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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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Identity Governance is a new product from Micro Focus that allows you to validate that your users, accounts, and permissions they obtain are in compliance and approved. You can think of it as a way of proving that your Identity Management service is working properly. Like any complex application, you need to be able to…

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Oct 9, 2018
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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Error Codes for Identity Governance

I was working with a customer and we had all sorts of issues so I collected all sorts of errors, so lets go look at some more. For some reason, which I still do not know the root cause of, our centrally managed database just plain went away. Not sure why it was down, but it was, and in the end they had to restore from backup, which seemed a bit extreme. I thought figuring out what happened would be interesting…

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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Error Codes for Identity Governance

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Error Codes for Identity GovernanceI think that collecting errors and discussing them can be pretty helpful in terms of any product. I have this dream of finding a product that has all possible errors documented with examples. One day, one day my dream shall be…

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Sep 21, 2018
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The Identity Governance product from Micro Focus is a great tool for ensuring that the accounts and permissions your employees have access to are properly governed. You probably have an Identity Management system that is in charge of provisioning and deprovisioning access for users based on Human Resource’s changes to their employment status. Yet, you…

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Sep 12, 2018
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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Getting Started with Identity Governance

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Getting Started with Identity GovernanceI have been discussing the Identity Governance product in terms of interesting things I have noticed using it. I discussed the product, how to enable logging, and the identified the main configuration tools in the first article. In the second article…

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Sep 4, 2018
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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Getting Started with Identity Governance

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Getting Started with Identity GovernanceI have been discussing the Identity Governance product in terms of interesting things I have noticed using it. In trying to resolve these issues, I have not usually found the answer in the documentation, since it is impossible to document everything….

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Aug 24, 2018
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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Getting Started with Identity Governance

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Getting Started with Identity GovernanceNetIQ has a new product called Identity Governance that has a lot of new features and functionality. There is much to learn about this tool. In the first article in this series I started talking about the product, how to enable…

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Aug 17, 2018
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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Getting Started with Identity Governance

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Getting Started with Identity GovernanceNetIQ has a new product called Identity Governance. This is a pretty neat tool that adds some important functionality. If you are familiar with Micro Focus/NetIQ/Novell Identity Manager then you will be familiar with many of the features in Identity Governance….

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Aug 9, 2018
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Micro Focus Identity Manager is a pretty complex product. The engine happens to be my favorite part. It is designed to synchronize data between disparate systems, and as the years have progressed has gotten pretty complex and interesting. At the core is the Identity Manager engine (vrdim.dlm and dxevent.dlm on Windows, dxevent and vrdim in…

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May 17, 2018
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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Walking through the ServiceNow driver

This series is walking through the ServiceNow IDM driver configuration. In general, the docs never discuss this level of detail and while I concede this is as boring as eating paint as it dries, nonetheless I like to think there is value when you run into an issue in a policy and can find a discussion of what it is doing. Knowing what is supposed to…

Mar 29, 2018
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