Validator for Identity Manager Save Time, Improve Quality and Reduce Deployment Costs What is Validator for Identity Manager? • Tool created by NetIQ’s Consulting Custom Development Team to improve the quality and efficiency of Identity Manager deployments • Tool designed to efficiently write tests to validate the design and configuration of new drivers or modified drivers prior to production deployment – Unit testing – – Integration testing – – Tests all the components together as an integrated system – verifies that all the parts are working together as intended Regression testing – 2 Isolated testing of a single component of the system (a single driver) – verifies that the single component is working as designed Tests the system to verify that the newly added or updated components work as designed in the existing system without introducing unintended problems © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved. What Does Validator for IDM Do? • Manual testing can be tedious and time consuming – • 3 Verifying individual actions performed by IDM drivers (create, delete, modify, move, etc.) Validator for Identity Manager can automate the verification of the actions of a single IDM driver or multiple drivers across your entire IDM system – Tests can be run one at a time or in a batch – Validator for Identity Manager makes it easy to create the tests – Tests can be saved and are reusable – Tests can be easily modified and repurposed © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved. How Will Validator Help Me? • Saves Time – Automated testing using Validator for Identity Manager eliminates time consuming manual testing steps – – Once test is defined, it can be run with a single click and you can also run multiple automated tests – Automation of the testing process will speed up the overall deployment time of the Identity Manager project – 4 Building automated tests also eliminates human error in manual testing Better time-to-value on new deployments and less disruption and quicker time-to-value on updates and adding drivers © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved. How Will Validator Help Me? • Improves Quality – Validator for Identity Manager’s ease of use simplifies testing making it easier to do better and more extensive testing – – Updating your Identity Management system by adding new drivers or modifying existing drivers shouldn’t break things – – 5 Manual testing can be tedious, and in an effort to get up and running faster, lack of proper testing and validation may compromise a successful outcome Unit, integration, and regression testing allows you to verify that upgrades and changes add the desired value without setbacks in your current environment IDM environments can be complex – proper testing will eliminate operational risks © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved. How Will Validator Help Me? • Reduce Deployment Cost – Identity Manager deployments can be complex – any method that can increase time-to-value will reduce the overall cost – – Automation of the testing processes requires less resources than tedious manual processes – – 6 In addition to getting your new IDM system or changes to your IDM system up and running faster – it will be fully tested and more reliable Frees up some of your IDM personnel to do other tasks Successful, timely delivery of your Identity Manager project allows you to meet ROI objectives and management expectations © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved. How Can I Get Validator for IDM? • 7 Validator for Identity Manager is sold on an annual subscription basis • Up to 5 connectors $10k / year • 6-10 connectors $15k / year • Unlimited connectors $25k / year • A subscription is required for each server running Validator for Identity Manager • A one to two week consulting engagement is encouraged with each sale to provide IT staff with training around creating and running tests and a knowledge transfer of how Validator for Identity Manager can improve their quality and efficiency © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved. Technical Specifications • Validator for Identity Manager runs on Windows, Linux or OSX • Validator works with the following IDM drivers: - AD - eDir - HTTP - Scripting - JDBC - LDAP - Oracle - MS SQL, MySQL - Delimited Text • 8 Partial automation for SAP driver, PS driver and JMS driver (more functionality can be developed later) © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved. Validator Resources • Product Demo – • Download Trial Software – 9 Validator for Identity Manager 1.0 Validator for Identity Manager Trial Software © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved. This document could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. These changes may be incorporated in new editions of this document. NetIQ Corporation may make improvements in or changes to the software described in this document at any time. Copyright © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved. 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