Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI), also referred to as ‘Blue Glue’ is an easy to use integration tool that can integrate various IBM products. It can be used to integrate different IBM products for critical scenarios that provide value-add to businesses that want to leverage the capabilities of their product portfolio.
TDI can be a
very, useful, handy and effective tool for identity management functions. It
can be used to:
A specific example of TDI being used with IBM Tivoli
Identity Manager (ITIM) is for the development of ITIM adapters. ITIM adapters
are software components that facilitate communication between the ITIM server
and a managed resource like Tivoli Directory Server etc. These adapters can be
developed utilizing the wide range of connectors provided by TDI. See ITIM Adapter Architecture diagram below:
TDI can be a very, useful, handy and effective tool for identity management functions. It can be used to:
TDI can also be used to aid with specific administration tasks with ITIM. ITIM has both LDAP and database data stores containing useful data and TDI has connectors for these resources. For example using specific connectors we can query simple things like orphan accounts direct from the LDAP data store and get real time information and not the stale data provided by the ITIM built in reporting tools, which requires a time consuming data synchronization to move the data from LDAP to DB2 database tables. It can also be used to identify dis-allowed accounts as well as to identify reconciliation failures.
As indicated above, TDI is a very nifty tool that can be used for performing many tasks with IBM Identity and Access Management (IAM) products. TDI is bundled with Tivoli Identity Manager, Tivoli Access Manager , Tivoli Directory Server and other IAM products.
For more information:
- About TivoliDirectoryIntegrator (TDI) refer to - http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/redp3729.html?Open
- About a tool - ITIM Adapter Development Tool to develop adapters for ITIM , refer to - https://www-304.ibm.com/software/brandcatalog/ismlibrary/details?catalog.label=1TW10IM0H