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Since eDirectory 8.8 was released Novell/NetIQ has provided the option to have multiple eDirectory instances on a single system, and to have these running either as ‘root’ or as a non-root user. There are benefits to both, but generally speaking it is a proven and best practice to run services as non-root users.

By: ab
Jun 17, 2015
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A few months ago, we introduced you to the ‘Four Lenses of IT operations’. In this post, NetIQ defines four questions and the associated key capabilities that IT Operations needs in order to quickly and confidently answer these questions on a regular basis. I’d like to go a little bit more in depth into the questions…

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Joe Rogers
Mar 25, 2015
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If you have ever watched TV,  you’ve probably seen a detective show or two.  The plot usually involves some kind of crime and then a team of citizens, detectives, coroners or whomever the show is about working for the next 40 minutes to figure out the who, what, when, where and why’s of the crime…

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Joe Rogers
Jan 14, 2015
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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Sentinel Collector SDK 2014 Updates

Recently I posted a previous article in this series about the new Sentinel 2014 Preview SDK and its availability in a standard archive or via the public SVN repository. Today I want to go in-depth on one of the great new features that will likely cause anybody who has ever used the SDK to jump…

By: ab
Jan 8, 2015
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If you’ve been in the corporate workforce for more then a few months, you’ve probably heard the term “Breaking down the silos” or something close to that.  Silos are everywhere and you don’t need to be in a giant Fortune 100 organization to experience them. Silos can easily exist in a 15 person startup as well….

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Joe Rogers
Dec 15, 2014
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Take a few minutes to click around NetIQ Views, and see what’s out there. Play around in Cool Solutions as well — see where we moved all the furniture. Then come back and take this little survey. (7 minutes tops.) You just might win a $10 Amazon gift card, and your insights will help us see where we can make adjustments.

By: ssalgy
Oct 28, 2014
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Disclaimer to the reader: I have known Geoffrey for many years, have recently started working with him more-closely, and consider him a friend. As a result, it is possible that this is a biased review; still, I am trying to be objective in the information shared. Take it or leave it as you see fit.

“IDM Tokens: A definitive guide to NetIQ’s IDM tokens” (hereafter, “IDM Tokens”) is a book that fills in gaps left by every manufacturer of software that ever existed…

By: ab
Sep 11, 2013
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NetIQ Operations Center 5.0 Patch Bundle 6 (PB6) contains several new features, as well as fixes to critical, customer identified issues. There are two new features that allow you to navigate with ease when using the Layout portlet… While you can already change the context of this portlet by drilling into a service or clicking…

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Karen Nemzek
Sep 10, 2013
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Today I had the pleasure of working through an application problem with somebody via e-mail. LDAP is a standards-based method for querying directories like eDirectory, OpenLDAP, etc. and generally does a great job of making that possible. Applications that need to get user information from a directory should do so via LDAP, and systems that…

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By: ab
Aug 27, 2013
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Over the years the question has come up a few times on the performance impact of excluded passwords defined by a password policy.  If an administrator adds, for example, a few dozen excluded passwords (company name, abbreviations, commonly-used passwords, etc.) then how much will each password change be slowed-down resulting in a poor user experience or need for more hardware?

By: ab
Jul 10, 2013
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