3 Using the Oracle Identity Navigator Dashboard

This chapter describes how to access and use Oracle Identity Navigator as a component administrator. For information about managing Oracle Identity Navigator as an Oracle Identity Navigator administrator, see Chapter 2, "Managing Oracle Identity Navigator."

It contains the following topics:

3.1 Launching Oracle Identity Navigator

Oracle Identity Navigator is installed as part of the 11gR1Plus installation.To launch Oracle Identity Navigator, first start the WebLogic Administration Server, then enter the following URL in a browser:


where port is the Administration Server port.


In a dual-stack, IPv4 and IPv6 environment, some URLs might be inaccessible from your browser. Consult your network administrator for more information.

3.2 Logging In to Oracle Identity Navigator

Remember that different login accounts might have different roles. If you log in as a user who does not have the Oracle Access Manager administrator role, for example, you will not be able to create Oracle Access Manager reports, and you won't have single sign-on access to the Oracle Access Manager console.

To log in:

  1. Supply the User ID and Password for the administrator account you want to log in to.

  2. Click Log In.

3.3 Launching a Component Administrative Console

  1. Click the Dashboard tab

  2. Under Identity Management Product Launcher, click the entry.

If a product has been integrated with single sign-on, and you are logged in as an administrator with the appropriate role, you can access its console without logging in again.

3.4 Managing Your Reports

Adding a report to the My Reports portlet enables you to designate a filter, view, and name for a report. Running the report results in real time retrieval of data.

3.4.1 Adding a New Report

  1. Click the Dashboard tab.

  2. If necessary, expand My Reports.

  3. Under My Reports, click the Create icon.

  4. In the Create Report dialog, select the desired report type in the left panel.

  5. Expand the folder in the tree to locate the desired report.

  6. Click the report.

  7. In the Create Report dialog, supply the required information in the fields.


    In the Create Report dialog, Report Details, Report Name, Template, and Format labels are translated as specified by your browser locale setting. Other report details are localized based on the BI Publisher user interface language preference.
  8. Click Create Report to create the report.

  9. When you are finished adding reports, click Close.

  10. The report icon for each report you have created is now available under My Reports.

3.4.2 Editing a Report

  1. Click the Dashboard tab.

  2. Under My Reports, highlight the report you want to edit.

  3. Click the Edit icon.

  4. In the Edit dialog, make desired changes.

  5. Click Save to save the changes or Cancel to cancel the changes.

  6. The report icon is now available under My Reports.

3.4.3 Cloning a Report

  1. Click the Dashboard tab.

  2. Under My Reports, highlight the report you want to clone.

  3. Click the Create Like icon.

  4. In the Clone Report dialog, make the desired changes to the report name, template and output format.

  5. Click Save to save the new report or Cancel to abandon adding the report.

  6. The report icon is now available under My Reports.

3.4.4 Removing a Report

  1. Click the Dashboard tab.

  2. Under My Reports, highlight the report you want to delete.

  3. Click the Remove icon.

  4. In the Confirmation dialog, click OK to continue with the removal or Cancel to abandon the removal.

3.4.5 Running a Report

  1. Click the Dashboard tab.

  2. Under My Reports, navigate to the desired report

  3. Click the icon for the report you want to generate.

  4. The report runs, then appears in a separate browser tab or window.


If you encounter problems viewing PDF reports with Adobe/Acrobat Reader in a browser, either upgrade to a newer version of Reader or configure Reader to run directly, not as an embedded function within the browser. See your Adobe Reader documentation for more information.

3.5 Viewing Your Profile

  1. Click the Dashboard tab.

  2. Under My Profile Information, click the Profile tab. Your profile is listed.

3.6 Viewing Your Common Admin Roles

  1. Click the Dashboard tab.

  2. Under My Profile Information, click the Common Admin Roles tab. Your common admin roles, if any, are listed.

3.7 Reading News and Announcements

  1. Go to the News and Announcements portal on the Dashboard.

  2. Click the desired topic, Oracle Security Alerts, Oracle New Downloads, or Identity Management Discussion Forum.

3.8 Personalizing Oracle Identity Navigator

Oracle Identity Navigator uses Oracle Composer to enable runtime customization of the Dashboard page. Changes are stored in Metadata Services and are available only to the user who made them.

You can personalize the Dashboard in either View or Edit mode.

View mode is the normal state when you are running Oracle Identity Navigator in a browser. In View mode, you can rearrange page components by dragging and dropping them or by using the Actions menus. You can change the page layout by clicking the Change Layout icon and selecting a layout option.

You enter Edit mode by clicking Customize in the global navigation links. In Edit mode, you can add page resources by clicking Add Content and selecting which resource to add. You can remove content from a page section by clicking the Remove icon. You can edit a page section by clicking the Edit icon. A Component Properties Dialog with multiple tabs enables you to customize the page section.

For more information about using Oracle Composer to customize pages, see the "Enabling Runtime Editing of Pages Using Oracle Composer" chapter in Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle WebCenter.


In the Component Properties dialog, the display name and values of attributes shown on the Display Options tab are in English, even if your Locale is set to a non-English value.

3.8.1 Rearranging the Page Layout

You can change the layout of the Dashboard.

  1. Click the Customize icon on the upper right.

  2. To add content to a column, click Add Content at the top of the column.

  3. Select the type of portal you want to add and click Add.

  4. To change the layout, click Change Layout.

  5. Select the layout you want. Click the triangle in the upper right to change the layout.

  6. When you have finished customizing the page, click Close on the upper right.

  7. To move a portal to a different position on the page, click the View Actions Menu icon next to the portal.