Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Business Administrator's Guide

Resources and Resource Groups

Identity Manager stores information about how to connect to a resource or system. Resources to which Identity Manager provides access include:

Each Identity Manager resource stores the following kinds of information:

There are two ways to assign resources to users. A resource can be assigned to a user directly (this is known as a individual or direct assignment), or a resource can be assigned to a role, which is then assigned to a user (this is a role-based or indirect assignment).

A related Identity Manager object, a resource group, can be assigned to user accounts in the same way resources are assigned. Resource groups correlate resources so that you can create accounts on resources in a specific order. Also, they simplify the process of assigning multiple resources to user accounts.

For more information about resource groups, see Resource Groups.