If the server is handling several queues the process steps are not supplied until all the queues that are being processed on the same server have completed their automatic update.

Queue Name of the queue to handle the process steps. Each One Identity Manager Service within the network must have a unique queue identifier. The process steps are requested by the job queue using exactly this queue name. The queue identifier is entered in the One Identity Manager Service configuration file.
Server operating system Operating system of the server. This input is required to resolve the path name for replicating software profiles. The values Win32, Windows, Linux and Unix are permitted. If no value is specified, Win32 is used.
Service account data One Identity Manager Service user account information. In order to replicate between non-trusted systems (non-trusted domains, Linux server) the One Identity Manager Service user information has to be declared for the servers in the database. This means that the service account, the service account domain and the service account password have to be entered for the server.
One Identity Manager Service installed Specifies whether a One Identity Manager Service is installed on this server. This option is enabled by the procedure QBM_PJobQueueLoad the moment the queue is called for the first time.

The option is not automatically removed. If necessary, you can reset this option manually for servers whose queue is no longer enabled.

Stop One Identity Manager Service Specifies whether the One Identity Manager Service has stopped. If this option is set for the Job server, the One Identity Manager Service does not process any more tasks.

You can make the service start and stop with the appropriate administrative permissions in the program "Job Queue Info". For more detailed information, see the One Identity Manager Process Monitoring and Troubleshooting Guide.

No automatic software update Specifies whether to exclude the server from automatic software updating.

NOTE: Servers must be manually updated if this option is set.
Software update running Specifies whether a software update is currently being executed.
Server function Server functionality in One Identity Manager. One Identity Manager processes are handled depending on the server function.
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Server Functions of a Job Server

The server function defines the functionality of a server in One Identity Manager. One Identity Manager processes are handled depending on the server function.

NOTE: All editing options are also available in Designer under Base Data | Installation | Job server.

NOTE: More server functions may be available depending on which modules are installed.
Table 19: Permitted server functions

Server function

Remark

CSV connector Server on which the CSV connector for synchronization is installed.

Domain controller

The Active Directory domain controller. Servers that are not labeled as domain controller are considered to be member servers.

Printer server

Server which acts as a print server.

Generic server

Server for generic synchronization with a custom target system.

Home server

Server for adding home directories for user accounts.

Update Server

This server executes automatic software updating of all other servers. The server requires a direct connection to the database server that One Identity Manager database is installed on. The server can execute SQL tasks.

The server with the installed One Identity Manager database, is labeled with this functionality during initial installation of the schema.

SQL processing server

The server can execute SQL tasks. Several SQL processing servers can be set up to spread the load of SQL processes. The system distributes the generated SQL processes throughout all the Job servers with this server function.

CSV script server

The server can process CSV files using the ScriptComponent process component.

Native database connector

The server can connect to an ADO.Net database.

One Identity Manager database connector

Server on which the One Identity Manager connector is installed. This server executes synchronization with the target system One Identity Manager.

One Identity Manager Service installed

Server on which a One Identity Manager Service is installed.

Primary domain controller

Primary domain controller.

Profile server

Server for setting up profile directories for user accounts.

SAM synchronization Server

Server for running synchronization with an SMB-based target system.

SMTP host

Server from which One Identity Manager Service sends email notifications. Prerequisite for sending mails using One Identity Manager Service is SMTP host configuration.

Default report server

Server on which reports are generated.

Windows PowerShell connector

The server can run Windows PowerShell version 3.0 or later.

Unix connector

The server can connect to a Unix system using SSH.

AIX connector

The server can connect to an AIX system using SSH.

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