The Client Login Extension for Novell® Identity Manager facilitates password self-service by adding a link to the Novell and Microsoft GINA login clients. When users click thelink in their login client, the Client Login Extension launches a restricted browser to access the Identity Manager User Application Password Self-Service feature. This feature assists in reducing help desk calls from people who forget their passwords.
Running the Client Login Extension Configuration utility for Novell Identity Manager configures the Client Login Extension MSI file, which you then install on client workstations running the Novell Client™ software or the Microsoft GINA. The Client Login Extension works on Windows* XP and Windows 2000 workstations.
The Client Login Extension MSI files come in a number of different languages. You must configure the Client Login Extension file for each language, including English, before it can be used.
The Client Login Extension Configuration utility allows the system administrator to specify the following configuration information for the Client Login Extension MSI file:
You can set the URL for password self-service.
For the Microsoft GINA client, you can include text (such as “Forgotten Password”) for the link to the password self-services.
NOTE:The Client Login Extension for Novell Identity Manager works with the native Microsoft GINA and the Novell Client 4.91 SP3 or later. It does not work with any application that alters the Microsoft GINA, except the Novell Client 4.91 SP3 or later. The Client Login Extension has been tested for use on licensed Novell Identity Manager 3.5 and later systems.
The remaining sections in this guide step you through installing and using the Client Login Extension Configuration utility to configure the Client Login Extension MSI files. Instructions for using the Client Login Extension MSI files are also included.