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Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – Aegis Table Conversion

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

January 14, 2014 8:42 am

Reads: 87

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

By: Martin Cotter

January 7, 2014 4:18 pm

Reads: 84

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

By: Martin Cotter

January 3, 2014 1:23 pm

Reads: 86

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

By: Martin Cotter

December 11, 2013 3:50 pm

Reads: 305

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

By: Martin Cotter

December 5, 2013 11:44 am

Reads: 230

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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Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – Value Map

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

November 25, 2013 4:33 pm

Reads: 274

Translating data from one value to another is often a requirement in Aegis. Aegis itself uses Value Maps in many places including Activities, Input Builder, Events etc. to display Raw data in a User-Friendly format

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Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – Read and Write Binary Files

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

November 15, 2013 12:58 pm

Reads: 214

Read and Write Binary Files into Aegis workflows with these two activities.  File content is displayed in Hexadecimal format inside Aegis workflows. These activities for example provide the ability to add binary file content to webservice requests and save binary data received in webservice responses in Aegis workflows. Use cases are very specific – you …

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Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – Ldap Activities for Active Directory

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

November 13, 2013 12:15 pm

Reads: 185

Communicating with Ldap is a common function in Aegis 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 memberships, …

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Aegis ‘Depot’ Activity – Base64 Encode and Decode

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

November 5, 2013 10:38 am

Reads: 488

Dealing with Base64 encoded data is a common requirement in Aegis workflows.   Normally if there is a need to encode or decode to/from Base64 data in an Aegis workflow the most popular method is to use a simple powershell script to perform the action, and then parse the result with a data manipulation activity. …

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How to Install a Custom ‘Depot’ Aegis Activity from NetIQ Cool Tools

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

October 21, 2013 1:59 pm

Reads: 418

Aegis ‘Depot’ Activities are custom activities found (formerly on NetIQ Qmunity) and now on NetIQ Cool Tools. Depot Activities are Activities which either do not exist in Aegis Core Product or provide different inputs or outputs or functionality.

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