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Status Future consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 13, 2022

Enable IBM Security Identity Manager to manage AIX RBAC roles

Currently it's possible to add AIX RBAC roles to a user in IBM Security Identity Manager.

However, it is not possible to define a default role for the same user. This missing function should be added.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Apr 3, 2023

    Yes, ISIM is using IBM Security Directory Server and yes IBM Security Directory Server is able to store the AIX default_roles attribute.

    However, The current ISIM agent does not collect this atribute (default_roles) information. Therefore it is alwys empty. And the ISIM frontend does not offer a field where a AIX default_role can be specified.

  • Guest
    Apr 3, 2023
    We believe IBM Security Identity Manager uses IBM Security Directory Server to store the user account information. The user account
    attributes also has roles attribute where you can specify the AIX RBAC roles. If our understanding is correct, the SDS server also supports
    2307aixuser schema which in turn supports default_roles attribute. Can you let us know whether you have tried the same.
    If above is not true, please expand the problem details and more importantly how you add the roles to user on Identity Manager.
    Also, we believe the default roles mentioned in the RFE is same default_roles attribute on AIX ? On AIX, default_roles is a subset
    of roles from roles assigned to the users, which is activated after user logs in successfully instead of doing swrole.
    Please help provide more information to investigate further.