Introduction to administering Microsoft BHOLD Reporting


Applies To: Forefront Identity Manager

Microsoft BHOLD Reporting gives you the tools you need to view and understand the contents of your BHOLD Core role model. BHOLD Reporting features built-in reports that let you view and save this information in the following categories:

  • Controls—Reports in this category give you access to basic statistics about your role model as well as top-10 listings of permissions for roles, users, and users by department (organizational unit).

  • Inward Access Control—The report in this category show the supervisor roles for each role in the model.

  • Logging—This category contains reports that list the history of recent activities affecting the role model, including activity specifically affecting organizational units (orgunits), roles, and users.

  • Model—The reports in this category provide a breakdown of information about various object classes in the BHOLD role model, including accounts, applications, users, roles, and permissions.

  • Statistics—The report in this category lets you select a parent orgunit and view the number of users in each child orgunit.

In addition to these built-in reports, you can create your own reports by using one of two wizards. One wizard lets you create a basic report, and the second wizard is essentially the same as the basic-report wizard but provides access to additional role-model elements. At each stage of either wizard, you can preview the results of your choices to that point, making it easier to refine the report as you proceed through the wizard.

Every report gives you the option of viewing the results immediately on-screen, or you can save the results in an Excel file so you can use the tools provided by Excel to develop the results further.

You use the BHOLD Reporting portal to run, create, and manage reports. To use the BHOLD Reporting portal, you must be logged on with an account that has the necessary permissions to view all BHOLD data, such as the root account, typically the account that was used to install BHOLD Core. Start the BHOLD Reporting portal by double-clicking the Microsoft BHOLD Suite—Reporting shortcut on the desktop. If the shortcut is not available, open a web browser and type the following URL into the address bar:

http:// <server> : <port> /Reporting

where <server> is the name or IP address of the server running BHOLD Core and BHOLD Reporting and <port> is the port that was used to install BHOLD Core.

For more information about the Microsoft BHOLD Suite, see Microsoft BHOLD Suite Concepts Guide. For information about installing the BHOLD Suite SP1, including the BHOLD Reporting module, see Microsoft BHOLD Suite SP1 Installation Guide.

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