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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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When working with a SOAP based web service, the communications take place over HTTP or preferably HTTPS (so they are secure) and usually have an XML based body with information in it. There is a language defined, WSDL, the Web Services Description Language, that is itself XML based and explains how the web service should…

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Nov 14, 2016
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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Walking through an Integration Activity in User Application

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Walking through an Integration Activity in User ApplicationIn the first part of this article I discussed I would be reading through and explaining what I see in an example of the Integration Activity trace in User Application. The SOAP function I am trying to call…

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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Walking through an Integration Activity in User Application

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Walking through an Integration Activity in User ApplicationIdentity Manager has several important components. The original synchronization engine that makes all the magic possible has been very stable for many years now and just keeps working and working well. The Roles Based Provisioning Module (RBPM) added…

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Oct 25, 2016
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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…

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Getting Started with OSP

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Getting Started with OSPIn the first two articles in this series I discussed some of the basic things about getting OSP installed and configured so that the various web components of NetIQ Identity Manager working. OSP is the front end authentication module that support name/password,…

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Jul 28, 2016
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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Getting Started with OSP

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…

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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Getting Started with OSP

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…

Jul 11, 2016
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