IBM® Security Identity Adapter for Command Line Interface (CLIx) 7.1.4 - Release notes

IBM Security Identity Server Command Line Interface (CLIx) Adapter 7.1.4 is available. Compatibility, installation, and other getting-started issues are addressed.





Welcome to the IBM Security Identity Adapter for Command Line Interface (CLIx) Adapter.

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

·         CLIx Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide


Adapter Features and Purpose

The Command Line Interface (CLIx) adapter is an IBM Identity Manager adapter designed primarily for applications and resources that do offer a programmable API. Without an API to the managed resource, an adapter developer is forced to issues command lines from the Java code to accomplish the required user management tasks.


Built on the IBM Security Directory Integrator framework, the CLI adapter provides all the programming modules needed by an adapter: IBM Security Directory Integrator connector and assembly lines. Instead of calling a set of APIs to perform a specific operation (i.e. create account), the CLI adapter will execute a command script locally on the operating system where the adapter is running. The adapter will pass the attributes as parameters to the command script. The command will perform the requested operation (i.e. create account) and returns the status.


·         The CLI adapter package provides a sample CLI profile and a complete set of command line batch files. The sample profile and command line batch files illustrate a fully functional adapter. It’s highly recommended that you review the content of the CLI Sample adapter. The CLI Sample adapter will be referenced throughout this document

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



Build Date

2017 April 27 05.35.14

Adapter Version


Component Versions

Assembly Line Version: 6.0.1001

Profile:  6.0.1001 (CLI Sample adapter)

Dispatcher: 6.1004 (or higher, packaged separately)


The following guides are available in the IBM Knowledge Centre

·         Directory Integrator-based CLIX Adapter Installation and Configuration Guide

New Features

Enhancement # (FITS)



Items included in this release (7.1.4)

RTC 154244

Initial Release


Note – This adapter works on IGI 5.2.2 FP1 version.


Closed Issues



PMR# / Description



Items included in this release (7.1.4)





Known Issues



PMR# / Description



To prevent passwords from appearing in clear text in the ibmdi.log file, the connector checks if any attribute name contains the word ‘pass’ or ‘pwd’. If yes, then the value of that attribute is masked. If your profile contains such an attribute, ensure that it contains ‘pass’ or ‘pwd’ so that it does not appear in clear text in the logs.

With the current release of the adapter, ‘Replace Only’ operation is supported for multi value attributes. Add/Del operations may be supported in a future release.

 AL caching may not work for this adapter since the scripts create the connection to the managed resource. The TDI framework cannot cache these types of external connections.

 Passing the search filter from ISIM to the command line scripts is only supported on UNIX and Linux platforms.

 Attribute values with open and closed brackets are only supported on UNIX and Linux platforms.

Installation and Configuration Notes

See the IBM Security Identity Server Adapter Installation Guide for detailed instructions.

Corrections to Installation Guide


The following corrections to the Installation Guide apply to this release:




Configuration Notes


The following configuration notes apply to this release:




Adapter design updates

 The following design update is not included in accompanied white paper or the sample adapter and will be updated in the next release of the adapter.

            Delete attribute values from ISIM: ‘Parsing the command line arguments’ section:

When an attribute value has the string NULL it implies that the value was deleted on the ISIM server.  This is true for single and multiple valued attributes.  For multiple valued attributes, if the command line        contains the attribute name with a value of NULL, it means that all values have been deleted on the ISIM server.

 For example:

CLIx\clix-add.bat -s:erSampleCmdServer ACME -s:erServiceUid admin -s:erPassword test -erUid johnd -erPassword changeme -erSampleFirstName John -erSampleLastName Doe -erSampleUserLocation NULL -erSampleMemberOf 101 -erSampleMemberOf 102 -erSampleMemberOf 103 -erSampleUserRole Develope

The value for attribute erSampleUserLocation is the string NULL.  The clix-add.bat script must have logic to handle this scenario.


Customizing or Extending Adapter Features

IBM Security Identity Server 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:

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 Center for links to training, publications, and demos.

IBM Security Directory Integrator Resources:

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

IBM Security Identity Server Adapter Development:


Adapter Development Tool

The Adapter Development Tool, ADT, is a tool used by IBM Security Identity Server customers and consultants to create custom ISIM adapters. It reduces adapter delivery time by about 50% and it helps in the development of custom adapters. The Adapter development tool is available on the IBM Open Process Automation Library (OPAL).


Support for Customized Adapters

The integration to IBM Security Identity Manager 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 was built and tested on the following product versions.

Adapter Installation Platform: 

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1 with Fix Pack 5 or higher

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1 with Fix Pack 2 or higher

Security Directory Integrator 7.2

Managed Resource:



IBM Security Identity Manager:

      IBM Security Identity Manager 7.0

IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager (ISPIM):

      ISPIM v2.0

      ISPIM v2.1

Identity Governance and Intelligence (IGI):


      IGI 5.2.2 FP1 


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