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12 Dec 2007
One Giant Leap: Cool Solutions gets some New Digs (tip)
Eleven years after launching the first Cool Solutions site, we have just taken a major step forward. We have some new digs - a full-on community site with all the Web 2.0 bells and whistles. Check it out!

12 Dec 2007
LDAP Password Changes and Versions of Security Services (feature)
Geoff Carman

12 Dec 2007
Counting References for an eDirectory Identity (tip)
Sailaja Mada

12 Dec 2007
Modifying Custom Attributes with the IDM Null Driver (tip)
Father Ramon

12 Dec 2007
Inserting and Removing Users in Groups in an IDV Tree (tip)
This tip from Father Ramon helps you insert or delete Group users in an Identity Vault tree.

10 Dec 2007
Monitor Identity Manager - eDirectory Driver Synchronization with Nagios (tool)
Check Novell Identity Manager synchronization between eDirectory trees using ldap.

5 Dec 2007
Configuring Access Manager for UserApp and SAML (appnote)
In this AppNote, Thomas Lubanski explains how to configure Novell Access Manager for use with IDM UserApp and SAML.

5 Dec 2007
Converting Structured Attributes in eDirectory (feature)
Fernando Freitas share some IDM rules that help you convert a structured syntax attribute to two different eDirectory formats.

5 Dec 2007
Cool Blog: Driver Usage Paradigm (feature)
In this Cool Blog, Aaron Burgemeister describes the "light-bulb" experience he had with the IDM Resource Kit and driver usage.

5 Dec 2007
Access Management Authentication Class for SMS Token Login (feature)
Bart Andries describes an SMS token-based authentication method for Access Manager.

5 Dec 2007
Access Management Authentication Class for Static Token login (feature)
Bart Andries describes a Static token-based authentication method for Access Manager.

5 Dec 2007
BA Authentication modules for Novell Access Manager (tool)
This package contains custom authentication modules for Novell Access Manager.

5 Dec 2007
Managing the eDirectory Database Cache (tip)
You can manage you eDirectory database cache more effectively, thanks to this tip from Geoff Carman.

5 Dec 2007
Customizing Error Messages in Access Manager Login Pages (feature)
You can help your users deal with authentication issues by customizing the error messages they get, thanks to this article from Neil Cashell.

5 Dec 2007
Finding Form Fill Secret Store Details in Access Manager (feature)
Learn more about Secret Store for Form Fill. Neil Cashell fills you in on the details ...

5 Dec 2007
Setting Up Subversion with LDAP and IDM Designer (feature)
This article by David Gersic helps you use Subversion revision control in conjunction with LDAP and Designer.

5 Dec 2007
Success Story: St. Vincent Health (feature)
Learn how St. Vincent Health found a better way to track system access and protect confidential patient information, thanks to Novell Identity Manager.

28 Nov 2007
Installing eDirectory 8.8 SP2 as a Non-Root User (appnote)
In this AppNote, Samuel Soares explains how to install and configure eDirectory 8.8 properly as a non-root user.

28 Nov 2007
About Loopback and Null Drivers (feature)
Rob Schneider brings us up to speed on IDM loopback and null drivers, including a rule example.

28 Nov 2007
Success Story: Liverpool (feature)
Learn how Liverpool, Mexico's leading fashion department store, deployed Novell Identity Manager to enable efficient access control to its SAP applications and other business-critical enterprise systems.

28 Nov 2007
Quick Install for IDM UserApp (tip)
David Gersic shares a handy quick-install procedure for getting IDM UserApp up and running.

28 Nov 2007
Adding eGuide from OES1 to OES2 (tip)
Missing eGuide in your new OES install? This tip from Alan Pearson should help you get it back and working.

28 Nov 2007
IDM SAP HR Driver: Where to Get the JConnect Libraries (tip)
Geoff Carman explains how to find the files you need to support the SAP HR driver for Novell Identity Manager.

28 Nov 2007
Manually Configuring Oracle Enterprise Manager for a Sentinel Instance (feature)
Tom Burt explains how to configure the Oracle Enterprise Manager dbconsole properly after installing Sentinel.

28 Nov 2007
Finding BorderManager Licenses After an Upgrade (tip)
This tip from Craig Johnson explains how to improve the way your BorderManager installation locates and displays its licenses.

28 Nov 2007
Displaying the eDirectory loginTime in NSL (tip)
Here's a tip from David Guest that displays the eDirectory login time for NSL in GMT format.

26 Nov 2007
UniqueID Check v1.0 (tool)
Analyze UID and CN attributes from an eDirectory tree.

21 Nov 2007
Calling Stored Procedures with the IDM JDBC Driver (feature)
Geoff Carman explains how you call stored procedures using Policy Builder, GCV, XML Parse, and destCommandProcessor - with the JDBC driver.

21 Nov 2007
Configuring SUSE Firewall for the SSL VPN Component in Access Manager (appnote)
In this Appnote, Sureshkumar T explains how to set up a SUSE Firewall configuration that works with the SSL VPN Component of Access Manager.

21 Nov 2007
General-Purpose Relational Integrity Rules for IDM (appnote)
This AppNote by Rob Schneider describes an approach to maintain relational integrity between the user and job data commonly referenced by Identity Manager.

21 Nov 2007
Novell Adds Roles-Based Provisioning Module to Identity Manager (feature)
Learn how roles-based provisioning has been integrated with Novell Identity Manager, making it easier to tie identity to business processes.

21 Nov 2007
LDAP Directory Access over SSL, with MAC OS 10.5 Leopard (feature)
The new version of Mac OSX introduces some issues with LDAP Directory Access over SSL. Colin Pearce explains how to get smooth access again, with LDAP and the Directory Utility application.

21 Nov 2007
Novell SecureLogin Adds Support for Windows Vista (feature)
Learn how Novell SecureLogin, a feature-rich single sign-on solution, offers advances to enforce consistent password policy and address compliance mandates.

21 Nov 2007
Success Story: University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (feature)
Learn how the The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (UTHSC-H) incorporated Novell Identity Manager and Novell iChain to form a identity management solution that works across all their applications and platforms.

21 Nov 2007
Building Group Memberships in eDirectory (tip)
This tip from Jack Shreve explains how to add a new eDirectory group, based on an existing group with similar membership.

21 Nov 2007
Changing a Notes DateTime Field (tip)
Perry Nuffer shows how to set the HTTPPasswordChangeDate value in the Domino directory, using an XDS input document example.

21 Nov 2007
Avoiding an Error when you Delete an Application from iManager (tip)
This tip Francesco Vinci explains what to do about an error that can happen when when you delete an application from iManager.

21 Nov 2007
Detecting Password Fields on a Javascript Web Page (tip)
David Guest explains how to detect a password field when you are dealing with a Javascript Web Page.

21 Nov 2007
Controlling Container Access for eGuide Users (tip)
Here's a tip from Niklas Ekstedt that helps you control how eGuide users access certain containers.

14 Nov 2007
Configuring SugarCRM to use Novell eDirectory for Authentication (feature)
Check out this cool solution posted by Omni to help its Riva SugarCRM GroupWise Integration closed beta customers configure SugarCRM for eDirectory LDAP user authentication.

14 Nov 2007
Novell SecureLogin 6.1 Ships (feature)
Version 6.1 of Novell's popular SecureLogin solution has shipped. Learn more about it here ...

14 Nov 2007
Success Story: Toll Brothers (feature)
Learn how the Toll Brothers construction company selected Novell Identity Manager and Novell Access Manager to securely connect all their systems and synchronize user identities.

14 Nov 2007
Mass Updates to Individual Trustee Assignments (tip)
Aaron Burgemeister explains how to change the individual trustee assignments, en masse ...

14 Nov 2007
New at Download.Novell.com - iManager Plug-ins (tip)
Check out these new iManager plug-ins, available at download.novell.com.

14 Nov 2007
Stripping Null Values from IDM Operations (tip)
Will Schneider shares a few IDM rules that strip all null values from all operations, either at the Input, Output, the Command.

14 Nov 2007
Moving the IDM Designer Location in Linux (tip)
This tip from Geoff Carman explains how to successfully move IDM Designer from one location to another in Linux.

14 Nov 2007
Using Sentinel Collectors as Syslog Servers (tip)
Oscar Castro explains how to get your Sentinel Collectors to act as Syslog Servers.

14 Nov 2007
Another Reason to Use -host in dxcmd (tip)
Geoff Carman explains why the -host parameter is the way to go, if you are using dxcmd and running multiple eDirectory instances.

14 Nov 2007
Updated SSL Configuration for UserApp 3.5.1 (tip)
With the new jBoss version, you may need this tip from Celso Lima to get SSL configuration working properly.

14 Nov 2007
Solving Application Access Problems after Upgrading to eDirectory 8.8 (tip)
This quick tip from Jack Shreve helps your users access applications and dirmap correctly after an upgrade to eDirectory 8.8.

7 Nov 2007
Novell Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Web Access Management (feature)
Find out more about the latest recognition of Novell product excellence, this time for Access Manager.

7 Nov 2007
Dredging for Inactive Accounts (feature)
Rob Schneider shares a practical approach for locating inactive user accounts in Identity Manager.

7 Nov 2007
About the IDM Integration Module/Composer (tip)
Here are some interesting insights into the new Novell Identity Manager Integration Module 2.1 for Enterprise, including the Composer tool - courtesy of Geoff Carman.

7 Nov 2007
Success Story: Greater Baltimore (feature)
Learn how the Greater Baltimore Medical Center adopted a solution based on Novell SecureLogin and Novell Identity Manager to provide single sign-on and safeguard important medical data.

7 Nov 2007
Using DXCMD in a Script (tip)
Here's a sample script and explanation from Geoff Carman that helps you run the dxcmd app to restart eDirectory and start necessary drivers.

7 Nov 2007
Finding Updated Snap-ins for iManager (tip)
This tip from Jesse Pretorius shows you how to find the sometimes elusive iManager snap-ins you need to download.

7 Nov 2007
Configuring eDirectory LDAP Server to Listen on Specific IP Addresses/Host Names (tip)
G Gireeshkumar explains how eDirectory LDAP Server can listen on selected IP addresses or host names.

7 Nov 2007
Adding IDM Attributes based on Existing Values (tip)
If you need to add IDM attributes based on existing values, this tip and code sample from Lothar Haeger should help.

7 Nov 2007
Specifying Multiple Users in TO, CC, BCC with UserApp (tip)
This tip from Steven Williams provides a workaround so you can send email for more than one user in the Finish Activity of the UserApp workflow.

7 Nov 2007
Checking NICI Libraries (tip)
Marcel Cox explains how you can tell whether your NICI library is really up-to-date.

