Gartner, I hardly knew you.

Your hero recently attended the 2010 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, MD (right near good ol’ DC). This is a two and a half day event starting Tuesday evening for a few hours with a 2 hour session Wednesday and a 1.5 hour session Thursday. I opted to skip the meet
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Do I really need Role Management? Yes you do (aka I pity the fool that don’t have Role Management)!

Enterprise role management is a critical technology for allowing organizations to verify and enforce regulatory mandates and to audit the effectiveness of user access policies. Role management facilitates business and IT policy alignment by helping you translate business policy into technical IT controls such as separation-of-duty rules. With reporting and identity analytics capabilities, you have
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The Problem with Old Cache

This was the question our development team had to answer to resolve a fairly significant problem we had discovered with Oracle’s Access Manager. Picture this.  You are a bank customer with an online account who logged on to the site and is prompted to change your password. You perform a successful password change, but need
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Novell Identity Manager Personal Lab

I often find myself in need of an isolated Identity Management solution for development and/or testing purposes. I have built a number of solutions for this over the years but the one I describe here is my favorite to date. This document is not intended to be a step by step build document but rather
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OIM Bulk Load Utility: DB Permissions

The latest version of Oracle Identity Manager (9.1.0.2) comes with a tool called the Bulk Load Utility, designed to quickly import large numbers of users into the system. The utility is backwards compatible with OIM 9.1.0.1. There are a few tweaks required to get the Bulk Load Utility functioning as it does not work straight
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