EmpowerID Documentation Home

Welcome to the EmpowerID documentation home page. From this page you can access the online documentation for our Identity Management and workflow development platforms, EmpowerID and Workflow Studio. Whether you are a systems architect looking for installation requirements, an administrator needing resource management information, or a workflow developer looking to create new workflows this is your starting point.


Our documentation is divided into the following guides. To go directly to the documentation you are interested in viewing, click on the appropriate link below:

Installation Guide

The EmpowerID Installation Guide is for people who are installing EmpowerID. This guide will help you get up and running with an implementation of EmpowerID that is right for your environment. Begin here to learn about requirements needed to run the platform and how to successfully license your copy of EmpowerID. Beyond base requirements and licensing information, some of what you'll find here includes topics on certificate requirements, access rights and service accounts, what is included in an installation package, and how-tos on installing the EmpowerID Client Application on desktops and extending the Password Manager capabilities of EmpowerID onto user desktops.

Administration Guide

The EmpowerID Admin Guide is the heart of the EmpowerID documentation. It is for those with EmpowerID administrative rights and contains topics that cover the fundamentals of working with EmpowerID as a resource manager. This is where you can learn about key concepts like the EmpowerID approach to RBAC, Sets and SetGroups, Resource Entitlements and other important EmpowerID policies.

After you have installed EmpowerID, the configuration portion of this guide will take you through all the steps needed to allow EmpowerID to manage the resource systems and resources in your environment. Among the topics you'll find here include how-tos on configuring the EmpowerID Web server for SSL connecting to user directories and resource systems, mapping locations, managing server roles, and configuring DNS aliases. Configuring EmpowerID is a detail-oriented, but easy-to-follow process that is critical to implementing a successful identity management and resource lifecycle strategy. By following the steps outlined in the configuration portion of this guide, you can ensure that EmpowerID manages your resources exactly as desired.

Beyond the concepts, this guide provides multiple walkthroughs and "How-To" topics that are designed to give you a foundation for productively working with the workflows and applications that comprise the platform. Here you will find topics describing how to connect to user directories and resource systems, work working with Access Levels, Management Roles, Query-Based Collections, and Business Roles and Locations as well as how to custmize EmpowerID and much more. Investing time in this guide will help you understand how to use the various workflows and applications of EmpowerID to completely manage the security of your IT resources with advanced delegations and very specific granularity. In short, this guide is designed to help you learn how to use EmpowerID to give your resource users the exact amount of access to resources as needed — and manage that access in intuitive and easy-to-learn ways.

Developer's Guide

The Developer Guide is for workflow and web application developers who want to customize the workflow or Web experience of EmpowerID or create their own applications independently of EmpowerID. Here you will be introduced workflow development and see the basic steps involved with creating a simple form and workflow. In addition, you can learn how to develop workflows as a service, create business rule engine applications with outcomes conditioned by organizational business rules, work with federated security and claims-based authorization as well as the EmpowerID AP and the EmpoweID Web application.

Evaluation Guide

The EmpowerID Evaluation Guide is designed to provide you with a guided, hands-on evaluation of the capabilities of EmpowerID. It begins with installing and configuring EmpowerID and then walks through a series of ordered tasks that are designed to give you an overview of working in EmpowerID. These tasks include the basics of working with provisioning policies, user accounts, people, groups, mailboxes and more. Once you have worked through the guide, you will have a solid foundation for moving forward with EmpowerID.