Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Business Administrator's Guide

Managing Roles Created In Versions Prior to Version 8.0

Organizations that upgraded from an earlier version of Identity Manager to version 8.0 will automatically have their legacy roles converted to IT Roles. These IT Roles will remain directly assigned to users. Legacy roles will not be assigned a role owner as part of the upgrade process. A role owner can be assigned later, however. (For information on role owners, see Designating Role Owners and Role Approvers.)

By default, organizations that upgrade to version 8.0 can directly assign both IT Roles and Business Roles to users (see Figure 5–2).

Organizations with legacy roles should consider creating new roles based on the guidelines outlined in the next section.