IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.5 for Amazon Web Services - Release notes



IBM Security Identity Adapter 7.1.5 for AWS is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.





Adapter Features and Purpose

License Agreement

Contents of this Release

Installation and Configuration Notes

Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

Supported Configurations





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


·        IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS Installation and Configuration guide



Adapter Features and Purpose


The IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS is designed to operate several administrative tasks on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Identity and Access Management


This adapter (and the prerequisite IBM Security Directory Integrator) should be installed for each node of an IBM Security Identity Server WebSphere cluster. A single copy of the adapter can handle multiple IBM Security Identity Server services.


IBM Security Identity Server adapters are powerful tools that require Administrator Level authority. Adapters operate creating console access accounts, groups and policies. 


Service Group Management

A service group refers to any logical entity that can group accounts together on the managed resource. In the case of IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS, the service group is an AWS group, role and policies.


Managing service groups implies the following:


·      Retrieve service groups on the managed resource.

·      Add users to AWS group or Attach AWS policies to user.

·      Remove users from AWS group or detach AWS policies from user.


Note:  Modify service group name is not supported.


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

2022 June 16 22.21.10

Adapter Version


Component Versions

Adapter build:




The following guide is available in the IBM Knowledge Center

  • IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS Installation and Configuration guide



New Features


# (FITS)



Items included in current 7.1.5 release

RTC 190586

Certification: Testing and Document Update AWS adapter for Redshift

RTC 181496

Supporting data changes for IGI 5.2.5 - Attribute Values Lookup Support


Items included in 7.1.4 release




Items included in 7.1.3 release




Items included in 7.1.2 release

RTC 167542

US - As an AWS adapter developer, I must support AWS service accounts.

More details about ‘Service Accounts’ are available at Creating accounts with Programmatic Access



Addition of the special flag attribute in targetProfile.json



Items included in 7.1.1 release

RTC 157156

Support for AWS adapter Service Account Creation And Access Key Management


Closed Issues



PMR# / Description



Items included in current 7.1.5 release






Items included in 7.1.4 release



Code optimization



Items included in 7.1.3 release

RTC 167240


Implement "Restore" functionality in AWS adapter to use 'password'

RTC 170843


US - As an AWS IAM adapter developer, I must implement proper error handling and clean up unused code



Items included in 7.1.2 release






Items included in 7.1.1 release





Known Issues



PMR# / Description

RTC 176821


AWS accounts with Programmatic Access and Console and Programmatic Access are unable to map to IGI users on IGI 524

--Programmatic Access Account has an access key for which Last Used value is N/A if the access key has not been used even once.

--This Access key needs to be used at least once and when in AWS the Last Used value for that Account has date value then the IGI users are mapped to the AWS accounts.

RTC 163543


'Add External Role Child' event didn't get triggered in IGI 522 with PostgreSQL


Installation and Configuration Notes

             See the IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS Installation and Configuration guide.


           Corrections to Installation Guide


             Add the following content ‘Creating accounts with Programmatic Access’ in ‘Configuring Adapter’ chapter.


             Creating accounts with Programmatic Access


              Adapter user can select an ‘Access Type’ on account form to create a user account with ‘Console Access’, ‘Programmatic Access’ or 'Console     

              and Programmatic Access’.


              Select ‘Programmatic Access’ or 'Console and Programmatic Access’ to create user with ‘Programmatic Access’. Once the user is created  

              successfully through the adapter, the ‘Secret Access Key’ for that account is stored along with an 'Access Key ID’ in the

              ‘IDI_PS_DAFAULT(TABLE)’ under the ‘Property Stores’ of Derby database in TDI.


              Adapter user can see the ‘Secret Access Key’ on account form after the first reconciliation of that account. To preserve the ‘Secret Access Key’

              for user accounts created through the adapter, the Derby database in TDI needs to be in listening mode.