31 Oct 2007
Creating an eDirectory User based on ADS Group Membership (feature)
Father Ramon outlines the process for creating a user in eDirectory based on a specific ADS (W2K3) Group Membership.

31 Oct 2007
Using Secret Store (tip)
Geoff Carman takes a look at the benefits of using Novell Secret Store with SecureLogin and Identity Manager.

31 Oct 2007
Backup scripts for eDirectory on Linux (tool)
Scripts to backup eDirectory on Linux using either dsbk or ndsbackup.

31 Oct 2007
IDM Driver Monitoring Solution (tool)
IDM Driver monitoring solution for Linux

31 Oct 2007
New at Download.Novell.com - Identity Manager Integration Module 2.1 for Enterprise - Custom Edition (tip)
Check out the new Identity Manager Integration Module 2.1 for Enterprise - Custom Edition, available at download.novell.com ...

31 Oct 2007
Using iManager 2.7 with Apache (tip)
Here's a brief guide on how to configure iManager to work properly with Apache. Thanks to Pekka Kuronen for sharing.

31 Oct 2007
Customizing an NSL Script for Admin Account Users (tip)
This tip from David Guest shows you how to help outside (admin) users access a web page for modification, via an NSL script.

31 Oct 2007
eDirectory Migration and Disk Space Problems (tip)
If you're not fond of the idea of running out of disk space during an eDirectory migration, this tip from Andy Cox is for you.

31 Oct 2007
Using ndsconfig with eDirectory Installs (tip)
Aaron Burgemeister shares a few insights on using the ndsconfig utility when installing eDirectory.

31 Oct 2007
Customizing the Chooser Mode in iManager Roles & Tasks (tip)
Here's a tip from Wolfgang Schreiber that helps you specify the chooser mode that's used for custom tasks in iManager.

30 Oct 2007
Solving a Socket Error on a Linux Client (tip)
Ritu Sati explains how to deal with socket errors that occasionally happen when you run the eDirectory LDAP performance tool on a Linux client.

29 Oct 2007
Status-Checking Script for DirXML Remote Loader (tip)
Thanks to Arjan Anthonisse for sharing this script that makes status checking easier when you're running the DirXML Remote Loader.

27 Oct 2007
Novell Audit Starter Pack Database Version 1.3 (tool)
Capture, maintain and analyze the information gathered by the Novell Audit Starter Pack 2.0.2 application.

24 Oct 2007
Identity Management - an Inevitable Need (appnote)
In this AppNote, Gaurav Vaidya provides a broad view of identity management and explains why you can't afford to be without a solid identity management plan for your business.

24 Oct 2007
What's New in the Form Script for Identity Manager 3.5.1 (feature)
Rudy Duym brings us up-to-date on the latest developments with the Form Script for Identity Manager 3.5.1.

24 Oct 2007
Enforcing Two-Factor Authentication with a Smart Card on a Citrix Server (feature)
Kiran Prabhu DP explains how you can take advantage of smart card authentication on a Citrix server.

24 Oct 2007
Troubleshooting IF-THEN-ELSE Blocks with IDM Code (feature)
Geoff Carman explains a subtle bug dealing with IF-THEN-ELSE command ordering, and how to resolve it.

24 Oct 2007
New at Download.Novell.com - IDM 3.5.1 Bundle Edition (tip)
Check out the new Identity Manager 3.5.1 Bundle Edition for OES and ZENworks ...

24 Oct 2007
Success Story: JAL Card (feature)
Learn how JAL Card, a Japan Airlines subsidiary, overhauled its identity management system and increased its compliance capabilities by implementing Novell Identity Manager and Novell SecureLogin.

24 Oct 2007
IDM Token-Unique-Name Examples (tip)
David Gersic and Father Ramon share a few IDM policy rules that help you see the "token-unique-name" noun in action ...

24 Oct 2007
Understanding Replicas in eDirectory (tip)
Aaron Burgemeister gets down to the basics of replicas and how they work in eDirectory.

24 Oct 2007
Redirecting the Access Gateway to the Full Domain Name (tip)
In this article, Bart Andries explains how to redirect the Access Gateway to the full domain name when receiving error "Host name received is not for this web site".

24 Oct 2007
Changing iManager 2.7 Default Timeout (tip)
Geoff Carman describes how to change the default 30-minute timeout for iManager version 2.7.

24 Oct 2007
Installing iChain's ConsoleOne Snap-ins on a Linux Client (tip)
This tip from Rob Rawson helps you install iChain's ConsoleOne Snap-ins on a Linux Client.

17 Oct 2007
Survey: How well are Novell and your other vendors meeting your needs? (tip)
We're interested in knowing how well Novell is meeting your needs in several areas identified as important to current customers. Please take this short, five-minute survey to help us understand your satisfaction with Novell and other vendors.

17 Oct 2007
IDM Engine Event Caching (appnote)
In this Appnote, Geoff Carman takes us behind the scenes with the powerful event caching feature of Identity Manager.

17 Oct 2007
Tiered Structure for Governance of Identity Management (feature)
This article by David Guest provides an overview of the advantages of a tiered data structure with the IDM Identity Vault.

17 Oct 2007
Testing for Supported Cryptographic Functions (feature)
Aaron Burgemeister shares a cool Perl script that helps you determine which cryptographic technologies are supported on certain servers.

17 Oct 2007
Unique Name Token Functionality in IDM 3.5 (feature)
Geoff Carman describes IDM 3.5's Unique Name Token feature, along with an interesting peculiarity ...

17 Oct 2007
Using DebugView to Track SecureLogin Application Definitions (feature)
David Guest explains how to use Microsoft's DebugView to help you track SecureLogin information dealing with performance monitoring and other time-sensitive issues.

17 Oct 2007
New at Download.novell.com: eDirectory 8.8 Plug-in for iManager 2.5, 2.6 & 2.7 (feature)
Check out the latest eDirectory plug-in available at download.novell.com ...

17 Oct 2007
Success Story: Schneider Electric Mexico (feature)
Learn how Schneider Electric Mexico dramatically improved its provisioning and information synchronization with a new Identity Manager solution.

17 Oct 2007
Creating Nested Groups in eDirectory 8.8.2 using iManager 2.7 (tip)
You can create nested groups in eDirectory 8.8.2 more easily, thanks to this tip from Mada Sailaja.

17 Oct 2007
BorderManager Migration Tips (tip)
Craig Johnson shares a few handy tips for migrating BorderManager from version 3.8 to 3.9.

15 Oct 2007
Check eDirectory LDAP Statistics with Nagios (tool)
This program can be used to monitor the number of ldap searches and errors with Nagios.

10 Oct 2007
Deleting Driver Associations in Identity Manager (feature)
Need to remove a driver but don't want to manually remove thousands of associations? Yancey Yeargan shares a Perl script that does the trick.

10 Oct 2007
Using Identity Injection to View Roles (feature)
Bart Andries explains how to troubleshoot Identity Injection and Form Fill Policies in this article.

10 Oct 2007
Adding IDM Driver Support for Intruder Lockout Detection on Linux/UNIX (feature)
Now you can implement IDM support for Intruder Lockout Detection on Linux and UNIX, thanks to this solution from Geoff Carman.

10 Oct 2007
New at Download.novell.com (feature)
There are quite a few new software versions available at download.novell.com - learn about them here ...

10 Oct 2007
Cool Blog: TAO Files and Drivers (feature)
In this Cool Blog, Aaron Burgemeister unravels the ancient mysteries of TAO ...

10 Oct 2007
ATT Training Update (feature)
Check out the latest happenings in the Advanced Technical Training world ...

10 Oct 2007
Using Alternate Mailfile Templates with the Lotus Notes Driver (tip)
This tip from Perry Nuffer demonstrates another approach to using mailfile templates with the IDM Notes driver.

10 Oct 2007
Success Story: APACS (feature)
Learn how APACS, the UK trade association for payments, used a Novell Identity Manager solution to keep vital databases synchronized.

10 Oct 2007
Debugging Slow Performance in iManager on NetWare (tip)
Marcel Cox provides a few suggestions for getting iManager to respond more quickly when running on NetWare.

10 Oct 2007
Simple LDAP Management Tool, works with eDirectory from Linux (tool)
Allows users to easily update multiple users attributes, including passwords from the Linux console.

3 Oct 2007
SAML / NAM / Concur Integration (appnote)
In this AppNote, Neil Cashell demonstrates how to integrate Novell Access Manager and Concur, using the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) solution for Single Sign-on (SSO) to the Concur Expense Service (CES).

3 Oct 2007
Creating Temporary Security Access for NAM 3 using Roles (feature)
Mike Faris explains how to grant temporary system access to outside personnel, using Roles with Access Manager.

3 Oct 2007
Migrating Data from NetWare 5.1 to OES, with eDirectory 8.7.3.7 (feature)
This article by Shashikala B.V. shows the step-by-step process to follow when migrating from NetWare 5.1 to OES, using upgrades to eDirectory.

3 Oct 2007
Novell-led Bandit Project Launches "Control Your Identity" Campaign (feature)
Learn how the Bandit Project is driving better, more secure user management of Internet identities.

3 Oct 2007
Cool Blog: Updated: Identity Manager Driver Health & Statistics (feature)
In this Cool Blog, Lynn Christensen shares the details of the new UI for Identity Manager Driver Health and Statistics.

3 Oct 2007
Using Mapping Tables in IDM to Set User Destinations (feature)
Dave Gersic shares a few sample polices that use mapping tables to do common lookup tasks.

3 Oct 2007
Success Story: The University of Adelaide (feature)
Learn how Australia's University of Adelaide used Novell Identity Manager to build a solution that synchronizes identities between its data directories.

3 Oct 2007
Notes Driver Support for XDS Attribute Types and Field Data Types (tip)
Perry Nuffer describes the XDS attribute types and Lotus Notes field data types that are supported by the Notes IDM driver.

3 Oct 2007
Bypassing Authentication for Remote Users in BorderManager (tip)
This tip from Craig Johnson explains ways you can bypass authentication for remote users in BorderManager, connecting directly to target sites.

3 Oct 2007
Adding Alternative Names with Certificate Signing Requests (tip)
This tip from Klaus Gast shows you how to get alternative names into a CSR, using a process that leverages OpenSSL.

1 Oct 2007
DNSBrowse 2.08.04 (tool)
Utility for browsing through the DNS/DHCP records in NDS.

26 Sep 2007
Check ZLM assignment integrity between eDirectory object store and postgresql data store (tool)
This program checks the bundle, catalog and policy assignments between the eDirectory object store and postgresql data store.

