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I've been working on setting up a new environment for SAP IDM 7.1 SP5 (yes I know 6 is available). This installation is notable for me since I am configuring it around: Windows Server 2008R2 64Bit Microsoft SQL Server 2008R2 64Bit So it's my first pure 64-bit system.  I'm pretty excited. I got the OS installed no problem.  I got SQL installed. (I have to say, 2008R2 is probably the smoothest SQL install I've done since SQL Server 7.  Very much a fan.) I got the IDM DesignTime and Runtime installs completed with no problems. I installed Java 1.6 and installed the 3.0 SQL Server drivers. Then the skies began to darken... I  kept getting driver not found errors when I went to test the dispatcher. Very frustrating!  I tried regenerating the dispatcher scripts, tweaking the Java configuration from MMC, and even took a look a look at the dispatcher's .prop file and jdbcde... (more)

The Stages of Identity

Recently I've been thinking about what happens to an identity through its life cycle and how the identity data is treated during this process.  I think you will also see that the Enterprise itself has differing methods of dealing with it as well. I am considering this to be the beginning of a framework and nomenclature that one can use for expressing how people relate to their Identity data on a number of different levels. I think we can pretty much consider this to be a "work in progress," and I would greatly appreciate feedback. So why do we need this, anyway? I have observed ... (more)

SECUDE’s Secure Login Client Version 5.0 Enables Windows 7 Support

Security Journal on Ulitzer The need for an easy single, yet secure, login procedure has always been an elusive issue for many big organizations. Multiple user names and passwords, multiple logins, and the ensuing confusion and frustration consume much of a user's productivity in terms of time and energy. Secure Login Secure Login provides secure Single Sign-On and total landscape encryption for SAP supporting a variety of different authentication mechanisms including Active Directory, LDAP, SAP-ID, RADIUS, RSA SecurID®, SQL DB, and even smart cards. Secure Login is tightly inte... (more)

Calling all Dispatchers

There are two items of general NetWeaver Identity Managementmaintenance that I get asked about frequently.How do you prevent deadlocks    What is the best way to configure my dispatchersin IDM?All too often these issues are actually related asinefficient dispatcher setup can cause database deadlocks. In this blog entryI’d like to recommend some possible architecture scenarios that will help outwith this. For the purposes of this discussion, we’ll be talking about aNetWeaver IDM 7.1 installation on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. According to Microsoft:A deadlock occurs when two or ... (more)

Read Created Users Task Bug

Quick tip: Be careful when using the Read Created Users template from IDM 7.1 and 7.2. It seems there is a small bug in the source LDAP filter. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif... (more)