5.0 Installing the Client Login Extension

The NetIQ Client Login Extension interacts with NetIQ Identity Manager and NetIQ SecureLogin applications for the user to log in to all the defined applications, and benefit from the password self-service for the NetIQ, Microsoft, and LDAP clients. The service is also available for DAS-enabled workstations.

However, availability of the service is based on the authentication interface of the clients.

Table 5-1 Password Self-Service Support for Clients

Authentication Interface

During Operating System Login

During Operating System Lock

For DAS-Enabled Workstations

Microsoft CP




Novell Client CP


Not available






You install the Client Login Extension and SecureLogin applications on the systems in which the password self-service feature is required.

NOTE:In order to set up the password self-service for Novell Client, install Novell Client before installing the Client Login Extension. For other clients, you can follow any installation sequence.

The Client Login Extension Configuration utility is available in the <CD_ROOT>/CLE folder. Here, CD_ROOT refers to the location where the Identity Manager files are extracted.

To install the Client Login Extension:

  1. From the cle directory, run ClientLoginExtensionConfigurationUtilitySetup.msi to launch the Client Login Extension Configuration Utility installer. Select the executable for your platform. For instance, if you are on a 64-bit platform, select the executable inside the win64 folder.

    The installer checks to see if .NET platform is installed on the computer. If it is not installed, the installer prompts you for installing it. After the installation is complete, the Client Login Extension Setup Wizard is launched.

  2. Read the information on the initial wizard pages, then click Next.

  3. On the License Agreement page, read the license agreement. If you agree, select I Agree, then click Next.

  4. On the Select Installation Folder page, use the default directory selection or click Browse to select a different directory.

    The default directory is C:\Users\<user>\My Documents\Client Login Extension Configuration Utility Setup

  5. Click Next.

  6. On the Confirm Installation page, click Next to install the Client Login Extension Configuration utility and Client Login Extension files.

  7. When the installation completes, click Close.

    The installation process creates two shortcuts to ClientLoginExtensionConfigurationUtility.exe, one for the desktop and one for the Programs menu. The process installs the following folders and files in the installation folder:

    • ClientLoginExtensionConfigurationUtility.exe

    • ClientLoginExtensionConfigurationUtility.exe xml configuration file

    • license.rtf

    • Installer/

      • IdentityManagerClientLoginExtension_en.msi (English--default)

      • IdentityManagerClientLoginExtension_de.msi (German)

      • IdentityManagerClientLoginExtension_es.msi (Spanish)

      • IdentityManagerClientLoginExtension_fr.msi (French)

      • IdentityManagerClientLoginExtension_it.msi (Italian)

      • IdentityManagerClientLoginExtension_ja.msi (Japanese)

      • IdentityManagerClientLoginExtension_zh_CN.msi (Chinese Mandarin)

      • IdentityManagerClientLoginExtension_zh_TW.msi (Chinese Traditional)

  8. Continue with Section 6.0, Configuring the Client Login Extension MSI Files.