25.3 Managing the actions.xml File through eDirectory and iManager

During the installation of DAS, the actions.xml file is set up to be managed locally on the workstation. You can decide to centrally manage the actions.xml file through eDirectory and Novell iManager.

To centrally manage the actions.xml file on eDirectory:

25.3.1 Extending the Schema for eDirectory

  1. Locate the ARSControl.sch file in C:\Program Files\Novell\SecureLogin\Desktop Automation Services\Tools folder.

  2. Ask your eDirectory administrator to help you correctly extend the schema to add a new ARSConfig object to eDirectory.

    For a detailed scema extension procedure see the Novell eDirectory 8.8 Administration Guide at the Novell Documentation Web site.

25.3.2 Setting Workstation Registry Settings

You can configure ARS.exe through the Windows registry settings to know where to locate the actions.xml configuration file. For information on where the registry keys are stored, see Section 25.1, Editing Environment Registry Keys.

To help you set the registry settings to manage the actions.xml file on the eDirectory, the sample registry setup files are located in the C:\Program Files\Novell\SecureLogin\Desktop Automation Services\Tools folder.

  1. Open ARS eDir Config.reg, which is located in the Tools folder. You can edit this file by using an editor such as Notepad to set the correct directory setting for your environment.

  2. Save the changes.

  3. To apply these changes, double-click ARS eDir Config.reg.

    If you are prompted to apply the changes, click Yes.

  4. Verify that the changes are applied.

    After the registry settings are set, the ARS.exe points to eDirectory on startup for its actions.xml file.

25.3.3 Loading the actions.xml File to eDirectory

The das.npm file must be loaded for you to manage the actions.xml file in iManager 2.6 and later. The das.npm fileis located in the iManager folder of the installer package.

  1. Launch iManager.

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

  3. Under Roles and Tasks, select DAS Management > Create Configuration.

    If you are modifying an existing actions.xml file, select Modify Configuration.

  4. Specify the distinguished name (DN) for ARSConfig. The iManager entry is displayed with the contents of the actions.xml file.

  5. Cut and paste the actions.xml text to the browser window.

  6. Click OK to save the changes.

  7. Click Apply to apply the changes and exit.