1.2 The Administrative Management Utilities

Novell SecureLogin consists of the Administrative Management utilities and plug-in for inclusion in Novell SecureLogin, which are used for administering Novell SecureLogin.

The utilities are:

1.2.1 Novell iManager

Novell iManager is a state-of-the-art Web-based administration console that provides customized secure access to network administration utilities and content from any location in the world. With a global view of your network from one browser-based tool, you can proactively assess and respond to changing network demands.

Novell recommends using Novell iManager to administer Novell SecureLogin in LDAP environments.

IMPORTANT:Throughout this document, we refer to iManager as the Administrative Management Utility to explain the various administration procedures.

The graphics also represent iManager set up.

Starting iManager

Accessing iManager varies based on the iManager version (server-based or workstation) and the platform on which iManager is running.

Accessing Server-Based iManager
  1. Enter one of the following in the Address (URL) field of a supported Web browser:

    • Default URL on non-OES 2 platforms: https://<server ip address>:8443/nps/iManager.html

      On platforms other than Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2), you must specify the Tomcat port as part of the iManager URL because iManager 2.7 uses only Tomcat 5 for its Web server requirements.

    • Default URL for OES 2 platforms: https://<server ip address>/nps/iManager.html

    Although slightly different, iManager URLs might work on some platforms. Novell recommends using these URLs for consistency.

  2. Log in by using your username, password, and the tree name.

Accessing iManager on a Workstation
  1. Browse to the iManager set up on your workstation.

  2. Execute imanager\bin\iManager.bat.

  3. Log in by using your username, password, and tree name.

1.2.2 SLManager

Use SecureLogin Manager (SLManager) for LDAP mode installations.

There is no difference in the features and components of iManager and SLManager. The menu options in both the utilities are similar. Only the user interfaces are different.

Starting SLManager

  1. On the Start menu, select Programs > Novell SecureLogin > SecureLogin Manager. The Administrative Management utility is displayed.

  2. In the Object field, specify your object name, then press the Enter key.

    You must press the Enter key to submit the entry typed in the Object field. Clicking OK closesthe dialog box but does not accept the entry you typed. The object name should be in the LDAP convention (username, objectname) if you are using LDAP mode and in the eDirectory convention (username. objectname), if you are using the eDirectory mode.

1.2.3 Microsoft Management Console Snap-In

Use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in for Active Directory deployments.

Starting MMC

  1. On the Windows Start menu, select Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers. The Microsoft Management Console is displayed.