11.8 Auditing and Reporting Guidelines

Identity Manager auditing enables you to collect and store data for auditing, reporting, compliance verification, and event monitoring.

To include auditing and reporting as part of the Identity Manager solution, you must implement Identity Audit or NetIQ Sentinel. Identity Manager provides event forwarding capabilities to Sentinel by configuring Sentinel Link using Sentinel Event Source Management (ESM).

You should run Sentinel on its own server, as shown in Figure 11-6. The number of servers that are required for your solution depends on how many drivers you have in your environment and how many events you have defined to audit.

Figure 11-6 Auditing Framework

For more information, see NetIQ Identity Manager - Configuring Auditing in Identity Manager.