Configure the Datastore connection

In the Management Portal at Setup > Datastore, manage the Datastore connection settings and authentication settings of the Management Portal. You can change settings, connect to a different Datastore or create a new one.

The Datastore stores all information of your environment, including licenses and data synchronized from external sources. Upgraded customers may use an Ivanti Automation Datastore.



Explanation and Tips

Database name

Specify the Datastore name.

  • If you connect to a different Datastore, you also need to point the Catalog Services and the Transaction Engine to this Datastore. To adjust their connection settings, apply the public property /CONFIGDB to the executables of the Catalog Services and the Transaction Engine. This opens a window in which you can specify the new settings.
  • You can connect to an empty database (a database without any tables) that you have created directly on a database server, not with Ivanti Identity Director. This is useful if an administrator is only allowed to manage existing databases, not create new ones. For example, an administrator with only DBO permissions is not allowed to create new databases, but can connect to a database created by someone who does have sufficient permissions (DBA). This database can then be used as an Ivanti Identity Director Datastore.

Force protocol encryption

Secure communication between the Datastore and the components that connect to it (Microsoft SQL Server only).

Use Windows authentication

Use Windows authentication (Microsoft SQL Server only).

  • Ivanti Identity Director uses SQL Server authentication by default.
  • You can only use Windows authentication if you have configured this in your Windows environment.

Authentication type

Windows authentication

By default, the server that hosts the Management Portal uses Windows authentication.

ADFS authentication

ADFS Authentication requires the availability of a fully-configured ADFS server.

  • In the Login URL field, specify the URL to the ADFS server (e.g. https://[adfs host]/adfs/ls).
  • In the Realm field, specify the ADFS realm that you configured on the ADFS server (e.g.
  • In the Certificate Authority area, specify the name and the thumbprint of the security certificate on the ADFS server.

Identity Broker authentication

The Identity Broker is a web application that acts as a "broker" for authentication, between Ivanti portals and their configured Identity Provider: it can process authentication requests by means of external authentication endpoints. See the Getting Started with the Identity Broker for further information on installation and configuration of the Identity Broker. This document is available at> Downloads.

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