7.2 Installing Designer

Designer is a workstation-based tool that allows you to design your Identity Manager solution. You should install Designer and use it throughout the planning part of your Identity Manager implementation. For more information about planning, see Section I, Planning.

  1. Verify that your workstation’s operating system is supported. For a proper functioning of Designer, install 32-bit NICI package. If you are installing Designer on a 64-bit system, make sure that libgthread-2_0-0-32bit-2.17.2+2.17.3+20080708+r7171-3.1.x86_64.rpm compat library is installed before installing Designer. For more information, see Section 6.6, Workstations and Designer 4.0.2 for Identity Manager 4.0.2 Administration Guide.

  2. Ensure that you have downloaded the necessary Identity Manager files from the Novell Downloads Web site. For more information, see Section 5.0, Where to Get Identity Manager.

  3. Start the installation by executing the correct program for your workstation’s platform.

    Linux: IDM4.0.2_Lin/products/Designer/install

    To execute the binary file, enter ./install.

    To run the installation in the text mode, enter ./install -i console.

    Windows: IDM4.0.2_Win:\products\Designer\install.exe

  4. Use the following information to complete the installation:

    Install Folder: Specify a location on the workstation where to install Designer.

    Create Shortcuts: Select whether the shortcuts are placed on your desktop and in your Desktop Menu.

    When you install support packages for Designer, such as the NICI package, certain Linux core utilities are needed. The GNU gettext utilities provide a framework for internationalized and multilingual messages. Before installing Designer, make sure that you have installed this package. You can use YaST to check for dependencies and installed packages. For more information, refer to the Designer 4.0.2 for Identity Manager 4.0.2 Administration Guide.

To run a silent installation of Designer, refer to the Using the Silent Install section of the Designer 4.0.2 for Identity Manager 4.0.2 Administration Guide.