User Application

A lot of times NetIQ IDM developers need to define workflows where a user can assign permissions. With IDM, permissions are defined using entitlements and assigned via resources, when you follow RBAC. However in the real world sometimes you cannot map everything with a Role and some entitlements have to be assigned manually on a…

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By: nsanson
Jul 28, 2015
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Recently I had occasion to spend a lot of time digging into the SSO (Single Sign On) configuration for User Application. As it happened, I was starting with the IDM 4.5 version of the User Application, which uses the NetIQ OSP (One SSO Provider) framework. This opens an entire other can of worms, since OSP…

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By: geoffc
May 28, 2015
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You can use the IDM “Resource Request Portlets” to add your custom workflow request definitions as new navigation items in the main UserApp menu. The result would allow quick access to any custom workflows directly from the left navigation menu.   The example shows a custom workflow “Clearing Process” link in the “Information Management” menu…

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wschreiber
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If you are using the IDM 4.0 SP2 Advanced Edition with additional toys like HPD, or if you are using IDM 4.5 AE with the same pieces, you may have the opportunity to use Mobile Approvals from an Android or other phone. This is basically a simplified mobile interface made to let those doing approvals…

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By: ab
Feb 19, 2015
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With the release of the User Application, starting I guess with IDM 3.0 or so, and its evolution to its current state, there is a fair bit of stuff going on with it, that can be complex to troubleshoot. Lots of new features have been added, lots of legacy features that are probably not commonly…

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By: geoffc
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Some IDM users who have created their own forms have asked how to change or remove the standard header that shows at the top of each Process Request form frame.

Here’s an approach that you can use to dynamically access the header.

wschreiber
Jun 18, 2010
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Sometimes you may want to start a workflow, but delay specific parts of the workflow for a set time.

A user activity might rely on other activities which may not complete immediately; changes in one system might need to synchronize with other systems before the next activity can take place.

A typical case is the “user move” action that needs to be completed and synchronized to all replicas before further actions are accepted.

While such delays could be implemented with IDM drivers, it may often be much more flexible, easier and a matter of minutes to add such delays in the workflow itself.

wschreiber
Jun 11, 2010
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