Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Resources Reference

Adapter Details

Resource Configuration Notes

This section provides instructions for configuring Access Manager resources, including:

General Configuration

Follow these steps when setting up the IBM Tivoli Access Manager resource for use with Identity Manager:

ProcedureSetting Up Tivoli Access Manager

  1. Install the IBM Tivoli Access Manager Java Runtime Component on the Identity Manager server.

  2. Set your PATH variable to include the path to the JVM for your application server.

  3. Run the pdjrtecfg -action config command to install the following Access Manager .jar files to the JRE’s lib/ext directory:

    • ibmjceprovider.jar

      • ibmjsse.jar

      • ibmpkcs.jar

      • jaas.jar

      • local_policy.jar

      • PD.jar

      • US_export_policy.jar

      • ibmjcefw.jar

        For more information, see the IBM Tivoli Access Manager Base Installation Guide.

  4. Remove the following jar files from the InstallDir\idm\WEB-INF\lib directory (depending on your application server, these files may have been removed during the Identity Manager product installation):

    • jsse.jar

      • jcert.jar

      • jnet.jar

      • cryptix-jce-api.jar

      • cryptix-jce-provider.jar

  5. Add the following lines to the file, if they do not already exist:

    The number that follows security.provider in each line specifies the order in which Java consults security provider classes and should be unique. The sequence numbers may vary in your environment. If you already have multiple security providers in the file, insert the new security providers in the order given above and renumber any existing security providers. Do not remove the existing security providers and do not duplicate any providers.

  6. Add the VM parameter to the application server:

    If necessary, you can add multiple packages by delimiting with a | (pipe symbol). For example:| \
  7. Make sure the IBM Tivoli Access Manager Authorization Server is configured and running.

  8. Run theSvrSslCfg command:

    For example:

    java com.tivoli.pd.jcfg.SvrSslCfg -action config \ 
    -admin_id sec_master -admin_pwd secpw \ 
    -appsvr_id PDPermissionjapp -host \ 
    -mod local -port 999 -policysvr \ 
    -authzsvr -cfg_file c:/am/configfile \ 
    -key_file c:/am/keystore -cfg_action create

    The am directory must already exist. Successful completion creates these files in the c:\am directory:

    • configfile

      • keystore

        For more information, see IBM Tivoli Access Manager Authorization Java Classes Developer’s Reference and IBM Tivoli Access Manager Administration Java Classes Developer’s Reference.

Setting Up Web Access Control

The following procedure describes the general configuration steps to use Tivoli Access Manager as the Web Access Control for Identity Manager. Some of the following steps require detailed knowledge of the Tivoli Access Manager software.

ProcedureGeneral Steps for Configuring Tivoli Access Manager as Web Access Control

  1. Install and configure IBM Tivoli Access Manager Java Runtime Component on the Identity Manager server.

  2. Configure the JDK Security Settings on the Identity Manager server.

  3. Create the Access Manager SSL Config files on the Identity Manager server.

  4. Create a Junction in Access Manager for the Identity Manager URLs. Refer to the Tivoli Access Manager product documentation for more details.

    The following example pdadmin command illustrates how to create a junction:

    pdadmin server task WebSealServer create -t Connection
     / -p Port -h Server -c ListOfCredentials -r -i
  5. Configure the Identity Manager Base HREF property for the WebSeal Proxy Server.

  6. Set up the Access Manager resource adapter.

  7. Load the Access Manager users into Identity Manager.

  8. Configure pass-through authentication for Access Manager in Identity Manager.

    When a user attempts to access the Identity Manager URLs through Access Manager, the user’s identity is passed in the HTTP header to Identity Manager. Identity Manager then uses that identity to verify the user exists in Access Manager and in Identity Manager. If the user is trying to access the Identity Manager Administrator interface, Identity Manager checks the Identity Manager Security configuration for the user to make sure they have Identity Manager administrative rights. End users are also verified against Access Manager, and whether they have a Identity Manager account.

Identity Manager Installation Notes

Note –

If you are installing IBM Tivoli Access Manager with a WebSphere application server, do not copy the jsse.jar, jcert.jar, and jnet.jar files during Identity Manager installation to the WEB-INF\lib directory; otherwise, a conflict results.

The Access Manager resource adapter is a custom adapter. You must perform the following steps to complete the installation process:

ProcedureInstalling the Access Manager Resource Adapter

  1. Copy the pd.jar file from the Access Manager installation media to the $WSHOME/WEB-INF/lib directory.

  2. Add the following value in the Custom Resources section of the Configure Managed Resources page:


Usage Notes

This section lists dependencies and limitations related to using the Access Manager resource adapter.

If you want to use the Identity Manager single sign-on or pass-through authentication features with this resource, you must use Access Manager as the Identity Manager proxy server. For more information on proxy servers, see Identity Manager Deployment Guide.

Creating GSO Credentials

To configure GSO Web Resource or GSO Resource Group credentials from the Identity Manager Create User page, perform the following steps:

ProcedureConfiguring GSO Web Resource or GSO Resource Group Credentials

  1. Select Add GSO Web Credentials or GSO Resource Group Credentials.

  2. Select a target from the appropriate GSO credential drop-down menu.

  3. Enter a resource user ID and password in the text fields.

  4. You may edit the resource credential user ID and/or password by editing the appropriate field. For security reasons, the credential password is never retrieved.

Deleting GSO Credentials

To delete a credential, select it from the table and then click the corresponding Remove button.

Security Notes

This section provides information about supported connections and privilege requirements.

Supported Connections

Identity Manager uses JNDI over SSL to communicate with Access Manager.

Required Administrative Privileges

The administrative user must have sufficient privileges to create, update, and delete users, groups, Web resources, and resource groups.

Provisioning Notes

The following table summarizes the provisioning capabilities of this adapter.



Enable/disable account 


Rename account 


Pass-through authentication 


Before/after actions 


Data Loading Methods 

Import directly from resource 


Account Attributes


Date Type 




Required. The user’s first name. 



Required. The user’s last name. 



Required. The account name stored in the user registry. 



Text describing the user. 



The Access Manager groups that the user is a member of. 



Indicates whether a password policy is enforced. 



Indicates whether the user has single sign-on abilities. 



Indicates whether the password will be expired. 



Indicates whether to import group data from the user registry. 



Indicates whether the user should be deleted. 



Indicates whether to synchronize GSO passwords to the Access Manager password. 



A list of Web resource credentials the user has access to. 



A list of resource group credentials the user has access to. 

Resource Object Management

Identity Manager supports the following objects:

Resource Object 

Features Supported 

Attributes Managed 


Create, find, delete, update 

name, description, registry name, member 

Identity Template

The account name syntax is:


Sample Forms

Identity Manager provides the AccessManagerUserForm.xml sample form.


Use the Identity Manager debug pages to set trace options on the following class: