Evolveum open source pledge

Our names are Igor Farinič and Radovan Semančík. Although you might have noticed our names you are probably not aware that we are the founders of Evolveum. Evolveum is not based on venture capital investments and therefore the control of the company is firmly in our hands. And now we would like to very clearly express our commitment to the open source approach. Evolveum was, is and always will be an open source company. […]

How to protect your privacy online

By 2020, more than 30.7 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. On one hand, that gives people access to information all over the world as well as an opportunity to electronize the processes and let the workflow be more efficient. On the other hand, there is a big risk of identity theft, fraud, Read more about How to protect your privacy online[…]

There is No Security without Identity Management

It isn’t. That’s how it is. Why? Take any study describing potential information security threats. What do you see among the top threats there? Take another study. What do you see there? Yes. That’s the one. It is consistently marked as one of the most serious threats in vast majority of studies published for (at least) last couple of decades. Yet it looks like nobody really knows what to do about this threat. So, who is this supervillain? He’s right under your nose. It is the insider. […]

OpenLDAP Management: slapdconf

I like OpenLDAP. OpenLDAP server is famous for its speed and good open source character. But it is really infamous for ease of management. Or rather a lack of anything that could be called “easy” when it comes to managing OpenLDAP. Managing OpenLDAP content is not that difficult. For manual management there is excellent Apache Read more about OpenLDAP Management: slapdconf[…]

FOSDEM 2016 and my first talk?

On Monday, I travelled back home from FOSDEM Conference which I was attending for the second time. Last year I was only an attendee enjoying the atmosphere made by all these open-source positive people, but this year I decided to move further and try to apply for a talk. When I was sending a proposal Read more about FOSDEM 2016 and my first talk?[…]

MidPoint Deployment Workshop Challenge

During the last weeks of 2015, the Evolveum team was partially “distributed” around the Europe. There were multiple conferences and similar public events and also two midPoint workshops led by me, in Switzerland and Germany. I used to lead a lot of trainings and workshops in Evolveum and also before, but the workshops are usually more challenging, especially when they are organized for the partners, not the end customers. The partners usually already have experience with different products and try to match the features during the courses. Their expectations are both specific to a project and also abstract – conceptual. MidPoint deployment workshop can be very effective way how to boost your midPoint knowledge in a couple of days.

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Different Naming Conventions For Different User Types

The user naming attribute “name” is a string attribute and can be defined manually. MidPoint will ensure that the value of this attribute is unique. Although for small setups there is no problem with entering this attribute value manually, it can be usually defined by an expression based on various UserType object properties (attributes). In Read more about Different Naming Conventions For Different User Types[…]