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Advanced usage of the Generic File driver

Sample driver configuration to upload multiple classes (and relations between them) with one Generic File driver instance.

What’s Changed in AppManager 9… & Why

One of the biggest new features of AppManager 9, and the piece we’re most proud of, isn’t really a feature at all. Confused? Read on, and see if you agree. From its inception, AppManager was designed to deliver a premium, robust, and highly scalable application and infrastructure monitoring experience. And we delivered. Our customers voted…

Enhanced Trace Plugin for Designer Review

If you have been using Identity Manager for any length of time, you will have been spending a lot of time using Designer for Identity Manager. Designer is a big improvement over using iManager for everything in some ways, and has some weaknesses in other areas. That is life I guess, nothing is ever perfect….

OAuth2 Reference for Access Manager

Here is a summary of all resources available when you are evaluating OAuth2 & OpenID Connect technology for API authorization, Web Authentication and Mobile API authentication…

What’s new in IDM 4.5 – Part 5

I think digging in and seeing what is new in releases of Identity Manager is a useful thing. The high level What’s New that the vendor provides is helpful, but rarely covers the level of detail I am interested in…

Setting eDirectory LDAP trace level using LDAP

The eDirectory 8.8 LDAP Server component supports a number of different trace levels that can be used to troubleshoot LDAP connections and queries. One can check the LDAP trace output using the ndstrace utility by enabling the +LDAP flag or by using DSTrace in iMonitor. The normal way to change the trace level is to…

What’s New in Designer 4.5.2

Recently NetIQ released Designer 4.5.2 and I thought I would do another of my What’s New series articles about the listed changes and enhancements. You can see some of my other articles in that series, specifically about Designer here…

Understanding Sentinel disk usage

Everyone knows that Sentinel is a great product, but with a great product comes great disk usage (even with secondary configured). This article is meant to be a guide only to how the disk is used and some recommendations that may assist in managing this disk usage. The sizes below are based on our single…

Manipulating node sets in IDM via Set Operations

Thanks to the power and simplicity of DirXML-Script tokens in Identity Manager, one can implement even quite complex policies, whilst only rarely needing to dig directly into the underlying XML. This was not always the case, especially in the first few versions of Identity Manager, which relied on XPath and XSLT…

Identity Manager Applications, PAT, and Firewall

Consider this common scenario: – The Identity Manager applications (IDMProv, osp, dash, landing, sspr) all running on the one instance of Tomcat, – You want to PAT (Port Address Translation) from 80/443 to 8080/8443 so you utilise common URLs without ports…

What’s New in Designer 4.5.1.1

Designer for Identity Manager can be updated online, which is a nice feature. With each new release they update the readme, but I never find the level of detail there sufficient to satisfy me. Thus I go digging to understand what they added and what it means to me. Since I am doing this for…

Active Directory and the Problem of Privilege

A quick scan through your daily email or favorite news site brings news of yet another data breach, inevitably brought on by either a mysterious hacker, organized cyber-criminal group or even a malicious insider. What do all of these identities have in common? In more and more cases, these identities have gained and misused privileged…

Integrating Access Manager with SharePoint server using WS-Federation and Claims based authentication

The most common approach to integrating Microsoft SharePoint Servers with Access Manager involves accelerating the SharePoint Web Server with the Access Gateway and using Identity Injection or Formfill to single sign on (SSO) users. NetIQ Access Manager (NAM) documentation includes details on how to…

What’s new in Validator for Identity Manager 1.4 – Part 4

I have been discussing the new features in Validator 1.4. I am working through the list of enhancements in the readme, and trying to explain what each of those items really mean.

Forwarding Sentinel events to BMC with MSEND

If your Enterprise Operations Management solution is the BMC suite, Sentinel can easily be configured to send correlated event information using the msend binary as an Execute Action. There is a catch though, the way the Execute Action sends Arguments (Bug # 944428) you can’t call msend directly. Instead you will have to call a…