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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 3 of 3 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driver

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driverIn this series I have been walking through all the policies in the ServiceNow driver for NetIQ Identity Manager. You can see a collection of my various driver walk throughs that I have done over the past few years at this…

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Feb 13, 2018
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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Understanding Package versioning

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Understanding Package versioningIn the first article in this series I discussed an issue with how versioning is done in Identity Manager Packages, for Designer. Packages are great for both Micro Focus to deliver content, but also for people like me, a consultant to deliver content….

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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Understanding Package versioning

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Understanding Package versioningIf you are using Identity Manager version 4.0x and higher you will know about Packages. I love packages, as might be evident by how much I have written about them. Series: Let’s talk some more about Packages in Designer 4 New object type…

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Jan 3, 2018
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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driver

I started looking through the ServiceNow driver settings, Global Configuration Values, and Entitlements in the first article in this series. Now let’s look at the Filter and Schema Map to see what object classes are supported.

Dec 7, 2017
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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driver

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driverHelpdesk 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…

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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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