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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

Overview of the Unix Host

Use this task to obtain an overview of the most important information about a host.

To obtain an overview of a host

  1. Select Unix | Hosts.

  2. Select the host in the result list.

  3. Select Unix host overview.

Displaying Unix Login Shells

This information about a host's login shells is loaded into One Identity Manager and cannot be edited. You can use login shells when setting up user accounts.

To display login shells

  1. Select Unix | Hosts | <host name> | Login shells.

  2. Select the login shell in the result list.

  3. Select Unix login shell overview.
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Unix User Accounts

You can use One Identity Manager to manage your local Unix-based target system user accounts. User accounts obtain the required access rights to the resources through membership in groups.

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Linking User Accounts to Employees

The central component of One Identity Manager is to map employees and their master data with permissions through which they have control over different target systems. For this purpose, information about user accounts and permissions can be read from the target system into the One Identity Manager database and linked to employees. This gives an overview of the permissions for each employees in all of the connected target systems. One Identity Manager provides the possibility to manage user accounts and their permissions. You can provision modifications in the target systems. Employees are supplied with the necessary permissions in the connected target systems according to their function in the company. Regular synchronization keeps data consistent between target systems and the One Identity Manager database.

Because requirements vary between companies, One Identity Manager offers different methods for supplying user accounts to employees. One Identity Manager supports the following method for linking employees and their user accounts.

  • Employees can automatically obtain their account definitions using user account resources. If an employee does not yet have a user account in a host, a new user account is created. This is done by assigning account definitions to an employee using the integrated inheritance mechanism and subsequent process handling.

    When you manage account definitions through user accounts, you can specify the way user accounts behave when employees are enabled or deleted.

  • When user accounts are inserted, they can be automatically assigned to an existing employee or a new employee can be created if necessary. In the process, the employee master data is created on the basis of existing user account master data. This mechanism can be implemented if a new user account is created manually or by synchronization. However, this procedure is not the default procedure for One Identity Manager. Define criteria for finding employees for automatic employee assignment.
  • Employees and user accounts can be entered manually and assigned to each other.
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