How to Start Up an Open Source Company

Evolveum is a successful open source company now. We develop open source Identity and Access Management (IAM) software. We have legally established Evolveum in 2011 but the origins of Evolveum date back to mid-2000s. In 2014 we are getting out of the startup stage into a sustainable stage. But it was a long way to Read more about How to Start Up an Open Source Company[…]

Transitive closure and matrix multiplication in identity management

MidPoint development of is full of interesting software problems – be it management of long-running tasks, integration of third-party workflow engine, devising a flexible authorization mechanism, creating a GUI that adapts to the customizable data model, or many others. However, the following one in particular reminded me of my happy student years at the faculty Read more about Transitive closure and matrix multiplication in identity management[…]

Project Provisioning with MidPoint

Evolveum midPoint is a very unique Identity Management (IDM) system. MidPoint is a robust open source provisioning solution. Being an open source the midPoint is developed in a fairly rapid, incremental and iterative fashion. And the recent version introduced a capability that allows midPoint to reach beyond the traditional realm of identity management. Of course, Read more about Project Provisioning with MidPoint[…]

The Old IDM Kings Are Dead. Long Live the New Kings.

It can be said that Identity Management (IDM) was born in early 2000s. That was the time when many people realized that a single big directory just won’t do it. They realized that something different was needed to bring order into the identity chaos. That was the dawn of a user provisioning system. Early market Read more about The Old IDM Kings Are Dead. Long Live the New Kings.[…]

Five Practical Ways to Ruin Your IAM Project

Identity and Access Management projects are very common nowadays. The interesting fact is that too many of them either vastly under-deliver or totally fail. I have been fighting in the IAM trenches for many long years and I have seen both successful and failed projects. It looks like to me that the IAM projects are Read more about Five Practical Ways to Ruin Your IAM Project[…]

Why do I prefer IntelliJ IDEA?

Before using IntelliJ IDEA, I used to work with another IDE, Eclipse. After some issues with tomcat configuration, my colleagues suggested using IDEA as a development tool for our project, MidPoint. Of course, the process of transformation from one IDE to another is always a little painful, but after some help from my colleagues and Read more about Why do I prefer IntelliJ IDEA?[…]