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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…

Azure AD Integration with NAM

This cool solution will provide directions on how to configure NetIQ Access Manager Single Sign-on using Azure Active Directory as your identity provider. To do this configuration you need a Microsoft Azure Active Directory account…

Using Check Object password for authentication

If you have ever worked with a SOAP or REST driver you will know that they support both sending messages (SOAP usually as XML, or REST as JSON or XML) but also that they support listening for incoming events. Thus you can set up your IDM SOAP or REST driver to be a listening endpoint…

Integrating Akamai EAA and Access Manager using SAML2

Akamai Enterprise Application Access (EAA) is a hybrid (cloud and on-premise) solution that shifts the attack surface of a DMZ in a secure cloud bastion. The whole idea is to control and secure access without any distinction between internal…

Build Custom Authentication Class for performing Authentication and Authorization together

Koushik Halder shares a step-by-step process for creating a custom authentication class and how to perform authentication and authorization together. The class will also return authentication or authorization errors to the login form…

Enable Geolocation in Access Manager Analytics Dashboard

Geolocation dashboard shows a map with the number of logged in users in a specific geographical location. This solution will demonstrate how to use Maxmind Geolocation Provider with Analytics.

Configure FreeRADIUS with eDirectory CRL for revoking certificates

FreeRADIUS is an effective and free product for setting up secure authentication to your wireless network by using the WPA2 Enterprise standard. You can use client certificates issued by the eDirectory Certificate Authority to authenticate your devices to eDirectory instead of using usernames and passwords. A benefit is that the password doesn’t need to be…

Customizing your IT Monitoring Environment: AppManager has Options

Each IT environment is unique. And while monitoring solutions often provide hundreds of agents to monitor different aspects of your environment (or take an agentless approach)—there is always a need to customize your monitoring solution to fit your IT environment. Sometimes, this is done through configuration changes. However, configuration changes usually only get you so…

What IT Investments tell us about Hybrid Environments

There is no shortage of opinions about the dynamics of hybrid cloud growth and its effect on IT organizations. As such, I found CRN’s 2017 purchasing survey to be a worthwhile snapshot of priorities placed in front of today’s CIO’s and where they are investing the most in. You’ll notice in the survey that 3…

Designer Title Customizer

A Designer plugin that displays the version (as displayed in Help – About) and connect mode (NCP or LDAP) in the window title, defaulting to something like “Designer 4.6.1 (LDAP)”.