Sailpoint IdentityIQ: Bulk User Creation Plugin

Bulk User Creation Plugin in IdentityIQ

Introduction

A plugin is a tiny piece of software that extends the functionality of an Application or Computer program.

The IdentityIq Plugin Framework is an protract framework model for IdentityIQ.It allows third parties to develop affluent application and service-level amplification to the core SailPoint IdentityIQ. It enables plugins to extend the excellence in user interface, deliver custom REST endpoints, and to deliver conventional background services.

In the following presentation, I will be providing a brief introduction of IdentityIQ Plugins:

Plugin Versioning Requirements

Plugin version numbers must be numeric, denote the parts of the version number with decimal points, and not contain any alphabetic or other characters in order to better facilitate upgrading plugins.
Leading zeroes will be removed from each segment of the version number, and the values between the decimal points are converted to integers.

For example:
06 and 00006 are both interpreted as 6
A segment containing any non-numeric values is interpreted as 0
7.009.alpha is parsed as 7.9.0
5.7.8a is parsed as 5.7.0

Plugin Object Model

The Plugin XML object, which specifies the plugin’s constant, describes a plugin in IdentityIQ. REST resources, Snippets, and settings are a few examples of features. The manifest.xml file contains the definition of the Plugin object. This file is necessary for plugin.

The XML object known as the Plugin Object defines the plugin’s feature. By binding them as attributes of a Plugin Object, this object informs IdentityIQ about the facets that are present in your plugin. You can also specify information about the plugin in the Plugin Object, such its name, the privileges needed to use it, its version, snippets, and REST resources. Use the advanced plugin settings to define a form or to refer to a specific plugin configuration file for more complicated plugins that need support for several field types and more dynamic behavior, such as drop-down lists or password fields. Depending on past selections, dynamic behavior can involve showing or hiding other fields.

For Example: In contrast to when the user picks basic authentication, it could be more acceptable to display an access token field when the user selects o-auth authentication.

Plugin Settings

Attributes that can be changed during installation are known as plugin settings. To view the configuration options page, click Configure. Forms are used to display the settings. The form is generated automatically if the plugin does not use its advanced options.
On the plugin settings page, the settings from the manifest file are shown in alphabetical order.
A single setting on a plugin’s configuration settings page can be represented by the Plugin setting object. On the settings page, each object serves to represent a single customizable setting.

Developing Plugins

IdentityIQ stores the .zip archive file of the Plugin in the IdentityIQ database in the spt_file_bucket table. The data in the spt_file_bucket table is a referenced ID to an entry in the spt_persisted_file table.

After establishment or amid an application server restart, plugins are stacked from this.zip file. All consequence files are taken from the.zip file and cached for ensuing utilization. The cached files can be gotten to using a assortment of accessor ways, but they can moreover be retrieved by utilizing

the URL prefix /identityiq/plugin/pluginName taken after by the way indicated within the construct structure. The PluginClassLoader lesson is utilized to stack and cache compiled Java classes from the.zip file.

Example Plugin Directory Structure:    

Bulk User Creation Plugin

This is a custom plugin built by ENH iSecure for creating Identities through SailPoint IdentityIQ and Provision the following identities to the requested Applications in IdentityIQ

A User like a manger level will have a Privilege to request for Bulk User Creation, once a .csv file is Uploaded in UI page by the following user and if the users request gets Approved a bulk number of identities will be created in Sailpoint IdentityIQ and the following identities provisioning takes place on the identities joining dates for the Requested Applications and following Email notification follows with respective action steps.

In the following video, I will be providing a detailed demo on IdentityIQ custom Plugin (Bulk User Creation)

SailPoint IdentityIQ QuickBooks ERP Integration using Dell Boomi as Middleware

In recent years, we’ve witnessed a rapid shift from on-premise applications to a hybrid mix of SaaS (software-as-a-service), iPaaS (Integration Platform as a service) and on-premise applications, as well as integration between various cloud providers and platforms. Very Soon Everything is going to be connected to Cloud and data . All this is going to be mediated by a software(Middleware).

Amidst such scenarios , It is essential for the need of a software to bridge the gap between applications and other tools or databases. It is effectively a method of communication and data management between applications that would otherwise not have any way to exchange data — such as with software tools and databases. 

Dell Boomi AtomSphere is an on-demand multi-tenant cloud integration platform for connecting cloud and on-premises applications and data. The platform enables customers to design cloud-based integration processes called Atoms and transfer data between cloud and on-premises applications. Dell Boomi specializes in cloud-based integrationAPI management and Master Data Management

QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit and are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions.

The following is the demonstration of steps for Integrating  SailPoint IdentityIQ QuickBooks ERP using Dell Boomi as Middleware.

Governing G Suite using SailPoint Identity IQ

Identity IQ – G Suite Integration

Office productivity suites comprise the essential set of tools required for an employee’s day to day work. They offer core services to users like email, calendars, shared storage and other tools to create and consume the information. New generation productivity suites understand today’s business needs and are designed to be omnipresent and highly collaborative.

G Suite is Google’s cloud based productivity suite. Being a cloud based solution, it is omnipresent and can be accessed all possible devices. Also, it is highly collaborative in nature. Google’s most popular services like Google mail, calendar, drive, docs, sheets, hangouts are bundled into G Suite. G Suite has been received greatly by organizations of all the sizes and has recorded 5 million organizations by end of 2018. G Suite has quickly climbed up the ladder to become a leader in Gartner’s magic quadrant for 2 years consecutively.

