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I’ve been asked a few times about the purpose of various policysets; for what purpose do we have this one vs. that one? Why Event vs. Command, or Creation vs. Placement? There are reasons for all of them, and if followed properly life can be much simpler than if lumping everything under one policyset and…

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Jul 2, 2015
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Since eDirectory 8.8 was released Novell/NetIQ has provided the option to have multiple eDirectory instances on a single system, and to have these running either as ‘root’ or as a non-root user. There are benefits to both, but generally speaking it is a proven and best practice to run services as non-root users.

Jun 17, 2015
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If you are using the IDM 4.0 SP2 Advanced Edition with additional toys like HPD, or if you are using IDM 4.5 AE with the same pieces, you may have the opportunity to use Mobile Approvals from an Android or other phone. This is basically a simplified mobile interface made to let those doing approvals…

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Feb 19, 2015
12:14 pm
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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Sentinel Collector SDK 2014 Updates

A recent thread in the public forums, which you may have seen already, brings to light some new possibilities that I would like to cover today. So far in this series we’ve been talking about new offerings of the updated SDK and the code within; part of that development lifecycle would optimally include some…

Feb 4, 2015
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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Sentinel Collector SDK 2014 Updates

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Sentinel Collector SDK 2014 UpdatesFor the past while this series has been covering some of the powerful updates present in the 2014 Preview version of the new Sentinel SDK, which is used for creating various types of Sentinel plugins (collectors, reports, solution packs, actions, etc.)…

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Jan 28, 2015
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NetIQ’s Sentinel product is a SIEM solution that provides the ability to capture events from any number of event sources, and of any type, into a system that normalizes the data, finds meaning in a barrage of nonsense (needle in a haystack), and includes incidents management based on custom workflows as defined by each customer….

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Jan 21, 2015
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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Sentinel Collector SDK 2014 Updates

This article is part of a series of articles diving into the new functionality present in the 2014 Preview Sentinel SDK. Today I will be covering the new documentation options and what they mean for those who have developed collectors previously, as well as all of us developing collectors now and in the future.

Jan 15, 2015
3:29 pm
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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Sentinel Collector SDK 2014 Updates

Recently I posted a previous article in this series about the new Sentinel 2014 Preview SDK and its availability in a standard archive or via the public SVN repository. Today I want to go in-depth on one of the great new features that will likely cause anybody who has ever used the SDK to jump…

Jan 8, 2015
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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Sentinel Collector SDK 2014 Updates

Working as a consultant on things Identity, Access, and Security I get to meddle with some really great products, and Sentinel is among those. Recent work building some customized collectors (for custom applications) has helped me find a few tidbits that I wish would have been more-obvious. Perhaps others, via this series of articles, will…

Dec 31, 2014
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There are always configuration options that you find the first time you setup a new system, and then there are some that you find when you are asked for some odd business reason that may not have been as obvious on day one. One of these options for services is the ability to restrict which…

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Dec 12, 2014
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