Evolveum - GDPR: late is better than never

GDPR: Late is better than never

Time is running out. There are just few months left to the implementation of the European Commission’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018. The main question is: are companies truly prepared? Well, maybe you will be surprised what recent studies have to say about that. […]

Evolveum: IT security threats in 2018

IT security threats in 2018: are you ready for them?

2017 was a really great year. For hackers. Many of us heard about WannaCry and NotPetya that took down over 300,000 computers across the world, including the UK’s National Health Service or government agencies in Ukraine. CCleaner, a utility program millions of Windows users rely on to clear potentially unwanted files off their PCs, got hit by a malware. The installer was patched to remove the malware, but only after over 700,000 machines were already infected. […]

Evolveum - GDPR, lawful basis

Lawful basis Part I.

On the way to the practical side of the GDPR we need to recognize reasons for processing the personal data, officially known as lawful basis. It has been long time since the data processing had been uncontrolled. You have needed lawful basis since the directive had come into effect, but under the GDPR there is Read more about Lawful basis Part I.[…]

Evolveum - Data Privacy Day 2018

How to stay safe online: tips and advice

We live in a fast evolving world. We surround ourselves with the technology to make our life easier every day. While in the past it would cause a great amusement, today we don’t even blink an eye when seeing someone hanging on their device, being online at any place, any time. The Internet became a Read more about How to stay safe online: tips and advice[…]

Evolveum - How to override full name

How to override full name

You know, at the beginning every IDM project is clear and ideal. Everything seems to work well in the test environment, but as time goes by, the deadline is close and your customer finds more and more special cases. These cases have to be part of the solution “somehow” and “quickly” and of course they are found Read more about How to override full name[…]

midPoint release named after Charles Robert Darwin

MidPoint 3.7 “Darwin”

MidPoint 3.7 “Darwin” was released. As the release nickname suggests Darwin is an evolutionary release. It brings few major features and changes. But more importantly it brings a large number of gradual improvements to almost every part of midPoint.

The most obvious change in midPoint 3.7 is its stand-alone deployment form. Previous midPoint versions were designed as traditional Java web applications, distributed in a WAR file that had to be deployed in a web container. This approach was a common routine years ago when midPoint project started. But the world moved on and midPoint had to adapt. Therefore, midPoint 3.7 moved to a stand-alone deployment. All that is needed is to download midPoint and start it up. No need to deploy it to a web container. The traditional WAR file is still provided as an deployment option and it is still supported. But the stand-alone form factor is now the recommended way to run midPoint. […]

Evolveum - Noris and training courses

2017 – The Year of midPoint Training Courses

This year (2017) was full of training courses. Literally, there was almost no month without any training. Some took place in our office in Bratislava, Slovakia, some were remote/online sessions, but most of them were onsite, which meant a lot of travelling. I travelled to Canada and United States, later also to Finland. I experienced my first transatlantic flight, Read more about 2017 – The Year of midPoint Training Courses[…]

GDPR Lawful Basis Management

GDPR Lawful Basis Management

The first thing that most likely comes to the mind when people hear about GDPR is “consent”. That is understandable, as better part of the buzz around GDPR is about customer identities and digital marketing. But this emphasis on consumer identities is casting shadow on other aspects of GDPR that are at least as much important as consent. One of the aspects of GDPR is affecting much larger range of organizations than consent does. In fact almost every organization is affected by it. I’m talking about management of lawful bases for data processing. […]