NetIQ Identity Governance User Guide

The User Guide provides conceptual information about the NetIQ Identity Governance product. This book provides installation information and step-by-step guidance for administrative and user-oriented tasks.

Intended Audience

This book provides information for a variety of users involved in collecting, reviewing, and updating identities in your environment:

Identity architect

Design a catalog of identities that can merge attributes from multiple sources of identity data, such as applications and LDAP directories. Help with the initial set up and configuration of the catalog, data sources, and identity mapping.

Data administrator

Create identity and application sources in the Identity Governance catalog that correlate with existing sources in the organization. Configure roles and security for Identity Governance. Help business administrators and application owners to create scheduled collections and reviews. Set up manual or automated fulfillment workflows.

Business administrator

Collect and publish identity and application data for review.

Application owner or supervisor

Review identity and application data to ensure that users have only the access that they need to accomplish their assigned functions.


Verify that changes to identities have been fulfilled and that users have only the access that they need.

Other Information in the Library

The library provides the following information resources in addition to this guide:

Release Notes

Provides information specific to this release of the Identity Governance product, such as known issues.

NetIQ Identity Manager Driver for Identity Governance

Provides information about how to install and configure the Identity Manager Driver for NetIQ Identity Governance. The Identity Governance driver allows you to provision application-specific permission catalog data from Identity Governance to Identity Manager, giving you the ability to review and certify permission assignments using Identity Governance, as well as to request and provision these permissions using Identity Manager. The driver also can provision users in the Identity Vault for Identity Manager. For more information, see NetIQ Identity Manager Driver for Access Review Installation and Configuration Guide.


Provide supplemental information about using Identity Governance. For more information, see the NetIQ Youtube site.

About NetIQ Corporation

We are a global, enterprise software company, with a focus on the three persistent challenges in your environment: Change, complexity and risk—and how we can help you control them.

Our Viewpoint

Adapting to change and managing complexity and risk are nothing new

In fact, of all the challenges you face, these are perhaps the most prominent variables that deny you the control you need to securely measure, monitor, and manage your physical, virtual, and cloud computing environments.

Enabling critical business services, better and faster

We believe that providing as much control as possible to IT organizations is the only way to enable timelier and cost effective delivery of services. Persistent pressures like change and complexity will only continue to increase as organizations continue to change and the technologies needed to manage them become inherently more complex.

Our Philosophy

Selling intelligent solutions, not just software

In order to provide reliable control, we first make sure we understand the real-world scenarios in which IT organizations like yours operate—day in and day out. That's the only way we can develop practical, intelligent IT solutions that successfully yield proven, measurable results. And that's so much more rewarding than simply selling software.

Driving your success is our passion

We place your success at the heart of how we do business. From product inception to deployment, we understand that you need IT solutions that work well and integrate seamlessly with your existing investments; you need ongoing support and training post-deployment; and you need someone that is truly easy to work with—for a change. Ultimately, when you succeed, we all succeed.

Our Solutions

  • Identity & Access Governance

  • Access Management

  • Security Management

  • Systems & Application Management

  • Workload Management

  • Service Management

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