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The Secret Weapon for Identity Management: How Graph Databases Are Changing the Game

In this article, I’ll discuss the advantages of using graph databases over LDAP for metadata labeling and verification. Verifying identity data, either by using a third-party verification or some internal mechanism, allows you to trust the data you have and use it for potentially higher-risk transactions. That’s where graph databases come in, as they offer […]

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OpenAM: Forcing users to reset password on next login.

Overview A very common use case, when implementing ForgeRock’s OpenAM, is forcing a user to reset their password the next time they login. Seems easy enough right? … next time a particular user authenticates in they should be prompted to change their password before continuing on to the resource (web page) that they had originally

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Using sed to clean up an LDIF file for import #Oracle #Identity #UNIX

I needed to import a group of users, into Oracle Internet Directory (OID) with attributes in a variety of backend data stores. I used Oracle Virtual Directory to virtualize the data stores into a single ldap view. I used the OVD adapter configuration to specify which attributes I wanted returned. I then exported using the

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Troubleshooting errors starting #OID #11g #Oracle #Identity #LDAP

I have an Oracle Identity 11g environment running on VirtualBox 4.0. This is a development environment that I use to test out various installations and configurations. I noticed the other day that I wasn’t able to start the Oracle Internet Directory (OID) instance. When I checked the log file I can see that I am

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Directory Integration Platform (DIP w/Oracle DB) #oracle #idm #dip #oid

DBImport Profile: (sync w/Oracle DB table) Important Notes: Diptester utility has not been updated for 11g yet. Oracle recommends setting up sync profile to DB by using command line tools instead of EM UI. Where is the profile stored: Profile DN: orclodipagentname=”profile name”,cn=subscriber profile,cn=changelog subscriber,cn=oracle internet directory Which files make up the profile: Profile Name:

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Installing and Configuring Sun #DSEE 6.3 #Oracle #IDM #DS

To quickly install and configure Sun’s Oracle’s Directory Server Enterprise Edition (DSEE) 6.3: Unpack the download (tar -xvzf) CD into the DSEE_ZIP_DISTRIBUTION folder Install the software:./dsee_deploy install -i /opt/ds6 Create a new instance:./dsadm create -p port -P SSL-port instance-path Start the new instance:./dsadm start instance-path Modify the example.ldif and then import (to create a new suffix)./dsconf

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OVD 11g ForkJoin Plugin “FullOuterJoin” explanation #oracle #idm #ovd

I tried to implement the ForkJoin plugin today, for the first time.  The documentation is pretty good but not clear about one specific parameter (which happened to be the one that I needed).   When you add the plugin and then select to add a parameter, screenshot, one of the options is FullOuterJoin. According to

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