26 Sep 2007
Establishing Cross-Realm Trust between Active Directory and Novell KDC (appnote)
In this AppNote, Anil Kumar Sekhara and Ashish Kumar explain how to log in to Windows XP, with Novell KDC interoperating with Microsoft KDC (Active Directory).

26 Sep 2007
Personalizing Novell Access Manager Using Custom Headers and LDAP (feature)
Now you can personalize the look and feel of your NAM environment, thanks to this handy article from Mike Faris.

26 Sep 2007
Xen Setup for Access Manager (feature)
Ever wondered if Novell Access Manager woould work with XEN? Neil Cashell shows you how to get NAM up and running on SUSE Linux with XEN virtualization.

26 Sep 2007
New at Download.Novell.com - IDM 3.5.0.1 Plug-in for iManager 2.6 (feature)
Check out the new Identity Manager plug-in for iManager 2.6, on download.novell.com ...

26 Sep 2007
Resyncing Users in IDM after a Delete (tip)
Here's a tip from Ofer Gigi that helps you resync users after they have been deleted and recreated.

26 Sep 2007
AD Driver Default Rule Oddity (tip)
Geoff Carman explores a strange characteristic in an AD Driver rule for IDM. If you know why it behaves like it does, let us know ...

26 Sep 2007
Success Story: Nippon Comsys (feature)
Learn how Nippon Comsys built an effective single sign-on system with the help of Novell eDirectory, Identity Manager, and iChain.

26 Sep 2007
"Expired Query-Ex Data" in the Lotus Notes Driver (tip)
Perry Nuffer explains the mystery behind "expired query ex-data" in the IDM driver for Lotus Notes.

26 Sep 2007
Blocking Sub-Domain Access in BorderManager (tip)
Craig Johnson shares some advice about blocking access to sub-domains, using access rules and wildcards.

26 Sep 2007
Solving User Datastore Errors after NAM Upgrade (tip)
This tip from Samantha Fetter shows a simple way to get around IDP errors after an upgrade to Access Manager.

26 Sep 2007
Fixing iChain Fonts in Firefox (tip)
If your problem is iChain fonts that are too large in Firefox, Klaus Gast has your answer ...

25 Sep 2007
Using GroupWise Mail and Calendar on Non-Novell Portals (tip)
Kevin Hurni explains how to get your GroupWise mail and calendar features working on non-Novell portals.

23 Sep 2007
Landscape Generator (tool)
Configure a cool looking customer environment web page without writing any HTML code!

19 Sep 2007
Creating a Time-triggered Job Automatically with Policies (appnote)
In this AppNote, Pekka Kuronen shares an automatic process for making time-triggered events with IDM, in the spirit of crontab.

19 Sep 2007
Proof of Concept: IDM 3.5.0 JDBC Driver and Apache Derby Java Database (appnote)
This AppNote by Jon Hardman is a demonstration of how Identity Manager can support any RDMS database that works with SQL and JDBC connectivity.

19 Sep 2007
Solutions Providers High-Five Fast Growth Vendors (feature)
Learn how vendors such as Novacoast are reaping the rewards of tight alliances with Novell, Linux, and identity management.

19 Sep 2007
Synchronizing Users into Google Apps with IDM (tip)
Check out this Google Apps connector, built by Johann Akerstrom.

19 Sep 2007
Understanding Unrestricted Access in iManager/RBS (tip)
Aaron Burgemeister explains the notion of "unrestricted access" with iManager and RBS.

19 Sep 2007
Upgrading from BorderManager 3.6 (tip)
If you're planning to upgrade your BorderManager from version 3.6, this tip from Craig Johnson will clear up a few issues.

19 Sep 2007
Success Story: New York City Transit (feature)
Learn how the New York City Transit automated their identity management process with Novell Identity Manager and Access Manager.

19 Sep 2007
Moving IDM Drivers from NetWare to Linux (tip)
Here's a tip from Armando Perez that helps you get your Identity Manager drivers safely moved from NetWare to a Linux box.

19 Sep 2007
More about Container Searches in ConsoleOne (tip)
Jack Shreve adds some insight to the ongoing discussion on container searches in ConsoleOne ...

12 Sep 2007
Lotus Notes Redirection on Novell Access Manager Using PHP and LDAP (appnote)
In this AppNote, Mike Faris shows how to configure Access Manager to determine on which Notes server the current logged in user resides, and present only a single email icon.

12 Sep 2007
IDM Rule Programming Techniques for Pseudo Select Statement Emulation (appnote)
This AppNote by Justin Birt explains how to construct complex conditional statements within a single IDM rule.

12 Sep 2007
"I Agree" - A Simple Recipe for Identity Manager Self-Registration (feature)
Michel Bluteau explains how to require users to agree to Terms and Conditions before accessing Self-Registration in Identity Manager

12 Sep 2007
Troubleshooting 10101043 and 10101044 Errors in Access Manager (appnote)
In this AppNote, Neil Cashell explains in detail how to deal with 10101043 and 10101044 errors that occur in Access Manager, as well as setting up a circle of trust between the Liberty Service Provider and the Liberty Identity Server.

12 Sep 2007
Identity Manager in Leaders' Quadrant for User Positioning (feature)
This evaluation by Gartner, Inc. is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Find out more here ...

12 Sep 2007
ATT Training Update (feature)
Check out these new training opportunities from Novell ATT ...

12 Sep 2007
Workaround for -404 Error in iManager (tip)
This tip by Geoff Carman helps you solve a -404 error in iManager that actually stems from a Firefox bug.

12 Sep 2007
Success Story: Anne's Diary (feature)
Learn how Anne's Diary, the first secure social networking site for children, found the secure identity environment it needed, thanks to Novell eDirectory, Access Manager, and NMAS.

12 Sep 2007
Solving Search Issues with ConsoleOne (tip)
If you're not getting great results from ConsoleOne searches, this tip from Geoff Carman may clear things up for you ...

12 Sep 2007
IDM Notes Driver and Association Values (tip)
Why does the Notes driver always publishes association values in IDM? Perry Nuffer provides a few answers here ...

12 Sep 2007
Outputting Audit Query Results to a Web Page (tip)
You can get your Audit query results posted to a web page, thanks to this tip from Aaron Burgemeister.

12 Sep 2007
Using LdapConnection with Windows (tip)
Here's a code sample from Johann Akerstrom that shows how to use an ldapconnection to get eDirectory information.

5 Sep 2007
Using SecureLogin Scripting to Enable Quick Finder Login for Web Single Sign-On (appnote)
This AppNote by Girish Mutt provides an overview of how to use NSL scripts to enable Quick Finder searches with SSO.

5 Sep 2007
Success Story: SecureX (feature)
Learn how the SecureX group combined Novell Identity Manager with eDirectory to manage user accounts in a complex production system.

5 Sep 2007
Solving Notes Driver Error "Operation stopped at your request" (tip)
Perry Nuffer provides some insight on a curious error with the Lotus Notes driver for Identity Manager.

5 Sep 2007
Creating a Unique CN from the IDM UserApp (tip)
Rob Schneider adds a twist to Rudy Duym's AppNote, helping you compare a CN against all those in a tree.

5 Sep 2007
Solving SecureLogin Startup Issues (tip)
SecureLogin taking too long to start up? Aaron White shares a script that addresses several logon issues ...

5 Sep 2007
Driver Filter Reset for AD and IDM (tip)
Father Ramon explains how to work with a filter to get it to make AD or policies authoritative on create events but not on modify events.

5 Sep 2007
Avoiding MySQL "Noise" with Audit (tip)
Jason Doering share a simple tip for avoiding excessive MySQL activity when you install Audit.

5 Sep 2007
Solving iPrint Errors in Mobile iManager (tip)
This tip from Wolfgang Schreiber helps you avoid iPrint exception errors that can occur when you use Mobile iManager.

5 Sep 2007
Populating the AD Home Directory Field with IDM (tip)
Tim Edmonds shares an XML example that helps you get your AD Home Directory field populated, using Identity Manager.

5 Sep 2007
Forcing a Mirror on AD Synchronization (tip)
Here's a tip from Father Ramon that forces a move event when DNs in AD accounts are not the same.

5 Sep 2007
Adding a link to a Photo Editor in eGuide (tip)
If your eGuide users need an online graphics editor for their pictures, this tip from Jim Goodall should help.

30 Aug 2007
DSMETER for NetWare (tool)
Audit and control your eDirectory/NDS and NetWare File Systems. Track login/logout activity, audit, alert and control server, file system, and directory activity, report on server inventory and more.

30 Aug 2007
DSRAZOR for eDirectory/NDS and NetWare (tool)
Secure, delegate, administer and audit your eDirectory/NDS and NetWare File Systems. Manage user accounts, report on and manage security settings, delegate helpdesk tasks and more.

30 Aug 2007
DSRAZOR for GroupWise (tool)
Secure, delegate, administer and audit your GroupWise installations. Manage user accounts, report on and manage security settings, report disk space usage, manage distribution lists and more.

29 Aug 2007
Moving Users Between Containers on both eDirectory and AD (tip)
David Gersic explains a strategy for moving a user from one container to another, on both eDirectory and AD systems.

29 Aug 2007
Audit Starter Pack: Installation, Configuration and Usage Instructions (appnote)
This AppNote by Chris Premo provides a complete guide to successfully installing, configuring, and using the Novell Audit Starter Pack.

29 Aug 2007
Fixing Multiple Interface Problems with Tomcat on Novell Access Manager 3.0.1 (tip)
Mike Faris and Neil Cashell team up to solve a few tricky issues with Tomcat on Access Manager.

29 Aug 2007
Installer for Password Synchronization Filters on AD - IDM Tested Version: 3.5.0 (tool)
This script installs Password Synchronization filters into a Microsoft Active Directory environment.

29 Aug 2007
Success Story: Saarland University (feature)
Learn how Germany's Saarland University found a centralized solution for iits 25,000-user network with Novell Identity Manager.

29 Aug 2007
Troubleshooting Lotus Notes Driver Issues (tip)
Perry Nuffer returns with this timely tip for solving a startup problem with the Lotus Notes driver on Linux, Solaris, and AIX.

29 Aug 2007
Moving Users Between Containers on both eDirectory and AD (tip)
David Gersic explains a strategy for moving a user from one container to another, on both eDirectory and AD systems.

29 Aug 2007
Handling Move Events and Associations with the Loopback Driver (tip)
Here's a tip from Lothar Haeger that helps you use associations on move events, with the IDM loopback driver.

29 Aug 2007
Using Delays with the Workorder Driver (tip)
Father Ramon shares some sample code for implementing timed delays in the IDM Workorder driver.

