Branding the Oracle Identity Manager Design Console

Purpose

This OBE tutorial describes and shows you how to brand the Oracle Identity Manager Design Console.

Time to Complete

Approximately 1 hour

Topics

This OBE tutorial covers the following topics:

 Overview
 Scenario
 Prerequisites
 Giving the Design Console a Microsoft Windows Look and Feel
 Giving the Design Console a Microsoft Windows XP Look and Feel
 Giving the Design Console a "Plastic" Look and Feel
 Summary
 Related Information

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Overview

Oracle Identity Manager is a component of the suite of Oracle Identity and Access Management products. It administers and selectively automates tasks to manage user access privileges across a company’s resources throughout the identity management life cycle. Specifically, Oracle Identity Manager handles tasks for creating user access privileges, modifying these privileges dynamically (based on changes to user and business requirements), and removing user access privileges. As a result, Oracle Identity Manager handles user identity information across multiple identity data stores to maintain data accuracy.

Features and benefits of Oracle Identity Manager include identity and role administration (user and group management, self-service functionalities for users, and delegated administration), provisioning (approval and request management, and configurable workflow models), policy-based entitlements, reconciliation, and attestation support (for audit, regulatory, and compliance purposes).

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Scenario

Linda works as a network administrator for Mydo Main Corporation. She is responsible for performing identity and access management tasks on users within the company. One such task is customizing the Design Console for the Oracle Identity Manager environment installed and configured for Mydo Main. By doing so, she can tailor this console to meet her company's requirements.

One type of customization to perform with the Design Console is modifying its look and feel (that is, branding it). There are different ways to brand this console, including giving it a Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows XP, and "Plastic" look and feel.

In this OBE, Linda uses the methods listed in this section to brand the Design Console for Mydo Main Corporation.

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Prerequisites

Before starting this tutorial, you should complete the OBE titled Installing, Configuring, and Launching Oracle Identity Manager.

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Giving the Design Console a Microsoft Windows Look and Feel

In the OBE titled Installing, Configuring, and Launching Oracle Identity Manager, Linda installed and configured the Oracle Identity Manager Design Console. She is ready to modify the look and feel of this console (that is, brand it). One way to brand this console is by giving it a Microsoft Windows look and feel. 

To perform this action, Linda must access the xlclient.cmd file. This file contains a command to launch the Design Console. Then, she must add a parameter to the launch command. As a result, when Linda starts the Design Console, it is rendered with a Microsoft Windows look and feel (as opposed to the standard, Java-based appearance).

To give the Design Console a Microsoft Windows look and feel, perform the following steps:

1.

Shut down Oracle Identity Manager Server, the Administrative and User Console, and the Design Console.

Note: For more information about starting and stopping Oracle Identity Manager, refer to the OBE titled Installing, Configuring, and Launching Oracle Identity Manager.

 

2.

Using a text editor, open the xlclient.cmd file (found in the C:\OIM91_client\xlclient folder).

Note: The xlclient.cmd file contains a command to launch the Design Console.

 

3.

Locate the following parameter of the launch command:

-Djava.security.manager -Djava.security.auth.login.config=config\auth.conf ^

 

4.

Add the following parameter to the launch command:

-Dswing.defaultlaf=com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel ^

Note: By adding this parameter to the launch command, when Linda starts the Design Console, it is rendered with a Microsoft Windows look and feel (as opposed to the standard, Java-based appearance).

 

5.

Save and close the xlclient.cmd file. 

 

6.

Restart Oracle Identity Manager Server and the Design Console. 

 

7.

Populate the fields of the Oracle Identity Manager Design Console login window, as follows (and click Login):

Field Value
User ID xelsysadm
Password abcd1234

The Oracle Identity Manager Design Console appears:

Linda started this console. It has a Microsoft Windows look and feel.

In the next section of this OBE, Linda learns another way to brand the Design Console. She is to give it a Microsoft Windows XP look and feel.

 

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Giving the Design Console a Microsoft Windows XP Look and Feel

In the previous section of this OBE, Linda branded the Oracle Identity Manager Design Console by giving it a Microsoft Windows look and feel. She is ready to brand this console in a different way. For this OBE, she is to give it a Microsoft Windows XP look and feel.

