Release notes - IBM Security Identity Adapter for IBM Security Secret Server and Thycotic Secret Server 7.1.5

IBM Security Identity Manager adapter for IBM Security Secret Server and Thycotic Secret Server 7.1.5 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.

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Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Adapter for IBM Security Secret Server and for Thycotic Secret Server.

These Release Notes contain information for the following products that was not available when the IBM Security Identity Server manuals were printed:


Adapter Features and Purpose


The SDI-based IBM Security Identity Adapter for IBM Security Secret Server and for Thycotic Secret Server is designed to reconcile users, groups, folders and secrets and manage user entitlements on IBM Security Secret Server and Thycotic Secret Server. It also supports user management tasks such as account add, modify, suspend, restore and password change.

The adapter runs in "agentless" mode and communicates using HTTPS protocol.

The IBM Identity Adapters are powerful tools that require Administrator Level authority. Adapters operate much like a human system administrator, managing users, groups and permissions. Operations requested from the IBM Security Identity server will fail if the Adapter is not given sufficient authority to perform the requested task. IBM recommends that this Adapter run with administrative permissions.


License Agreement


Review and agree to the terms of the IBM Security Identity Adapter License prior to using this product.

The license can be viewed from the "license" folder included in the product package.



Contents of this Release

Adapter Version



Release Date

2019 December 04 22.29.26

Adapter Version


Component Versions

Adapter build:



Dispatcher 7.1.39 or higher (packaged separately)


The following guides are available in the IBM Knowledge Center

IBM Security Identity adapter for IBM Security Secret Server and Thycotic Secret Server Installation and Configuration Guide

New Features

Enhancement # (RFE)




Items included in current release (7.1.5)






Items included in release (7.1.4)


Internal RTC 184803


Add bundledefinition.json file in adapter package to install adapter inside VA



Items included in release (7.1.3)


Internal RTC 182697


As a Thycotic Adapter developer, I must ensure that the adapter works on ISIM



Items included in release (7.1.2)






Items included in release (7.1.1)


RTC 179021


Implement nested parent folder hierarchy on IGI for Thycotic Adapter



Items included in release (7.1.0)




Initial release

Closed Issues



Case # / Description




Items closed in current release (7.1.5)


RTC 185246

Bugs 3077




Bundledefinition.json for Thycotic adapter must copy the http jars in SDI patches folder




Items closed in release (7.1.4)


Internal RTC 184267



Use encrypted attribute for Client Secret on service form




Items closed in release (7.1.3)








Items closed in release (7.1.2)


RTC 180356

Internal Bugs 2744



For Thycotic Adapter, I must ensure that all inactive and restricted secrets are reconciled properly, and recon completes properly


RTC 178365

Internal Bugs 2685




As a Thycotic adapter developer, I must ensure that the operation fails when the adapter password has expired




Items closed in release (7.1.1)


RTC 178447



Duplicate names of the entities are represented improperly on IGI under Application Access tab




Items closed in release (7.1.0)





Initial release.

Known Limitations



Case # / Description

RTC 183629



group membership changes not being audited when executed via API. This is Thycotic secret server issue which is resolved in v10.6.000026


RTC 183629



AD groups (non-local groups with domain id other than -1)  which are imported in Secret Server - management tasks are failing, it is not currently supported by Adapter.




Delete operation is not supported by Thycotic Secret Server and IBM Security Secret Server resource therefore IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence adapter for IBM Security Secret Server and Thycotic Secret Server also does not support Delete operation.



IBM Security Identity adapter for IBM Security Secret Server and Thycotic Secret Server supports only reconciliation and create account feature for Application Accounts.



While adding secret and folders to Users/Groups, by default "view" secret-permission/folder-permission is given.



If duplicate secret is created with same template name and within same folder (secret path is also same), then such secrets are shown improperly on IGI under Application Access Tab after reconciliation.



Thycotic Secret Server / IBM Security Secret Server resource version number is not displayed under status and information tab



If Inherit Permissions from Parent option for any child folder is enabled on Thycotic Secret Server and IBM Security Secret Server resource, then adapter can not add/remove such child folders to/from Users. Only Parent folders can be managed from ISIM/IGI in that case.

Installation and Configuration Notes



See the Installation Guide for IBM Security Identity adapter for IBM Security Secret Server and Thycotic Secret Server for detailed instructions


Corrections to Installation Guide

The following corrections to installation guide apply to this release:

Please add below section in install guide under section "Installing third-party client libraries"

json-simple-1.1.1.jar can be downloaded from following link -

Please add below note under Procedure section -

Note - If there is any issue regarding NoClassDefFoundError, copy these files into SDI_HOME\jars\patches.

Configuration Notes

The following configuration notes apply to this release:


While executing user add and password change operation, the REST API shows the password is shown in clear text.


To suppress the password in clear text -

1. Add this property to the log4j properties file, Default

2. The property should be added after the below property

log4j.rootCategory=DEBUG, Default

3. Restart the dispatcher


Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

The IBM Security Identity adapters can be customized and/or extended. The type and method of this customization may vary from adapter to adapter.

Refer to the 'IBM Security Identity Adapter Development and Customization Guide'

Support for Customized Adapters

The integration to the IBM Security Identity server "the adapter framework" is supported. However, IBM does not support the customizations, scripts, or other modifications. If you experience a problem with a customized adapter, IBM Support may require the problem to be demonstrated on the GA version of the adapter before a PMR is opened.

Supported Configurations

Installation Platform

The IBM Security Identity adapter for IBM Security Secret Server and Thycotic Secret Server was built and tested on the following product versions.


Adapter Installation Platform: 

Earlier versions of SDI that are still supported may function properly, however to resolve any communication errors, you must upgrade your SDI releases to the officially supported versions by the adapters.

Managed Resource:

Thycotic Secret Server 10.4 -Enterprise Plus Edition

IBM Secret Server 10.4

IBM Secret Server 10.5


IBM Security Identity Manager:


IBM Security Identity Manager 7.0.x



IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence:


Identity Governance and Intelligence 5.2.x



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