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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

Unix Host

The Synchronization Editor sets up the hosts in the One Identity Manager database by using a default template.

NOTE: After initial synchronization of the hosts, you must enter the primary group, which will be used by default to set up the user accounts.

To edit the master data for a Unix host

  1. Select Unix | Hosts.

  2. Select the host in the result list.

  3. Select Change master data.

  4. Edit the host's master data.

  5. Save the changes.
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General Master Data for Unix Hosts

Enter the following data on General:

Table 20: General master data for a host
Property Description

Host name

Name of the host.

Primary group

User account's primary group. This group is used as primary group when creating a user account.


The computer is connected to this device. Specify a new device using the button next to the menu.

AIX system

Specifies whether this host is an IBM AIX system. The following properties are offered additionally for user accounts on IBM AIX systems.

Account definition (initial)

Initial account definition for creating user accounts. This account definition is used if automatic assignment of employees to user accounts is used for this host and user accounts should be created that are already managed (Linked configured). The account definition's default manage level is applied.

User accounts are only linked to the employee (Linked) if no account definition is given. This is the case on initial synchronization, for example.

Target system managers

Application role, in which target system managers are specified for the host. Target system managers only edit the objects from hosts that are assigned to them. Therefore, each host can have a different target system manager assigned to it.

Select the One Identity Manager application role whose members are responsible for administration of this host. Use the button to add a new application role.

Synchronized by

Type of synchronization through which the data is synchronized between the host and One Identity Manager. As soon as objects for this host are available in One Identity Manager, the type of synchronization can no longer be changed.

One Identity Manager is used when you create a host with the Synchronization Editor.

Table 21: Permitted values
Value Synchronization by Provisioned by

One Identity Manager

Unix connector

Unix connector

No synchronization



NOTE: If you select No synchronization, you can define custom processes to exchange data between One Identity Manager and the target system.

Operating system description

Description of the operating system.


Installed distribution of the operating system.

Distribution version

Version of the installed distribution.

Kernel version

Current version of the kernel.

Operating system type

Type of operating system, for example, Linux, AIX, UNIX.

Specifying Categories for Inheriting Permissions

In One Identity Manager, groups can be selectively inherited by user accounts. For this purpose, the groups and the user accounts are divided into categories. The categories can be freely selected and are specified using a mapping rule. Each category is given a specific position within this mapping rule. The template contains two tables; the user account table and the group table. Use the user account table to specify categories for target system dependent user accounts. In the group table enter your categories for the target system-dependent groups. Each table contains the category positions Position 1 to Position 31.

To define a category

  1. In Manager, select the host in Unix | Hosts.

  2. Select Change master data.
  3. Switch to the Mapping rule category tab.
  4. Extend the relevant roots of the user account table or group table.
  5. Click to enable category.
  6. Enter a category name of your choice for user accounts and groups and in the login language used.
  7. Save the changes.
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How to Edit a Synchronization Project

Synchronization projects in which a host is already used as a base object can also be opened via Manager. You can, for example, check the configuration or view the synchronization log in this mode. The Synchronization Editor is not started with its full functionality. You cannot run certain functions, such as, running synchronization or simulation, starting the target system browser and others.

NOTE: The Manager is locked for editing throughout. To edit objects in the Manager, close the Synchronization Editor.

To open an existing synchronization project in the Synchronization Editor

  1. Select Unix | Hosts.
  2. Select the host in the result list. Select Change master data.
  3. Select Edit synchronization project... from the task view.
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