Happy new year! 2018 is here. And it looks like a very exciting year for midPoint. There are new development plans for 2018 but also interesting changes in our business model. There is so much to look forward to in 2018.
Identity connectors are important part of any identity management (IDM) project. For an IDM solution the connector provide interface to the outer world. And there are few connectors that almost any IDM solution needs: LDAP, Active Directory and CSV. New versions of those connectors were released recently. And there is an interesting story behind those[…]
Recently released MidPoint 3.6 “Comenius” brings a lot of new intersting features. But there is one feature that is almost invisible and it could be easily missed. That would be an enormous shame because this particular feature is quite unique and it is very interesting indeed. We like to call it “semi-manual resources”. But let’s[…]
MidPoint 3.6 “Comenius” is finally released. The Comenius release is huge in all aspects. It is a feature-packed release. It has so many features that Comenius is most likely the richest release in the entire midPoint history. But the number of features is not the only thing that matters. MidPoint 3.6 brings features with a[…]
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) has been around for decades. It is both loved and hated. Over the years many newer access control models tried to improve on RBAC. Many of these developments focus on making the model more flexible. Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) is perhaps the most prominent model in this category. Quite recently there[…]
In its current version, midPoint can easily handle applications falling into “Internet of Things” category. In the forthcoming series of blog posts we will show how. Today let’s go through a brief introduction.
Evolveum midPoint is a very comprehensive system. It can manage identities, roles and organizational structures. Simply speaking it can manage anything that is at least marginally related to the concept of identity. Yet until quite recently support for one broad area was missing and it was added in midPoint 3.4. Now midPoint can also manage[…]
In version 3.4 midPoint has got a really nice GUI. It is well suited for operational tasks. However, it lacks some features to support development and maintenance of really complex midPoint deployments. Main pain points are perhaps missing integration with git (or other version control systems) and limited support for editing complex XML objects. Because[…]
Test-Driven Development (TDD) tells us to write the tests first and only then develop the code. It may seem like a good idea. Like a way how to force lazy developers to write tests. How to make sure that the code is good and does what it should do. But there’s the problem. If you[…]
In identity management there is a class of petty issues that appear and re-appear all the time. Even though these issues are easy to understand, they are tricky to completely eliminate and they often have very nasty consequences. These seemingly unimportant issues frequently result in nights spent resolving a total breakdown of IDM system. What[…]