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Help Drive the Direction of our Community Update Project

Help us improve our community and get a chance for a $500 Amazon gift card. Read on….. Micro Focus is working on plans to consolidate and update our community properties and we want our efforts to be customer driven so we’re asking you for input: SURVEY THANK YOU for taking a couple of minutes for…

Creating Custom License Entitlements for Office 365

NetIQ released an interesting driver, that supports the Office 365 environment. I am not entirely sure I understand all the subtleties of the Microsoft Online stuff, but that is ok, I know enough to be dangerous. I wrote a review of the policies in the driver…

How VMWare ESX and ESXi Memory Ballooning impacts Access Manager

Most Access Manager deployments are virtualized. There are many advantages to virtualization but there are some disadvantages. The NetIQ documentation provides the basic guidance that you should ensure that the same resources that a physical machine would provide are available to your virtual machine. This article will discuss how to do that for memory. I’ll…

Mirror iManager Plug-ins on local server

Your environment runs fine, all hosts are up and running. You install the latest updates but then you have to install a few iManager NPMs or you need new/updated designer modules. Normally you do not allow your iManager/Designer to connect to the internet. So you have to reconfigure them to use the proxy, maybe set…

Sentinel 8.0.1 is released!

You can upgrade to Sentinel 8.0.1 from Sentinel 7.3 or later. Resolves Account enumeration (CVE-2017-5184), Remote denial-of-service (CVE-2017-5185), and Java Deserialization (CVE-2016-1000031) security vulnerabilities…

Sentinel Link Connector 2011.1r4 is released!

Sentinel Link Connector 2011.1r4 resolves the Bar Mitzvah (CVE-2015-2808) security vulnerability. Locates the directory that contains the Jersey jar and successfully sends events to Sentinel, and more…

Adding new custom entitlements to a driver (and getting it to work)

Recently I ran into a need to add a new custom entitlement to an Active Directory driver, along with some custom policies to implement the entitlement. I found that the documentation does not include a few interesting bits and pieces, leading to confusion and frustration. So, here are the details. If you look at the…

Identity Manager 4.6 – Migration Settings tool for exporting and importing client settings

This migration tool helps you migrate the client settings from one Identity Manager instance to another.

Identity Manager 4.6 Dashboard – Configuring Client Settings

IDM 4.6 Dashboard introduces a new feature to customize UI settings, behavior, branding, and access to the application through client settings. There can be multiple such client settings on a single identity manager instance and different sets of users can map to different clients. This would allow users to have a different look and feel,…

Mitigating “Super Human login” with Risk Based Authentication (NAM)

Current Access Manager Risk Based Authentication ( RBA ) mitigates risk of a login based on geo location of the user. For example if a user logs in from a known location A, one could configure to ask for X509 authentication instead of simple form based authentication. Another example, if a user logs in from…

Following a Role Grant in the RRSD Driver – Part 5

In the first four articles of this series, I discussed what you see in the Roles and Resources Service Driver (RRSD) when different events are triggered out of the User Application. When you are in the User Application, via IDM Home (which makes SOAP calls to the IDMProv interface) or in the classic User Application…

Integrating Identity Manager 4.5.4 User Application with Access Manager 4.3 Access Gateway

One of the primary deployment use cases for any IDM customer is to provide a single sign-on access to the User Application for their users from outside the enterprise, mostly for the employees working remotely. In this case, no customer would want to give direct access to IDM URL or keep the IDM in…

NDSD Command Options in SystemD

Just when you think it is safe to go back in the water, someone throws in a Shark. I have spent some time getting familiar with the SysVinit processes, and how to run NDSD Command Options. Anybody familiar with troubleshooting eDirectory probably knows about this; rcndsd start -ndb That starts NDSD without loading the database….

Getting Started with OSP – Part 5

In the previous articles in this series I was discussing what should be known to get started with OSP and started reading through the osp.log of a server starting up. It is interesting to see all that goes on under the covers to get a good feel for what is going right. When something goes…

Audit Platform Agent for non-root eDirectory server

Novell Audit Platform Agent 2011.1r3 allows non-root installation. Steps to configure PA for non-root eDirectory server…