Identity Manager

Steps to get OSP talking to Shibboleth IDP: In the world of federation there are many possible tools and protocols to use. There is an alphabet soup of acronyms like SAML, WS-Fed, WS-*, Shibboleth, Liberty, SOAP or REST, Oauth, etc. There are a host of products that can do this for you. NetIQ has one…

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geoffc
By: geoffc
Mar 24, 2015
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If someone really needs to do something, they will find a way to do it. The wheel. Nails. The compass. Paper. The printing press. Light bulbs. Computers. The Internet. Running your own email server as the US Secretary of State. In the last 40 years, I don’t think there is a business person on the…

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Rhonda Holloway
Mar 17, 2015
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You can use the IDM “Resource Request Portlets” to add your custom workflow request definitions as new navigation items in the main UserApp menu. The result would allow quick access to any custom workflows directly from the left navigation menu.   The example shows a custom workflow “Clearing Process” link in the “Information Management” menu…

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wschreiber
Mar 16, 2015
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Entitlements in NetIQ Identity Manager and I have a sort of love hate relationship. For the longest time, I preferred to use a custom attribute and have my driver implement it as appropriate. Then I finally ‘got it’ with Entitlements and it started to make some kind of sense. As a consequence, I wrote up…

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geoffc
By: geoffc
Mar 13, 2015
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In the first article in this series I introduced the concept of the PCRS project and looked at a very clever Package Prompt used to populate a mapping table. Normally I would not have spent so much effort on the Package Prompts, they usually just ask you for settings and apply them, but this one…

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geoffc
By: geoffc
Mar 6, 2015
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While the hackers in movies continue to use brute-force methods to breach security, fingers flying on keyboards as firewalls fall, real attackers today prefer the subtler method of hijacking insider credentials. Frankly, it’s far easier to figure out a user’s password or get them to click a link in a phishing email. To reduce the…

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Travis Greene
Mar 5, 2015
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Around the 2013 to 2014 timeframe a series of enhancement packs were released for Identity Manager 4.02. This was an interesting approach as it added functionality to the product, but was not a product upgrade. The new stuff came in several forms. There was the new User App front end interface, code named Aquamarine, released…

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geoffc
By: geoffc
Feb 26, 2015
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If you are using the IDM 4.0 SP2 Advanced Edition with additional toys like HPD, or if you are using IDM 4.5 AE with the same pieces, you may have the opportunity to use Mobile Approvals from an Android or other phone. This is basically a simplified mobile interface made to let those doing approvals…

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By: ab
Feb 19, 2015
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With the release of NetIQ Identity Manager 4.5 a bunch of new options were made available, notably in Designer itself. In the context of Package Management, the biggest one is probably the Migrate Linkages option. As a side note, if you open an older project in Designer 4.5 you will get asked if you want…

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geoffc
By: geoffc
Feb 18, 2015
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There was a time in my life when I got so far into the weeds of wife-ing, mothering, and working, that in desperation I began categorizing my day’s activities into three categories: Near Misses, Fails, and Epic Fails. The thinking was that if I could prioritize reducing the number of “near misses,” I could ultimately…

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Rhonda Holloway
Feb 13, 2015
12:03 pm
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