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Install the Identity Broker

You can install the Identity Broker using the installer for Identity Director. If you perform the installation on a server that also hosts the Identity Director Management Portal and/or Web Portal, the installer will pre-configure the settings for Identity Broker Authentication for these components.

After installation, if you want to use Identity Broker Authentication for the Identity Director portals, you only have to enable it.

If you extract the Identity Broker installation file from the Identity Director Installer, that installation file will not pre-configure any settings.

Before installing the Identity Broker, make sure to create an empty database in SQL, using either a SQL or Windows account with DB_owner rights.

If selected during the installation procedure, the Active Directory Authentication Provider and/or the Windows Authentication Provider will start installing automatically.

After installation has finished

The installation will have created:

  • the RES site in IIS (if it did not exist).
    The Identity Broker is listed as the web application RES > identitybroker:
    Web application RES > identitybroker in IIS
  • a URL shortcut to the Identity Broker Management Portal on the desktop.
    Shortcut to the Identity Broker Management Portal
    The URL points to the sub-directory identitybroker/mgmt/ui of the Identity Broker Address you configured.


The shortcut opens the login page of the Identity Broker Management Portal.

Initial login page of the Identity Broker Management Portal

By default, the local administrator account (admin, with the password unsecured) is enabled. Use this account only for initial setup.
See Manage access to the Management Portal.

The Login Using section, which is available if you chose to install one or more Authentication Providers in the Configure Other Settings step, cannot be used for initial setup.

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