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Sometimes it may be nice to have a reliable way to get a quick summary of partitions and replicas from an eDirectory tree. This may be for troubleshooting, or as a record of the current status on a day-to-day basis. As a consultant a common request to a client is, “What partitions do you have defined,…

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May 24, 2018
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A simple policy to allow one event to run only from the Subscriber channel of any given driver config. Add it as the first policy in the Subscriber Event Transformation Poilcyset (ETP) in order to permit one Subscriber event, then stop the driver config object on the second event.

Feb 15, 2018
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I was recently asked to help troubleshoot a perceived problem with Dynamic Groups.  While at first I thought the problem was non-working dynamic groups, in actuality the problem was less about Dynamic Groups on their own and more about IDM working with them, specifically creating them or setting their memberQuery attribute; the memberQuery attribute holds…

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May 23, 2017
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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
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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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