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Walking through the Multi-Domain Active Directory Driver – Part 1

With the release of NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5 SP2 (known as 4.5.2) at least one new driver was added to the product. Some of the Readmes suggest that the REST driver was added in this release as well, but really that came before SP2. The real new driver is the Multi Domain Active Directory Driver…

Triggering Aegis Workflows from Remote Systems

Aegis Adapters provide the most integrated method of interacting with a remote system. They can provide Resource Management, Activities, Connection Management, Events, Namespace Access, Stored Credentials etc. Their main drawback is simply the time required to develop an adapter compared to a set of standalone activities, a scripted or command line solution (in decreasing order…

Designer Add Ons – LDAP Tools

I have been writing about the various plugins for Designer that people have written, in the hopes of getting word out to people who may not know about them. I mentioned some written by Stefaan Van Cauwenberge and he has put a bunch of his plugins and tools available…

Deploying config file from central location to multiple agents

I was using NT_RunDOS job to execute some DOS command using a batch file then all of a sudden I realized that the batch file path needs to be provided from each of the agent machines. I need to run this DOS command on at least 100 agent machines and then I need to manually…

Come see why analytics is the future at Gartner IAM Summit

If you’re attending this year’s Gartner IAM Summit, things might be a bit different than what you’re used to. I’ve attended other Gartner events this year, as well as other industry IAM-related events, and the thing I’ve noticed is that IAM is no longer on an island. Where IAM was seen as black magic by…

Aegis Workflow Test and Benchmark Documentation – Why and How?

Aegis workflows can be designed to do just about anything from simple tasks like running a script on a schedule to larger more complex tasks like provisioning virtual environments. Just because these are possible however doesn’t mean you can run an infinite number of these workflows simultaneously. How many simultaneous workflows which can run…

Monitoring IDM 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 IDM server, so I decided to do something on my own. As AppManager is highly customizable I created a few KSs to monitor my…

Designer Add-on 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…

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…