3.2 Staging Changes in an Existing Project

After you have staged an Identity Manager project using packages, you can move the changes from the current stage to the subsequent stages.

IMPORTANT:NetIQ recommends that you must not use the configuration files to move changes from one stage to another, because any customizations you have made can be overwritten. Instead, convert your existing configuration files into packages.

For more information about converting configuration files to packages, see Converting Configuration Files to Packages.

  1. Right-click the package and select New Package Version.

  2. In the New Version window, increment the patch-level version number by 1, then click Next.

  3. Click Next to confirm the existing package information, then click Finish. Designer creates a new version of the change package with an incremented version number and new date stamp.

  4. In Designer, make any changes or customizations to your driver to a single package in your first-stage project. You can then test those changes in a non-production environment before moving any customizations to a subsequent stage for production use.

  5. If you modify any policies, entitlements, or prompts on the first-stage driver, right-click each object in the Outline view and select Sync to Package.

    NOTE:Any changes not synced to the change package will not be moved to the next stage.

  6. When finished making changes, navigate to the change package in the Package Catalog.

  7. Right-click the new version of the change package and select Build.

  8. Right-click the package and click Build Release.

    This releases the version with a timestamp to avoid versioning issues.

  9. Click Browse, then browse to and select the directory where you want to build the package.

  10. Click OK.

  11. Review the summary information, then click OK.

  12. In the Project view, open your second-stage project.

  13. In the Outline view, right-click Package Catalog and select Import Package.

  14. Click Browse, then browse to and select the .jar file for the first-stage package you built and click OK.

  15. Click OK to import the selected package.

  16. Review the import message, then click OK.