Ensure that the following general prerequisites are met before attempting staging:
All the stages should have the same version of the eDirectory, Identity Manager, and Identity Manager drivers.
Designer 4.0 or later is present.
All the applications and drivers are fully developed and tested in one stage before moving them to the next stage.
From your project, gather information about the objects that are not modeled by Designer. For more information, see Objects That Designer Does Not Model.
Create an LDIF file for all the objects that are not modeled by Designer. Use Designer to import the additional objects.
You should also be aware of the recommended best practices for moving Identity Manager objects across stages. For more information about staging best practices, see Staging Best Practices.