I Planning

Identity Manager helps you manage the identities and resources in your business. It also automates many business processes for you that are currently manual tasks.

If you have any questions about the different components that make up an Identity Manager solution, see the Identity Manager 3.6.1 Overview guide for more information about each component.

To create an effective Identity Manager solution for your environment, you first must take time to plan and design your Identity Manager solution. There are two major aspects to planning: setting up a test lab to become familiar with the products and creating a project plan to implement an Identity Manager solution. When you create a project plan, you define your business process and create an implementation plan. Most companies have many different business processes that are managed by many different people. A complete Identity Manager solution affects most of these processes. It is extremely important to take the time to plan an Identity Manager solution, so that it can be effectively implemented in your environment.

We strongly recommend that an Identity Manager expert be engaged to assist in each phase of your Identity Manager implementation. For more information about partnership options, see the Novell Solution Partner Web site. Novell Education also offers courses that address Identity Manager implementation.