Start the Administrative UI and Manage Objects

The Policy Server is managed through a Administrative UI according to the administrative privileges of the user.
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The Policy Server is managed through a Administrative UI according to the administrative privileges of the user.
  • When using the task pane on the right, always save your changes before opening or closing the menu pane on the left or navigating elsewhere.
  • Do not use the Refresh or Back buttons of the browser while using the Administrative UI. Using these buttons resubmits the form, and creates an invalid state.
Start the Administrative UI
Start the Administrative UI by entering a link in a web browser.
Note the following issues:
  • The first time that you launch an Administrative UI over SSL, the browser warns that the security certificate is not issued by a trusted company. This warning relates to a self-signed certificate that is generated during SSL registration. Approve the certificate and proceed.
  • The Administrative UI requires that you enable Javascript in the browser. If you use IE 11 to access the Administrative UI, you may see a message that the website content is blocked. From this message, add the Administrative UI as a trusted site, where Javascript is enabled by default. If you clear the check box that prompts you about blocked content, you can log in to the UI, but it does not render correctly until you enable Javascript. Enable Javascript for the security zone that the UI is in or add the UI as a trusted site. To add a trusted site, begin at the IE menu and select Tools, Internet Options. From the Security tab, select Trusted Sites and add the UI.
Follow these steps:
  1. Open a web browser:
    • If you installed the Administrative UI using the standalone option and you registered it over SSL, go to the following location:
      https://
      host.domain
      :8443/iam/siteminder/adminui
    • If you installed the Administrative UI using the standalone option and you did not register it over SSL, go to the following location:
      http://
      host.domain
      :8080/iam/siteminder/adminui
    • If you installed the Administrative UI to an existing application server infrastructure, go to one of the following locations:
      • http://
        host
        .
        domain
        :
        port
        /iam/siteminder/adminui
      • https://
        host
        .
        domain
        :
        port
        /iam/siteminder/adminui
    host
    specifies the name of the Administrative UI host system.
    domain s
    pecifies the fully qualified domain name of the Administrative UI host system.
    port s
    pecifies the port on which the application server listens for requests. 
  2. Enter the administrator credentials.
  3. Click Login.
    The contents of this window differs based on the privileges of the administrator account you use to log in to the Administrative UI
On Windows, you can also start the UI by selecting the Administrative UI shortcut.
Manage Policy Server Objects
The Administrative UI lets you view, modify, and delete Policy Server objects. Although the details of each task differ by object, the general methods are similar. For example, the procedure for deleting an agent is similar to the procedure for deleting a response.
Copy Policy Server Objects
The easiest way to create a Policy Server object is to copy an existing object and modify its properties. You can use the properties of the existing object as a template, only changing the information that is different for the new object. The copy option is not available for all objects.
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Your administrative privileges determine the objects you can access.
Follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to the subcomponent type that contains the object you want to duplicate.
    Example:
     Click Infrastructure, Agent.
  2. Select the type of object you want to duplicate.
    Example:
     Agent
  3. Click Create.
  4. Select Create a copy of an object, specify search criteria, and click Search.
  5. Select an object from the list and click OK.
  6. Enter a new name and description.
  7. Modify the properties that are different for the new object and click Submit.
    The object is created.
View Policy Server Object Properties
You can view the properties of a Policy Server object.
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Your administrative privileges determine the objects you can access.
Follow these steps:
  1. Select the subcomponent of object you want to view.
    Example:
     Select Policies, Domain.
  2. Click the type of object.
    Example:
     Domain
  3. Specify search criteria and click Search.
  4. Click the name of the object that you want to view.
    The View 
    s
    creen appears with information about the object you selected.
Modify an Existing Policy Server Object
The Administrative UI lets you modify the properties of existing Policy Server objects.
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Your administrative privileges determine the objects you can access.
Follow these steps:
  1. Navigate to the subcomponent of object you want to modify.
    Example:
     Click Policies, Domain.
  2. Click the object that you want to modify.
    Example:
     Realms
  3. Specify search criteria and click Search.
  4. Click the name of the object that you want to modify.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Modify.
  6. Make the required changes and click Submit.
    The object is modified.
Delete a Policy Server Object
You can delete a Policy Server object that is no longer needed.
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Your administrative privileges determine the objects you can access.
Follow these steps:
  1. Select the subcomponent of the object that you want to delete.
    Example:
     Click Infrastructure, Authentication.
  2. Click the type of object.
    Example:
     Authentication Schemes
  3. Specify search criteria and click Search.
  4. Select the object that you want to delete.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Confirm that you want to delete the object.
    The Policy Server object is deleted.