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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 the release of Identity Manager 4.5 SP1 a bunch of things got updated. I wanted to discuss some of the fixes and new features in the Designer 4.5 patch 1 update in this article. I have discussed some of the bug fixes and features new in IDM 4.5 itself in these articles if you…

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Jul 1, 2015
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One of the new features in IDM 4.5 is the addition of Java statistics in the ‘dxcmd’ tool. You can read more about new features in IDM 4.5 in some of these articles: Series: What’s new in IDM 4.5 For what is new in Designer 4.5 you can read these articles: What’s new in Designer…

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Jun 23, 2015
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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series What's new in IDM 4.5

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series What’s new in IDM 4.5I think digging in and seeing what is new in releases of Identity Manager is a useful thing. The high level What’s New that the vendor provides is helpful, but rarely covers the level of detail I am interested in. With…

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Jun 12, 2015
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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series What's new in IDM 4.5

I think digging in and seeing what is new in releases of Identity Manager is a useful thing. The high level What’s New that the vendor provides is helpful, but rarely covers the level of detail I am interested in. One of the new features in the 4.5 release is the use of non-reference association values.

Jun 5, 2015
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Recently I had occasion to spend a lot of time digging into the SSO (Single Sign On) configuration for User Application. As it happened, I was starting with the IDM 4.5 version of the User Application, which uses the NetIQ OSP (One SSO Provider) framework. This opens an entire other can of worms, since OSP…

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May 28, 2015
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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series What's new in IDM 4.5

I think digging in and seeing what is new in releases of Identity Manager is a useful thing. The high level What’s New that the vendor provides is helpful, but rarely covers the level of detail I am interested in.

May 22, 2015
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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series What's new in IDM 4.5

I like writing about the new features in IDM releases. I happen to be a very curious person, so I generally look for that reason. Usually I find something I did not know about, so I find I learn useful things for myself. Plus everyone gets to see what I found, so it seems like a good plan. I have done a number of these style articles before for earlier releases of IDM, and in fact already for Designer in IDM 4.5.

May 12, 2015
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Many years ago I worked with a client who used Lotus Notes and wanted to send password changes to Notes. Out of that work, a number of articles got written. The thing about Lotus Notes, now called Domino, no more Lotus in the name, owned by IBM is that there are multiple passwords involved in the process. Now as an eDirectory fan, there is very much a throwing stones in a glass house vibe when I talk about number of passwords in a system.

May 4, 2015
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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Troubleshooting OSP in IDM 4.5

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Troubleshooting OSP in IDM 4.5As I worked through a new Identity Manager 4.5 setup I was trying a number of things and ran across some interesting errors. This series of articles is meant to share what I found, hopefully with error codes for the Google…

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Apr 17, 2015
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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Troubleshooting OSP in IDM 4.5

Recently I spent a lot of time working through the new OSP (One SSO Provider) used in Identity Manager 4.5 for logging into the various Identity Applications (User Application, Catalog Access, Home and Provisioning Dashboard, Reporting, Access Review). When I work…

Apr 10, 2015
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