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NetIQ Identity Manager Designer 4.8.0 Hotfix 1 Release Notes

March 2020

NetIQ Identity Manager Identity Designer 4.8.0 Hotfix 1 (4.8.0.1) resolves specific previous issues. This document outlines why you should install this hotfix.

For the list of software fixes and enhancements in the previous release, see NetIQ Identity Manager 4.8 Release Notes.

1.0 What’s New?

This release provides the following new features:

  • Creation and configuration of the Entity Data Model driver. Entity Data Model driver collects entity data such as users, their account identifiers, and access rights and sends the data to the Common Entity Data Model.

  • Support for Identity Manager Engine version 4.7.4.

1.1 Platform Support

In addition to the existing operating systems, this service pack supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 SP5.

1.2 Support for Java 8 Update 242

This release supports Azul Zulu JRE 1.8.0_242.

2.0 Software Fixes

Bug 1155994: Ability to create and open a policy with Identity Manager 4.7.3 server.

3.0 Updating Designer

You must be on Designer 4.8 at a minimum to apply this update. The update process includes the following tasks:

3.1 Online Update (using the Auto Update feature)

You can apply this update using the built-in auto-update feature of Designer. The auto-update feature notifies you of new features available at the Designer Download Site. This feature allows you to download Designer package and software updates when the computer that has Designer installed is connected to the Internet.

  1. Launch Designer.

  2. From Designer's main menu, click Help > Check for Designer Updates.

  3. Click Yes to accept the Designer updates.

  4. Restart Designer for the changes to take effect.

3.2 Offline Update (Using the download page to apply the update)

This service pack includes a Identity_Manager_4.8.0.1_Designer.zip file for updating Designer. You also can perform an offline update of Designer when the computer that has Designer installed is not connected to the Internet. To perform an offline update, first download this service pack on a local or remote computer and then point Designer to the directory containing the downloaded files.

To update Designer in an offline mode, create an offline copy of the Designer update files and then configure Designer to read the patch updates from the files copied to the local directory.

To create an offline copy of the Designer update files:

  1. Go to NetIQ Downloads Page.

  2. Under Patches, click Search Patches.

  3. Specify Identity_Manager_4.8.0.1_Designer.zip in the search box and download the file.

  4. Log in to the computer that has Designer installed and create a local directory.

  5. Unzip the downloaded files into the local directory.

To configure Designer to read the patch updates from the local directory:

  1. Launch Designer.

  2. From Designer's main menu, click Windows > Preferences.

  3. Click NetIQ > Identity Manager and select Updates.

  4. For URL, specify file:///media/<path_to_update_file>/updatesite1_0_0/

    For a Linux mounted ISO, use the following URL format:

    file:///media/designer4801offline/updatesite1_0_0/

  5. Click Apply, then click OK.

  6. From Designer's main menu, click Help > Check for Designer Updates.

  7. Select the required updates and click Yes to accept and update the Designer.

  8. Restart Designer for the changes to take effect.

3.3 Updating Azul Zulu OpenJRE 1.8.0_242

This service pack updates Designer to support Azul Zulu OpenJRE 1.8.0_242 (64-bit).

  1. On the server where you installed Designer, download and install the Azul Zulu OpenJRE 1.8.0_242 files in a local directory.

  2. Open the Designer.ini file located in the Designer installation directory.

  3. Update the JRE path in the Designer.ini file.

4.0 Known Issues

NetIQ Corporation strives to ensure our products provide quality solutions for your enterprise software needs. There are no new issues other than the issues mentioned in NetIQ Identity Manager 4.8 Release Notes. If you need further assistance with any issue, contact Technical Support.

5.0 Contact Information

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