             Changes to the ‘Reference’ chapter in install guide


             Add the following attributes in ‘Table 4. Supported user attributes’ in ‘Chapter 6. Reference’


             erawsiamaccesstype=Access Type

             erawsiamaccesskeyid1=Access Key ID

             erawsiamsecretaccesskey1=Secret Access Key

             erawsiamaccesskeyid2=Access Key ID

             erawsiamsecretaccesskey2=Secret Access Key

             erawsiamcreatedate1= Date Created

             erawsiamlastused1=Date Last Used

             erawsiamcreatedate2=Date Created

             erawsiamlastused2=Date Last Used



             erawsiamnewaccesskeyid=Create New Access Key ID


Creating accounts with different access types in IGI


For creating AWS account with access type “Console Access”, “Programmatic Access” and “Console and Programmatic Access” user needs to add Access Type as target attribute to IGI Account form.


While creating account on AWS, user needs to enter canonical values for the above access types in account form of IGI.


Canonical values for

1.Console Access = cnslaccess

2.Programmatic Access = prgmaccess

3.Console and Programmatic Acces = bothaccess


Note: Canonical values in the right are case sensitive.


            Modifying AWS account Access Key attribute


            User can set Access Key status in AWS as Active, Inactive or Delete. To do it through IGI user needs to enter canonical value in Status field of Account form.


            User needs to add Status field as target attribute in IGI Account form. Then while modifying Account user needs to enter below canonical values for

            1.Active = active

            2.Inactive = inactive

            3.Delete = delete


Note: Canonical values in the right are case sensitive.


            Restoring AWS account


            For restoring AWS account user needs to perform below actions.

1.For Console Access account – User needs to click on Change Password link and the account gets enabled

2.For Programmatic Access account – User needs to click on Suspend/Restore link and set value from 1 to 0

3.For Console Access and Programmatic Access account both – User needs to click on Restore Link and Change Password link both.


Configuration Notes

              The following two logging hierarchies are available in the AWS SDK for Java.





              Set these two logging hierarchies as WARN in TDI_HOME/timsol/



 Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

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


Getting Started

Customizing and extending adapters requires a number of additional skills. The developer must be familiar with the following concepts and skills prior to beginning the modifications:


·         IBM Security Identity Server administration

·         IBM Security Directory Integrator management

·         IBM Security Directory Integrator Assembly Line development

·         LDAP schema management

·         Working knowledge of Java scripting language

·         Working knowledge of LDAP object classes and attributes

·         Working knowledge of XML document structure


Note: If the customization requires a new IBM Security Directory Integrator connector, the developer must also be familiar with IBM Security Directory Integrator connector development and working knowledge of Java programming language.


IBM Security Identity Server Resources:

Check the Training section of the IBM Knowledge Centre for links to training, publications, and demos.


IBM Security Directory Integrator Resources:

Check the Learn section of the IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator Support web site for links to training, publications, and demos.

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

The IBM Security Identity Adapter for AWS was built and tested on the following product versions.


Adapter Installation Platform: 

This adapter installs into IBM Security Directory Integrator (SDI) and may be installed on any platform supported by the SDI product and supported by the target system libraries or client, where applicable. IBM recommends installing SDI for each node of the IBM Security Identity Server WAS Cluster and then installing this adapter on each instance of SDI. Supported SDI versions include:


·         IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1 + .17.1-TIV-TDI-FP0004 + 7.2.0-ISS-SDI-LA0008

·         Security Directory Integrator 7.2 


Note:  The adapter supports IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2, which is available only to customers who have the correct entitlement. Contact your IBM representative to find out if you have the entitlement to download IBM Security Directory Integrator 7.2.

Managed Resource:




aws-java-sdk-1.11.191 or above



            IBM Security Identity Manager:

IBM Security Identity Manager v7.0



          IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager (PIM):

ISPIM v2.0

ISPIM v2.1


           Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI):

IGI v5.2.1

IGI v5.2.2

IGI v5.2.3 

IGI v5.2.4



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