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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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
In the sixth article I finished the Input Transform and started on the Publisher channel getting through the Event Transformation. In this article I will work through the rest of the Publisher channel.
In the fifth article I almost finished the Input Transform. In this article I will finish the Input Transform and start on the Publisher channel.
In the fourth article I finished the Output Transform, and started in on the first policy in the Input Transform. In this article I will continue through the Input Transform.
In the first part of this series I talked about the new features called out in the Readme for Designer 4.5. Having finished the high level new features, let’s look at known issues of interest, and then whatever bugs I have noticed being fixed.
In the third article I finished the Command Transform and started into the Output Transform. In this article I will continue through the Output Transform.