User Console Customizations

Typically, after creating environment, a system administrator performs some initial configuration to ensure that the environment addresses existing business needs. Customizing the User Console also improves usability by creating tasks to match user workflows, increases security by ensuring that users can only access the fields they need, and improves performance.
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Typically, after creating
Identity Manager
environment, a system administrator performs some initial configuration to ensure that the environment addresses existing business needs. Customizing the User Console also improves usability by creating tasks to match user workflows, increases security by ensuring that users can only access the fields they need, and improves performance.
You can customize the following elements in the User Console:
  • Task navigation -- Determines how administrators access tasks, and how they access different tabs in those tasks.
  • Tabs and screens -- Controls the fields that appear on a tab and how those fields are displayed.
    The admin tasks in the default User Console are created based on the information in the directory configuration file (directory.xml), which defines the objects and attributes that
    Identity Manager
    manages. For example, the Profile tab for the default Create User task includes all of the attributes that are defined in the directory.xml file for the user object.
    Most users need to manage only a subset of attributes for any object.
  • Self-service tasks -- Determines how self-service tasks, such as the Forgotten Password or Forgotten User ID tasks function.
  • Branding -- Displays corporate logos and colors in the User Console.
  • Localization -- Displays the User Console in different languages.