The Identity Manager end-user interface allows end-users to discover resource accounts. This means that a user with an Identity Manager identity can associate it with an existing, but unassociated, resource account.
To enable self-discovery, you must edit a special configuration object (End User Resources) and add to it the name of each resource on which the user will be allowed to discover accounts.
Edit the “End User Resources” configuration object.
For instructions on editing Identity Manager configuration objects, see Editing Identity Manager Configuration Objects.
Add <String>Resource</String>, where Resource matches the name of a resource object in the repository, as illustrated in Figure 3–10.
When self-discovery is enabled, the user is presented with a new selection under the Profile menu tab on the Identity Manager User interface (Self Discovery). This area allows the user to select a resource from an available list, and then enter the resource account ID and password to link the account with his Identity Manager identity.
To give end-users access to Identity Manager configuration objects, administrators can also use the “End User” organization. See The End User Organization for details.