Our company purchased Access Manager several months ago and I was
interested in trying to help my colleague bring up a test environment.

I don't think Access Manager requires an existing copy of Novell
Identity Manager installed (IDM) to work for SAML-2 authentication, but
he wanted to ask that. Does it require IDM to be installed (we have it
installed already)?

We are running IDM 3.5.1 on Netware 6.5SP8 and on OES2 SLES 10 SP3
(Meta-tree) in production.

Can we use the latest Access Manager with IDM 3.5.1 to provide SAML-2
authentication (against eDirectory) or do we need to bring up an
instance of IDM 4.01? Any guidance in this area would be appreciated.

Also, what is actually needed for our configuration? I know that the
Access Manager states that you need to setup an Identity Server, an
Admin console,
an SSL VPN, an Access Gateway Appliance and a Linux Access Gateway
Service. I was thinking that we could put Access Manager (and possibly
IDM 3.5.1/4.01) on VMs for testing.

Thanks in Advance,
Russell Labay
Texas Department of Transportation

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