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Identity Manager 9.0 LTS - Administration Guide for Connecting to LDAP

About this guide Managing LDAP environments Synchronizing LDAP directories
Setting up initial LDAP directory synchronization Adjusting the synchronization configuration for LDAP environments Running synchronization Tasks following synchronization Troubleshooting Ignoring data error in synchronization Pausing handling of target system specific processes (Offline mode)
Managing LDAP user accounts and employees Managing memberships in LDAP groups Login information for LDAP user accounts Mapping LDAP objects in One Identity Manager Handling of LDAP objects in the Web Portal Basic data for managing an LDAP environment Troubleshooting Configuration parameters for managing an LDAP environment Default project template for LDAP LDAP connector V2 settings

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 12: Identities of user accounts
    Identity Description Value of the IdentityType column

    Primary identity

    Employee's default user account.


    Organizational identity

    Secondary user account used for different roles in the organization, for example for subcontracts with other functional areas.


    Personalized admin identity

    User account with administrative permissions, used by one employee.


    Sponsored identity

    User account used for a specific purpose. For example, for training purposes.


    Shared identity

    User account with administrative permissions, used by several employees.


    Service identity

    Service account.


    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 personalized admin identity are used for different user accounts, which can be used by the same actual employee to perform their different tasks within the company.

    To provide user accounts with a personalized 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 permissions to the different user accounts.

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

    For more 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 labeled with the Privileged user account property (IsPrivilegedAccount column).

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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 IT operating data for user accounts and which default values are used if no IT operating data can be determined through a person's primary roles.

    The type of IT operating data 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 the Always use default value option.

    • 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 that 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, in the Designer, enable the Mark selected user accounts as privileged schedule.

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Providing administrative user accounts for one employee

  • 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 the Manager, select the LDAP > User accounts category.

    2. Select the user account in the result list.

    3. Select the Change main data task.

    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 the Manager, select the LDAP > User accounts category.

    2. Select the user account in the result list.

    3. Select the Change main data task.

    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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