Overview of Shared Services Console

Shared Services Console comprises a View pane, also known as the Application Management pane, and task tabs. When you initially log in, the Shared Services Console displays the View pane and a Browse tab.

The View pane is a navigation frame where you can choose objects (such as user directories, users, groups, roles, application groups, and applications). Typically, details of your current selection in the View pane are displayed on the Browse tab. Additional task tabs open as needed, depending on the task that you perform; for example, a Report tab opens when you generate a report, and a Configure tab opens when you configure a user directory.

Depending on the current configuration, Shared Services Console lists your existing objects in the View pane. You can expand these object listings to view details. For example, you may expand the User Directories node to view a list of configured user directories. You may also search configured user directories for users and groups.

A shortcut menu, accessible by right-clicking an object, is associated with some objects in the View pane.

Shortcut menus associated with objects in the View pane provide the quickest method to perform operations on the objects. Options in shortcut menus change dynamically, depending on what you select. The commands displayed in the shortcut menu also are available on a menu in the menu bar. Buttons representing enabled menu options are displayed on the toolbar.


Because Native Directory is administered from Shared Services Console, some menu options available in the shortcut menu for Native Directory are not available for other user directories.

The following features are available through the Shared Services Console: