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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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Helpdesk 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 seemingly everything to cloud-hosted applications, helpdesk is next. (I am waiting for desktop imaging…

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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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Someone posted on the forum a question about how to parse some REST driver responses into XDS. In some ways this is the point of the REST driver. In some ways it is not. The thing is that REST is more of an API than a complete solution. The distinction I am trying to make…

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Apr 21, 2017
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NetIQ released an interesting driver, that supports the Office 365 environment. I am not entirely sure I understand all the subtleties of the Microsoft Online stuff, but that is ok, I know enough to be dangerous. I wrote a review of the policies in the driver…

Apr 10, 2017
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With the release of IDM 3.6 and the RBPM (Roles Based Provisioning Module) in the 3.7 version of User Application, the approach of using Roles to grant permissions began to take form. This was modified with the addition of Resources in UA 3.7 which was a fairly big change. Originally, a Role granted another Role,…

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Feb 28, 2017
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This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Following a Role Grant in the RRSD Driver

In the previous article I was showing how the Role and Resource objects get linked via a ResourceAssociation object, which the Roles and Resource Service Driver (RRSD) events upon and implements. But that example had an error with permissions, such that the RRSD object did not have sufficient eDirectory permissions to modify the User objects…

Feb 16, 2017
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This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Following a Role Grant in the RRSD Driver

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Following a Role Grant in the RRSD DriverIn the first four articles of this series, I discussed what you see in the Roles and Resources Service Driver (RRSD) when different events are triggered out of the User Application. When you are in the User Application,…

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Feb 7, 2017
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Fernando Freitas wrote an awesome script that makes the User Application web service endpoint for Roles available as shell commands in bash. This is much more useful than you would think at first. After all, we can do them in a GUI, in SOAP UI, or other SOAP tools, what does bash give us? Well…

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Jan 30, 2017
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