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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

Supported User Account Types

Different types of user accounts, such as default user accounts, administrative user accounts, service accounts, or privileged user accounts can be mapped in One Identity Manager.

The following properties are used for mapping different user account types.

  • Identity

    The Identity property (IdentityType column) is used to describe the type of user account.

    Table 22: Identities of user accounts
    Identity Description Value of the IdentityType column
    Primary identity Employee's default user account. Primary
    Organizational identity Secondary user account used for different roles in the organization, for example for subcontracts with other functional areas. Organizational
    Personalized admin identity User account with administrative permissions, used by one employee. Admin
    Sponsored identity User account that is used for training purposes, for example. Sponsored
    Shared identity User account with administrative permissions, used by several employees. Shared
    Service identity Service account. Service

    NOTE: To enable working with identities for user accounts, the employees also need identities. You can only link user accounts to which an identity is assigned with employees who have this same identity.

    The primary identity, the organizational identity, and the personal admin identity are used for different user accounts, which can be used by the same actual employee to execute their different tasks within the company.

    To provide user accounts with a personal admin identity or an organizational identity for an employee, you create subidentities for the employee. These subidentities are then linked to user accounts, enabling you to assign the required Entitlements to the different user accounts.

    User accounts with a sponsored identity, group identity, or service identity are linked to dummy employees that do not refer to a real person. These dummy employees are needed so that Entitlements can be inherited by the user accounts. When evaluating reports, attestations, or compliance checks, check whether dummy employees need to be considered separately.

    For detailed information about mapping employee identities, see the One Identity Manager Identity Management Base Module Administration Guide.

  • Privileged user account

    Privileged user accounts are used to provide employees with additional privileges. This includes administrative user accounts or service accounts, for example. The user accounts are marked as Privileged user account (Column IsPrivilegedAccount).

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Default User Accounts

Normally, each employee obtains a default user account, which has the permissions they require for their regular work. The user accounts are linked to the employee. The effect of the link and the scope of the employee’s inherited properties on the user accounts can be configured through an account definition and its manage levels.

To create default user accounts through account definitions

  1. Create an account definition and assign the Unmanaged and Full managed manage levels.
  2. Specify the effect of temporarily or permanently disabling, deleting or the security risk of an employee on its user accounts and group memberships for each manage level.
  3. Create a formatting rule for IT operating data.

    You use the mapping rule to define which rules are used to map the IT operating data for the user accounts, and which default values are used if no IT operating data can be determined via a person's primary roles.

    Which IT operating data is required depends on the target system. The following setting are recommended for default user accounts:

    • In the mapping rule for the IsGroupAccount column, use the default value 1 and enable Always use default value.
    • In the mapping rule for the IdentityType column, use the default value Primary and enable Always use default value.
  4. Enter the effective IT operating data for the target system. Select the concrete target system under Effects on.

    Specify in the departments, cost centers, locations, or business roles which IT operating data should apply when you set up a user account.

  5. Assign the account definition to employees.

    When the account definition is assigned to an employee, a new user account is created through the inheritance mechanism and subsequent processing.

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Administrative User Accounts

An administrative user account must be used for certain administrative tasks. Administrative user accounts are usually predefined by the target system and have fixed names and login names, such as Administrator.

Administrative user accounts are imported into One Identity Manager during synchronization.

NOTE: Some administrative user accounts can be automatically identified as privileged user accounts. To do this, enable the Mark selected user accounts as privileged schedule in Designer.

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Providing administrative user accounts for one employee

Prerequisites
  • The user account must be labeled as a personalized admin identity.

  • The employee who will be using the user account must be labeled as a personalized admin identity.

  • The employee who will be using the user account must be linked to a main identity.

To prepare an administrative user account for a person

  1. Label the user account as a personalized admin identity.

    1. In Manager, select Unix | User accounts.

    2. Select the user account in the result list.

    3. Select Change master data.

    4. On the General tab, in the Identity selection list, select Personalized administrator identity.

  2. Link the user account to the employee who will be using this administrative user account.

    1. In Manager, select Unix | User accounts.

    2. Select the user account in the result list.

    3. Select Change master data.

    4. On the General tab, in the Person selection list, select the employee who will be using this administrative user account.

      TIP: If you are the target system manager, you can choose to create a new person.

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