24 Aug 2007
NetworkTester (tool)
This script is made to test networking hardware and software in a simple way by verifying packets travel reliably across the network.

22 Aug 2007
Migrating AD into eDirectory, using OpenLDAP on OES (appnote)
This AppNote by Mike Faris takes you step by step through the process of migrating Active Directory data into eDirectory on an OES system, using OpenLDAP.

22 Aug 2007
Installing and Configuring eDirectory 8.8.x on Ubuntu Linux (appnote)
Need to install eDirectory on Ubuntu? It can be done, as this AppNote by Jon Hardman demonstrates.

22 Aug 2007
Using the Time Tokens in IDM 3.5 (feature)
Geoff Carman explains how to use two of the cool new features of Identity Manager 3.5 - the Time and Convert Time tokens. *Update - Test Button information added*

22 Aug 2007
NMAS Authentication for Novell eDirectory, via Biometric Client and Server Login Kits (feature)
Fujitsu and 123ID have introduced Biometric Client and Server Login Kits, enabling NMAS authentication for Novell eDirectory. Learn more here ...

22 Aug 2007
Using the JDBC Driver and Direct SQL (feature)
This article from Geoff Carman shows you how to issue SQL calls from Policy Builder in Identity Manager.

22 Aug 2007
Using Multiple eDir-to-eDir Drivers (tip)
Dave Gersic explains how to run multiple eDir-to-eDir drivers in IDM, with a graphical representation included.

22 Aug 2007
Using the JDBC IDM Driver with Custom Descriptor Files (tip)
Geoff Carman explains how to work around a loading problem when you are using custom descriptor files with the JDBC driver.

22 Aug 2007
Scrubbing eDirectory 8.8 on Linux (tip)
Aaron Burgemeister explains how to delete instances of eDirectory on Linux.

22 Aug 2007
Solving ConsoleOne Display Corruption (tip)
If you're getting annoyed by frequent display setting corruptions in ConsoleOne, this tip from Tony Kelly should help.

21 Aug 2007
Success Story: Johnson Matthey, GroupWise, and BorderManager (feature)
Learn how Johnson Matthey, a leader in advanced materials technology, provided secure and reliable access to intranets, extranets, and the Internet with a solution including Novell GroupWise and Novell BorderManager.

15 Aug 2007
Configuring and Troubleshooting SAML 1.1 with Novell Access Manager (appnote)
This AppNote by Bart Andries explains configuration and troubleshooting options for implementing SAML 1.1 in your environment.

15 Aug 2007
K-12 School Uses EMU to Create and Bulk Modify Novell Home Directories for Mac OS X Users (feature)
Struggling with managing Macintosh Home Directories on NetWare / OES? Does your school district or college use Macintosh OS X computers with home directories on NetWare or OES? Check out this Cool Solution success story about how Savannah Country Day School uses EMU to manage their 1,200 user accounts, including Macintosh home directory values on NetWare.

15 Aug 2007
Using the Work Order Driver in IDM (feature)
Geoff Carman provides an overview of the new Work Order driver in IDM 3.5, including strategies for how and why to use it.

15 Aug 2007
Troubleshooting XML Validation in Access Manager (feature)
Here's a helpful guide to solving XML validation problems with Novell Access Manager, courtesy of Neil Cashell.

15 Aug 2007
New from Novell Downloads: Novell Client Login Extension for IDM 3.5 (feature)
Check out the new Novell Client Login Extension for IDM 3.5, at download.novell.com ...

15 Aug 2007
IDM JDBC Driver and Third-Party JDBC Driver Versioning (tip)
Geoff Carman explains how to get proper version matching between the IDM JDBC driver and an Oracle JDBC driver.

15 Aug 2007
Solving Trace File Overwrites in IDM (tip)
Thorsten Schloesser explains how to keep your IDM trace files intact, without being overwritten.

15 Aug 2007
Auxiliary Classes and Identity Manager (tip)
Here's a tip from Geoff Carman that helps you avoid problems with missing mandatory Auxilliary classes in Identity Manager.

8 Aug 2007
Active Directory Driver Basics (appnote)
This AppNote by Aaron Burgemeister provides a comprehensive guide to getting the Microsoft Active Directory (MAD) driver working smoothly with Identity Manager.

8 Aug 2007
Changing Ports in Novell Access Manager 3.0.1 (feature)
If you're faced with changing ports with Access Manager, this step-by-step guide from Mike Faris should come in handy.

8 Aug 2007
Cool Blog: Are You Ready for eDirectory 8.8 SP2? (feature)
Jaimon Jose explains the top reasons why you should be excited about the upcoming eDirectory 8.8 SP2 release, including performance boost, encryption features, security enhancements, and more ...

8 Aug 2007
Configuring Single Sign On for iFolder 3.6 Server Web Access using Novell Access Manager (appnote)
This AppNote from R Anupkumar helps you implement single sign-on for Web access of the iFolder server.

8 Aug 2007
Handling Port Collisions with Multi-Instance eDirectory (tip)
Geoff Carman explains how to avoid port collisions that can sometimes occur when you run multiple instances of eDirectory on a server.

8 Aug 2007
Scheduling eDirectory Backups (tip)
Bryan Keadle shares a handy script and explanation for how to easily get a backup of a server NDS.

8 Aug 2007
Solving RDP Issues on Remote Loader (tip)
This tip from Geoff Carman demonstrates a simple way to get NDSTrace and other options working, when you're connected via RDP.

8 Aug 2007
Sending Only Inserts, Not Updates, to AS400 via IDM (tip)
Jason Elsberry shows how to use XSLT to send insert queries to the database, not updates.

7 Aug 2007
Preventive Maintenance for System Administrators (feature)
Here's some practical and detailed advice on staying ahead of the server maintenance game, courtesy of Hanny Kraa.

6 Aug 2007
3D Log Viewer v 1.11.1 (tool)
A must have utility for viewing IDM log files, but makes it easy to visualize many other cryptic logs. By unchecking rules the results can be dramatically altered for easy viewing.

6 Aug 2007
Base64 Encode/Decode (tool)
Easily decode Base64 encoded data while viewing an LDIF file.

6 Aug 2007
PKI Certificate Expiry Reporter (tool)
This utility simply reports the certificate expiry date, it does not validate certificates.ident

2 Aug 2007
IDM Status Monitor v1.1 (tool)
At a glance, allows you to see the current status of any and all of your IDM drivers.

1 Aug 2007
Password Transformation Rule Sets (appnote)
In this AppNote, Geoff Carman takes a detailed look at the policies in the default IDM 3.5 driver sets, adding comments and useful tips.

1 Aug 2007
Upgrading to IDM 3.5 with Multiple eDirectory Instances (feature)
Aaron Burgemeister shares tips and strategies for upgrading IDM when you have multiple instances of eDirectory that you are running.

1 Aug 2007
Setting Up Scope/Role Relationships in IDM (tip)
Here's a tip from Ofer Gigi that helps you establish attribute relationships between scopes and roles in the eDirectory schema.

1 Aug 2007
Accessing a Custom Java Method from IDM (tip)
This tip from Lothar Haeger shows you how to access a custom Java method from Identity Manager.

1 Aug 2007
Open Call - Rules that Need Updating when Migrating to IDM 3.5 (tip)
If you've found a rule that needs to updated for an IDM 2.x or 3.x driver so it works better with IDM 3.5, Geoff Carman wants to know ...

1 Aug 2007
Checking Synchronization between eDirectory Trees (tip)
Jeff Johnson shares a few IDM rules that help you determine whether passwords have been synchronized.

1 Aug 2007
Extracting a Second Entry in a Multi-Valued Attribute (tip)
Father Ramon shares a policy that finds and extracts the second entry in a multi-valued attribute.

30 Jul 2007
iManager Plugin UnInstall Tool (tool)
Command Line Tool to UnInstall iManager Plugin NPM Build.

30 Jul 2007
iManager Plugin Roles and Tasks (tool)
Command Line Tool to get the Roles and Tasks mapping provided by iManager Plugin NPM build.

30 Jul 2007
iManager Plugin Manifest Information and Comparison (tool)
Command Line Tool to view and compare the Manifest file(s) in iManager Plugin NPM(s) Build.

30 Jul 2007
iManager Plugin (NPM) Install (tool)
Command Line Tool to install iManager Plugin NPM Build.

30 Jul 2007
iManager Plugin (NPM) Resource File Comparison (tool)
Command Line Tool to compare the resource (properties) file(s) in iManager Plugin NPM Build.

25 Jul 2007
Password Complexity Auditing Driver (tool)
Prints out a .csv file that describe the properties of objects' passwords without actually showing the passwords.

25 Jul 2007
Fill Password Java Data Injection Module for NAM (appnote)
In this AppNote, Bart Andries explains how to configure SSO securely, with a combination of the NMAS Toolkit and his custom Java Data Injection module.

25 Jul 2007
Upgrading the Notes Driver Shim in IDM 3.5 (feature)
This article by Geoff Carman sheds light on some useful tips for when you upgrade the Notes Driver shim in Identity Manager 3.5.

25 Jul 2007
Success Story: Southwest University for Nationalities (feature)
Learn how China's Southwest University for Nationalities used an array or Novell products to establish a comprehensive single sign-on system.

25 Jul 2007
Designer and XML Validation (tip)
Here's a tip by Geoff Carman that points out some "stupid XML tricks" and how to avoid them when using Designer for IDM.

25 Jul 2007
Syncing an Attribute from Notes to eDirectory after Create (tip)
Perry Nuffer shares a policy that helps synchronize an attribute back from Notes to eDirectory after it is created.

25 Jul 2007
Policy example for Association Problems when Updating the i5os Bidirectional Driver to IDM 3.5 (tip)
Jeff Bate provides a policy for changing driver associations to lowercase, helping overcome a previous driver bug in IDM.

25 Jul 2007
Setting the Notes ID Password in IDM 3.5 (tip)
Geoff Carman explains how to get access to the Notes ID file via IDM 3.5, in order to set the user password.

25 Jul 2007
BorderManager Filters Database 2.4 (tool)
Monitor changes in BorderManager filters file.

24 Jul 2007
Changing a GroupWise Given Name (tip)
Paul Lamontagne and Uwe Buckesfeld explain a curious problem that can happen when you try to update a GroupWise name in ConsoleOne.

19 Jul 2007
Identity Manager Form Script API (appnote)
This AppNote by Rudy Duym provides a comprehensive overview and API for Identity Manager's powerful Form Script tool.

