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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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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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Aug 19, 2016
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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…

Jul 21, 2016
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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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With the introduction of Identity Manager 4, NetIQ added a new feature I really like called Packages. Previously, driver configurations were made available as large XML files that defined everything about the driver. This worked fine for a while, but it meant that pushing out minor fixes was hard. Upgrading driver configuration versions was very…

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May 20, 2016
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I have written many articles about the various error codes I have come across in drivers. I highly recommend everyone try this. When you are working with a driver all sorts of issues pop up. Keep a text editor open, copy and paste the error into the file, and then try to leave a note…

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Apr 22, 2016
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eDirectory comes with PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) components built in. The most obvious manifestation of this is the Certificate Authority that is created on the first server in each tree. This is used to make X.509 Certificates that are used by eDirectory for a number of services. (LDAP with SSL/TLS, iMonitor’s HTTP stack for SSL/TLS…

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Apr 14, 2016
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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Walking through the Multi-Domain Active Directory Driver

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Walking through the Multi-Domain Active Directory DriverThe new Multi Domain Active Directory driver is a clever new approach to drivers in general yet reusing the hard work and maturity developed in the classic Active Directory driver. In part 1 of this series I discussed the…

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Mar 25, 2016
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