Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Installation


Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Installation describes how to install SunTM Identity Manager software.

Who Should Use This Book

This guide is for system deployers and system administrators who will install Sun Identity Manager 8.1 and perform initial integration tasks. This guide is not for administrators who are upgrading Identity Manager to a newer version. Please see Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Upgrade if you need to upgrade an existing installation of Identity Manager.

Before You Read This Book

Before reading this book, you should be familiar with the Sun Identity Manager Overview.

How This Book Is Organized

This guide is organized into five parts:

Part I contains the steps to complete before you install Identity Manager.

Part II contains the Identity Manager installation steps.

Part III includes information on installing optional components.

Part IV describes how to start the Administrator interface and verify that the installation was successful.

Part V contains miscellaneous information that you might need during the installation process. It also includes information on how to uninstall Identity Manager.

Related Books

The Sun Identity Manager 8.1 documentation set includes the following books.

Primary Audience 



All Audiences 

Sun Identity Manager Overview

Provides an overview of Identity Manager features and functionality. Provides product architecture information and describes how Identity Manager integrates with other Sun products, such as Sun Open SSO Enterprise and Sun Role Manager. 

Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Release Notes

Describes known issues, fixed issues, and late-breaking information not already provided in the Identity Manager documentation set. 

System Administrators 

Installation Guide

Describes how to install Identity Manager and optional components such as the Sun Identity Manager Gateway and PasswordSync. 

Upgrade Guide

Provides instructions on how to upgrade from an older version of Identity Manager to a newer version.  

System Administrator’s Guide

Contains information and instructions to help system administrators manage, tune, and troubleshoot their Identity Manager installation. 

Business Administrators 

Business Administrator’s Guide

Describes how to use Identity Manager provisioning and auditing features. Contains information about the user interfaces, user and account management, reporting, and more. 

System Integrators 

Deployment Guide

Describes how to deploy Identity Manager in complex IT environments. Topics covered include working with identity attributes, data loading and synchronization, configuring user actions, applying custom branding, and so on. 

Deployment Reference

Contains information about workflows, forms, views, and rules, as well as the XPRESS language.  

Resources Reference

Provides information about installing, configuring, and using resource adapters. 

Service Provider 8.1 Deployment

Describes how to deploy Sun Identity Manager Service Provider, and how views, forms, and resources differ from the standard Identity Manager product.  

Web Services Guide

Describes how to configure SPML support, which SPML features are supported (and why), and how to extend support in the field. 

Documentation Updates

Corrections and updates to this and other Sun Identity Manager publications are posted to the Identity Manager Documentation Updates website:

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Note –

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX® system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser 


Note –

The Windows command-line prompt is C:\.