18 Jul 2007
Single Sign-On to eDirectory 8.8.2 using the SASL GSSAPI Mechanism (appnote)
In this AppNote, Anil Belur describes the SASL GSSAPI (Generic Security Services Application Programming Interface) authentication mechanism for Kerberos V5 authentication with eDirectory 8.8.2.

18 Jul 2007
Removing Identity Manager v3.5 from a NetWare 6.5 Server (feature)
Mike Faris describes how to remove an instance of the IDM Engine from your NetWare Server.

18 Jul 2007
Comparing Identity Manager to Microsoft MIIS (tip)
How does Microsoft MIIS stack up against Novell Identity Manager? Here are a few thoughts from Johann Akerstrom ...

18 Jul 2007
Limitation to AS400 Driver Support in IDM (tip)
Geoff Carman explains a problem with bidirectional synchronization between IDM and i5os for AS400 - and how to avoid it.

18 Jul 2007
Results of Open Call: Driver Association Descriptions (tip)
Here are some additional IDM driver association descriptions, sent in by Brent Kynaston, Vijayakumar Eppodumvendran, Arindam Laha, and Ofer Gigi.

18 Jul 2007
Date Conversion Rule for Policy Builder (tip)
Michel Bluteau shares a handy date conversion rule that gets a date into eDirectory format.

18 Jul 2007
Using Multiple Servers for Driversets (tip)
Aaron Burgemeister shars some advice on assigning multiple servers to an Identity Manager driverset.

18 Jul 2007
Solving License Activation Issues on IDM 3.5 (tip)
Geoff Carman explains a "gotcha" with the IDM 3.5 licensing model and how to take care of it.

18 Jul 2007
Closing a Workflow Request Based on a Directory Query (tip)
This tip from Rudy Duym helps you automatically close an IDM workflow request form, based on the result of a directory query.

18 Jul 2007
Association Problems when Updating the i5os Bidirectional Driver to IDM 3.5 (tip)
Here's another workaround tip from Geoff Carman, helping you avoid upper/lowercase issues in driver association values.

13 Jul 2007
NDSRepair for UNIX Menu Wrapper (tool)
NDSRepair is a UNIX command-line utility used to check and repair the NDS database.

13 Jul 2007
SplitXML for SecureLogin (tool)
Utility to create individual SecureLogin import files from SecureLogin export files containing multiple application definitions, policies or preferences.

11 Jul 2007
Configuring Secure Identity Federation in Novell Access Manager (appnote)
This AppNote from Aruna Kumari explains Identity Federation and how to get it configured securely in Novell Access Manager.

11 Jul 2007
Decrypting SSL Traffic to Troubleshoot NAM (appnote)
In this AppNote, Bart Andries describes how you can overcome the challenges of Troubleshooting Novell Access Manager when SSL is enabled.

11 Jul 2007
Restoring a Single Object from a Whole DIB Backup (feature)
Need just one object from a DIB? Nikanth Karthikesan shows you how, as well as comparing the pros and cons of the most popular eDirectory backup methods.

11 Jul 2007
Remote Network Traces on NAM with Linux (tip)
Bart Andries shares a script that does the setup work so you can run run remote network traces on Novell Access Manager.

11 Jul 2007
Getting the Current Time into the UserApp Flow (tip)
This tip from Martyn Durrant shows you how to get the current time into a UserApp flowdata variable.

11 Jul 2007
Cool Blog: Domain Services for Windows (feature)
In this Cool Blog, Jaimon Jose explains the benefits of the new Domain Services for Windows feature of OES 2, applied to eDirectory and Active Directory.

11 Jul 2007
Setting Passwords with the Notes Driver on a Remote Share (tip)
You can get remote access to ID files through the Notes driver, thanks to this tip from Geoff Carman.

11 Jul 2007
Adding UserApp Buttons, with Form Scripts or HTML (tip)
Rudy Duym explains how to use a form script function in UserApp to add a text or image button.

11 Jul 2007
Solving Account Disabled Issues with the AS400 Bidirectional Driver (tip)
Geoff Carman shares a rule that allows a disable action to flow from AS400 to eDirectory.

11 Jul 2007
Form Field Visibility after a Workflow Task is Claimed (tip)
This tip from Rudy Duym shows how to make a form field appear only after a workflow task is claimed.

5 Jul 2007
Best Practices for IDM 3.5 Form Script (feature)
Rudy Duym shares and explains three best practices for using and organizing the form script for IDM 3.5 workflows.

5 Jul 2007
Omni Webinar Series (feature)
Omni presents three weekly web seminars to help you maximise your GroupWise, eDirectory and SLED deployments. Find out how to deploy GroupWise Dynamic Distribution Lists, Common Calendars, set Proxy Access for Auditors, clean-up eDirectory information to prepare for IDM, save up to 80% on your SLED desktop deployments and provide ZERO-Rights, delegated user account management.

5 Jul 2007
Setting Up a Loopback Driver with a Group Entitlement for eDirectory (tip)
Father Ramon provides a configuration for a loopback driver with a group entitlement for eDirectory.

5 Jul 2007
Workflow Tips for Identity Manager (tip)
Here are some practical tips for getting the most from your IDM workflow routines, courtesy of Rudy Duym.

5 Jul 2007
Open Call - IDM Association Values for eDirectory Objects (tip)
Geoff Carman wants to get a complete list of the available association values for eDirectory objects in IDM - and you can help by joining this Open Call ...

5 Jul 2007
Getting IESSO Debugging Data to Appear with NSL (tip)
Here's a troubleshooting tip that helps restore IESSO debugging data that has disappeared.

5 Jul 2007
Multiple-Entry Fields and AD Synchronization (tip)
This tip from Dave Simons solves a common AD syncronization problem with multiple-entry fields.

5 Jul 2007
Good Grammar - and IDM Rules (tip)
Sometimes being good is bad - at least when it comes to grammar habits and IDM rules, as Geoff Carman explains ...

5 Jul 2007
Associating Users Based on Group Membership (tip)
Father Ramon shares a simple approach to associating eDirectory users based on their membership in a group.

27 Jun 2007
Using the GroupWise Post Office Record Count with IDM (feature)
David Gersic shows how to use the Post Office Record Count feature in Identity Manager to keep post offices "full" of users.

27 Jun 2007
IDM Pushback Rule for Password Changes (tip)
Here's a handy IDM rule from Jeff Johnson that pushes back a password when certain criteria are met.

27 Jun 2007
Working with Empty E-mail Notification Fields (tip)
V.M. Luotonen explains how to change empty e-mail notification fields from "$Variable$" to something more useful.

27 Jun 2007
Finding Missing NBM Filters after Upgrades (tip)
Craig Johnson explains what to do when you lose BorderManager filters after an upgrade to NetWare or NBM.

27 Jun 2007
Storing Multiple Attribute Changes in a Single Document, with the Notes Driver (feature)
Here's a tip and some sample code from Perry Nuffer that helps you get your changing attributes into one request.

27 Jun 2007
Summary List of Assets in Sentinel (tip)
Jorge Osorio describes a process you can use to list the available assets in Sentinel 5's ActiveViews.

27 Jun 2007
Converting "Miliseconds Since 1970" to Readable Date Format (tip)
This tip from V.M. Luotonen gets the unwieldy "milliseconds since 1970" into a more friendly and readable date format.

27 Jun 2007
Showing and Hiding Action Buttons from a UserApp ECMA Script (tip)
Rudy Duym explains how to show and hide buttons from a UserApp ECMA Script.

21 Jun 2007
Utility to help remove NCS/BCC, NSS, and ARK iManager plugins (tool)
This utility will remove the files on disk for the NCS/BCC, NSS, and ARK iManager plugins.

20 Jun 2007
ldiftosch - Convert LDAP Schema into Novell SCH Format (tool)
Convert LDAP schema (ldif) file into SCH file (Novell eDirectory specific format).

20 Jun 2007
Quick Setup for eDirectory and AD Synch with IDM (feature)
Here's a step-by-step guide for getting the setup done for eDirectory and AD synchronization, courtesy of Aaron Burgemeister.

20 Jun 2007
Reusing ESM ActiveView Filters in Sentinel (feature)
Pascal Oetiker describes how to reuse filters in the Active Views feature of Novell Sentinel.

20 Jun 2007
Testing Collectors in Sentinel 6 (feature)
Pascal Oetiker shares a prcedure for testing Sentinel Collectors, using the Sentinel 6 Syslog service and telnet.

20 Jun 2007
ATT Training Update (feature)
Check out the latest training offerings from Novell ATT ...

20 Jun 2007
Setting Extended Attributes with Storage Manager (tip)
This tip helps you go about setting the extended attributes for Storage Manager directories, including Delete Inhibit and Rename Inhibit.

20 Jun 2007
Locating Proxy Servers with BorderManager Logs (tip)
Daniel Griswold shares his strategies for locating problem proxy servers, using BorderManager logs.

20 Jun 2007
Solving a Slow Performance Situation with iManager 2.6 (tip)
Is iManager running slower for you since upgrading to version 2.6? Wolfgang Schreiber has a fix that should improve performance ...

20 Jun 2007
Blocking Proxy Web Sites that Bypass Filters (tip)
David Pickett shares a few tips and a list for blocking those sneaky proxy sites that are bypassing your filters.

20 Jun 2007
Handling Form Queries with IDM UserApp (tip)
Rudy Duym explains how to get the proper return values when using form queries with the IDM UserApp.

20 Jun 2007
Importing Overlay Configurations in Designer (tip)
Here's a tip from Brady Rogers that helps you import overlay configurations in Designer for IDM.

18 Jun 2007
Process Heap Viewer (tool)
Tool to efficiently enumerate process heaps on Windows.

16 Jun 2007
RTMonitor 5.0.3 (tool)
Monitor BorderManager User Activity in real time.

13 Jun 2007
WorkOrder Details (appnote)
In this AppNote, Aaron Burgemeister explains the inner "workings" of the WorkOrder driver, complete with tree design strategies, code samples, and test details.

13 Jun 2007
Creating a User CIFS Share Path in Active Directory (feature)
This article from Charles Short provides a solution for getting CIFS share paths created automatically for users, in complex environments.

13 Jun 2007
New from download.novell.com - Client Login Extension for IDM 3.5 (tip)
Check out the new Client Login Extension for Identity Manager 3.5, available on download.novell.com ...

13 Jun 2007
More about UniqueID in eDirectory (tip)
Geoff Carman shares additional insights about the purpose and use of the eDirectory UniqueID, and how it compares with the CN.

13 Jun 2007
Workaround for Installing NBM 3.9 (tip)
If you've experienced problems with the BorderManager 3.9 upgrade installation, these pointers from Chris Mosentine should make things a bit easier.

