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AppManager Now Has Browser-Based Dashboards

Like most people, I understand reams of data best with graphics – pictorial images of what the data represents. So, rather than read through pages and pages of numbers, I can look at a graph to understand the trend the data represents. Another way to say this is – a picture is worth a thousand…

AppManager and easy customization together produce PostgreSQL monitoring

I would like to explain in my post about the power of easy customization using AppManager. I was going through the list of applications which can be monitored by AppManager. Though the list is huge, I was disappointed to see that there is no monitoring available for PostgreSQL, so I decided to do something on…

Access Manager – Syslog for Auditing on Windows using syslog-ng

Introduction This cool solution explains the steps involved in configuring Access Manager for Auditing using Syslog on Windows Server 2012 R2 using Cygwin – a Unix like environment and a command line interface for Microsoft Windows. Need for Syslog for Auditing in Access Manager. With NAM 4.2, the legacy Platform Agent (PA) for auditing is…

Using the Generic File Driver for importing Photos

User photos are used more and more by diverse systems and in many systems you can upload and change the photo yourself today. Many users do this and as many don’t. Depending on company policies some are not allowed to do it at all. After using a variety of tools to import photos I once…

Major security breaches of 2015

Many start the new year hoping for better things. Many could probably learn a lesson or two from the following companies who suffered dearly during 2015. This list does not cover all of the major breaches of the year, but it does underscore the damage that was done with merely a handful of them. We…

Adding New Functions to the UA Bash extension – Part 1

Fernando Freitas, of Novell Technical Support fame, wrote a very very useful shell script that adds command line like functions to make some of the SOAP calls found in the User Application. Previous to this, it was a bit hard to do bulk operations on things that needed to be done via the SOAP calls….

Cisco ISE Collector 2011.1r1 is released!

This Collector provides data-capture capabilities for Cisco ISE and related products.

Walking through the Multi-Domain Active Directory Driver – Part 3

The new Multi Domain Active Directory driver is a clever new approach to drivers in general yet reusing the hard work and maturity developed in the classic Active Directory driver. In part 1 of this series I discussed the driver creation method, since this time it matters how you do it.

Power of RunSQL KS from new AppManager SQL server module – Part 1

This is the first post in a series in which I will explain the power of RunSQL KS from the new AppManager for SQL server module. One of the problems I face is to find what queries are running on my SQL server, which query is time consuming, what is the logical read/write and average…

Header issues with IDM Applications on Tomcat

We experienced two issues with User Application v4.5 running on Tomcat. The first issue has been mentioned quite a few times on the forums and ncisrael provided a fix for. This is the issue of Compatibility Mode in Internet Explorer where the Header Portlet does not show. The second issue was related to JQuery calls…

What a 3 Year Old can teach us about Information Security

It’s often said that children are born negotiators. They possess a natural ability to try to get what they want though trade-offs, attempting to only do something if they get something in return. It’s less said though that children are born Information Security specialists. Surprising you might think – afterall, as marvellous as the human…

Easy Upgrades to AppManager 9

Are you an AppManager 7 or 8 customer? Are you weighing the benefits of upgrading to Appmanager 9 against the work involved in actually performing the upgrade? Well read on, and we’ll talk about three different upgrade options and which one is right for you.

Walking through the Multi-Domain Active Directory Driver – Part 2

The new Multi Domain Active Directory driver is a clever new approach to drivers in general yet reusing the hard work and maturity developed in the classic Active Directory driver. In part 1 of this series I discussed the driver creation method, since this time it matters how you do it. (Drag it from the…

Web developers rejoice! Microsoft IE 8, 9, and 10 are reaching end-of-life!

This coming Tuesday, January 12 is a big day – old versions of Internet Explorer will no longer be supported. This change will help the NetIQ team accelerate the development of new features since we no longer have to account for old, incompatible browser quirks, and will also generally increase the safety of our…

Change Guardian 4.2 has been released!

NetIQ is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of Change Guardian 4.2 to all customers worldwide. Change Guardian makes it easy to monitor access to sensitive data and identify unwanted activity including how sensitive data was changed, and presents all the contextual information an analyst needs to make a decision about what to do in…