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Identity Manager 8.1 - Configuration Guide

About this guide One Identity Manager software architecture Customizing the One Identity Manager default configuration Adjusting the One Identity Manager base configuration One Identity Manager schema basics Editing the user interface
Object definitions for the user interface User interface navigation Forms for the user interface Statistics in One Identity Manager Extending the Launchpad Task definitions for the user interface Applications for configuring the user interface Icons and images for configuring the user interface Using predefined database queries
Localization in One Identity Manager Process orchestration in One Identity Manager
Setting up Job servers in Designer Configuring the One Identity Manager Service Handling processes in One Identity Manager
Tracking changes with process monitoring Conditional compilation using preprocessor conditions Scripts in One Identity Manager Reports in One Identity Manager Adding custom tables or columns to the One Identity Manager schema Web service integration SOAP Web Service One Identity Manager as SPML provisioning service provider Processing DBQueue tasks Appendix: Configuration files of the One Identity Manager Service

Assigning a menu item to an application

All menu items to be displayed in an application user interface must be assigned to an application.

To assign a menu item to an application

  1. In Designer, select User interface | User interface navigation.

    The menu items are loaded and displayed in the User Interface Editor for editing.

  2. Select the menu item in the navigation overview.
  3. In the edit view, select the Application view and then the application.

TIP: Use the Recursively assign application context menu to assign the application to the selected menu item and its child menu items. Use the Recursively remove application context menu to remove the application’s assignment to the selected menu item and its child menu items.

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Assigning a menu item to a permissions group

All menu items to be displayed in an application user interface must be assigned to a permissions group. Assign the menu items to permissions groups for non-role-based and role-based login. The menu items are available to system users depending on their permissions group memberships. For detailed information about permissions groups, see the One Identity Manager Authorization and Authentication Guide.

To assign a menu item to a permissions group

  1. In Designer, select User interface | User interface navigation.

    The menu items are loaded and displayed in the User Interface Editor for editing.

  2. Select the menu item in the navigation overview.
  3. In the edit view, select the Permissions group view and select the permissions groups.

TIP: Use the Assign permissions group recursively context menu to assign the permissions group to the selected menu item and its child menu items. Use the Remove permissions group recursively context menu to remove the permissions group assignment to the selected menu item and its child menu items.

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General menu item properties

The properties described below are valid for all menu items: Other properties may be required for different menu item types.

Table 38: General menu item properties
Property Description
Menu item Unique menu item relation. You should assign descriptive names here if possible. These are then propagated in the child structures. This makes it easier to trace the position of child menu items. The parent menu item and the hierarchy is determined by the insert position in the user interface navigation. The menu item name can contain variables in order to represent the menu items.
Entry type Menu item entry type.
Caption Language-dependent caption for displaying the menu item in the user interface. The caption for data-dependent menu items can contain fixed strings and variables. The caption for recursive data-dependent menu items is inherited from the parent menu item. Translate the given text using the button.
Sort order

If several menu items have the same parent menu item, the sort order of the individual menu items specifies their position in the display order.

If the configuration flag Re-sort data submenu items by caption is set for the parent menu item, the sort order specified here is invalid.

Icon Icon for displaying the menu item in the navigation If no icon is specified for recursively data-dependent menu items, the icon from the parent menu item is inherited.
Overlay icon definition

VB.Net expression for defining overlays for the icon. Used to display the status in the Launchpad.

Condition Specifies the conditions under which the menu item is displayed in the navigation. The input must comply with the WHERE clause syntax of database queries. You can use variables to formulate a condition.
Configuration flag Special functions are set for menu items with the configuration flag. For more information, see Table 39.
Preprocessor condition

You can add preprocessor conditions to menu items. This means that a menu item is only available when the preprocessor condition is fulfilled.

NOTE: You can find an overview of existing preprocessor dependencies in Designer in One Identity Manager Schema | Preprocessor dependencies.