13 Jun 2007
Getting iManager Plug-ins to Show Up in OES Linux Server (tip)
Can't find the iManager plug-in modules that you need to install? Dave Simons has a workaround that gets their link to show up properly.

13 Jun 2007
More about the Veto Command for Scoping Events (tip)
Geoffrey Carman handles an exception to the Veto rule in this tip.

13 Jun 2007
Using Multi-Language GroupWise Scripts with NSL (tip)
Need to run multiple languages in the GroupWise client, via NSL? David Guest has a simple solution for the problem.

13 Jun 2007
Transforming the Home Directory Attribute (tip)
Father Ramon is back with a tip that helps transform the Home Directory attribute involving the eDir-to-eDir driver in IDM.

11 Jun 2007
SwapVol (tool)
Swapvol is a simple tool for updating the volume (part) of the "home directory" attribute in the eDirectory.

6 Jun 2007
Configuring IDM to Synchronize with an ADAM Instance (appnote)
In this AppNote, Steve Trottier gives a detailed explanation of how you can configure an Identity Manager driver to synchronize with an ADAM (Active Directory Application Mode) instance.

6 Jun 2007
iManager Password Management Plug-in Available (feature)
Get the details on the new iManager Password Management Plug-in, available from download.novell.com.

6 Jun 2007
Blocking Proxy Server Sites with NBM (tip)
Tired of adding proxies to block lists to keep up with crafty students? This tip from Rod Urquhart shows how to deny about 90% of proxy server sites at once.

6 Jun 2007
Public Beta: GroupWise Collaboration Integration Suite for eDirectory and GroupWise, June 8, 2007 (feature)
Check out this cool announcement from our friends at Omni. Their new, unified GroupWise integration suite allows you to create Dynamic GroupWise Distribution Lists, push calendar entries, push proxy access, clean up address books, generate GroupWise archive path reports, eDirectory password expiry reports and more. Sounds like just the kind of application a GroupWise administrator would like to have on hand.

6 Jun 2007
Removing eDirectory 8.8 Instances (tip)
Aaron Burgemeister shares a simple process for clearing out separate instances of eDirectory 8.8 on a server.

6 Jun 2007
Dual Server Configuration Tip for BorderManager (tip)
This tip from James Gosling helps you get dual NBM servers running, each working independently as a fully functional proxy server.

6 Jun 2007
Setting Up a LAG Cluster with NAM (tip)
Gert Vanden Berghe explains how to get a LAG (Link Aggregation Group) cluster set up with Novell Access Manager.

6 Jun 2007
Using Links with iMonitor Tracing (tip)
Here's a way to make iMonitor tracing simpler and more convenient, courtesy of V.M. Luotonen.

6 Jun 2007
Troubleshooting SDIDIAG and NICI Problems (tip)
Klaus Gast shares some insights on dealing with SDIDIAG and NICI problems that may come up with server maintenance.

6 Jun 2007
CN and UID - Matching or Not? (tip)
In eDirectory, does your CN need to match your UID? Marcel Cox and Dave Gersic weigh in with practical advice on the question ...

5 Jun 2007
Trapper 4.0.0 (tool)
Controller/analyzer of HTTP traffic for users of Novell BorderManager.

30 May 2007
Novell Announces Availability of Sentinel 6 (feature)
Read about the newest release of Novell's enterprise-class security solution, Sentinel 6.

30 May 2007
Upgrading from SecureLogin v3 to v3.5 for Lotus Notes (feature)
Peter Hine shares some customized updates to the Protocom upgrade script for SecureLogin and Lotus Notes.

30 May 2007
IDM Support for Exchange 2007 (tip)
Although Exchange 2007 support for Identity Manager is not yet here, this workaround from Yancey Yeargan shows us what we can do in the meantime ...

30 May 2007
DMZ Configuration with Access Manager (tip)
Here's a graphic look at cofiguring your DMZ with Novell Access Manager, courtesy of Ben Walter.

30 May 2007
Using KeePass to Track Admin-Level Passwords (tip)
Michael Roizman explains how the KeePass open source solution can help you get a grip on the many passwords needed in your environment.

30 May 2007
Synchronization with the Remote Loader on the Domain Controller (tip)
If you're synchronizing eDirectory with AD, using the Remote Loader on the Domain Controller is a good idea, as Aaron Burgemeister explains.

30 May 2007
Using the INF Installer with the IDM AD Driver (tip)
Lothar Haeger shows how to get the filter DLL properly installed on Domain Controllers, with Identity Manager 3.5.

30 May 2007
Counting LDAP Searches and Binds (tip)
How many LDAP searches or binds are you doing these days? Akos Szechy shows us how to add up the score ...

30 May 2007
Retrieving Date/Time Text Strings via Java (tip)
Need to get date and time in a text string, via Java? Dave Gersic has an XML policy that helps with date formatting.

30 May 2007
Removing Values from the Network Address Field (tip)
The Network Address should get cleared of data - but when it doesn't, this tip from Lothar Haeger should come in handy.

23 May 2007
Cool Blog: Workorder Introduction (feature)
In this Cool Blog, Novell's Aaron Burgemeister gives you a first-hand look at the strange and wonderful world of the new IDM WorkOrder driver.

23 May 2007
AD Password Synch with IDM 3.5 (tip)
Father Ramon explains how IDM 3.5 policies can access and take advantage of external data sources in password synchronization.

23 May 2007
Getting Group Membership, eDirectory to Active Directory (tip)
Jim Willeke shares some advice and some sample code for doing user group assignments, based on OU attribute matching.

23 May 2007
Certificate Renewal Tips for IDM Drivers (tip)
Here are some pointers from David Gersic and Yancey Yeargan on avoiding certificate hassles with IDM drivers.

23 May 2007
Generating Unique 8-Character CN's (tip)
Father Ramon shares a sample policy that helps generate unique CN's that are a maximum of 8 characters.

23 May 2007
Restarting eGuide from a Linux Command Line (tip)
Here's a simple tip to restart eGuide from a Linux command line, rather than from a web-based interface.

23 May 2007
Using the ambkup.sh Backup Tool for Access Manager (tip)
In this tip, Gert Vanden Bergh shows how to get the ambkup.sh backup tool running, with the help of a defbkparm.sh file.

23 May 2007
Setting Longer Solaris Passwords with IDM (tip)
Here's a tip from Jeremy Grieshop that explains how to set Unix Solaris passwords that are longer than 8 characters.

22 May 2007
BMgrSaver v2.1. (tool)
Fulfills backup and restore of BorderManager Access Rules of the BorderManager server.

18 May 2007
Blackbird DeTroubler for eDirectory & Active Directory (tool)
Rapid online recovery for eDirectory & Active Directory.

16 May 2007
Oracle Triggerless/Scalable Driver for IDM (appnote)
In this AppNote, Michel Bluteau explains how to create an Oracle triggerless driver for IDM 3.5 that's scalable and effective.

16 May 2007
Setting Notes User Passwords with NotesDriverShim v3.5 (feature)
Novell's Perry Nuffer is back with a detailed explanation on setting passwords using the Lotus Notes NotesDriverShim v3.5 for IDM.

16 May 2007
ATT Training Update (feature)
Check out the latest in ATT sessions coming to a location near you ...

16 May 2007
Using the iManager Plug-in Studio to Customize Your Own Plug-in (feature)
This step-by-step explanation from Magnus Hoglund helps you use the iManager Plug-in Studio to customize a plug-in for LDAP authentication.

16 May 2007
Blocking Google Searches via NBM Proxies (tip)
Daniel Griswold helps us stay one step ahead of those crafty students looking to bypass blocking filters ...

16 May 2007
Using ICE to Create External Entities from a Delimited File (tip)
Jim Henderson shares a tip for using ICE and LDIF to get external entities from a delimited file.

16 May 2007
Mass Import of Users (tip)
Here's another approach to mass-importing users into eDirectory, courtesy of Scott Owen.

16 May 2007
Setting and Updating a Counter Value from an IDM Policy (tip)
Jim Willeke's site is worth checking out - this tip explains how to update Global Configuration Values.

16 May 2007
Replication Override in German ConsoleOne (tip)
Florian Albers shares a workaround for getting Replication options working properly in the German version of ConsoleOne.

9 May 2007
lastlogin - Generate Report Based on Last Login Time (tool)
Creates a report of all users not logged in within a configured time frame.

9 May 2007
LDAP / Universal Password with eDirectory 8.8 (appnote)
In this AppNote, Novell's Paul McKeith explains the new feature in eDirectory 8.8 SP1, where NMAS enables LDAP authentications (binds) so that they are case-sensitive. This feature can also help ease the deployment of Universal Password.

9 May 2007
DoubleCheck Integrates Novell Sentinel and Identity Manager (feature)
DoubleCheck has integrated Novell Security and Identity Management Products, including Novell Sentinel and Identity Manager, into its Governance, Risk, Compliance and Testing Solution Suite. Find out more here ...

9 May 2007
Beyond the "Three-of-Four" Policy with NMAS (feature)
Looking to get more than the typical "three of four" password security policy? Aaron Burgemeister shows you how the new version of NMAS can meet your needs.

9 May 2007
IDM 3.5 Work Order Driver Example: Inactivating and Deleting Users (feature)
Fred Patterson shares sample code examples for building an IDM Work Order driver of your own.

9 May 2007
Success Story: Novell Secures User Identities at Fairfax County Public Schools (feature)
One of the nation's largest school districts picks a portfolio of Novell products to centrally manage its identity infrastructure

9 May 2007
Avoiding Startup Vetos with Scoping Rules (tip)
Here's a tip from Geoff Carman that helps you apply scoping to your IDM driver without inadvertently vetoing the driver startup.

9 May 2007
AD / eDirectory Password Synchronization Tip (tip)
Father Ramon shares some advice and sample code for synchronizing Active Directory and eDirectory passwords with Identity Manager.

9 May 2007
Troubleshooting Tomcat behind iChain (tip)
Ryan Seale shares a few pointers on getting Tomcat running smoothly behind your iChain implementation.

9 May 2007
Speeding Up Syncsort Backup Express eDirectory Backup with Embox (tip)
If you're getting slow results with Syncsort backups on embox, this tip from Michael Alexander may help.

2 May 2007
iManager Objects to Manage SLP (tool)
iManager 2.6 Objects to Manage SLP

2 May 2007
IDM 3.5 Synchronization to the Production Tree and Testing LDAP Searches (appnote)
Mike Faris concludes his three-part series on synchronization with Identity Manager 3.5.

2 May 2007
Novell Wins Five Info Security Products Guide Excellence Awards (feature)
Users vote Novell identity, security and resource management solutions Best in Class ...

