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Hello World: Tivoli Identity Manager

Manage user accounts in an LDAP directory

Wes Wardell, Staff Software Developer, IBM
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Wes Wardell is currently working in the SOA Advanced Technology Design Center in the IBM Toronto Lab. In 2005, he co-authored one of IBM's Redbooks about IBM Tivoli Identity Manager version 4.5.1. He holds a degree in computing and computer electronics from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Summary:  Welcome to the eleventh tutorial in the "Hello, World" series, which provides high-level overviews of various IBM® software products. This tutorial offers an introduction to Tivoli® Identity Manager Express V4.6. It includes practical, hands-on exercises in which you will set up Tivoli Identity Manager Express to manage accounts in an LDAP user directory.

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Date:  12 Mar 2007
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Add a user to ITIM

It's nice to be able to manage accounts for LDAP directories and other systems in one place with ITIM, but at this point, each system's accounts are still handled separately. By associating accounts with a particular person, you can enable easier management of all that user's accounts; you also make it possible to synchronize passwords across those accounts. You can even allow users to log in to ITIM to manage their accounts for themselves. In this section, you'll create a user within ITIM that you can set as the owner of accounts on any system managed by ITIM.

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  1. Within ITIM, click Manager Users to open the Manage User page, shown in Figure 16. Click the Search button to list all users. After installation, there is only one user by default, the System Administrator.

    Figure 16. Manage users
    Manage users

  2. Click Create.
  3. Enter the values shown in Figure 17 to create a user named Mindy McTest, then click Continue.

    Figure 17. Create a user
    Create a user

  4. Select the Allow me to type a password radio button, then enter a password -- hell0MINDY, for example -- and click Submit.
  5. Once again, you'll see a success message indicating that a request has been submitted, as shown in Figure 18. You should also note that the message identifies Mindy McTest as the ITIM login ID for this user. Mindy can now log in to the ITIM Web interface with this ID. By default, Mindy is not an ITIM administrator and so would not see all of the features that you can see now as the ITIM manager. Click Close.

    Figure 18. Successful user creation
    Successful user creation

  6. Back on the Manage Users page, click Refresh to reload the list of users. Mindy McTest should now be in the list. Click Close.

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TutorialTitle=Hello World: Tivoli Identity Manager