Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Business Administrator's Guide

Why Use External Resources?

Using Identity Manager to provision external resources enables you to notify one or more provisioners about pending requests, including detailed information about what is being provisioned.

For example, an external resource provisioner might be an IT manager who needs to manually order and pre-configure a laptop for a user.

Identity Manager also maintains information about the external resources provisioned for a given user and updates that information upon completion of the provisioning request. Identity Manager then makes this information available for viewing, reporting, audit compliance validation, and exporting.

Note –

To configure external resources, you must have the External Resource Administrator capability. To create new external resources, you must have the Resource Administrator capability.