2 May 2007
Myth about TCP Port 443 and Novell Access Manager 3.0 SSLVPN (tip)
Can Access Manager run on TCP port 443? Chendil Kumar provides the answer ...

2 May 2007
Success Story: ANSI (feature)
Learn how the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) used a Novell identity management solution to reduce time spent on manual user provisioning by 90 percent.

2 May 2007
Placing Users in Contexts with the IDM Mapping Table (tip)
David Gersic shares an placement rule that uses the IDM mapping table to get eDirectory users into a target context.

2 May 2007
Fixing Expired Certificates for NRM and NDPS (tip)
Jamie Roth shares a tip for resolving an error when certificates are viewed on NRM with NDPS.

2 May 2007
Support for Oracle jInitiator with SecureLogin (tip)
Here's a tip from David Guest that helps you get jInitiator working with your Java-enabled NSL.

26 Apr 2007
IDM 3.5 pwfilter.dll updater INF (tool)
INF installer updates pwfilter.dll and associated files.

25 Apr 2007
IDM 3.5 Metrics Client Demo (tool)
Demo shows how IDM 3.5 Metrics Webservice can be used to generate a dashboard that can be used to monitor/evaluate workflow performance.

25 Apr 2007
PKI Auto-Enrollment for Novell eDirectory (appnote)
In this AppNote, Steffen Koehler explains how to use certificate auto-enrollment to help users and machines get certificates transparently.

25 Apr 2007
Multi-National Company Deploys eControl to Manage Network Growth and Prepare for IDM 3 (feature)
A leading multi-national marketing company is upgrading to eControl 2.5 to provide delegated user account management for the network systems it acquires during its agressive growth through acquisition strategy. Read more about how it uses eControl to provide web-based, ZERO-Rights, delegated user account management in preparation to deploy its global Novell IDM solution.

25 Apr 2007
Expiring Passwords En Masse (tip)
In an emergency, how would you expire passwords immediately? This tip from Bryan Keadle will point you in the right direction ...

25 Apr 2007
Honeywell to Integrate Novell's Identity Management Solution (feature)
Learn how the Honeywell Corporation is taking advantage of Novell Identity Manager to strengthen its access control security platform.

25 Apr 2007
Response: Tracking Admin Passwords (tip)
Geoff Carman responds to the Cool Solutions Open Call for advice about tracking admin passwords.

25 Apr 2007
Using Custom Notes Fields in IDM (tip)
Perry Nuffer shares an example policy for storing data in a custom Notes field using Identity Manager.

25 Apr 2007
Entitlements vs. Attribute Changes (tip)
Lothar Haegar shares some insights on whether to use entitlements or attribute changes to grant and revoke resources in connected systems.

25 Apr 2007
Redirecting with the Access Gateway Authorization Policy (tip)
Jason Sabin shares a tip for redirecting an Access Manager error message to the UserApp workflow page.

25 Apr 2007
Dealing with GroupType Fields in Notes (tip)
Perry Nuffer explains how to work around a problem with how GroupType fields are default-filled using the IDM Notes driver.

18 Apr 2007
Sentinel Collector for Apache Access Logs (tool)
Sentinel Collector that parses and normalizes events received from Apache 2 Access Logs (running on SLES10).

18 Apr 2007
Setting up eDirectory to eDirectory Drivers using Identity Manager 3.5 (feature)
Mike Faris continues his series of articles on how to set up and use eDir-to-eDir drivers with IDM 3.5.

18 Apr 2007
Uninstalling eDirectory 8.7.3 Patches in Windows (tip)
Mada Sailaja shares an easier way to get eDirectory 8.7.3 patches removed on a Windows system.

18 Apr 2007
Open Call - Tracking Admin-Level Passwords (tip)
So how are you handling admin-level passwords in your organization? Inquiring minds - including Bryan Keadle - want to know ...

18 Apr 2007
Migrating Users from AD to the ID Vault (tip)
Father Ramon shares a policy rule that helps you migrate your Active Directory users to the Identity Vault in IDM.

18 Apr 2007
Checking for Blank Attributes in DirXML (tip)
Father Ramon shares a sample policy rule that checks for blank attributes in DirXML variables.

18 Apr 2007
Using the WorkOrder Driver in IDM (tip)
Perrin Blanchard shares some advice and examples for using the IDM WorkOrder driver effectively.

18 Apr 2007
Switching eDirectory 8.8 to a Non-Root User (tip)
Jurgen Schulz explains how to give a non-root user rights to the location where eDirectory is installed.

18 Apr 2007
Placing DNs in Multi-Valued Attributes (tip)
Here's a tip from Father Ramon that helps you get DNs and place them into multi-valued attributes.

18 Apr 2007
Removing Rights for Home Directory Users (tip)
This tip from Jim Henderson shows how to remove rights from many users with a simple procedure.

18 Apr 2007
Getting Language Templates to Appear in Designer 2.0 (tip)
Need Designer templates in other languages? Novell's Marvin Dean explains how to get them to show up properly.

11 Apr 2007
Improved LDAP Search Tree for eDirectory 8.8 and IDM 3.5, Part 1 (feature)
In this article, Mike Faris shows us how to create an improved LDAP Search Tree for applications that use eDirectory 8.8 and Identity Manager 3.5. Part 1 focuses on creating multiple eDirectory trees on a single SLES server with eDirectory 8.8.1.

11 Apr 2007
Simplified Install of Certificate/Trusted Root on Workstations (feature)
Michel Bluteau shares a step-by-step process for pushing the eDirectory trusted root into end users' Internet Explorer Trusted Root stores, while avoiding annoying warning messages.

11 Apr 2007
Identity Manager Wins Readers' Choice Award (feature)
Novell has received the Readers' Choice Award for Identity and Access Management - get the details here ...

11 Apr 2007
ConsoleOne, iManager, and Universal Password (feature)
Aaron Burgemeister and Marcel Cox answer questions about using ConsoleOne and iManager to administer Universal Password.

11 Apr 2007
New from Download.Novell.Com (feature)
Here's the info on new Novell product components you can download fron Novell.com, including the JMS driver for Identity Manager, the IDM Provisioning Module, and the BorderManager 3.8 Eval version.

11 Apr 2007
Cross-platform (Java) Universal Password Retrieval Utility (tip)
Here's a handy utility that stores UP user and password information in an output file before you make that major upgrade, courtesy of Adam Bradley.

11 Apr 2007
Completing a SecureLogin Install without Admin Login (feature)
Kevin Prior explains how to bypass the additional admin login needed by the SecureLogin install process.

11 Apr 2007
Tutorial: Using Sentinel's Exploit Detection (feature)
Pascal Oetiker walks us through the process for using Sentinel's powerful exploit detection feature, handling system attack and alert information.

11 Apr 2007
Mapping CN to Full Name with the Notes Driver (tip)
In this tip, Geoff Carman explains how to control the information that gets synced to eDirectory through the IDM Notes driver.

10 Apr 2007
Sentinel Collector for SLES 10 (tool)
Sentinel Collector parses and normalizes events received from SLES 10 by syslog.

4 Apr 2007
IDM 3.5 - Update on New Features (feature)
Here's a walkthrough of some of the cool new features in Identity Manager 3.5, courtesy of Geoff Carman.

4 Apr 2007
Setting Up UIDs in iManager based on CN Values (feature)
Aaron Burgemeister shows us how to get UIDs assigned for users in iManager, based on their CN values.

4 Apr 2007
Configure SLED 10 Single Sign-On LDAP / Kerberos Authentication to Active Directory on Windows Server 2003 (feature)
Shannon VanWagner explains how to configure SLED 10 Single Sign-On LDAP / Kerberos Authentication to Active Directory on Windows Server 2003 R2 with UID/GID mapping via LDAP.

4 Apr 2007
Getting Additional Stunnel Logs via SSL VPN (tip)
With this tip from Chendil Kumar you can get more stunnel logs for your Linux client, via SSL VPN.

4 Apr 2007
Success Story: Gundersen Lutheran (feature)
Learn how Gundersen Lutheran health system reduced user management time by 95% with a solution based on Novell Identity Manager and eDirectory.

4 Apr 2007
Assigning a Universal Password Policy with a Simple-Password User (tip)
How do you assign a Universal Password policy to a simple-password user? This tip from Jim Willeke may help ...

4 Apr 2007
Load Balancing and Performance with BorderManager (tip)
Craig Johnson explains some basic concepts about load balancing and increasing performance with BorderManager systems.

4 Apr 2007
Finding the Last Item in DSTrace Live (tip)
Geoff Carman shares a workaround that helps you see the entire trace file you need, not just the last few seconds in DSTrace Live.

3 Apr 2007
Placing New Groupwise Accounts in Two PO Objects, by Name, with IDM (tip)
Here's a tip from Aaron Burgemeister that helps you use Identity Manager to put a new GroupWise account into two different Post Office objects.

30 Mar 2007
BMrules (tool)
View and save the outgoing rules of BorderManager.

28 Mar 2007
Identity Manager 3.5 Preview: They Did It Again ... (feature)
Michel Bluteau is back with an in-depth review of the new Identity Manager 3.5.

28 Mar 2007
Using the IDM Delimited Text Driver (tip)
David Gersic shares some insights on using the Uniqe ID and Expiration Time fields with the IDM delimited text driver.

28 Mar 2007
Load-Balancing Two iChain 2.3 SP5 Boxes - without Session Broker (tip)
In this tip, Steve Bratt shows us how to get load balancing working for two iChain boxes, without using the session broker.

28 Mar 2007
Using Mobile iManager to Test iManager Changes (tip)
Long-time Cool Solutions contributor Wolfgang Schreiber shares a simple method for testing iManager customizations by using Mobile iManager.

28 Mar 2007
Setting a Multiple Mailfile Path with the IDM Notes Driver (tip)
Geoff Carman explains how to get a multiple mailfile path working, along with a sample IDM rule.

28 Mar 2007
Backing Up Third-Party Rules (tip)
Here's a tip that helps you save third-party rules in BorderManager, courtesy of Craig Johnson.

28 Mar 2007
Creating New Notes Users using the Unique Org Unit (tip)
Perry Nuffer shares a sample rule that gets new Notes users created via the Unique Org Unit field.

28 Mar 2007
Printing the NDS Tree (tip)
Richard Beels and Peter Kuo list their favorite ways to get printouts of an NDS tree.

28 Mar 2007
Counting Users per Container (tip)
If you need to know how many users are in a given container, this quick tip from Akos Szechy can get you started ...

