Security Manager for Directory and Resource Administrator Module
Date Published: September 2010
Security Manager for Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA module) allows Security Manager to monitor the Administration server and the NetIQ DRA Agent. By using Security Manager with the DRA module to monitor Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA) operations, view categorized events, and audit your enterprise security, you can extend the proven security DRA provides. By detecting and alerting on critical events, this module enables Security Manager to indicate possible service failures and security issues, such as when users continue to attempt operations for which they have no permissions.
With the embedded expertise in the DRA module, you can use Security Manager to proactively monitor your DRA environment and identify issues before they become critical. The DRA module configures Security Manager to monitor events generated by DRA and highlight events that may indicate service exceptions or security issues so you can quickly take corrective actions. For example, with this module, Security Manager alerts you to the following critical conditions:
The DRA module allows Security Manager to quickly bring Administration server failures and security issues to your attention, increasing the availability and security of your DRA deployment.
For each monitored environment, NetIQ modules extend Security Manager with computer groups and processing rules, such as filters and alerts. NetIQ modules also provide the following building blocks for Security Manager rules: predefined computer attributes, providers, scripts, and the NetIQ Knowledge Base, as well as public views and default notification groups.
You can monitor the product by examining product-specific views in Security Manager Control Center. You can also query stored log data and run reports. For more information about views and reports, see the User Guide for NetIQ Security Manager.
This module for the Security Manager product includes several new features. This version also improves usability and resolves several previous issues. Many of these improvements were made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure our products meet all your needs. You can post feedback in the Security Manager forum on Qmunity, our community Web site that also includes product notifications, blogs, and the Security Manager user group.
This document outlines why you should install this module, lists any installation requirements, and identifies any known issues.
This release supports the following products:
Why Install This Module?
Improvements are made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure our products meet all your needs.
Forensic Analysis Queries Moved From NetIQ Change Guardian for Active Directory
In this version, the following Forensic Analysis queries have been moved from the NetIQ Change Guardian for Active Directory product (Change Guardian for Active Directory) to the Security Manager for NetIQ Directory and Resource Administrator module:
This version of Security Manager for Directory Resource Administrator also provides improved usability of field names. After updating the module, verify that all custom Forensic Analysis queries work with the new fields.
For more information about agent requirements, see the Installation Guide for NetIQ Security Manager.
Installing This Module
This section provides information about installing and configuring Security Manager support for Directory and Resource Administrator.
NetIQ strives to ensure our products provide quality solutions for your enterprise software needs. If you need assistance with any issue, please contact NetIQ Technical Support (www.netiq.com/support).
Superseded Release Notes Not Removed on Upgrade
A known issue exists where Security Manager cannot remove old Release Notes files when installing updated modules. Release notes are now installed in
Duplicate Predefined Queries with CGAD 1.7
If you install Change Guardian for Active Directory version 1.7 and install the latest version of Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA), Security Manager Control Center displays the DRA predefined queries in the Forensic Analysis folders of both modules. (DOC293650)
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