Friday, June 6, 2014

ECMA2 schema and multi-valued attributes

Hello all,

I've been working with ECMA2s recently and I've just started to need a multi-valued attribute as part of the object schema.

Working with this, I had a problem trying to populate this attribute during an Import run.

Typically dealing with multi-valued attributes strategies in the past involves iterating through each value using a For Each... loop or something similar.  The issue I was running into was how to designate the index on the multi-valued attribute.  I couldn't find much on the web either.

For ECMA2 schemas I figured out an easy to populate the attribute. Place the value(s) in a List (of Object) type then you can populate the multi-valued attribute with the List.

Here's a little code showing what I mean:

Dim groups As List(Of Object) = New List(Of Object)

'populate groups with values as needed

newCsentry.AttributeChanges.Add(AttributeChange.CreateAttributeAdd("groupName", groups))

Hope this helps.

Monday, March 10, 2014

SharePoint 2013 and BHold

I've upgraded my FIM installation to 2010 R2 SP1 on a demo machine that I've had for a while and re-installed SharePoint to 2013.  There are some extra things that need to be done for SP2013 and finally got FIM Portal working as expected.

After installing BHold I would get this Error that the Service was unavailable with Error 503.

After doing some research I discovered that SharePoint 2013 doesn't allow 32 bit apps by default.  So the trick is to change a configuration to allow 32 bit apps.

This can be found here:

All you really need to do is run a command line at c:\windows\system32\inetsrv.  Then execute the following command:  appcmd.exe set config -section:system.webServer/globalModules /[name='SPNativeRequestModule'].preCondition:integratedMode,bitness64

Now BHold should work.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Redmond IDM Summit

Thanks to Oxford Computer Group and Microsoft for another great IDM Summit held in Redmond last week. 
Lots of great presentations, classes and a final panel discussion including IDM world's very own Jackson Shaw.  Great speakers were there like: Stuart Kwan & Mark Wahl.  Jeremy Palenchar discussed his SSO project with the state of Kentucky.  OCG's North American President, Marvin Tansley, discussed pieces of IDM and how they fit together. Other OCG'er discussed ADFS and Cloud technology to name a few. 
I was lucky enough to join Microsoft's Rob de Jong to present/demo BHold's attestation feature, we showed how easy it could be to run attestation campaigns.  Further we showed how you can use the reporting feature to review attestation progress.  Imagine you had an application you wanted to attest to that was not connected to any identity management solution - you could use BHold's reporting feature to hand off a report to the application owner showing those owners that should have permissions revoked. It was great to see the amount of questions and powerful engagement from the audience.  This leads me to believe the US public is coming to the conclusion that audit and compliance are becoming more important.

There were some great after hours events too. We did a tour of three micro-distilleries which was really fantastic!

Here's more information of the summit in case you missed it.  . If you're interested they mentioned they are doing it again next year around the same time.