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User App Error starting JMS Persistence for Notification

With Identity Manager 4.5 the way the User Application is configured changed a great deal. Previously, the configupdate.sh tool would do a fair bit of work, unpacking the IDMProv.war file, which is really just a very large ZIP file, changing some of the internal configuration files, and then repack it. As you can imagine, this…

Tips to find SQL Server CPU Bottlenecks

Many times you may experience regular slowdowns on MS SQL database. There could be many reasons for CPU bottleneck on MS SQL Server but one of the main reasons for CPU bottlenecks is insufficient hardware resources. However, CPU utilization can usually be reduced by configuration changes and query tuning so you may like to avoid…

Managing Office 365 license (Individual Service Plans) via Identity Manager

Office 365 licensing is unique where it is possible to mix and match various Enterprise Plans. The two common types of plans offered are Enterprise Packaged Plans and Enterprise Individual Plans. Currently there are three different packaged enterprise plans offered which are E1, E3, and E4. The enterprise…

Several Sentinel Collector are released!

VMware ESXi Collector 2011.1r5, Cisco IronPort Collector 2011.1r2, HP TippingPoint Collector 2011.1r2, Microsoft SQL Server Collector 2011.1r4, Cisco Firewall Collector 2011.1r4, and more…

Getting Started with OSP – Part 2

In the previous article on OSP I discussed the certificates needed, and the order of install. Since this is critically important to get OSP working let me repeat quickly here. There are two keystores involved, the general Java stack (/opt/netiq/idm/apps/jre/lib/security/cacerts) and the OSP keystore. In principle you could have a third for Tomcat, but I…

Monitoring Access Manager with New Relic APM

This cool solution will explain how to enable monitoring for Access Manager’s Identity Server with New Relic APM service so that we can monitor the Identity Server performance using the New Relic portal.

Sentinel Connector Plug-in for AWS and Office 365

Most of the deployment scenarios of Sentinel and the devices it collects events from are OnPrem, but lately there is a paradigm shift where organizations are moving to the public cloud like AWS and Office 365 where users deploy instances, services, etc…

Improving the Return on Investment of Identity Governance

To gain a higher ROI for identity governance, your organization must focus less on maintaining compliance and more on reducing the risk of data breaches.

Discouraging Attacks from Within

What does the name “Panama Papers” bring to your mind? Outed tax evaders? Exposed grafters? Money launderers? Or like me, does your mind go straight to the risk and prevention of insider security breaches? For those of you who don’t habitually pore over the financial or security press, the Panama Papers refers to a massive…

Getting Started with OSP – Part 1

When Identity Manager was first released by Novell as DirXML 1.0 the product was focused exclusively on synchronizing objects between different directories, databases, text files, and more. As time rolled on more features got added. With Novell Nsure Identity Manager 2.0 we got DirXML Script, a great language that provided a GUI and XML language…

ActiveMQ Clustering for JDBC Fan-Out Driver

Need for ActiveMQ Clustering: It is observed that a JDBC Fan-Out Driver connects to only a single Fan-Out agent via ActiveMQ. In case of Driver failure, all the events triggered from Identity vault are stored in driver cache and once the driver comes up, subsequently all the events will get processed without any event loss….

Is it time for AppManager 9?

You’ve already invested in AppManager—but you’re not running the latest version? It’s somewhat of a conundrum, balancing the time of an upgrade versus the benefits you might get. This is especially true if you’ve done lots of customization of your AppManager system that might or might not break if you upgrade to latest version. Despite…

Sentinel 7.4.2 has been released

You can upgrade to Sentinel 7.4.2 from Sentinel 7.2 or later. Sentinel 7.4.2 includes: Java 8 update 77, which includes fixes for security vulnerabilities. Fix for Authentication Bypass and Arbitrary File Upload (CVE-2016-1605) security vulnerability. Few Security OS updates for appliance. This release also includes other important software fixes. See the Release Notes for more…

F5 Big IP Collector 2011.1r1 is released

F5 Big IP Collector 2011.1r1 is released. This collector provides data-capture capabilities for F5 BIG-IP and related products.

Dynamic Authentication – the New Benchmark

Data breaches have become commonplace these days, and enterprises around the world agree that it’s not a matter of “if” but rather “when.” Complicating matters, gone are the days when your employees worked nine to five, from their desktops or laptops, or even within the walls of the office where access is delivered in a…