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1 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Andrei Polevoi, Tatiana Golubovich Program Management Group ActiveRoles Add-on Manager Overview

2 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 1 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Agenda Introduction Add-on Manager Installation ActiveRoles Marketplace Browse and search add-ons Managing Add-ons Installation Verification Uninstall Add-on Creation and Publishing Q&A

3 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 2 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Introduction ARS Add-on

4 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 3 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Add-on Manager Overview Separate installation package Integrates into ActiveRoles Server during installation Adds node to Snap-in: Application \ Add-on Manager Compatible with ActiveRoles Server 6.5 and 6.7 Parse and process add-on package

5 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 4 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Demo: Add-on Manager Installation Download Add-on Manager from the add-on-manager-download or ActiveRoles Marketplace add-on-manager-download Unzip it Run setup on the same computer, where ActiveRoles Snap-in installed Set the Administration Service for connection Finish setup Run Snap-in Open Application node Add-on Manager is installed and displayed in the node

6 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 5 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. ActiveRoles Marketplace Overview

7 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 6 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. ActiveRoles Marketplace Overview Marketplace is a sub-space of ActiveRoles community site Marketplace hosts ActiveRoles Add-ons Add-ons can be browsed by categories or searched by name Every add-on supplied with description, screenshots, videos, compatibility and supportability statement, etc. Add-on can be hosted or can be advertised with a link to external site for download Add-ons opened for community members to comment and rate Add-ons opened for community members to publish

8 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 7 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Demo: Search ActiveRoles Marketplace for Add-on Open ActiveRoles Marketplace site Browse for Categories Select the Out of Office Message Configuration Policy Community Add-on Out of the box ActiveRoles lacks Out Of Office Message deprovisioning policy Download this add-on

9 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 8 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Demo: Add-on Installation Unzip the archive Double click *.arsaddon file Or in Add-on Manager select "Install add-on from file" option and select *.arsaddon file Refresh Add-on Manager page Create new deprovisioning policy based on Out Of Office Message policy type

10 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 9 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Demo: Other Add-on Administrative Actions Review Open details of selected add-on Click Review add-on You will get the list of objects of which add-on consists Uninstall Select add-on in the list in ARS Snap-in Click Uninstall

11 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 10 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. What Add-on Consists of General settings Title, icon, description, compatibility, publisher information Any ARS configuration object Access Template, Managed Unit, Policy Object, Virtual Attribute, Workflow, etc. New Policy Types for your policies and workflows ARS Web UI Customizations New commands, new or updated forms, etc. Advanced settings Pre-install \ post-install scripts, required add-ons list, etc.

12 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 11 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Demo: Creating New Add-on Package Scenario: Display user mailbox size on Exchange properties page

13 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 12 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Demo: Creating New Add-on Package ActiveRoles Configuration Objects: edsvaMailBox Virtual Attribute User Mailbox Size Calculation Script User Mailbox Size Policy Object Web Interface Customization Items Mailbox Size (tab) Mailbox Size (entry)

14 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 13 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Demo: Creating New Add-on Package Go to Add-on Manager page Click Create new add-on Collect configuration objects and Web UI customization Fill-in required fields (see next slide for recommendations)

15 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 14 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Recommendations for Add-on Packaging Create separate containers for all add-on objects, except policy types Name: Community Add-on – for free solutions Add-on – for commercial solutions Summary: short add-on description. 3-5 sentences Description: full add-on description. 2-3 paragraphs

16 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 15 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Recommendations for Add-on Packaging Publisher: Company or author name Support by "Quest Software" – ONLY commercial add-on officially supported by Quest Support "Community" – in all other cases "By Publisher" – for community members outside Quest, if they want to provide official support for this add-on Home page URL Recommendation: create a discussion thread on ARS community and reference it here Home page description Discussion thread on community

17 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 16 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Recommendations for Add-on Packaging Version Add-on version number Save as. arsaddon Drop "Community Add-on" or "Add-on" words Ex: Out Of Office Message Policy.arsaddon Compatibility Click Advanced button and set System requirements

18 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 17 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. Demo: Recommendations for publishing add-on on Marketplace General settings Version, Publisher, Compatibility Description Installation Instructions Screenshots, videos Attached add-on binaries Templates for add-on publishing Add-on template (when add-on is attached) Add-on template (when add-on is NOT attached)

19 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Confidential. 18 ©2011 Quest Software, Inc. All rights reserved.. For More Information About Visit Quest.com/ActiveRoles-Server


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