C.1 Definition Folders and Files

The palette definition is stored in the com.novell.designer.idm plug-in’s defs folder.

Figure C-2 The defs Folder

The following sections provide information about subfolders and files:

C.1.1 Driver Configuration and Localization Files

The com.novell.designer.idm/defs/driver_configs folder contains all the driver configuration files and their localization (.xlf) files. These files contain Identity Manager policies. You can import them by using iManager or Designer.

The overlay_configs folder contains the driver overlay files.

Figure C-3 The overlay_configs Folder

The ids_transform subdirectory should be left alone.

C.1.2 Palette Folders and Files

The com.novell.designer.idm/defs/model_items folder contains all the items that make up the palette:

Figure C-4 The model_items Folder

The following table lists the .xml and .dtd files found in this folder. The .dtd files contain the XML Document Type Definition for the different palette definition files.

Table C-1 Files in the model_items Folder




Defines a category


Contains all the categories that the palette can consume. Because adding or removing categories breaks existing code or has no impact at all, this file should be left alone.


Elements that make up a driver (for example, configuration files, primary and secondary applications, icons, and capabilities)


Defines applications and design elements


Defines the palette's name and its groups

The model_items folder also contains several subfolders:

Definition Files for Applications

The Applications folder contains definition files for all applications that are available in the palette.

Figure C-5 The Applications Folder

The application definition files are grouped into folders that match the groups defined in the Main.xml palette definition file in the Palettes folder. The palette arranges applications in these same groups in Designer.

Figure C-6 The Palettes Folder

The Applications/Directory folder contains XML files, icons, and localization variables in properties files.

XML Files

The defs/model_items/Applications/Directory folder contains .xml files. These files are the application definitions.

Figure C-7 XML Files in the Directory Folder

As the following figure illustrates, the definition files reference icons and localization variables:

Figure C-8 The AD.xml File

The Icons Folder

The defs/model_items/Applications/Directory/icons folder contains icons in PNG format (.png).

Figure C-9 The icons Folder

The Modeler (not the palette) uses these icons. The palette uses the small icons in the small subdirectory. The .png files are referenced from the application definition files.

The icons are 44x55 pixels in size and use transparency to display well in the Modeler.

The small folder contains smaller GIF versions of the icons in the parent directory.

Figure C-10 The small folder