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Group Policy Administrator 6.9.1 is generally available

Group Policy Administrator 6.9.1 is generally available. This release supports the service account to access the GPR Security Management node and resolves several other issues.

Sending encrypted e-mail notifications from Sentinel

Recently I had a need for encrypting the e-mail notifications that Sentinel sends from e.g. correlation rules. The e-mails were going to be sent outside the organization to an external e-mail address, and the requirement was that only the recipient should be able to read the messages which of course presents a problem when using…

Easier JSON processing IDM driver policies

Identity Manager has very good facilities for dealing with XML files right out of the box. JSON parsing, however, usually means using an XPATH token to call your own custom ECMA code to parse the JSON object and return values and/or XML that can be manipulated by the IDM driver’s policies. To make it easier to retrieve data from…

Walking through the ServiceNow Driver – Part 4

This series is walking through the ServiceNow IDM driver configuration. In general, the docs never discuss this level of detail and while I concede this is as boring as eating paint as it dries, nonetheless I like to think there is value when you run into an issue in a policy and can find a discussion of what it is doing. Knowing what is supposed to…

Post Processing after NAM Authentication

NAM Identity Provider authenticates the user based on configured contract, method and authentication class. NAM authentication classes are deployed in IDP servers and running as server-side code. If you would like to update user’s profile or execute some business logic (post-processing) without stopping or delaying regular login process, follow this solution to create…

Understanding Package versioning – Part 1

If you are using Identity Manager version 4.0x and higher you will know about Packages. I love packages, as might be evident by how much I have written about them. Series: Let’s talk some more about Packages in Designer 4 New object type in IDM4, ds-object, and how you might generate the information They have…

Walking through the ServiceNow Driver – Part 2

I started looking through the ServiceNow driver settings, Global Configuration Values, and Entitlements in the first article in this series. Now let’s look at the Filter and Schema Map to see what object classes are supported.

OAuth Resource Owner Flow with additional contract parameter

The Resource Owner Flow is one of the modes in the OAuth protocol. In this flow, a user can authenticate using the IDP contract that uses form-based authentication. Sometime during client application development, the application expects more than…

SimpleSAMLPHP integration with NetIQ Access Manager Identity Provider using SAML 2.0

NetIQ Access Manager is a comprehensive Web Access Management solution to secure web resources across cloud, mobile and enterprise. It supports different federation protocols including SAML, WS-Fed, WS-Trust etc. SimpleSAMLphp is a simple application written in native PHP that deals with authentication. SimpleSAMLphp also supports several federation protocols, authentication mechanisms and can be used…

Academic Essay Contest Winner Announced

From August to October of this year, Micro Focus held an essay contest for our customers and users in academic settings. We invited them to tell us how they are using Micro Focus products in their respective schools and universities and how our products are helping make their jobs easier. We would like to congratulate…

Academic Essay Contest Winner: Identity and Access Management at Davenport University

We would like to congratulate Steven Tharp, Identity Services Manager at Davenport University, as the winner of our Academic contest. Steven was rewarded with a $250 Amazon gift card and a free Micro Focus Community t-shirt. Take a look at Steven’s essay here…

Prerequisites for Office 365 driver on Win2K16 Server 64-bit made easy

This article will help simplify the installation of the Office 365 driver on Windows Server 2016. Compared to other drivers, this driver is a bit tricky to understand the requirements/prerequisites needed. Installing the prerequisites on Windows Server 2016 for Office 365 driver is made easy with the following step-by-step instructions…

Making VDX Queries from Workflow Forms

Recently, one of my clients asked me to create a custom administration capability to replace portlets which they had created in IDM User Application version 3.7 and had been working in 4.0.2. Under 4.6, these portlets no longer functioned. I created a PRD which consolidated seven of their portlets into a single management application which…

Privileged Account Manager 3.2 Patch Update 1 has been released!

Privileged Account Manager 3.2 Patch Update 1 (3.2.0.1) has been released. OpenSSL library in Privileged Account Manager is upgraded to 1.0.2l to eliminate OpenSSL security vulnerabilities, enhancements to Change Management Reports, enhancements to Session Capture Feature, and several more important software fixes.

Secure Configuration Manager 6.2 Patch Update 1 is Generally Available

Secure Configuration Manager 6.2 Patch Update 1 (6.2.0.1) is now available. SCM 6.2 Patch Update 1 includes: support for UNIX Agent 7.5.1, enhanced Auditing Capabilities, and more…