Disabled by preprocessor If a menu item is excluded through a preprocessor condition, this option is set by the Database Compiler.
Description Spare text box for additional explanation.
Deactivated

Specifies if the menu item is displayed in the user interface or not. Disabled menu items are never displayed in the user interface.

NOTE: This change is also permitted for menu items in the default user interface and is not overwritten on schema installation.

Show under "My One Identity Manager" This option marks the menu items to be displayed in Manager in the category My One Identity Manager.
Table 39: Configuration flags for special functions
Configuration flag Description
Auto-reload on insert If this configuration flag is set, the menu item is reloaded after new data is added.
Hide on empty result If no submenu items are generated for a menu item labeled the same way during runtime, the menu item is similarly hidden in the user interface.
Not expandable by user Menu items that are labeled with this option cannot be opened even if submenu items are available. The configuration flag is mainly used in the info system for displaying statistics.
Ignore user interface forms in result list No forms are provided in the result list for menu items with this option. This can be useful to prevent navigating to objects in the list on an overview form. This is useful if, for example, forms are not defined for some objects in the result list. Otherwise, an empty form is displayed.
Ignore user interface forms This configuration flag can be used for data-dependent menu items. If the configuration flag is set, no object-dependent interface forms are displayed when the menu item is selected in the user interface. This configuration flag is mainly used for structuring the user interface for Web front-ends.
Force open menu item If this configuration flag is set, the menu item is always open. There is no test to see if the menu item is assigned to something, for example, the interface form.
Re-sort data-dependent menu item by caption This configuration flag can be used for data-dependent menu items. The configuration flag should be set if language-dependent data is displayed. If the configuration flag is set, the data for menu navigation to be shown is sorted by language after it is loaded.
Re-sort data result by caption This configuration flag can be used for lists. The configuration flag should be set if language-dependent data is displayed. If the configuration flag is set, the data to be shown is sorted by language in the result list after it is loaded.
Re-sort data submenu items by caption The configuration flag should be set if language-dependent data is displayed. If the configuration flag is set, the data for all submenu items to be shown are sorted by language.

This enables all user accounts, groups and containers in a container structure, for example, to be sorted alphabetically. The sort order not only affects data-dependent menu items but also all submenu items.

Take navigation context into account on enabling

If this configuration flag is set, the location in the navigation where the menu item is opened is taken into account when the objects are loaded. If an object appears several times within a navigation structure, the content is loaded and displayed depending on the location of the navigation structure.

If the configuration flag is not set, the data is retained, even if the object is opened again from another location in the navigation.

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Creating database queries for data-dependent menu items

Data-dependent menu items are generated by a database query that returns several data sets as output. These menu items are therefore not individual menu items, but a set of menu items depending on the output of the database query.

For more information about general properties of menu items, see General menu item properties. The following properties are necessary to put together a database query:

Table 40: Database Query Properties
Property Description
Table Table that the values are read from.
Sort order

Display elements are sorted by these table columns. The input must satisfy the Order By syntax of database queries. Sorting is given by the columns of the display template if no value is entered. You should use a sort order if the data has a date or represents language-dependent data.

NOTE: For language-dependent sorting, use the configuration switch Re-sort data dependent menu item by caption.

Condition

Condition for limiting the number of results displayed. The input must comply with the WHERE clause syntax of database queries. You can use variables for formulating a condition. If the menu items are recursively data-dependent then variables have to be used.

NOTE: The condition must not contain a JOIN and the query may need to be formulated as a subquery.

Unique

The query result cannot contain doubled items. By setting option, any doubt is eliminated.

NOTE: No interface forms are shown for objects that result from a database query.

NOTE: The option is disabled if the configuration switch Force open menu item is set.

Recursive invocation

This menu item is the recursive successor of the previous menu item. If the option is not set, the results are represented by a flat structure. Set the option if the menu item is required to represent a hierarchical structure. You have to define recursive data-dependent menu items below a data-dependent item without recursion.

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