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eDirectory Quirks: /etc/init.d/ndsd and the instances.0 file



By: ab

March 26, 2014 2:44 pm

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Earlier this week I stumbled upon this because of some sloppy editing of an instances.0 file, which is the file on Linux/Unix which tells eDirectory of all of the possible instances owned by the ‘root’, aka UID 0, user. The file is held under /etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/.edir/ (or under $NDSBASE/etc/opt/novell/eDirectory/conf/.edir/ for those running a non-root install under …

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IDM Array Index out of Bounds error

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By: geoffc

March 18, 2014 3:51 pm

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A new feature in IDM 4.0.3 patch 3, and Designer 4.02 AU4 led to an amusing and hard to reproduce error, but figuring it all out, gives a better understanding of how some obscure things actually work.

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CloudAccess Dynamic Groups

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By: mattehle

March 14, 2014 11:45 am

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One undocumented feature of CloudAccess is support for dynamic groups in policy management. This provides the administrator ability to map policies to essentially any LDAP query.

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

Martin Cotter

By: 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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Strange IDM Driver deployment error

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By: geoffc

March 3, 2014 9:30 am

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Take a look at this pretty amusing error that occurred when I went to start a freshly deployed driver. Multiple Subscriber objects found. What does that mean?

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

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By: Martin Cotter

February 12, 2014 11:01 am

Reads: 221

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

By: Martin Cotter

February 6, 2014 11:39 am

Reads: 258

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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Bidirectional eDirectory driver – Dealing with a strange error

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By: geoffc

January 30, 2014 12:30 pm

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Bidirectional eDirectory driver, String index out of range error. The new Bidirectional eDirectory driver is an interesting new thing that came with the IDM 4.02 release. Up until now, the eDirectory driver was actually the hardest driver of them all, since it really was two drivers, with half in each tree, but it was the …

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ndsPacketTrace Script



By: rtburker

January 23, 2014 1:27 pm

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Overview: A tool to easily take ndstraces and packet traces. Symptom: Sometimes a ndstrace or packet trace or both are needed to troubleshoot a network issue, authentication issue, volume/share access issue, eDirectory sync issue, etc… If you are unfamiliar with procedures to take a ndstrace or a packet trace it can seem daunting and confusing. …

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Walking through the Bidirectional eDirectory Driver – Part 6

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By: geoffc

January 22, 2014 12:35 pm

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This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Walking through the Bidirectional eDirectory Driver

Here’s part 6 of Geoffrey Carman’s series on Walking through the Bidirectional eDirectory Driver. In this article, you’ll learn about Match, Create, Placement, and Command Transform policy sets.

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