midPoint book: chapter 5

MidPoint Book: Chapter 5

More than a year ago we have published the first version of a book about midPoint. It was our Christmas present to midPoint community. Although the book is not finished yet, we have decided to publish it anyway. The book follows the same evolutionary approach as midPoint development does. It is improving its incremental steps. And now it is time for the next step. Therefore we have published new version of the book with a brand new chapter. […]

Open source: the future of innovations

Innovations play a crucial part in the companies’ approach to the market. With the competition around the globe, asking right questions such as “How can we do this better?” can help the companies to keep innovation rate high and to lead instead of follow. Aside from products, innovation can be involved in new services, business Read more about Open source: the future of innovations[…]

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Evolveum’s new product: will it completely change the game?

After dominating open source identity governance market we realized that we are open to new exciting challenges. Today we would like to announce a brand new product that we have been developing during last few months. This product will undoubtedly change the very nature of your day-to-day interactions. No matter where you are, no matter Read more about Evolveum’s new product: will it completely change the game?[…]

Evolveum midPoint - lawful basis part ii

Lawful basis Part II.

As the entry into force of the GDPR approaches, we continue in our search for the most appropriate lawful basis and assess each requirement. The most discussed kind of legal basis is “legitimate interests”. It is the most flexible one and is designated for various situations, where the others obviously don’t fit. Nevertheless, you cannot Read more about Lawful basis Part II.[…]

How to override administrative status

In my previous post, I wrote how to override full name if you don’t have actual data from HR in all cases. We can have a similar problem with a special property like Administrative status (user is enabled/disabled/archived). In most cases you already have done the mapping from HR. If the employee is active (or Read more about How to override administrative status[…]

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 - 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.[…]

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. […]