Disable IDM View as the default view in iManager upon login

  • 7011455
  • 05-Dec-2012
  • 05-Dec-2012


Novell iManager 2.7.6 or later


After installing the NetIQ Identity Manager Plugins, the default view when logging into iManager is the IDM  View.
Is there a way to disable this IDM view and return to the original Roles and Tasks view by default when logging in?


This functionality can be accomplished through two different methods.

1.   To remove IDM as the default view globally and return the initial view to the Roles and Tasks view.   Set the following the following steps.  (steps are shown for Linux, but editing the corresponding config.xml for the particular platform you are on should accomplish the same results)

A.  Stop tomcat on the server.
B.  Open the /var/opt/novell/iManager/nps/WEB-INF/config.xml file.
C.  Add the below configuration parameter in the config.xml file.


D.  Start tomcat.

Upon the next login, your initial view is set to Roles and tasks, unless you have overridden the setting with the following steps.
Note:   This functionality was added to iManager 2.7.6 or later.

To remove this functionality set it to true, or remove the tag from the config.xml file.   The default functionality is true.

2.  To set the initial view for a particular user / iManager instance, you can login to iManager, then go to the Preferences Page, under the General role, select the Set Initial View task.  Selecting a initial view on this page will take precedence over the setting above in the config.xml file.  This setting is specific to the user and iManager the user is logged in through.