NetIQ Identity Governance Administrator Guide

The Administrator Guide provides conceptual information about the NetIQ Identity Governance product. This book also provides step-by-step guidance for administrative tasks.

Intended Audience

This book provides information for a variety of users involved in collecting, reviewing, and updating identities, accounts, and analytics 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 and run governance insight queries. 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. Perform data maintenance tasks including archiving and data cleanup.

Business administrator

Collect and publish identity and application data for review. Manage business roles and permission assignment based on the roles.

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.

Installation Guide

Provides installation and initial configuration information for the NetIQ Identity Governance product. This book also provides upgrade information for current product installations.

User Guide

The User Guide provides a step-by-step guidance for NetIQ Identity Governance user-oriented tasks. Specifically, it provides instructions for the following Identity Governance users:

  • Access requesters

  • Access Request approvers

  • Reviewers

  • Review owners

  • Fulfillers

Reporting Guide

Provides information about Identity Reporting for Identity Governance and how you can use the features it offers.

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.

Technical References

Provide specific details about narrow topics relevant to few use cases.


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