Sailpoint Workflow

Quicken your SailPoint identity management with our newly developed blog that is “Sailpoint Workflow”. You may be already aware of what sailpoint is and why your organization needs Sailpoint? We have already explained Sailpoint integration and features. Today in this Sailpoint workflow blog, we are going to discuss how to store multiple data objects and non-transient workflow in detail. This type of Sailpoint workflow is used to bring more users, data, and various applications to form an effective software product. We already know that Sailpoint is also available for cloud-based and on premise applications. Sailpoint workflow is an important step as it helps to integrate multiple data objects. Are you excited to learn and expand your Sailpoint skill set with Sailpoint workflow? Then let’s begin;

SailPoint is an identity security management platform available to handle various digital transformations. The Sail point software is an Austin Texas tech-based company and mainly developed to provide identity management and unstructured data access governance to business enterprises. The SailPoint software is a fully-featured and cloud management identity governance solution, that provides access requests, delivers authenticate passwords, access requests, access application features for mobile, cloud, and on-premise software applications. SailPoint is an Identity and access management type of software solution and offers an integrated approach to various software applications.

Advantages of using SailPoint software:

Below are the few major benefits of using the SailPoint tool:

1. Sail point software offers multiple business compliance controls and professional certifications.

2. Offers self-management services to handle digital tools and password management.

3. User can access authenticate management services they are:

a. Valid Authentication or MFA 

b. Single-sign-on service or SSO.

4. Provides software development life cycle to monitor the performance

5. Helps to maintain company rules, governance, and policies.

6. Sail point is a cloud management software, so users can work with SAS software.

7. Offers data analytics and visualization.

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What do you mean by SailPoint workflow?

SailPoint workflow is nothing but variables that are serialized and non-transient in nature. With the help of SailPoint workflow, we can store the objects which have the capability to store extended markup language or XML objects. Here you can see Log4J. These logger objects are very useful. Sometimes they will disqualify the workflow variables due to the restrictions.

Why do we use SailPoint workflow?

The below are a few reasons for using SailPoint workflow:

1. SailPoint workflow helps to use Workday as a master which is set up with OKTA. With the help of this workday structure, a new hire will be created.

2. OKTA-driven life cycle management occurs if you configure the SailPoint workflow.

3. SailPoint pulls in new user profiles along with multiple user group membership from the OKTA via connectors.

4. You can also configure SailPoint-driven life cycle management.

5. Workflow enables you to create OKTA via Account –group-> OKTA group additional applications will be provisioned.

SailPoint Identity IIQ: Custom Workflow Library

In the previous blog, we have explained SailPoint identity IIQ, today we are going to discuss libraries where users can custom the libraries using JAVA methods and you are able to call these methods from anywhere in the SailPoint workflow. SailPoint identity IIQ consists of OOTB libraries or packages which are used to identify products like Roles, Identity Request, and Identity calls. But to build the custom library is mandatory to build the Workflow IIQ in SailPoint.

Below are the few important steps involved to build the custom library in the SailPoint workflows:

1. First you need to create a class under the SailPoint Workflow library, later you need to extend the SailPoint workflow library.

2. Then add the methods and pass the “Workflow Context as a library parameter”.

3. Now you need to build the jar and keep it in the class path.

4. Now you have to restart the SailPoint Identity IIQ server.

The syntax is as follows:

Package sailpoint.workflow;

Import sailpoint.object.Attributes;

/**

*Author Kavya Gowda

*

*/  //end of passing the attributes

 

Public class RDcustomerlibrary extends WorkflowLibrary {

      Public string getTestMessage (workflowContext WFC) {

       ……………………………………………….

      ………………………………………………..

}

} // end of the Workflow library creation

Logging in Workflow:

Here the workflow variables in SailPoint will be serialized and non-transient. So we can store only the extended markup language or XML objects. One more important variable we are going to use is Log4J loggers to disqualify the workflow variables if any restriction occurs. As the transient workflows will never serialize the objects which are referred to by variables and loggers’ objects will also be stored in the workflow variables.

The main advantage of using logger variables in Workflow is to provide flexibility to manage the workflow level variables and also custom the logging variables in the workflow.

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Using Lists in IdentityIQ workflows:

The Main aspect is to use SailPoint IdentityIQ to convert all the empty data lists and get the approval through the workflow into NULL values. This will never hold the same with non-empty data lists.

Suppose if you have a global variable in the Workflow identity and that consists of empty ArrayList ([]). This workflow list will be going to convert them to NULL, once if you approve the step. So we need lists to work as per our requirement, we could also offer a dummy value so that the Array list will never be converted to a NULL value.

Benefits of SailPoint workflow:

The following are the few benefits of using SailPoint workflow:

1. Helps in role mining, role analysis, and role management.

2. Risk assessment and SoD and other policy management.

3. Easy to request for any data objects and approval.

4. Identity, and application collections, publication, and data management.

5. Compliance monitoring and policy violation remediation.

6. Helps to improve the governance insight.

7. Fulfillment and verifications.

8. In many situations, if the Workflow cases are inactive, then no need to generate any type of workflow.

9. Workflow items generated will not get any kind of serialization, and due to this reason, the user doesn’t have an unwanted work item that is related to the workflow user’s inbox.

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Conclusion:

In this SailPoint workflow blog, we have tried our best to explain the major concepts which are related to SailPoint workflow and creating Workflow libraries. There are two types of SailPoint workflows you can see; they are transient workflow and conventional workflow. Most organizations maintain a transient workflow due to that items never get serialized. I would like to suggest that never go with a conventional workflow because; they need to be serialized by storing a large number of XML objects. The important object type used in the transient workflow is those Log4J loggers which are used to disqualify the variables at the beginning stage because of the restriction. With the help of this blog, you may expand your SailPoint knowledge, and also you can work with Workday, OKTA, and serviceNow software tools.

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As a Senior Writer for HKR Trainings, Sai Manikanth has a great understanding of today’s data-driven environment, which includes key aspects such as Business Intelligence and data management. He manages the task of creating great content in the areas of Digital Marketing, Content Management, Project Management & Methodologies, Product Lifecycle Management Tools. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.