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Darmstadt, December 22, 2009 - “I live responsibly on this planet. Whether politicians the world over are concerned or not, I am concerned about global climate change. As this is my children’s planet too, I wish to be proactive. At the modest level of my organization, I have launched a Green IT initiative that will reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by not less than 30%,” says SECUDE’s CEO and Founder, Dr. Heiner Kromer. Going Green The Copenhagen Summit may not have achieved what was hoped for. However, SECUDE, in its own modest way, has taken the initiative to tackle energy consumption effectively. SECUDE maintains two large server facilities: the primary server in Switzerland with over 70 servers plus auxiliary equipment and a second server serving as back up in Germany. Those servers and related hardware as well as necessary air cooling systems require s... (more)

2010 and the Year in Identity

As the year draws down, I've been thinking a bit about the year and what's it's meant in Identity Management. There's certainly been a bit of discussion about the nature of Identity, authentication and authorization controls.  As technology, process and legislation grow closer, there's a greater need for Governance and Compliance controls than ever before.  We're also seeing the beginning of the Cloud truly being a part of the IdM solution. We're also seeing consolidation on the business side in both the product and implementation branches with Oracle, SAP and Microsoft all making... (more)

Too Much in the JAR

Recently had a problem where Import/Export was not working.  I kept getting an interesting Error Message: What was really interesting about this was the user that was referenced, mxmc_admin.  Now this is interesting, because during the Identity Store creation process, you are prompted to use mxmc_rt as the user and there is no time during the install that you are asked to create a JAVA based connection string using mxmc_admin. This started a great deal of troubleshooting and conversations with people who have a great deal of knowledge with IDM's moving parts. Ultimately we wound... (more)

Setting the Driver Straight

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 dri... (more)

SECUDE’s Secure SignOn Version 7.2 Supports Windows 7 Platform

Darmstadt, December 11, 2009 - Multiple login procedures with different user name/password combinations are often productivity-sapping inconvenience for employees. Corporate regulations on password complexity do not provide sufficient security. Users just write down complex passwords instead of memorizing them. Such practices are a great security risk making vital data easily accessible to unauthorized personal. Secure SignOn for Enterprise Single Sign-On (E-SSO) ensures high user acceptance, high user productivity, and efficiency by significantly reducing helpdesk calls and by ... (more)