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About geoffc

Geoffrey Carman (aka geoffc) works at Computer Integrated Services Company of New York (http://www.cisus.com), a consulting firm in the New York city region. His focus is on Identity Management, but likes to think he can pretty much do anything else, if needed. Except fly. Flying is for the birds.

You can check out my book on IDM tokens, here: http://ninja-tools.com/Definitive-Guide-to-NetIQ-IDM-Tokens-Soft-Copy-2001.htm

If you like the articles he has posted, and are looking for help on any of these products, feel free to contact CIS to see about retaining his companies services.

To see a current list of articles published, sorted by topics, take a look at the Wiki page: http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/Geoffrey_Carman%27s_personal_collection

To see all of Geoffrey's work that was published in Cool Solutions before 2007, check here: http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/author/364.html

Geoffrey is also a Knowledge Partner in the Novell and NetIQ Forums.

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Micro Focus Identity Manager is a pretty complex product. The engine happens to be my favorite part. It is designed to synchronize data between disparate systems, and as the years have progressed has gotten pretty complex and interesting. At the core is the Identity Manager engine (vrdim.dlm and dxevent.dlm on Windows, dxevent and vrdim in…

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May 17, 2018
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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driver

This series is walking through the ServiceNow IDM driver configuration. In general, the docs never discuss this level of detail and while I concede this is as boring as eating paint as it dries, nonetheless I like to think there is value when you run into an issue in a policy and can find a discussion of what it is doing. Knowing what is supposed to…

Mar 29, 2018
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If you are an eDirectory person, you are used to handling user access requests to other objects. If you come from the Open Enterprise Server world, you are used to how that interfaces with a file system (like NSS). The inheritance model is pretty straightforward and easy to understand, most of the time. In the…

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Mar 22, 2018
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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driver

In this series I have been walking through all the policies in the ServiceNow driver for NetIQ Identity Manager. You can see a collection of my various driver walk throughs that I have done over the past few years at this…

Feb 13, 2018
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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Understanding Package versioning

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Understanding Package versioningIn the first article in this series I discussed an issue with how versioning is done in Identity Manager Packages, for Designer. Packages are great for both Micro Focus to deliver content, but also for people like me, a consultant to deliver content….

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Feb 2, 2018
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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Understanding Package versioning

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Understanding Package versioningIf you are using Identity Manager version 4.0x and higher you will know about Packages. I love packages, as might be evident by how much I have written about them. Series: Let’s talk some more about Packages in Designer 4 New object type…

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Jan 3, 2018
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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driver

I started looking through the ServiceNow driver settings, Global Configuration Values, and Entitlements in the first article in this series. Now let’s look at the Filter and Schema Map to see what object classes are supported.

Dec 7, 2017
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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driver

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driverHelpdesk applications come and go. Like Antivirus and backup products they are all horrible, except the other ones are worse. Each of those three products have good and bad features and none seem to have them all. With the move of…

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Nov 14, 2017
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If you have ever worked with a SOAP or REST driver you will know that they support both sending messages (SOAP usually as XML, or REST as JSON or XML) but also that they support listening for incoming events. Thus you can set up your IDM SOAP or REST driver to be a listening endpoint…

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Oct 20, 2017
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One of the nice things about the Cool Solutions site is that it allows various folk who have done neat things to share that information with everyone. Then they can add on a bit of functionality and so on, such that we end up with more than anyone on their own might develop. As an…

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Jul 25, 2017
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