53.7 Activating Identity Manager

53.7.1 Installing a Product Activation Credential

NetIQ recommends that you use iManager to install the Product Activation Credential.

NOTE:For each driver that you want to use, activate the driver set that has a driver. You can activate any tree with the credential.

  1. After you purchase a license, NetIQ sends you an e-mail with your Customer ID. The e-mail also contains a link under the Order Detail section to the site where you can obtain your credential. Click the link to go to the site.

  2. Click the license download link, and then complete one of the following actions:

    • Open the Product Activation Credential file, then copy the contents of the Product Activation Credential to your clipboard.

    • Save the Product Activation Credential file.

    • If you chose to copy the contents, do not include any extra lines or spaces. You should begin copying from the first dash (-) of the credential (----BEGIN PRODUCT ACTIVATION CREDENTIAL) through the last dash (-) of the credential (END PRODUCT ACTIVATION CREDENTIAL-----).

  3. Log in to iManager.

  4. Select Identity Manager > Identity Manager Overview.

  5. To select a driver set in the tree structure, click the browse icon ().

  6. On the Identity Manager Overview page, click the driver set that contains the driver that you want to activate.

  7. On the Driver Set Overview page, click Activation > Installation.

  8. Select the driver set where you want to activate an Identity Manager component, and then click Next.

  9. (Conditional) If you saved the Product Activation Credential file, specify the saved location.

  10. (Conditional) If you copied the contents of the Product Activation Credential file, paste the contents into the text area.

  11. Click Next.

  12. Click Finish.

    NOTE:Identity Manager does not show the correct Identity Manager Edition after applying the Bundle Edition activation.

53.7.2 Reviewing Product Activations for Identity Manager and Drivers

For each of your driver sets, you can view the Product Activation Credentials you have installed for the Identity Manager engine server and Identity Manager drivers. You can also remove an activation credential.

NOTE:After installing a valid Product Activation Credential for a driver set, you might still see “Activation Required” next to the driver name. If this is the case, restart the driver. The message should disappear.

  1. Log in to iManager.

  2. Click Identity Manager > Identity Manager Overview.

  3. To select a driver set in the tree structure, use the browse icon () and the search icon ().

  4. On the Identity Manager Overview page, click the driver set for which you want to review activation information.

  5. On the Driver Set Overview page, click Activation > Information.

    You can view the text of the activation credential or, if an error is reported, you can remove an activation credential.

53.7.3 Activating Identity Manager Drivers

When you activate the Identity Manager engine, you also activate the following drivers:

Service Drivers

Common Drivers

Data Collection Service

Active Directory

ID Provider

Bidirectional Driver for eDirectory

Managed System Gateway

eDirectory

Role and Resource Service

GroupWise 2014

User Application

LDAP

 

Lotus Notes

To activate other Identity Manager drivers, you must purchase additional Identity Manager Integration modules, which might contain one or more drivers. You receive a Product Activation Credential for each Identity Manager Integration module that you purchase. After receiving the credential, perform the procedure listed in Section 53.7.1, Installing a Product Activation Credential. For more information about the drivers, see the Identity Manager Drivers documentation website.

53.7.4 Activating Specific Identity Manager Components

This section provides information about activating specific components for Identity Manager.

Activating Designer and Catalog Administrator

When you activate the Identity Manager engine or the Identity Manager drivers, you also activate Designer and Catalog Administrator.

Activating Analyzer

When you launch the Analyzer perspective without a license, Analyzer opens the activation page, from which you can manage Analyzer licenses.

NOTE:If you close the Activation dialog box, Analyzer remains locked until you provide a license to activate it. When you are ready to add a license, click Activate Analyzer in the Project View to open the Activation dialog box.

  1. Launch Analyzer.

  2. In the Analyzer Activation window, you can add a new license or access customer center for license.

  3. (Conditional) To add a new license:

    1. Click Add a new license.

    2. In the License window, type the activation code that you downloaded from the NetIQ Customer Care Portal, and then click OK.

  4. (Conditional) To access customer center for license:

    1. Click Access Customer Center for license.

    2. Click Visit the NetIQ Customer Center from the Micro Focus Customer Center page.

    3. Browse to and select the Analyzer license.

    4. Copy the activation code and then close the Customer Care Portal.

    5. In the License window, type the activation code and then click OK.

  5. In the Analyzer Activation window, review the details of the license that you just installed.

  6. Click OK to begin using Analyzer.

Activating Sentinel Log Management for IGA

You can add a license key when installing Sentinel. This section provides information about adding the license key after the Sentinel installation.

If you are using an evaluation license key that is installed by default, you must activate Sentinel before the evaluation key expires to avoid any interruption in the Sentinel functionality. For information about how to purchase the license, see the Identity Manager Product Web site.

You can add a license key either by using the Sentinel Main interface or through the command line.

Adding a License Key By Using the Sentinel Main Interface

  1. Log in to the Sentinel Main interface as an administrator.

  2. Click About > Licenses.

  3. In the Licenses section, click Add License.

  4. Specify the license key in the Key field.

    After you specify the license, the following information is displayed in the Preview section:

    • Features: The features that are available with the license.

    • Hostname: This field is for internal NetIQ use only.

    • Serial: This field is for internal NetIQ use only.

    • EPS: Event rate built into the license key. Beyond this rate, Sentinel generates warnings but will continue to collect data.

    • Expires: Expiry date of the license. You must specify a valid license key before the expiry date to prevent an interruption in functionality.

  5. Click Save.

Adding a License Key through the Command Line

If you are using the Sentinel traditional installation, you can add the license through the command line by using the softwarekey.sh script.

  1. Log in to the Sentinel server as root.

  2. Change to the /opt/novell/sentinel/bin directory.

  3. Enter the following command to change to the novell user:

    su novell

  4. Specify the following command to run the softwarekey.sh script.

    ./softwarekey.sh

  5. Enter 1 to insert the license key.

  6. Specify the license key, then press Enter.