Alan Baugher

How to JumpStart an CA Identity Minder (IM) Sandbox Environment

Discussion created by Alan Baugher Employee on Aug 29, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 27, 2018 by budit02
Hello All,

I put together a deck that I use for training associates and clients with the complex and integrated features that IM provides.
This process is also useful for validating use-cases and what-if scenarios prior to any implementation within a development or production environment.

From the deck:

Purpose: The intent of this document and presentation is to increase the knowledge and confidence of consultants and clients with the CA Identity Minder/ Management solution, enterprise-class web application server and database, and a high performance directory solution.

Audience: Help Desk Personnel, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Technical Analysts, Architects

Effort expected: 8-16 hours
Time counted from downloading to running a full provisioning use-case from a feed to an endpoint.
As user become familiar with the process, the time expended will drop.

Knowledge Required: Some experience with Linux commands (vi, su, ln, cp, etc.)
Basic understanding of Directories, Databases, Java, Web Application Servers, Log4j

Footprint: Environment will be able to run as a single image on a user workstation/laptop with minimal resources but provide a reasonable response for use-case testing.

Steps: The methodology used will build the solution from the bottom-up, e.g. Virtual Tier/OS/Network tier, Data tier, Mid-Ware Tier, Top Application Tier, with clear milestones.

Licenses: Community and/or developer license components will be used for non-CA software. {Note: User is expected to have access to licensed versions of CA software to follow along with the steps in the deck.}

Final Note: This environment is expected to be used[u] ONLY for training, development, or a sandbox.  This environment should[u] NOT be used for a production or production like environment.

As new software service packs become available, some of steps in the deck may become redundant or obsolete. YMMV. -_-

Please provide feedback if you find this of use or see an area that needs clarification.


Alan Baugher