In addition to the newly added features listed earlier in this section, Identity Manager 4.0.1 also includes the following features that were introduced in Identity Manager 4.0.
Comprehensive Out-of-the-Box Reporting: The integrated reporting module of the Novell Identity Manager 4.x product suite enhances visibility into compliance across in-house and cloud deployments. The reporting features let you see a user’s identity state and access rights, or report on a user’s actions and provisioning history. For more information, see the Identity Reporting Module Guide.
Enhanced Integration: For creating a new Identity Manager solution where all of the components reside on the same server, Novell Identity Manager 4.x includes an integrated installer that simplifies the installation process and lets you set up your system more quickly. Instead of installing each Identity Manager component separately, you use the integrated installer to install all of the components in one operation. For more information, see the Identity Manager 4.0.2 Integrated Installation Guide.
Package Management: Identity Manager 4.x includes a new concept called Package Management. This is a system for creating, distributing, and consuming high-quality building blocks of Identity Manager policy content. For more information about Identity Manager packages, see Configuring Packages in the Designer 4.0.2 for Identity Manager 4.0.2 Administration Guide.
Cloud-Ready Drivers: Identity Manager 4.x offers several drivers for out-of-the-box integration with SaaS. The drivers give you seamless integration with SaaS and the hosted solution by providing capabilities such as provisioning, deprovisioning, request/approval processes, password changes, identity profile updates, and reporting. New SharePoint and Salesforce.com drivers help your enterprise identities to integrate with cloud applications. For more information about cloud-ready drivers, see the Identity Manager 4.0.2 Driver for Salesforce.com Implementation Guide and the Identity Manager 4.0.2 Driver for SharePoint Implementation Guide.
Embedded Identity Vault: The architecture of Novell Identity Manager 4.x products includes an optional built-in Identity Vault so you don't need to create and manage a separate directory structure for identity purposes. In addition, the Novell Identity Manager 4.x family of products includes drivers to easily integrate the Identity Vault with other repositories of identity information in your enterprise, such as Active Directory or various databases. For more information, see the Identity Manager 4.0.2 Integrated Installation Guide.
Simplified Identity and Roles Management: The Novell Identity Manager 4.x family of products simplifies the integration of different role repositories into one consolidated location, which means you don't need to manage separate sources of identity information. By using the Role Mapping Administrator with its new intuitive interface, you can even map third-party roles and profiles to Novell Identity Manager 4.x. For more information, see the Novell Identity Manager Role Mapping Administrator 4.0.2 User Guide.
Enhanced Tools: Designer is an important tool that includes the business and technical information to create an Identity Manager solution that fits your needs. Several enhancements have been made to Designer 4.x. See the list of Designer enhancements at What’s New. For information about Designer features and administration, see the Designer 4.0.2 for Identity Manager 4.0.2 Administration Guide. In addition, Identity Manager contains a tool to help you simplify the process of analyzing and cleaning your data. For more information, see the Analyzer 4.0.2 for Identity Manager Administration Guide.