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Translate interface texts in Identity Manager

This article includes updates for Smart ID 22.10.3.

In Identity Manager Admin you can translate the names of most  configuration elements in Smart ID Identity Manager into several languages. Similarly, you can define the customized help texts for the core application and for the forms of the customized processes into several languages. The current version supports German, English, Swedish and French.

Every translatable text element has a symbolic name in Identity Manager, which is not changeable once it has been assigned. The text element is referenced by this symbolic name in the user interface of the core application and in the data pool and form definitions In Identity Manager each element is identified and referenced by this symbolic name and is translated into the current language of the interface during runtime. The current language is determined when the user logs on.

Symbolic name handling

The handling of symbolic names depends on the source, case, and database. For more information, see Symbolic names in Smart ID Identity Manager

All translatable texts of the configuration elements are found in the Translations tab and in the Dictionary below it. These texts are sorted alphabetically by the symbolic name or one of the translations. To change sorting, click on the desired column header to switch between ascending or descending sort order. To filter the texts select a letter in the alphabet bar selection box at the bottom. All texts on the page can be listed with 'All'. To perform a search, use the search field. The mechanism searches for patterns in the symbolic name and in all translations. Navigate to the next and previous hits using the arrow keys.


Step-by-step instruction

Log in to Identity Manager Admin

  • Log in to Identity Manager Admin as Administrator.

Translate texts

  1. Go to the Translations > Dictionary tab.

  2. You can search for words and also sort the words.

  3. Select a symbolic name. The translation fields can be freely edited.

  4. Click Save when done.

You can optionally export the translations in a language in CSV format, edit them externally and then import them again using the Export and Import buttons.

Translate texts directly in the configuration elements

  1. Go to Home > Data Pools.

  2. Double-click on an object, for example, Employee.

  3. Click the "world" symbol next to the field name and enter translation in the pop-up window. Click OK when done.

  4. Click Save.

Create help text buttons

In the edit dialog for forms you can make a help button appear next to a form field and define a help text for the button.

  1. Go to Home > Forms.

  2. Double-click on a form.

  3. Select the desired form field in the list of form elements.

  4. The Help Text input field is located in the detail panel on the right. Click the "world" symbol and enter a help text in several languages. You can also enter the help text in the current language directly into the Help Text field.

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