All Network Identity Manager configuration options can be accessed via the Options menu. The available configuration panels are:
General: General application options for NetIDMgr.
Appearance: Allows you to set the font used by NetIDMgr.
Notifications: Notification and timer options. NetIDMgr can issue warnings when credentials are about to expire. This configuration panel allows you to set the thresholds at which these warnings are issued. For example, if the warning timeout is set for 10 minutes, NetIDMgr will issue a warning 10 minutes before a credential expires.
The panel also allows you to control the credentials renew timer. If the timer is disabled, NetIDMgr will not automatically attempt to renew credentials. If the Renew at half life intervals when possible option is set, then the timer will expire after the credential has less than half its lifetime left. If the renewal operation fails, it will attempt another renwal after half of the remaining liftime is over (i.e. when the credential has less than 1/4 of its original lifetime left) and so on.
Plug-ins: Enable/disable and check the status of registered plug-ins. Enabling or disabling a plug-in only takes effect after a restart of NetIDMgr.
Kerberos v5: Kerberos v5 Credential Provider Configuration
The options dialog includes an outline of available configuration panels on the left. Clicking on any item in the outline takes you to the corresponding configuration panel.
Many of the changes you make on the configuration panels are not applied immediately. Instead, any unsaved changes are indicated in the outline by an orange flag marker as shown in Figure 1. You can save pending changes by clicking the Apply button.
Once changes are successfully saved, the flag changes to a green check (also shown in Figure 1).
Hovering the mouse cursor over the flag icon will cause a tool tip to be displayed explaining whether the corresponding configuration item was modified or not.
Network Identity Manager stores configuration information in the user and machine registry hives. Per user settings are always saved in the user's registry hive, while per machine settings are saved by the installer in the machine registry hive.
During normal operation, per-machine registry information is considered read-only by Network Identity Manager. Therefore, all the configuration changes you make using this dialog will be per-user changes. The changes will not be visible to or affect other users of the system.
However, this restriciton may not apply for all plug-ins. Third party plug-ins may choose to store and modify global configuration information.
Using REGEDIT or other registry modification tool to change the registry keys that are being used while Network Identity Manager is running is highly discouraged and may lead to unpredictable behavior.
Information about which registry keys are used by Network Identity Manager can be found in the Registry Reference section.