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Have you ever wanted a workflow form to be able to query for something in one of your drivers? Maybe you want to pre-fill form data, or maybe you want to validate data entered without storing it within the identity vault. The IDVault object in IDM is used to query the IDVault only, but recently…

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Aug 4, 2017
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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Workflow Primer

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Workflow PrimerIn part 2 of this series, we reviewed some of my best practices for the forms engine of the workflow – the part that runs in the browser. The back-end portion of the solution is the Workflow engine, which runs in an ecmascript processor…

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Jul 26, 2017
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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Workflow Primer

In part 1 of this series, I discussed the basic technologies which underlie the IDM Workflow engine. This article will focus on the forms engine. Generally, this is the more fun part for me to work on because I see my feedback immediately…

Jul 17, 2017
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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Workflow Primer

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Workflow PrimerOne of the challenges in Identity Manager is that there are so many ways that things can be accomplished, it’s not always clear what the developers intend. In fact, my understanding of how best to use this technology evolved over many years and many…

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Jul 10, 2017
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You may have seen issues where when working with the IDM User Application or IDMDash after a while, you seem to be logged in yet the application seems to not able to retrieve information from the directory. We first started seeing this behavior when OSP was added in to IDM at version 4.5…

Jun 30, 2017
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From time to time, I have wanted to use workflows where the submit button does not go back to the User Application. For example, if you are using the workflow as the starting point of user self-provisioning, you might want to deep-link it off a portal, and then send the user to a custom landing…

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Jun 16, 2017
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GCVs are immensely valuable components within an IDM solution. Use of GCVs can increase the configurability and reduce the amount of code customization required to both reproduce a solution, to move it between deployment stages (I.e, dev to test to production), and maximizes agility in case a solution’s name space or other factors need to…

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Jul 24, 2015
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I recently implemented the cool solution, “Setting a password in workflow” for one of my clients. This allows us to set userPassword within a workflow. But the source of the password data might often be a form. A common configuration is that when using a password field, you have the ability to provide a…

Jul 7, 2015
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Nobody who works in the field of Identity Management will deny the value of software development disciplines in this endeavor. Novell’s embrace of Eclipse as the platform for Designer and integration with Sub Version (SVN) are examples of the value of these technologies. One that still needs attention, however, is staging.

Staging is the concept of taking a project through various stages between development and production. These can include QA and UAT but depending on the maturity of the project and the methodology of the client, no staging to many stages can been seen.

There have been some discussions of staging within Designer, but they have centered more around using features to copy projects, and add additional objects into the model which can be deployed along with the project.

Dec 16, 2010
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Our client asked us to automatically produce a monthly report which would allow them to see all users and what their last logon time was. This is an audit requirement, and it needs to be done by someone other than the system administrators, making it a perfect candidate for automation.

This solution is an example of how the XML tokens can be used to create new HTML to be inserted into an eMail template. While this is a relatively simple task, it did offer an opportunity to utilize this new, unheralded feature of IDM 3.6.

Dec 8, 2010
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