|CA SiteMinder and CA IdentityMinder
|| Last Updated: March 25, 2013
Type of Integration
CA IdentityMinder (formerly, CA Identity Manager) provides connectors to support provisioning/de-provisioning to/from the user repositories that CA SiteMinder relies on for user information and for provisioning users to and de-provisioning from access policies established in CA SiteMinder.
In r12, CA IdentityMinder provides authentication, storage of role and task information (in the policy store), connection to a user store and password policies for installing Identity Manager natively. However, integration with CA SiteMinder can provide advanced functionality, including SiteMinder authentication and advanced Password Policies. In this release all the components needed for Identity Manager server installation are installed with one installer; this includes components for provisioning and extensions for a SiteMinder Policy Server.
Integration was further enhanced in CA IdentityMinder r12.6 and r12.6 sp1 to allow two products to share the same report server. Native CA IdentityMinder password policies replaced SiteMinder APS AND Java Connector Server (Java CS or JCS) was renamed to CA IAM Connector Server (CA IAM CS). For more details, see the latest Release Guide.
- Business Agility - Organizations can quickly provision or deprovision users, user attributes, and groups to one or more than on user repository that SiteMinder refers to. Additionally organizations can quickly set up and modify the access rights of users by provisioning or deprovisioning them from access policies in CA SiteMinder.
- Lower Management Costs - Organizations can accomplish the provisioning and deprovisioning of users across multiple repositories that SiteMinder refers to reducing the number and cost of the overall management tasks of identity and access management to web-based applications and resources.
- Better support for compliance - CA IdentityMinder provides a entitlement certification process that can be used to ensure users have appropriate access rights for resources protected by SiteMinder and offers support for workflow capabilities to enforce compliance policies and the records of such approvals when modifying resource access in web-based environments.
Where to go for more information
For more information on this integration consult the following:
- Chapter 12:"A SiteMinder Integration" in the CA IdentityMinder Configuration Guide (r12.6)
- Chapter 3: "Identity Manager Architecture", Chapter 4:"Planning Your Implementation" and Chapter 5: "Integration with SiteMinder" in the CA Identity Manager Implementation Guide (r12 ,r12.5) for planning and implementation details.
- Chapter 2: "Protecting Identity Manager" and Chapter 15:"Integrating SiteMinder with Identity Manager" as well as other chapters in the Configuration Guide (r12,r12.5).