Designer association modifier plugin

By: scauwe


You all know the DAModifier tool? Nice tool, but it depends on the Client and Windows. Attached is a designer plug-in that allows you to do similar actions: import, modify or export IDM driver associations.


Cool tools does not allow upload of jars, so rename the attached zip to .jar and copy the jar to the plugins folder of your designer. Delete any previous version you had installed and restart designer if already running. I tested this with Designer 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 in Linux and Windows. Version 0.4 was tested with Designer 4.6 LDAP and non-LDAP.


Right click on a driver object in the outline view or the driver connection in the modeler view and select Live ? Association Editor or right click on the application (in modeler or outline view) and select Driver ? Live ? Association Editor.

New menu entry: Association Editor

A dialogue will pop-up where you can select what you want to do.

Export associations.

Export associations will export the associations of the selected driver to a tab separated file. This file will contain the object DN (lpdap format), the associations state and the association value. Enter the required information (search base, ldap filter, association status and the target file) and press Start.

Export associations dialog

Modify associations

This allows modification of the association status. Enter the required information (search base, ldap filter, 'from' association status, 'to' association status) and press Start. Optionally, a log file is generated. This log file (tab separated) contains the object DN, the old state, the association value and the action taken.

Modify associations dialog

Import associations

This allows for importing associations. Enter the required information (file to import) and press Start. Optionally, you can limit the import to a 'test only'. This will generate a log file of the actions it would take. The file to import is a tab separated file with the following columns: object dn (ldap), association state, association value (same format as the export option). Optionally (unless 'validate only' is checked) a log file is generated. This log file (tab separated) is the same as the input file, but adds an action column containing the action taken (or that would be taken in case of 'validate only'). Note: when 'validate only' is not selected, importing will always delete the current associations for the object. It does not add associations to the existing objects.

Import associations dialog


After pressing start, a monitor dialog is displayed, showing the progress. Upon completion, a summary dialog is shown. Note: processing can be run in the background, allowing you to continue your work. The progress view will display the result. Clicking the link will display the same summary as above (when running in the foreground).

Job status

New features and fixes

Version 0.4, 04-Feb-2018

  • Made the plugin compatible with the LDAP Designer. Tested with IDM 4.6 LDAP and non LDAP.

Version 0.3.1, 23-June-2015

  • Bug fix: fixed issue with backslash during import of associations.

Version 0.3.0, 21-June-2015

  • Bug fix: fixed NPE during import of associations.

Version 0.2.0, 5-March-2014

  • Bug fix: fixed issues with modifying the state of not-associated objects.

  • Enh.: remember last settings.

Version 0.1.0, 14-SEPT-2012

  • First release (beta).

Know limitations

ldap paged search is somehow not fully implemented in eDirectory. Some ldap searches will return duplicate entries when using paged searches. This is a known eDirectory issue. In order to work around this somehow, the search is sometimes split up into multiple searches. Still, no guarantee is given that objects will not be synchronized twice.


The previous post on Qmunity will not be updated, since that does not seem to be editable. This cool tool post is editable.


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  • in reply to stefaanv
    Fixed in version 0.4.
    The plugin now supports Designer 4.6 LDAP and non-LDAP.
  • in reply to MigrationDeletedUser
    Hi ScorpionSting,

    I did not yet try my plugin's in IDM 4.6 LDAP. I know my trace plugin has an issue, and apparently also this plug in.
    In order to integrate with Designer, all plugins (and this one as well) depend a lot on undocumented/unpublished java classes from NetIQ. Since these are not documented, they are also not communicating any changes...
    I'll try to have a look ASAP to find out what has/might have changed, so I can adapt accordingly.
  • Hi Stefaan,

    It this (v0.3.1) meant to be compatible with Designer for NetIQ Identity Manager (LDAP) Version: 4.6.2??

    I'm getting "The selected driver () is either not deployed or not reachable. Unable to continue the action." - which is a lie, a compare of the driver works fine.
  • This is an awesome tool. I have found that the ldap filter fails when there are parenthesis in the driver name IE "MyDriver (JDBC)"
  • Sorry, but I don't see any option to download the plugin. Where is it?
  • in reply to stefaanv
    The download link is fixed now.

  • in reply to MigrationDeletedUser
    @ netiqcoolguys : another cool tool post where the download disappeared. Can you add it again?
  • Hi Stefaan,
    Great tool, needs to be in everyone's toolkit !

    When you are think about new features, it would be nice to export associations from the base container and select if you want "in container" , or "in subtree"; right now subtree is the only option.

    Second during IDM testing, it would be nice to pick a single object in the tool to adjust the association for. This would be much faster than iManager.

    Thanks again for all the hard work, Robert.
  • in reply to stefaanv
    sorry, found it - property view and not properties - have to read carefully
  • in reply to stefaanv
    sorry, can you specify this a bit more clearer? I cannot remeber nor can I find such a setting in designers vault properties. May be I am a little bit behind... Using version 4.5 and 4.0.2 to verify...