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Aegis Ldap Adapter Example Workflow #2 – Monitoring NetIQ eDirectory Server Status

Martin Cotter

March 5, 2014 10:06 am

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This article looks at simple monitoring of NetIQ eDirectory Server Status using the Event functionality of the Ldap Adapter. NetIQ eDirectory stores an object of objectclass ncpServer for each eDirectory server in the Directory tree. This has a status attribute which is managed by eDirectory background process, which can be used to determine the status …

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Aegis Ldap Adapter Example Workflow #1 – Automating User Profile Picture Updates

Martin Cotter

February 12, 2014 11:01 am

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This article looks at automating a mundane IT task with the help of the LDAP Adapter for Aegis – Updating User Profile Pictures! User profile pictures are stored in an LDAP attribute in a binary format, so this is also a good example of how complex data handling can be done in a really simple …

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Aegis LDAP Adapter for NetIQ eDirectory, Active Directory, OpenLDAP and compatible LDAP Directories.

Martin Cotter

February 6, 2014 11:39 am

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Communicating with LDAP is a common function in Aegis automation workflows across a wide variety of use cases. Most use-cases are simply to find or modify information as part of a larger workflow in an integrated fashion. For example if a VMWare Provisioning request is received from a user, we can determine that persons group …

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Workflow automation with NetIQ Operations Center and NetIQ Aegis

Martin Cotter

January 29, 2014 12:17 pm

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Aegis doesn’t need application specific adapters to integrate with applications.  No programming or scripting required – you will need some experience with Aegis though! Please note this procedure is based on NetIQ Operations Center 5.0 with Patch Bundle 7. – It may work exactly as is for other versions of Operations Center unless there are …

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Workflow automation with NetIQ Sentinel and NetIQ Aegis

Martin Cotter

January 17, 2014 11:48 am

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Aegis doesn’t need application specific adapters to integrate with applications. No programming or scripting required – you will need some experience with Aegis though!  Please note this procedure is based on 7.1.1.1 – It may work exactly as is for other versions of Sentinel unless there are changes on the Sentinel side which may require …

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Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – Aegis Table Conversion

Martin Cotter

January 14, 2014 8:42 am

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Aegis Tables are a complex data structure which doesn’t convert to text directly.  There are some out of the box table conversions since I originally wrote this activity, but the conversion to ASCII text table is still unique to this activity.  Most often these tables in text format are sent as part of emails or …

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Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – HashGenerator

Martin Cotter

January 7, 2014 4:18 pm

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The HashGenerator activity generates a Hash value for a given input string and selected Hash algorithm. I’ve had this activity in my collection for some time and I find it great when the need arises. If you don’t know what a Hash value is, the basic idea is to generate a (“unique”) identifier for a …

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Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – File Details

Martin Cotter

January 3, 2014 1:23 pm

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The File Details Activity is a pretty simple activity which performs a simple but really useful task to help in decision making in workflows.   It returns details of a requested file such as size, creation date and extension. Aegis can interact with files in many ways, reading text docs, saving file attachments, compressing files etc.  …

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Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – Aegis Namespace Query

Martin Cotter

December 11, 2013 3:50 pm

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The Aegis Namespace Query Activity runs the same type of query as in the Namespace Browser, only as part of an Aegis Workflow.  If you haven’t used or don’t know how to use Namespace Queries, this Activity isn’t for you!  This activity is to be used with caution. Ordinarily, the Aegis Find Objects activity is …

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Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – Microsoft Excel Query

Martin Cotter

December 5, 2013 11:44 am

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Originally I didn’t think this activity would be used much - but as it turns out Excel is still widely used for storing portable table data which you might expect to find in an SQL Database so this is still a really popular activity in Aegis workflows.  This version has a number of updates to keep up with …

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