12.3 Prerequisites for Installing the Identity Reporting Components

When installing Identity Reporting, consider the following prerequisites and considerations:

  • Requires a supported and configured version of the following Identity Manager components:

    • Identity applications, including the User Application driver

    • Sentinel installed on a separate Linux computer.

    • Driver for Data Collection Service

    • Driver for the Managed System Gateway service

    For more information about required versions and patches for these components, see the latest Release Notes. For more information about installing the drivers, see Section 15.0, Managing the Drivers for Reporting.

  • Do not install Identity Reporting on a server in a clustered environment.

  • If you want to use the database other than local database, you should create a database on a different server and specify the details during Identity Reporting installation.

  • (Conditional) To run reports against an Oracle 12c database, you must install the appropriate JDBC file. For more information, see Running Reports on an Oracle Database.

  • (Conditional) You can use your own Tomcat installation program instead of the one provided in the Identity Manager installation kit. However, to use the Apache Log4j service with your version of Tomcat, ensure that you have the appropriate files installed. For more information, see Using the Apache Log4j Service to Log Sign-on.

  • Assign the Report Administrator role to any users that you want to access reporting functionality.

  • Ensure that all servers in your Identity Manager environment are set to the same time. If you do not synchronize the time on your servers, some reports might be empty when executed. For example, this issue can affect data related to new users when the servers hosting the Identity Manager engine and the Warehouse have different time stamps. If you create and then modify a user, the reports are populated with data.

  • The installation process modifies JAVA_OPTs or CATALINA_OPTS entries for JRE mapping in the setenv.bat file for Tomcat.

    By default, the convenience installer for Tomcat places the setenv.bat file in the C:\NetIQ\idm\apps\tomcat\bin directory. The installer also configures the JRE location in the file.