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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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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series What's new in IDM 4.5

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series What’s new in IDM 4.5I like writing about the new features in IDM releases. I happen to be a very curious person, so I generally look for that reason. Usually I find something I did not know about, so I find I learn useful things…

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May 12, 2015
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Many years ago I worked with a client who used Lotus Notes and wanted to send password changes to Notes. Out of that work, a number of articles got written. The thing about Lotus Notes, now called Domino, no more Lotus in the name, owned by IBM is that there are multiple passwords involved in the process. Now as an eDirectory fan, there is very much a throwing stones in a glass house vibe when I talk about number of passwords in a system.

May 4, 2015
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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Troubleshooting OSP in IDM 4.5

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Troubleshooting OSP in IDM 4.5As I worked through a new Identity Manager 4.5 setup I was trying a number of things and ran across some interesting errors. This series of articles is meant to share what I found, hopefully with error codes for the Google…

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Apr 17, 2015
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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Troubleshooting OSP in IDM 4.5

Recently I spent a lot of time working through the new OSP (One SSO Provider) used in Identity Manager 4.5 for logging into the various Identity Applications (User Application, Catalog Access, Home and Provisioning Dashboard, Reporting, Access Review). When I work…

Apr 10, 2015
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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Troubleshooting OSP in IDM 4.5

With the release of the gemstone projects for IDM 4.02, and built into IDM 4.5 NetIQ changed the method for logging into the Identity Applications. The Identity Applications are generically considered the set of…

Apr 1, 2015
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Steps to get OSP talking to Shibboleth IDP: In the world of federation there are many possible tools and protocols to use. There is an alphabet soup of acronyms like SAML, WS-Fed, WS-*, Shibboleth, Liberty, SOAP or REST, Oauth, etc. There are a host of products that can do this for you. NetIQ has one…

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Mar 24, 2015
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Entitlements in NetIQ Identity Manager and I have a sort of love hate relationship. For the longest time, I preferred to use a custom attribute and have my driver implement it as appropriate. Then I finally ‘got it’ with Entitlements and it started to make some kind of sense. As a consequence, I wrote up…

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Mar 13, 2015
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In the first article in this series I introduced the concept of the PCRS project and looked at a very clever Package Prompt used to populate a mapping table. Normally I would not have spent so much effort on the Package Prompts, they usually just ask you for settings and apply them, but this one…

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Mar 6, 2015
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Around the 2013 to 2014 timeframe a series of enhancement packs were released for Identity Manager 4.02. This was an interesting approach as it added functionality to the product, but was not a product upgrade. The new stuff came in several forms. There was the new User App front end interface, code named Aquamarine, released…

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Feb 26, 2015
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With the release of NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5 a bunch of new options were made available, notably in Designer itself. In the context of Package Management, the biggest one is probably the Migrate Linkages option. As a side note, if you open an older project in Designer 4.5 you will get asked if you want…

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Feb 18, 2015
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