Nexus' software components have new names:

Nexus PRIME -> Smart ID Identity Manager
Nexus Certificate Manager -> Smart ID Certificate Manager
Nexus Hybrid Access Gateway -> Smart ID Digital Access component
Nexus Personal -> Smart ID clients

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This article explains the different configuration items in Smart ID Identity Manager and how they are connected. There are also links to more information. See also Data pools and data sources in Identity Manager.

Configuration items in PRIME

Data sources

Data sources provide the connection to the data stored in internal tables in Identity Manager or any external source, such as LDAP, JDBC, SCIM or CSV files. The data source describes the “physical” representation of the data pool fields.

Data pools

Data pools are abstract representation of data, that comes from a data source. Data pools consist of a list of fields and their data types. The processes in Identity Manager work on data pool fields. The processes are unaware of where the data is actually stored.

Core templates

Core templates are an interpretation of the data pools. They describe usage and representation of the data from the data pools and one template for each type of data is needed. The core templates defines states, start processes and forms.

Core objectsCore objects in Identity Manager are, for example, identity, card, and certificate.
State graphs

Every object has a life cycle with states and can change from one state to another. This is defined by processesState graphs define the possible states of a core template.


Processes are used to create objects in an initial state and to change states of objects.

Search configurations

To search for objects, a search configuration is used. Different roles defines what will be shown.


In order for Identity Manager to show the result from a search, forms are used to define how the data shall be shown.