NetIQ iManager is a Web-based administration console that provides secure, customized access to network administration utilities and content from virtually anywhere you have access to the Internet and a Web browser.
iManager provides the following:
Single point of administration for NetIQ eDirectory objects, schema, partitions, and replicas
Single point of administration for many other network resources
Management of many other NetIQ and Novell products using iManager plug-ins
Role-Based Services (RBS) for delegated administration
Because iManager is a Web-based tool, it enjoys several advantages over client-based administrative tools:
Upgrade once, on the server, for all administrative users
Changes to iManager look, feel, and functionality are immediately available to all administrative users
Do not need to open additional administrative ports for remote access. iManager leverages standard HTTP ports (80/443). With iManager 2.7.7, you can pass non- standard HTTP ports.
Not necessary to download and maintain an administrative client
Not necessary to keep client software synchronized with changes to server software