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Identity Manager 9.1 - Web Designer Reference Guide

The Web Designer editor Web Designer structures and functions The Web Designer object model Working with the Web Designer Web project configuration options Customizing the Web Portal Basics of Web Designer programming Compiling and debugging Monitoring Frequent tasks in the Web Portal

Object properties

Object properties shows the properties of the files that are generated by the Web Designer and that are saved as objects in the DialogAEDS table. Each module, component, project file and web project is represented as a separate file.

To open object properties

  1. In the navigation view, select an object.
  2. Click in the toolbar.

    This opens the Object properties dialog. There are three tabs available. You can edit the data on Properties and Permissions if you have the right access permissions.

Change labels for web projects

With change labels for web projects, you can move a web project to another database. To do this, all web project database objects are booked to a change label. The Database Transporter is used for moving the web project. You can create and edit change labels in different One Identity Manager tools.

In the Web Designer toolbar, you can use to open the dialog for managing change labels. The following functions are available here.

Table 32: Functions for managing change labels
Icon Function

Open/close edit view.

Displays the edit fields for the change label. You can edit the change label.

Create a change label.

Is the only button enabled after clicking . Opens the edit fields for a new change label.

Delete change label.

This button is enabled once you have selected a change label. After clicking , respond to the message "Do you really want to delete the change label?" with Yes or No.

Save change label.

This button is only enabled when you have modified change label settings or created a new change label.

To create or edit change labels

  1. Click next to the Change labels list.

    A dialog for creating and editing change labels opens.

  2. Perform one of the following tasks:
    1. Create a new change label using .
    2. Select a change label from the list and open the edit view using .

  3. Enter the change label data.
    Table 33: Change label properties
    Property Meaning
    Change label

    Change label name.

    This name is used to select the change label for allocating the changes or creating a customer transport package.

    description Detailed description of the change label.
    Parent change label Specifies a parent label (optional).
    Status Status of the object changes, for example, development, test, and production.
    Status comments Additional comments in relation to the status
    Comment Additional information to enable tracking of changes to a change label.
    Label type Label type for more detailed classification. Label type "Change" is used by default.

    Specifies whether the change label is locked.

    If a change label is locked, no further changes can be booked to this label.

  4. Save the changes.

    This closes the dialog. The change label is preselected in the Change label.

To delete a change label

  1. Click next to the Change labels list.

    A dialog for creating and editing change labels opens.

  2. Select the change label you want to delete and click the button.
  3. Confirm the security prompt with Yes.
  4. Close the dialog using Cancel.
  5. Click OK to close the Edit change labels... dialog.

To apply a change label to a web project

  1. Click in the toolbar.
  2. Select the group of database objects you want to link to a change label:
    1. Modules, components, and configuration

      This option links the databased objects generated by the Web Designer with a change label.

    2. Captions

      This option links all the multilingual captions required by the web project with a change label. For more information, see Multilingual captions.

      If any of the selected objects are already linked to one or more change labels, these links are not changed or deleted. An additional link is added.

  3. Click Next.
  4. Select the change label and click OK.

    The change label is copied.

Detailed information about this topic
  • One Identity Manager User Guide for One Identity Manager Tools User Interface

File-based workflow in the Web Designer

With the Web Designer, you can edit custom objects locally on your computer. To do this, export all existing custom objects from the database. All object types are taken into account and copied to the hard drive.

After exporting these objects, they can be edited, removed, or supplemented by additional objects on your computer. Object editing on your computer is no different than editing in the database project.

NOTE: You can only export complete objects for file-based editing. A default object can be custom configured on the hard drive. A hybrid type of single object is not provided for.

To edit files in the Web Designer

  1. Start the Web Designer and, in the Solution project in Select project save type dialog, click the Solution project option.
  2. Select the Load solution option.
  3. Perform one of the following tasks:
    1. In the Windows dialog, select the MyWebDesignerSolution.wds file from the folder in which the solution is stored.
    2. Select the name of the solution project that was opened last.
  4. In the navigation view, select the file you want to work.
    NOTE: Files that come from the local system are found in the From file system node.
  5. Edit the objects that you want to change and save the modified objects to the hard drive.

To open the folders of the edited file

NOTE: The custom module you want to change must be open in the Web Designer.
  1. Mark the tab for your custom module and select the Node editor view.
  2. Open the Windows Explorer by clicking .

    The associated folders for the edited file are show in your Windows Explorer.

To open the Windows Explorer's context menu in the Web Designer

NOTE: The custom module you want to change must be open in the Web Designer.
  1. Mark the tab for your custom module and select the Node editor view.
  2. Mouse over and open the context menu with right mouse button.

    This displays the Windows Explorer's context menu.

Detailed information about this topic

Exporting a module from the database to the hard drive

To export data from the database to a local computer, you require read permissions for specific database tables. Read permissions are needed for the following tables.

  • DialogAeds
  • DialogAedsAction
  • DialogAedsActionType
  • DialogAedsActionHasObject
NOTE: If these database tables do not have read permissions, the wizard will not open.

During export, all objects in the selected module are copied to the hard drive. This includes the following objects.

  • Modules
  • Components
  • Layout definitions
  • Web projects
  • Project files
  • Form Types

In the steps below, the Create solution option is selected.

To export files to a local computer

  1. Start the Web Designer and, in the dialog, select the Solution-Project option as the type of storage for the project.

    The following options are displayed under the Solution-Project option.

    Table 34: Selection options for solution-project
    Option Description
    Create solution Creates a new solution containing all the necessary objects.
    Load solution Loads an existing solution.
    File path to MyWebDesignerSolution.wds Opens the file containing the solution settings.
  2. Create a new solution using Create solution.
  3. On the Export current project page, select the file path for the new solution from the Path to output folder menu and enter a name in the Solution name field.
  4. Create the new solution with Next.

    The solution is created containing the following objects.

    Table 35: New solution objects
    Object Description
    Export module objects All custom files
    MyWebDesignerSolution.wds Solution settings
    Project.xml Project file, for organizing individual files
    ActionTypes.xml File for references
  5. Click Finish.

When the wizard is closed, you can continue working with the Web Designer as before. In addition, you can perform other tasks for file-based editing.

NOTE: If you enable Use selected project as default, the same project is opened the next time you launch the Web Designer.

To disable the "Use selected project as default" setting

  1. Use the Menu > Settings item to open the Global settings dialog.
  2. Open Editor and enable Ask for save type after every start up.

    When you next start up, Select project save type is displayed.

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