• Wanted: Up and coming Cyber Security Professionals

    Cyber Security — Identity Management Implementer Secure your identities against the dangers of the Cyber World, automate the repetitive, and empower your users! Let’s Shut the front door on the most obvious  vector for Cyber-attacks Reduce the IT department’s compliance burden (SOX, HIPAA, FERPA, GLBA, ISO etc). Free IT people to do tasks that require […]

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  • MIM Portal Groups whose displayedOwner isn’t among the Owners

    In the MIM Portal it will create issues if you have a group whose displayedOwner isn’t among the objects in the multivalued reference attribute Owner. Querying this through XPath is just about impossible so here is the SQL query to do it. SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ UNCOMMITTED GO​ USE FIMService​ GO​ ​ SELECT DOwn.* […]

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  • Latency vs the Cloud

    “The cloud is so fast! We can spin up servers and services so quickly to extend our environment and then all the users across the globe can access these services, so why does it take so long for you to get our users into the cloud?” (Latency) x (# of Round Trips) Most CLoud Identity […]

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  • MIM Open Source Schedulers

    Your MIM installation is in, the config is done, programming all set and now to automate the running of the Management Agents. Options? Most people use Windows Task Scheduler with a PowerShell script or VBScript — which works but can get cumbersome to maintain. With my SQL Server background, I often use SQL Server Agent […]

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  • How to Be an MVP in Life — Launching Nov 27th

    We are launching my new book, “How to Be an MVP in Life: Lessons in Living and Leadership from Sports & Tech MVPs” on November 27th. It is available now for Pre-order at Amazon. Featuring an interview with the 2016 World Series MVP, Ben Zobrist, stories about 2-time Pro-Sports MVPs: Steve Nash, Dale Murphy, Steve […]

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  • Missing the old Directory Experts Conference? Try HIP!

    On Monday, Nov 5th, and Tuesday the 6th I will be attending and speaking at the Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) Conference in NYC. On Monday at 4 PM I will be giving an updated version of Top Lessons Learned from Disasters in Identity Management as well as a sneak peek of my new book, How to […]

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  • 12 time MVP writes book on MVPs

    Soon I will be adding the 2018-2019 ring onto this trophy. This makes 12 times starting back in 2007. The MVP program means a lot to me. So I have written a book about MVPs in both tech and sports. It will be coming out soon. I could use your help with the title. Thanks,David […]

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  • European Identity Conference 2018 – Wednesday

    Jet lag and other issues caught up with me the next day (Tuesday) and I didn’t attend any sessions 🙁 One thing I love is that most presentations including keynotes are only 20 min long so even when we get a terrible one — we know it will be over soon. But most of the […]

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  • European Identity Conference 2018 — Overview and Mon Night

    I have spent this week in Munich Germany, where it has been mostly cloudy, lots of rain, and a little thunder. I have seen a number of familiar faces to those who attended Directory Experts conference: Pamela Dingle, Alex Simons, Alex Weinert, Jackson Shaw, Jonathan Sander, Kim Cameron, and others. Also a lot of faces […]

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  • MIM Join and spaces

    Working on a customer’s lab and look what I found. They had created (through some other process) two user accounts for the same user, and the samAccountName was nearly identical, just a space, ascii 32, appended to the end of one of the samAccountNames differentiates the two. Apparently, AD allows this. The account with the space […]

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