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Novell Audit plugins not in iManager.


Hi Guys,

iManager:2.7.4
Novell Audit plugin:2.7.20080626

Recently I installed Novell Audit on eDirectory server along with Novell
Audit plugins for iManager.
The installation went in fine and no errors were reported.
Now, when I wish to configure Novell Audit, I login to iManager, I see
from the Configure tab, Novell Audit plugin is installed.

But, when I go to Roles and Tasks, I do not see it there.
Is there something missing?
Do I need to change some settings on iManager to make it visible?

Regards,
Dinesh


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Re: Novell Audit plugins not in iManager.

On 11/07/2013 05:04 AM, ddgaikwad wrote:
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> Hi Guys,
>
> iManager:2.7.4


Any reason you installed an ancient version of iManager? Probably doesn't
matter, but it isn't going to help if you ever find a bug since it won't
be accepted unless duplicated on something made in the last few years.

> Novell Audit plugin:2.7.20080626


Chances are you do not want this anymore. As the date implies, this is
also an ancient bit of code and the auditing functionality has progressed,
and the functionality is not in another plugin for current versions of the
auditing code. One potential benefit is the ability to audit in a new way.

> Recently I installed Novell Audit on eDirectory server along with Novell
> Audit plugins for iManager.


So you may actually need that old plugin. Just in case it matters, Novell
Audit was EoL (beyond extended support even) several years ago. Trying to
start using it now is maybe not the best timing in the world. Log Manager
replaces it and gives a ton more functionality, even if you are using the
perpetually-free 25-eps version.

> The installation went in fine and no errors were reported.
> Now, when I wish to configure Novell Audit, I login to iManager, I see
> from the Configure tab, Novell Audit plugin is installed.


Chances are you either have not extended schema for the various attributes
needed to be used on the NCP Server object (nauditinstrumentation is the
big one I think) or you did not update RBS (if used) so that iManager adds
the new role to the existing RBS collection.

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Hi Aaron,
Thank you for this great piece of information, actually I was working on
our existing test environment in regards to setting up Audit to send
events to Identity Reporting module.
But, since this piece of software is ancient, 😄 could you please direct
me to documentation, TID or information on how to capture and generate
reports based on the events that we need to be audited and reported as
per our business needs.

-Dinesh


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Re: Novell Audit plugins not in iManager.

On 11/07/2013 06:14 AM, ddgaikwad wrote:
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> Hi Aaron,
> Thank you for this great piece of information, actually I was working on
> our existing test environment in regards to setting up Audit to send
> events to Identity Reporting module.


The Reporting piece of IDM 4.x is documented within the IDM 4.x
documentation. It is not based on the old Novell Audit Secure Logging
Server (SLS) but is, instead, based on code borrowed from the Sentinel
side of things. As a result, you do not need the old plugin you seek,but
can use the newer plugins instead and configure the eDirectory and IDM
auditing using the latest eDirectory 8.8, eDirectory Instrumentation, and
IDM plugins.

> But, since this piece of software is ancient, 😄 could you please direct
> me to documentation, TID or information on how to capture and generate
> reports based on the events that we need to be audited and reported as
> per our business needs.


See the IDM 4.x Advanced Edition documentation. If you want to see
everything work at once, setup a test environment using the Integrated
Installer so that everything is installed in one longer (but simple)
installation process. The result includes all of the IDM components,
assuming you select them, working together.

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