Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Installation

Chapter 12 Starting Identity Manager

Follow these steps to begin using Identity Manager or Identity Manager Service Provider.

Starting Identity Manager

ProcedureTo Start Identity Manager and Log in to the User Interface

  1. Start your application server.

  2. In a Web browser, enter the URL for your application server, including port, and append the URL for the Identity Manager Web application (typically, this is /idm).

    For example:

    Note –

    If you are using Internet Information Server (IIS) as your Web server, you must add index.html to the list of Default Documents under Properties for the Identity Manager virtual directory. Otherwise, the application's main page will not resolve correctly when accessing the Identity Manager server.

  3. Enter a user ID and password to log in. You can log in with one of the default account IDs and passwords:










    Note –

    It is strongly recommended that you reset the default administrator account passwords after installation.

    Note –

    For security reasons, we additionally recommend that you access the applications through a secure web server using HTTPS. Read the chapter titled Identity Manager Security in the Sun Identity Manager 8.1 System Administrator’s Guide for additional security recommendations.

Enabling Language Support

The Identity Manager applications support multiple languages, including French, Spanish, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and English. Use the following steps to install localized files on your application server.

ProcedureTo Install a Language Pack

  1. In a browser, go to the Sun Download Center:

    A registered account name and password is required to access the download center.

  2. Click to download Identity Manager for All Supported Platforms, Multi-language. The language pack (L10N file) is available as a separate download.

  3. Unpack the downloaded language pack to a temporary location.

  4. Copy the JAR file from the temporary location to the $WSHOME/WEB-INF/lib directory (UNIX) or the %WSHOME%\WEB-INF\lib directory (Windows).

  5. Restart the application server instance.

Setting the lh Environment

Some deployments require added environment variables and other settings to the shell environment (or command environment in Windows) for lh to function. For example, when using a WebSphere datasource for the repository, extra environment variables are required.

You may create an environment file that lh uses to load deployment-specific environment settings. This file must be named and placed in the following location:





An environment file is not provided. You can, however, use the following files as a starting point for your own environment file: