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Safeguard Authentication Services 4.1.3 - ActiveRoles Integration Pack Release Notes

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Authentication Services ActiveRoles Integration Pack 2.1.x

ActiveRoles Integration Release Notes

January 2018

These release notes provide information about the Authentication Services ActiveRoles Integration Pack release.


About this release

ActiveRoles Server offers a practical approach to automated user provisioning and administration, for maximum security and efficiency. It provides total control of user provisioning and administration for Active Directory.

Authentication Services extends the capabilities of UNIX, Linux and Mac systems to seamlessly and transparently join Active Directory and integrate Unix identities with Active Directory Windows accounts.

Through the Authentication Services ActiveRoles Integration Pack, ActiveRoles Server extends management control to Unix and Linux identities such as Unix-enabled users and groups. Query-based management views show all of the identities, business rules ensure and enforce appropriate administrative practices, permission templates make it easy to delegate identity management.

For more information about this Authentication Services ActiveRoles Integration Pack, refer to the Authentication Services ActiveRoles Integration Pack Administration Guide included with the release package.

Installing the Integration Pack

To install the Authentication Services ActiveRoles Integration

  1. Click arsqas-2.1.x.msi file to start the InstallShield Wizard.
  2. At the Welcome page, click Next.
  3. At the Licence Agreement page, accept the terms in the license and click Next.
  4. At the Ready to Install page, click Install.
  5. When the InstallShield Wizard completes, leave the Launch setup wizard option selected and click Finish.

    Wait while the ActiveRoles Integration Configuration Wizard starts.

  6. Select the ActiveRoles Server web sites that you want to extend for Authentication Services and click Continue.

    NOTE: You can manage your ActiveRoles Server web sites using standard ActiveRoles Server functionality. From the Start menu, navigate to All Programs | Quest Software | Authentication Services ActiveRoles Integration | ActiveRoles Integration Configuration Wizard to start the wizard which will help you configure web sites including newly created web sites for the ActiveRoles Server web interface.

    NOTE: Every time you create and configure a new web site for the ActiveRoles Server Web Interface, you must run the ActiveRoles Integration Configuration Wizard.
  7. When the configuration setup wizard completes, click Restart ActiveRoles Now.
  8. When it becomes active, click the Close button and wait for a minute while ActiveRoles Server loads the startup information.

    NOTE: Once the service restarts, wait a few minutes before you open the ActiveRoles Server console.
  9. There are two ways to start the ActiveRoles Server Console:
    1. From the Start menu, navigate to All Programs | Quest Software | ActiveRoles Server | ActiveRoles Server Console.


    2. You can also access the ActiveRoles Server Console from the Authentication Services Control Center. Navigate to Start | All Programs | Quest Software | Quest Authentication Services | Authentication Services Control Center.

Once the console is open, look for the Authentication Services Integration Pack v2.1.x folder under these nodes:

  • Access Templates
  • Managed Units
  • Policies | Administration
  • Script Modules
  • Server Configuration | Policy Types
  • Applications

Upgrading the Integration Pack

The Integration pack is not meant to be upgraded. Each version of the Integration Pack installs its policy objects, access templates, scripts and managed units into a version-specific container to isolate the data objects for each version. However, the Integration Pack shares Web interface modifications between all versions. For this reason, One Identity recommends that you uninstall the previous version before installing the new version.

When upgrading from one version of the Integration Pack to another, any customizations to Integration Pack data objects will be lost. To preserve Integration Pack customizations, One Identity recommends that you backup the modified objects before you uninstall the previous version. That is, copy or move the Access Templates, Policy Objects, Script Modules, or Virtual Attributes created by the old version of the Authentication Services Support Pack for ActiveRoles Server Web Interface to a new location using ActiveRoles Server management console. These objects are located in the ActiveRoles Server configuration container.

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