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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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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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Identity Manager has a really neat XML based language called DirXML Script. When you look at a policy in iManager or Designer, you see a GUI rendering of the underlying XML. This is a very powerful approach, since changing some things in the GUI can be tedious or tricky. Whereas some things are really easy…

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Mar 11, 2016
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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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Mar 1, 2016
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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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Feb 22, 2016
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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Adding New Functions to the UA Bash extension

When last we left off, you should have gotten the RBPM script, gotten the WSDL you are interested in, opened it in SOAP UI and copied out the text of the function you care about. Then we worked through the parts of the function in the WSDL that we probably need to specify information about. To keep it clear in our minds, our example is createResource…

Feb 12, 2016
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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Adding New Functions to the UA Bash extension

Fernando Freitas of NTS fame wrote a great shell script extension to support the RBPM SOAP functions. The problem is he only implemented the Role service WSDL functions and there are many more in User App that might be needed. Specifically I need the createResource function from the Resource service WSDL. So how to extend it? Read this series, and continue on as I work through that process.

Feb 5, 2016
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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Adding New Functions to the UA Bash extension

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Adding New Functions to the UA Bash extensionFernando Freitas, of Novell Technical Support fame, wrote a very very useful shell script that adds command line like functions to make some of the SOAP calls found in the User Application. Previous to this, it was a…

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Jan 29, 2016
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