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Understanding and Troubleshooting Novell's Security Infrastructure

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By Marcus Gould

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Posted: 24 May 2002
 

Novell AppNotes author Marcus Gould takes a close look at Novell's security model and the technologies that make it work. After some introduction, the article addresses ways of troubleshooting problems that might be related to these technologies.

Here's what is covered:

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Novell's Security Infrastructure
  • NICI Component Descriptions
  • Troubleshooting NICI and PKI Issues
  • Conclusion

Here's an excerpt:

Novell's one Net vision holds the promise of a world in which all types of networks work together to provide the power and flexibility organizations need to succeed in the Net economy. The benefits of one Net are to simplify the complexities of the Net, to securely extend and integrate applications and networks between companies, and to accelerate eBusiness transformations.
The products discussed in this AppNote are involved with delivering the "secure" part of this vision. Novell has combined best-of-breed security components from a variety of vendors with the ability to control policies and privileges for all Net resources. These provide a foundation for integrating business-critical information and automating intranet- and extranet-based business functions between trusted supply-chain partners. Using this secure foundation, users can connect, communicate, and collaborate from anywhere through the Internet.
This AppNote offers an overview of the Novell International Cryptographic Infrastructure (NICI) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), which will serve as a foundation for the troubleshooting methodologies which are also presented.

And, here's how to get to the full article:
http://developer.novell.com/research/appnotes/2002/may/01/a020501.htm


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