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Example of calling GroupWise REST API from Identity Manager policy – Part 1

Recently a customer had the following use case requirements to be satisfied via the Identity Manager GroupWise REST connector. Obtain a list of GroupWise groups(Distribution lists) that the user is currently a member of. The ability to remove all group membership in cases when the user gets disabled in IDVault. When users…

Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – Convert Unix Timestamps to W32Time / FileTimeformat and back

If you’ve been following my series on identifying Active Directory accounts whose passwords are going to expire in the next X days, you’ll have seen that in order to create an LDAP filter for the date range, that the timestamp has to be in FileTime format which isn’t the most readily available format. So far…

Adding New Functions to the UA Bash extension – Part 3

When last we left off, you should have gotten the RBPM script, gotten the WSDL you are interested in, opened it in SOAP UI and copied out the text of the function you care about. Then we worked through the parts of the function in the WSDL that we probably need to specify information about. To keep it clear in our minds, our example is createResource…

Several Sentinel Plug-ins Released

Check Point Security Gateways Collector 2011.1r4, Juniper Switch and Router Collector 2011.1r2, McAfee Firewall Enterprise Collector 2011.1r2, Palo Alto Networks Firewall Collector 2011.1r2, and Symantec Endpoint Protection Collector 2011.1r3 have been released. Find out more here…

Juniper remote exploit vulnerabilities patched

Last month Juniper quietly released patches for two newly-discovered remote vulnerabilities. The announcement included some curious information including notification of the presence of “unauthorized code” in its ScreenOS. As researchers investigated this, they discovered some very sophisticated changes to the ScreenOS code that would likely require deep inside knowledge and a state-level actor…

Help Shape the Future of Sentinel

We’re already working on the next version of Sentinel, and have some awesome ideas for enhancements. But before we go too far, we need to check with the most important people — our customers. That’s you. We’d love to get your input on some of the features we are considering, so we’ll know which ones…

AD Passwords about to Expire via Aegis – Method #2 using the command line

In this article I will show the second method of creating an Aegis workflow to notify users that their password will expire in X days. Method #1 was a very simple workflow. It was based on you already having a script, powershell, vbscript etc. that performs all the tasks you need, and Aegis simply manages…

Adding New Functions to the UA Bash extension – Part 2

Fernando Freitas of NTS fame wrote a great shell script extension to support the RBPM SOAP functions. The problem is he only implemented the Role service WSDL functions and there are many more in User App that might be needed. Specifically I need the createResource function from the Resource service WSDL. So how to extend it? Read this series, and continue on as I work through that process.

AD Passwords about to Expire via Aegis – Method #1 with your existing script

I’ve been meaning for a long time to do a series of posts on different ways of doing the same thing in Aegis, from using scripts, command line, builtin activities, custom activities and adapters and I finally got around to doing it. The question came up in the Aegis Support Forum asking “How can I detect accounts…

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….