How to configure eGuide for user self administration using RBS

  • 3006715
  • 19-Feb-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell iManager 2.5
Novell iManager 2.6
Novell eGuide 2.0.2


Purpose: Configure eGuide for self administration using iManager and Role Based services.


1.Login to eGuide as an administrator and go to the Administration Utility. Under Security go to Administration roles. Click on Edit next to Role Based Services (RBS).
2. Select Enable RBS Discovery and click Save.
3. Login to iManager as Admin and select the Configure view.
4. Expand Role Based Services, select a hyperlink to RBS Configuration and the Role Based Service collection object (this requires previous setup of RBS)
5. On the Task tab select New in the table menu and then eGuide Task
6. Enter a name for the task such as User Self Administration.
7. Select the RBS collection object from the tree. Put in a description and then select Next.
8. For the eGuide URL use https://server_ip/eGuide/servlet/eGuide.
9. For eGuide category select User.
10. Select the attributes, you want the users to be able to self administer in eGuide. For each attribute, select the Enabled and Editable field. Make sure tha you know all the attributes you want to manage and select them here. Once a task is created in iManager, it cannot be modified. If, at a future time, more attributes are desired for self management, a new eGuide task will need to be created. Select next.
11. Assign the new eGuide task to an eGuide role. In the list of available roles, there should be an eGuide Self Management role listed. Select that and then the blue right arrow. Select next. If this role is not in the list just select next.
12. Verify the information in the Summary screen and select Finish.
13. If the role was not assigned to the task in the step 11, go back to the list of all roles, find and click eGuide Self Management role. If the task, that was created, is not in the list of tasks, click Add and move the task from "All Tasks" to "Assigned Tasks" and click OK.
14. Go back to the list of roles, check in the eGuide Self Management box, go to Actions and select Member Associations. Select the context where this role and all its assigned tasks should be applied and click Add. Click OK.
15. At this point, all the users in the selected context are able to edit the attributes in the eGuide, that were selected under the new task, plus any other properties selected in the tasks already assigned to the eGuide Self Management role.
16. If the user, logged in in the eGuide, does not see attributes of other users, a new task has to be created to display these attributes.
17. Follow the steps 5 through 12. In the step 6 select a name such as View Attributes that would properly describe this task. In the step 10 select the attributes you want to display and select the Enabled field. Do not select the Editable field. In the step 11 assign eGuide Default View to this task.
18. At this point a user, logged in the eGuide, should see all the attributes that were selected in the task plus any attributes selected in the tasks already assigned to eGuide Default View.

Additional Information

The eGuide tasks will not take effect unless you select the context for the roles assigned to these tasks. All the eGuide settings from Administration Utility will apply until that point.