The class files Oracle Identity Manager requires to render the Design Console with a Microsoft Windows XP look and feel are not installed with the product. Because of this, Linda must copy the looks-2.1.4.jar file, which contains these class files, to a folder within the Oracle Identity Manager directory structure. Then, she must modify the product's classpath.bat file to point to the jar file. Finally, Linda must access the xlclient.cmd file, and modify a parameter of the launch command. As a result, when Linda starts the Design Console, it is rendered with a Microsoft Windows XP look and feel (as opposed to the Microsoft Windows look and feel).

To give the Design Console a Microsoft Windows XP look and feel, perform the following steps:

1.

Shut down Oracle Identity Manager Server and the Design Console.

 

2.

Paste the looks-2.1.4.jar file, which contains the class files Oracle Identity Manager requires to render the Design Console with a Microsoft Windows XP look and feel, into the C:\OIM91_client\xlclient\ext directory.

 

3.

Using a text editor, open the classpath.bat file (found in the C:\OIM91_client\xlclient folder).

Note: Linda must open the classpath.bat file to point it to the looks-2.1.4.jar file.

 

4.

Locate the following piece of code:

CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;.

 

5.

Add the looks-2.1.4.jar file to the classpath.bat file by adding the following code to the CLASSPATH=%CLASSPATH%;. piece of code:

\ext\looks-2.1.4.jar;

 

6.

Save and close the classpath.bat file. 

 

7.

Using a text editor, open the xlclient.cmd file (found in the C:\OIM91_client\xlclient folder).

 

8.

Locate the following parameter of the launch command:

-Dswing.defaultlaf=com.sun.java.swing.plaf.windows.WindowsLookAndFeel ^

 

9.

Replace the parameter in step 8 with the following parameter:

-Dswing.defaultlaf=com.jgoodies.looks.plastic.PlasticXPLookAndFeel ^

Note: By adding this parameter to the launch command, when Linda starts the Design Console, it is rendered with a Microsoft Windows XP look and feel (as opposed to the Microsoft Windows look and feel).

 

10.

Save and close the xlclient.cmd file. 

 

11.

Restart Oracle Identity Manager Server and the Design Console. 

 

12.

Populate the fields of the Oracle Identity Manager Design Console login window, as follows (and click Login):

Field Value
User ID xelsysadm
Password abcd1234

The Oracle Identity Manager Design Console appears:

Linda started this console. It has a Microsoft Windows XP look and feel.

In the next section of this OBE, Linda learns another way to brand the Design Console. She is to give it a "Plastic" look and feel.

 

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Giving the Design Console a "Plastic" Look and Feel

In the previous section of this OBE, Linda branded the Oracle Identity Manager Design Console by giving it a Microsoft Windows XP look and feel. She is ready to brand this console in a different way. For this OBE, she is to give it a "Plastic" look and feel.

To perform this action, Linda must access the xlclient.cmd file, and modify a parameter of the launch command. As a result, when Linda starts the Design Console, it is rendered with a "Plastic" look and feel (as opposed to the Microsoft Windows XP look and feel).

To give the Design Console a "Plastic" look and feel, perform the following steps:

1.

Shut down Oracle Identity Manager Server and the Design Console.

 

2.

Using a text editor, open the xlclient.cmd file (found in the C:\OIM91_client\xlclient folder).

Note: The xlclient.cmd file contains a command to launch the Design Console.

 

3.

Locate the following parameter of the launch command:

-Dswing.defaultlaf=com.jgoodies.looks.plastic.PlasticXPLookAndFeel ^

 

4.

Replace the parameter in step 3 with the following parameter:

-Dswing.defaultlaf=com.jgoodies.looks.plastic.PlasticLookAndFeel ^

Note: By adding this parameter to the launch command, when Linda starts the Design Console, it is rendered with a "Plastic" look and feel (as opposed to the Microsoft Windows XP look and feel).

 

5.

Save and close the xlclient.cmd file. 

 

6.

Restart Oracle Identity Manager Server and the Design Console. 

 

7.

Populate the fields of the Oracle Identity Manager Design Console login window, as follows (and click Login):

Field Value
User ID xelsysadm
Password abcd1234

The Oracle Identity Manager Design Console appears:

Linda started this console. It has a "Plastic" look and feel.

In this OBE, Linda learned how to brand the Design Console by giving it a Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows XP, and "Plastic" look and feel.

 

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Summary

In this lesson, you learned how to:

 Give the Design Console a Microsoft Windows look and feel
 Give the Design Console a Microsoft Windows XP look and feel
 Give the Design Console a "Plastic" look and feel

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