11.1 Checklist for Setting Up the Dashboard for Identity Applications

NetIQ recommends that you review the following checklist for setting up the enhanced Identity Manager Dashboard:

Checklist Items

  1. (Conditional) If you have installed identity applications on Linux, you must create compound indexes for all the basic attributes. To use any other attributes, you must create compound index for those attributes. For more information about creating compound indexes, see Creating Compound Indexes in the NetIQ Identity Manager Setup Guide for Windows.

    NOTE:If you create a compound index for a multivalued attribute and this attribute has multiple values, the identity applications return duplicate records in user catalog when you sort using that attribute.

    For example, if you created a compound index for multivalued attribute named as First Name, and it holds multiple values, you will see duplicate records for each values when this attribute is used for sorting.

    The Linux installer automatically creates the compound indexes for all the basic attributes.

  1. Add a new language that is not a default language, see Adding a Language to the Identity Applications.

  1. Modify the administration configuration settings for the Dashboard. You can customize the following settings:

    • User access to pages

    • Attributes displayed in user profiles

    • Logo, stylesheet, and other brand settings

    For more information, click on the Dashboard and see Customize the User Interface.

  1. Add links to the Applications page to provide your users easy access to common permissions and activities.

    For more information about providing links for your users, see Linking the Dashboard to External Applications and click on the Dashboard.

    NOTE:With Identity Manager 4.7, the Dashboard replaces Identity Manager Home and Provisioning Dashboard. The Dashboard’s Applications page replicates Featured Items that were part of Identity Manager Home.