Identity and Access Management

Explore silent identity and access management solutions for today's hybrid environments.

  • IBM Cloud Identity
  • IBM Security Access Manager
  • IBM Security Identity Governance & Intelligence (IGI)
  • IBM Security Secret.

Use these Identity and Access Management “COVID-19 & Your Business” troubleshooting courses to assist you in tuning your environment during times of increased loads.

Identity and Access Management Courses:

Configuring replication using CLI on IBM Security Directory Suite Virtual Appliance 8.0.1

In this video, you learn how to configure replication for two Directory Servers using the command line on Directory Suite Virtual Appliance 8.0.1.

Replication is a technique used by Directory Servers to improve:

  • performance
  • availability
  • reliability
Time: 10 minutes

Installing Secret Server and Privilege Manager

This video details how to plan for and complete the installations for Secret Server and Privilege Manager.

Duration: 26 minutes

IBM Security Secret Server launchers

Learn about IBM Security Secret Server launchers. Launchers open a connection to a remote computer or device or logs into a website using the secret’s credentials directly from the webpage.

Setting the JVM heap size in IBM Security Identity Manager

This video covers setting the appropriate JVM heap size for your IBM Security Identity Manager appliance.

Open Mic: Performance Tuning in IBM Directory Server 8.0.1 Virtual Appliance with a Remote DB2 Database

This video helps understand and perform several performance tuning aspects of IBM Directory Suite 8.0.1 Virtual Appliance Directory Server with a remote database. Performance tuning is an iterative and periodic task.

Topics covered in the Open Mic are:

  • Directory Server Components: Tuning Perspective
  • LDAP Server Caches
  • DB2 Memory Management and Buffer Pools
  • LDAP Server worker threads and DB2 connections
  • Data import/load considerations
  • Data Organization
  • Data Optimization
  • Indexing the attributes used in search filters
  • Additional DB2 tuning
  • Additional performance tuning resources
  • Useful Links

How to configure TCP tuning parameters for Access Manager

This video demonstrates how to tune TCP network stack behavior on Access Manager appliance. The tcp settings suggested in this video are recommended to resolve performance issues such as heavy network traffic, connection errors, socket timeouts, and port exhaustion.

Configuring DB2 Indexes for ISIM

Adding indexes for specific tables can improve the performance of some directory server queries. This course walks through adding these indexes.

IGI Performance Tuning Guide 5.2.5

IBM Security Identity Governance and Intelligence Performance and Tuning Guide 5.2.5 covers the following topics.

Topics covered:

1. Statistics Enablement for the Database
2. Tuning the Scan Rate of the Event Queues
3. Tuning the Cache Time
4, Task Planner
5. Improving Event Processing Concurrency
6. Reducing I/O Wait Time
7. Bulk Load
8. Collecting Java Core Dumps
9. PostgreSQL Database
9.1 Embedded PostgreSQL Database
9.2 NFS Mounted PostgreSQL Database
10. User Interface Dashboards
11. Improving Access Request Module Response Time
12. Improving Access Certifier Module Response Time
13. UI Response Time at Application Server Restart
14. The Internal Security Directory Integrator
15. Hierarchy Build and Hierarchy Refresh
16. Clearing the Event Queues
17. Enabling SNMP for Performance Monitoring
18. DB Connection Pool
19. Multi-threaded Enterprise Connector
20. Tcpdump
21. Increasing the Heap Size
22. Resetting a Connector and Clearing Brokerage Data
23. Deadlocking on Foreign Key Constraints
24. General Tips

Duration: 1:45

IBM Secret Server: Remote password changing

Learn about remote password changing in IBM Security Secret Server.

Secret Server Installation On-Premise

Learn the end to end process, from understanding prerequisites through license installation, for installing the IBM Secret Server.


  • Know the Secret Server installation prerequisites
  • Learn where to download .NET framework 4.5.1 for installation
  • Understand how to install Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Understand how to install SQL Server Express and know the recommended SQL versions
  • Know the required steps for the Secret Server MSI installer
  • Learn how to install a Secret Server license

Secret Server Launchers

Secret Server launchers open a connection to a remote computer or device or logs into a website using the secret’s credentials directly from the webpage. A demonstration of this feature is also provided.

In this course, the following topics are covered:

  • What are Launchers?
  • Launcher Types
    • Remote Desktop, PuTTY, Web, Custom
  • Session Management
  • SSH Proxy
    • SSH Command Menus
  • Troubleshooting tips
Duration: 31 minutes

IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 Performance Tuning Guide

IBM Security Access Manager is a user authentication, authorization, and web single sign-on solution for enforcing security policies over a wide range of web and application resources.

The IBM Security Access Manager Performance Tuning Guide provides system administrators with conceptual, procedural, and reference information for the performance tuning operations of Security Access Manager.  This guide covers resource usage, tuning the directory server and directory server process, tuning Access Manager components, and troubleshooting.

Secret Server Licenses

This course shows you how to activate a license in Secret Server.

Duration: 3 minutes

How to create a custom Launcher for Toad for Oracle® in IBM Security Secret Server

This course walks you through creating a customer Launder for Toad for Oracle in IBM Security Secret Server.

Duration: 20 minutes

IBM Security Secret Server Architecture and Sizing Guide 10.7

The IBM Security Secret Server Architecture and Sizing Guide 10.7  presents server architecture and sizing through the following topics:

Secret Server Architecture

  • Basic Configurations
  • High Availability Configurations

Secret Server Sizing

  • Hardware Requirements
  • Other Considerations

Duration: 30 minutes

IBM Security Directory Server 6.4 Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning Guide

The IBM Security Directory Server 6.4 Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning Guide covers the following topics:

  1. Directory server tuning general overview
  2. Directory server tuning
  3. Tuning DB2 and LDAP caches
  4. Tuning AIX operating system
  5. Hardware tuning
  6. Tuning directory server features
  7. Capacity planning
Duration: 120 minutes

IBM Security Identity Manager Performance Tuning Guides and Scripts

IBM Security Identity Manager Performance Tuning Guides provide information on tuning, troubleshooting, best practices and regular maintenance of middleware for IBM Security Identity Manager. These guides include tuning settings for:

  • WebSphere Application Server
  • Database servers (IBM DB2, Oracle)
  • Directory servers (IBM Security Directory Server)
  • IBM Security Directory Integrator
  • IBM Security Identity Manager application
  • IBM Security Identity Manager adapters

Understanding and tuning Reverse Proxy worker threads

This video provides an overview to the Reverse Proxy worker thread and related parameters so that you understand how to tune them for better performance. Be careful when tuning your servers. Always back up your configuration files before making any changes.