One of the things I've been hearing (and experiencing) lately is that there
are a lot of questions about how SAP IDM works. Sometimes it's a
functionality question, sometimes it's an enhancement request, other times
it's a bug report.
Taking a look on the SAP IDM SDN forum, one can see several instances of all
of these issues. However, some feel that the actual issues are never
recognized by SAP. This leads to feelings of frustration and that IDM is too
There's actually a pretty simple resolution to this. When you have a
problem, log an OSS note, that's what they are there for. Too often, we
bolt right to the forums to get answers, and that's not a bad idea at all,
however if the issue is significant enough, we need to inform SAP formally.
There's a few long term benefits to this as well:
OSS Notes gives SAP Support the opportunity to learn what we ... (more)
It seems that the Europeans are putting their two cents into the pending
acquisition of Sun by Oracle.
Can't say I'm surprised as many businesses in Europe and around the world use
MySQL. I've often thought that this more than anything else would get in the
way of the acquisition. Of all the areas of overlap, this seems to be the one
that matters the most.
Oracle already owns one of the biggest databases around, now it stands to
acquire another one with world wide appeal. As the article quoted above
Regulators must “examine very carefully the effects on competition in
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 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
Secure Login is tightly inte... (more)
One of the coolest things about NetWeaver Identity Manager is that there are
always new tricks to learn. The development team keeps finding new and
interesting ways to extend the functionality of the product. This, in turn,
allows us to further extend what we can offer to our customers. Sometimes
what I learn for a particular customer is brand-new, sometimes it's
functionality that's been around for years, but either way, it's usually of
use to someone, so I like to share when I can.
Recently I was asked by a client how we could link two fields together so
that for a given value ... (more)
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)