|Oracle® Identity Manager Connector Guide for UNIX
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This chapter provides an overview of the updates made to the software and documentation for release 188.8.131.52.0 of the UNIX connector.
The updates discussed in this chapter are divided into the following categories:
This section describes updates made to the connector software. This section also points out the sections of this guide that have been changed in response to each software update.
These include major changes made to this guide. For example, the relocation of a section from the second chapter to the third chapter is a documentation-specific update. These changes are not related to software updates.
The following sections discuss the software updates:
The following are issues resolved in release 184.108.40.206.0:
When you created access policy with DNLA flag for the connector, it did not work as expected. After running the "Evaluate user policies" job, the account did not move to Enabled state but moved to Provisioned state.
This issue has been resolved.
Entitlement, IT resource, Account Name, and Account ID tagging were missing in the process form fields in Oracle Identity Manager 11.1.2.
This issue has been resolved.
The following form fields have been tagged in the connector:
Secondary groups child form tagged as
IT Resource Type field of the parent form tagged as
User Login field in the parent form tagged as
Unnecessary step for copying the third-party files was displayed in UI during the connector installation.
This step has been removed.
There are no software updates in release 220.127.116.11.0.
This is the first release of the Oracle Identity Manager Connector for UNIX based on Identity Connector Framework (ICF). The following software updates have been made in release 18.104.22.168.0:
The Identity Connector Framework (ICF) is a component that provides basic provisioning, reconciliation, and other functions that all Oracle Identity Manager connectors require.
The Oracle Identity Manager Connector for UNIX is an ICF-based connector. The ICF uses classpath isolation, which allows the connector to co-exist with legacy versions of the connector.
For more information about the ICF and its advantages, see the "Understanding the Identity Connector Framework" chapter in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle Identity Manager.
From this release onward, you can switch between SSH and Telnet protocols to connect to UNIX-based target systems. Earlier, there were separate UNIX connectors for SSH and Telnet connections.
You can specify the connection type by using the connectionType parameter of the IT Resource. The connector supports the following connection types:
SSH - This is the default connection. Used for SSH with password-based authentication.
SSHPUBKEY - Used for SSH with key-based authentication.
TELNET - Used for Telnet connection.
See Section 2.3.2, "Configuring the IT Resource for the Target System" for related information.
From this release onward, you can run scripts on a computer where the UNIX connector is deployed. You can configure custom scripts to support additional flavors of UNIX.
You can configure the scripts to run before or after the create, update, or delete an account provisioning operations. For example, you could configure a script to run before a user is created by the connector. See Section 3.5, "Configuring Action Scripts" for more information.
From this release onward, you can configure the connector to support an additional flavor of UNIX by using custom scripts.
By default, the connector uses pre-configured scripts to support AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris. You can customize these scripts to support an additional flavor of UNIX. See Section 4.1, "Configuring the Connector for New Target System" for more information.
This release of the connector supports multiple instances and multiple versions of UNIX.
You can deploy a single connector bundle on Oracle Identity Manager and create multiple IT resources for multiple instances and multiple versions of UNIX. Then, you can use Oracle Identity Manager to manage accounts on these target systems. See Section 4.2, "Configuring the Connector for Multiple Instances and Multiple Versions of the Target System" for more information.
This release of the connector supports the addition of single-valued fields for provisioning and reconciliation.
See the following sections for more information:
From this release onward, you can specify a list of accounts that must be excluded from reconciliation and provisioning operations. Accounts whose user IDs you specify in the exclusion list are not affected by reconciliation and provisioning operations.
Section 4.7, "Configuring Resource Exclusion Lists" describes the procedure to add entries in these lookup definitions.
You can configure transformation of data, such as process form field data or any other object, that is brought into Oracle Identity Manager during reconciliation. In addition, you can configure validation of data that is brought into or sent from Oracle Identity Manager during reconciliation and provisioning. See the following sections for more information:
This release of the connector supports the connection pooling feature based on the ICF. In earlier releases, a connection with the target system was established at the start of a reconciliation run and closed at the end of the reconciliation run. With the introduction of connection pooling, multiple connections are established by the ICF and held in reserve for use by the connector.
See Section 2.3.5, "Setting up the Lookup Definition for Connection Pooling" for more information.
The following sections discuss the documentation-specific updates:
The following are documentation-specific updates in this release:
The "Oracle Identity Manager" row in Table 1-1, "Certified Components" has been modified.
A note has been added in the "xml/UNIX-RequestDatasets.xml" row of Table 2-1, "Files and Directories On the Connector Installation Media".
The following sections have been added:
Instructions specific to Oracle Identity Manager release 11.1.2.x have been added in the following sections:
There are no documentation-specific updates in this release.
The following documentation-specific update has been made in the revision "2" of the release 22.214.171.124.0:
Section 2.2, "Installation" includes connector installation scenarios depending on where you want to run the connector code (bundle), either locally in Oracle Identity Manager or remotely in a Connector Server.
In Table 1-1, "Certified Components", the following target systems are included on this release:
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.2+(32-bit) and higher versions of 64-bit
Higher version of Red Hat Linux 5.5 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)