Governing such core cloud based services containing sensitive information is of great importance.

In the following presentation, we provide a detailed overview of G Suite integration with Identity IQ.

G Suite – Identity IQ Integration

In the following video, we provide a detailed demo of this integration.

A detailed demo of G Suite governance with IDENTITY NOW is coming shortly.

Integrating CyberArk with SailPoint using SCIM

Privileged accounts are considered to be “keys to the kingdom” in any IT Infrastructure. Almost every cyber attack that has ever happened involved compromises at the privileged account level. PAM Solutions usually help in managing such accounts, keys or files that would lead to escalated access.

CyberArk is the global leader in PAM solutions with a holistic approach towards privileged account management. It covers not only traditional PAM problems but also extends its capabilities with various features like managing hard-coded application credentials, analytics, on-demand privileges escalation and managing end-user devices like desktops.

Securing and streamlining identity and privileges data present with such solutions is of very high importance.

In the following presentation, we provide a detailed overview of CyberArk integration with SailPoint by integrating Cyberark as a SailPoint’s application.

In the following video, we provide a detailed demo of this integration.

SailPoint’s IdentityIQ Integration with Okta

In the world of Identity Management, securing and monitoring the access for the external users like partners, contractors and customers who have access to organizational resources have always been a challenge for many organizations. To mitigate and help the organizations to secure their resources two big Identity management products partnered together in February 2018. Okta and SailPoint announced a strategic partnership to provide an end-to-end identity for the enterprise – helping organizations balance providing simple, secure user access while meeting complex compliance and security requirements.

Benefits of the Combined Solutions

• Effectively manage user identities’ authentication, application assignments, while ensuring all governance and compliance requirements are met.

• Authenticate user access with single sign-on and multi-factor authentication.

• Ensure that for sensitive applications, only the right user has access, authorization policies are enforced, and the process is documented, timestamped and compliant.

• Automate provisioning throughout the user lifecycle by simplifying processes for creating, modifying and revoking access.

• Automate provisioning of applications adherent to corporate policies.

• Trigger provisioning workflows from authoritative sources, such as Active Directory or HR systems, to ensure consistency and increase efficiency.

Below presentation demonstrates Okta, IdentityIQ, SSO Concepts, Importance of SailPoint’s IdentityIQ integration to achieve SSO. The presentation is followed by a demo.

Okta and SailPoint IIQ Integration

Demo of SailPoint’s IIQ and Okta Integration.

 

Sailpoint IdentityIQ Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle E-Business Suite is the most comprehensive suite of integrated, global business applications that enable organizations to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance. All large enterprises use ERP systems for managing and optimizing enterprise-wide business processes. ERP systems like Oracle E-Business Suite are mission-critical which processes a huge amount of business-critical data.

Oracle EBS includes the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) product as well as Oracle Human Resources Management System (HRMS), Oracle Financials, Oracle Order Management and customer relationship management (CRM) applications. Each application is licensed separately enabling organizations to select the combination best suited for their business processes.

The Sailpoint Oracle E-Business connector is designed to aggregate user and entitlement data from the Oracle E-Business Suite, and provision user accounts.The Oracle EBS connector only targets APPS schema tables according to Oracle standards.

Sailpoint Connector for EBS User Management Aggregates and provisions EBS user accounts along with their role and responsibility assignments. It helps EBS customers to achieve compliant user administration by enforcing the Segregation of Duties (SoD) policies in real-time during role and responsibility grants.

In this presentation, we are going to see how the Sailpoint IdentityIQ is an innovative identity Governance solution that reduces the cost and complexity of both complying with regulations and delivering access to Oracle E-Business Suite users.

 

 

 

The Following Demo presents the use case of  Birth Right Provisioning and Implementing Security in Oracle E-Business Suite using Role Based Access Control.

 

Service Now Queue User Administration via SailPoint Identity IQ

The SailPoint ServiceNow Connector manages ServiceNow accounts, groups, and roles. It supports provisioning and aggregation for ServiceNow accounts and groups.

ServiceNow Connector supports configuration of multiple applications of different ServiceNow versions on same IdentityIQ. ServiceNow Rest API supports Basic and OAuth2 methods of authentication.

Under IT Service Management, Its Queue management and administration is based on roles and services assigned to a user.

SailPoint Service Catalog Integration: The integration between SailPoint and ServiceNow allows users of both systems to easily navigate from ServiceNow into IdentityIQ.

In the following presentation, ServiceNow Queue Administration using Sailpoint IdentityIQ is explained and overview of SailPoint Service Catalog Integration using MID Server.

This following demo is based on ServiceNow Queue User Administration using Sailpoint IdentityIQ with all the approval modes (serial, parallel, serialpoll, parallelpoll and any).

eMail Configuration in Sailpoint IdentityIQ

eMail communication has revolutionized the way we communicate. A tool/facility introduced for simple communications is now considered more formal and legal. For a long time deep linking, in simple terms, embedding buttons with logic to provide email based decisions has been prevalent.

There is nothing better than sending a direct link to a page where one needs to take an action, in an email. Especially for something which needs urgent attention.

 

Sailpoint’s IdentityIQ provides the functionality to notify users through Emails. We may also have Emails with embedded URL which provides direct access to pages in IdentityIQ.

In the following presentation, a detailed overview of Email Configurations and use of Emails in IdentityIQ is presented.

Following is the demo on Email notifications with URLs embedded in mails, which provides direct access to pages in IdentityIQ.