1.1 New Features and Enhancements

1.1.1 Platform Support

In addition to the existing operating systems (OS), this service pack supports the following OS:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.3

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.9

1.1.2 Support for Ansible-based Deployment of Identity Manager Containers

This release introduces support for a simplified and an automated way of deploying Identity Manager containers through Ansible. For more information, see Deploying Identity Manager Containers Using Ansible.

1.1.3 Enhancements in Identity Applications

Identity Applications includes the following enhancements:

Support for Searching Groups by Attributes Other Than Description

The group search was supported only by the Description attribute. From this release, the group search is enhanced to support the CN attribute. When the CN attribute is added in DAL and enabled to search for new attributes, the Dashboard allows you to search by that attribute for groups.

For more information, see Entity Settings in the NetIQ Identity Manager - Administrator’s Guide to the Identity Applications.

New Configuration Property Introduced In the Role and Resource Service Driver

This release introduces a new driver property in the Role and Resource Service driver.

Enable parallelization of role recalculation for user entities when an inherited role is added or removed from the parent role: When a child role is added to or removed from the parent role, the driver recalculates the role assignment for all the user entities. This new property allows you to enable parallel processing of multiple threads at a time. To enable this setting, set the value of the property to True. The default value is set to False.

For more information, see Modifying the Role Service Driver Properties section in the NetIQ Identity Manager - Administrator’s Guide to Designing the Identity Applications.

Ability of the Multi-threaded RRS Driver to Process Events Based on the Policy Weightage

The multi-threaded Role and Resource Service driver is now enhanced and provides three different policy modules. The rules are set individually on these policy modules and a weight is assigned to each policy module to determine the order of policy execution.

For more information, see How the Driver Works section in the NetIQ Identity Manager 4.8.3 - Administrator’s Guide to the Identity Applications.

Ability to Sort Users Based On Any Attribute

The Dashboard now allows you to sort users based on the attribute of your choice. By default, the Identity Applications sorts the list of users on the Dashboard based on their first name, irrespective of the user name format configured by the administrator in the Directory Abstraction Layer (DAL). A new setting is introduced in this release that allows you to customize that option.

For more information on customizing this setting, see Configuring the Attribute for Sorting Users in Dashboard in the NetIQ Identity Manager - Administrator’s Guide to the Identity Applications.

1.1.4 Enhancements in Identity Manager Engine

Identity Manager Engine includes the following enhancements:

LDAP Query Publishes Driver Cache Information

Identity Manager now publishes useful LDAP metrics to monitor. When you query CN= monitor entry, it publishes the age and number of transactions in a driver's cache along with the count of processed operations.

The cache information enables you to identify the age of each entry in the driver’s cache and retain an entry for reporting based on the tenure.

1.1.5 Enhancements in Designer

Designer includes the following enhancements:

Ability to Perform Search and Replace Operations from Modeler View

The search operation available in Designer is further enhanced to include a replace option. The Modeler view in Designer now allows you to search for a string and then replace the string with a different one.

For more information about using the search and replace feature, see The Search Results View in the Understanding Designer for Identity Manager.

Ability to Configure the Form Backend URL for Identity Vault Instances Individually

Designer introduces a new option that allows you to configure the Form Backend URL for each instances of Identity Vault individually. For more information, see Workflow Forms in the NetIQ Designer for Identity Manager Administration Guide.

Removes the GroupWise Applications And Classes From the Default Designer Schema

This release removes the optional applications such as Groupwise applications and classes from the default Designer schema.