The Network Identity Manager credentials display, when open, displays the current status of your network identities and provides you the tools necessary to obtain new credentials, renew existing credentials, destroy credentials, change your password, configure the behavior of your network identities, and access the on-line help. There are two primary views of network identity status: basic and advanced.
The basic view provides status information of the currently available identities whereas the advanced view provides more detailed information of all the active credentials.
You can switch between the two views using F7 or using the View menu.
The basic view gives a brief overview of the active identities. The contents of the identity display area is equivalent to the advanced view with the exception of the credential list line which gives the number and type of credentials available for each identity.
The advanced credentials view organizes them grouped by identity name, credential type and then by location. Each credential is then shown under each group heading sorted by the credential name. The default headings for the credential view provides you with a minimal amount of information to reduce clutter.
You can add columns to the display using the Choose columns... action on the View menu or by right-clicking on the header as shown in Figure 2.
In addition, you can click on the column header to change the sort order for each field or double-click on a column header to toggle grouping. You may also drag fields to change the column ordering.
The View menu lets you switch between several pre-defined layouts for the advanced credentials view. For more information, see Managing the credentials view layout.
The header backgrounds and the credential rows change color if the credentials are about to expire or are expired.
Headers mean that credentials at that level will expire unless renewed. The threshold for this can be set as the Warn parameter in the Notifications configuration panel. The default threshold for this indicator is 10 minutes.
Attempts to renew renewable credentials are performed at half-life intervals and 15 minutes before expiration automatically, by default. The actual time at which a renewal is performed can be changed in the Notifications configuration panel. Automatic renewals can also be disabled.
Headers mean that credentials at that level will expire shortly. The default threshold for this warning is 5 minutes before credential expiration. This can be changed using the Warn again parameter in the Notifications configuration panel.
Headers mean that the credentials at that level have expired.
The identity display has the following components:
You can select identities and credentials using either the cursor keys on the keyboard or by clicking using the mouse. The credentials display follows the usual selection actions on Windows:
Alternatively, you can use the keyboard to move around the credentials display and select identities and credentials.
Invoking the Destroy credentials action while a set of credentials are selected results in an attempt to destroy all of the selected credentials.
Other actions, such as the New credentials action are only affected by the cursor selection.
For more information see Credentials display context menu.
For more information see Managing the credentials display layout