28 Mar 2007
Stripping Data from Attributes, AD to eDirectory (tip)
Father Ramon shares an input transformation rule that chops off unneeded data in Active Directory attributes.

27 Mar 2007
NordicEdge Strong authentication through one time password for Novell Access Manager 3 (tool)
Strong authentication through one time password for Novell Access Manager 3.

27 Mar 2007
Ldapsearch Wrapper (tool)
HTML application which adds a GUI front end to the ldapsearch executable, providing an easy, form based, interface for searches and configuration management.

21 Mar 2007
Introducing Novell Identity Manager 3.5 (feature)
Learn how the new Identity Manager 3.5 offers tighter integration with Novell Access Management and security event monitoring solutions, as it streamlines enterprise user provisioning and password management.

21 Mar 2007
SSL VPN Load Balancing for Access Manager (appnote)
In this AppNote, Chendil Kumar explains how to use the Novell SSL VPN included in Access Manager 3 to provide secure access to non-HTTP based applications inside a corporate network.

21 Mar 2007
Introducing Novell Sentinel 6 (feature)
Learn more about the upcoming Sentinel 6, and how it offers new capabilities in incident response, event source management, correlation and platform support.

21 Mar 2007
LDAP for "Dummies" (feature)
If you're new to LDAP, this refresher from David Gersic could be what you need to get your indexing set up for faster searches.

21 Mar 2007
Subtree Search Performance in eDirectory (feature)
Jim Henderson explains subtree searches, presence indexes, and Ancestor IDs ...

21 Mar 2007
Creating a Custom Help Desk Page for iManager (tip)
Here's a tip from Wolfgang Schreiber that helps you set up a form for using custom fields on a help desk page in iManager.

21 Mar 2007
Mass Data Addition for Existing eDirectory Users (tip)
Need a simple way to get mass updates made to existing users? This tip from Jim Henderson should help.

21 Mar 2007
Dealing with Changing Public IP Addresses in BorderManager (tip)
Switching to new public IP addresses can be a pain ... Caterina Luppi shares a few insights to get BorderManager to handle them well.

21 Mar 2007
Using Names without IDs in Notes (tip)
What good is using names in Notes with the corresponding ID? Novell's Perry Nuffer has some answers ...

21 Mar 2007
Customizing Attributes for iSeries (tip)
If you're using iSeries (i5os), this tip helps to clarify how user data is arranged in iSeries and how Control Language programs help you customize your driver.

16 Mar 2007
HOMES 3.06.08 (tool)
A utility for (re)creation and deletion of home directories.

14 Mar 2007
NAM Open Lab 5: Setting Up RBAC (appnote)
Part 5 of the Open Lab series on Novell Access Manager, by Chris Van Den Abbeele, focuses on Role-Based Access.

14 Mar 2007
Cool Blog: The Next Identity Manager - Flow Control and Variables (feature)
In this Cool Blog, Shon Vella discusses how new flow control actions and local variable capabilities can make your life easier in Identity Manager 3.5.

14 Mar 2007
Getting FreeRadius 1.1.4 Running with eDirectory on SLES 10 (tip)
Need to go beyond version 1.1.0 of FreeRADIUS with SLES 10? Charles Short has a workaround that gets version 1.1.4 up and running.

14 Mar 2007
Preventing the UID from Displaying in the eGuide Details Page (tip)
Here's a solution from Andrei Karyagin that helps you prevent a UID from showing on the eGuide details page, while still allowing the user to log in.

14 Mar 2007
Setting Up Admin Container Rights (tip)
Aaron Burgemeister has some advice for getting admin rights set up in your tree, with consideration for roles and drivers.

14 Mar 2007
Listing Users with Universal Passwords (tip)
If you're using JRB Utilities, this batch file from Chuck Perilli will list the Universal Password Policies for your users, OU's, and O's.

14 Mar 2007
Running Domino Console Commands on Password Change (tip)
This tip from Perry Nuffer explains how you can get set up to run Domino Console commands when a password change comes in from your Identity Vault.

14 Mar 2007
Troubleshooting Audit Logs (tip)
BorderManager expert Craig Johnson shares some helpful troubleshooting tips for CSAUDIT and Audit Logs.

14 Mar 2007
Importing an OU Structure from Excel (tip)
Edward van der Maas and Aaron Burgemeister share some approaches to doing an LDIF import of an OU structure, using an Excel document.

14 Mar 2007
Working with eDirectory Containers and Active Directory (tip)
David Gersic has a simple tip for matching and synchronizing eDirectory and Active Directory users.

14 Mar 2007
Listing Home Directories for Deleted Users (tip)
Forget to delete a Home Directory when you delete a user? Here's a tip from Dave Simons that helps you find those extra directories so you can delete them, too.

7 Mar 2007
NAM Open Lab 4: Basic Configuration of the Access Gateway (appnote)
Chris Van Den Abbeele continues with his series of Open Labs for Novell Access Manager - this time it's configuring the Access Gateway component.

7 Mar 2007
Cool Blog: The Next Identity Manager - Libraries for Shared Policies and Resources (feature)
In this Cool Blog, Shon Vella gives us a glimpse into a powerful new feature in the upcoming Identity Manager version - Libraries for shared policies and resources.

7 Mar 2007
Novell Open Audio: Access Manager, Part 2 (feature)
Check out the new Novell Open Audio segment on Access Manager, featuring Lee Howarth and a lead engineer from Novell.

7 Mar 2007
Managing AD Group Placement (tip)
Father Ramon shares a policy for automatically placing a group into Active Directory via the eDir to AD driver, without using RBE.

7 Mar 2007
SAP Script for NSL (tip)
Here's an SAP script for NSL 6.01 from Michael Kimble that recognize the main SAP logon window and fills in the username and password fields.

7 Mar 2007
Placing a Web Server in an NBM DMZ (tip)
Caterina Luppi has a simple tip for setting up a Web server in a BorderManager DMZ.

7 Mar 2007
Determining the Type of Directory Server on a Remote System (tip)
You can easily find out the type of directory server running on remote system, thanks to this tip from Talekar Nagareshwar.

7 Mar 2007
Creating/Modifying Groups using an LDAP Command Line (tip)
Aaron Burgemeister shares a quick solution for adding or changing eDirectory groups from an LDAP command line.

3 Mar 2007
NDSRC (tool)
Perl-coded script designed to backup eDirectory on Linux or Solaris.

2 Mar 2007
DirXML Fault Tolerance Manager (tool)
Monitor DirXML Drivers status in a single engine environment and control multiple DirXML Drivers in a dual engine environment, to assure Fault Tolerance.

28 Feb 2007
iManager as a Help Desk Tool (appnote)
This AppNote from Dave Simons describes how you can use iManager in a help desk setting, without granting full eDirectory rights to a temporary worker.

28 Feb 2007
Success Story - JohnsonDiversey (feature)
Find out how the JohnsonDiversey corporation strengthened data security and cut administrative costs with a solution including Novell eDirectory, Identity Manager, and ZENworks.

28 Feb 2007
eGuide as a Help Desk Tool (appnote)
In this AppNote, Dave Simons explains how Novell eGuide can wear a second hat - as an effective help desk application.

28 Feb 2007
Dynamic Groups and the RBE Driver (feature)
Father Ramon explains the challenges associated with managing dynamic groups in Identity Manager, and how the RBE driver can help.

28 Feb 2007
Search Exclusions in NSL (tip)
David Guest shares a simple tip for excluding certain pages from a SecureLogin search.

28 Feb 2007
Forcing Global Password Changes on NetWare 6.5 Server (tip)
Aaron Burgemeister shows how to use an LDIF file to force a password change for users on a NetWare 6.5 server.

28 Feb 2007
Adding a Default Attribute to a Document (tip)
Here's a sample IDM rule from Father Ramon that helps you add a default attribute to a document.

28 Feb 2007
Running ConsoleOne on the Windows Vista Business Edition (tip)
Eventually ConsoleOne will work on Windows Vista - in the meantime, Michael Enevold shares a workaround for getting it up and running.

28 Feb 2007
Quick Way to Detect the iFolder Version (tip)
You can find out the iFolder version on a machine without logging on to it, thanks to this tip from Talekar Nagareshwar.

28 Feb 2007
Creating an Exchange Mailbox from IDM (tip)
Here's a tip that helps you create an Exchange mailbox using Identity Manager 3.

21 Feb 2007
NAM Open Lab 3: Configuring Identity Server, LDAP User Store, Device Manager (appnote)
In this AppNote, Chris Van Den Abbeele explains how to configure your Novell Access Manager test system for Identity Server, LDAP User Store, and Device Manager.

21 Feb 2007
Global Retailer Uses eControl to Enhance Novell Identity Manager (feature)
Find out how a leading global retailer has deployed eControl from Omni to enhance its Novell Identity Manager implementation.

21 Feb 2007
eGuide as a Company Address Book (appnote)
Dave Simons shares a step-by-step process for installing and using eGuide as your company address book.

21 Feb 2007
Using the Address Book Mode in Lotus Notes (tip)
Novell's Perry Nuffer describes the features and behaviors of the Address Book mode for the IDM driver for Notes.

21 Feb 2007
Using iChain to Protect a Sharepoint Site (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Jim Goodall explains how you can configure your iChain and Sharepoint servers, so that the Sharepoint site is protected.

21 Feb 2007
Quick Guide for Reinstalling an eDirectory Tree (tip)
Pekka Kuronen shares a solution for quickly reformatting your eDirectory tree, in case of accidents or reinstalls.

21 Feb 2007
Checking Password Sync between Systems, in Bulk (tip)
Here's an IDM policy for checking synchronization on large numbers of passwords, courtesy of Lothar Haeger.

21 Feb 2007
Detecting the iManager Version (tip)
Talekar Nagareshwar has a simple method for finding out what version of iManager a remote machine is using.

20 Feb 2007
MassUser 3.06.07 (HomesPlus) (tool)
A utility for (re)creation and maintenance of home directories and some user attributes.

19 Feb 2007
Generic File Driver for IDM (tool)
Pluggable generic file driver currently supporting read/write of CSV, XML and XLS.

14 Feb 2007
Configuring a Linux High Availability Cluster for IDM 3 and eDirectory 8.8 (appnote)
Can Identity Manager can be used in a clustered environment? Find out the answers in this AppNote by Novell's Jon Hardman.

14 Feb 2007
NAM Open Lab 2: Setting Up Test/Demo Websites (appnote)
Chris Van Den Abbeele is back with Part 2 of his Novell Access Manager Open Lab series - this time, it's setting up test web sites to work with NAM.

14 Feb 2007
Installing eDirectory on OES Linux (appnote)
Making the transition to OES Linux is a little easier, thanks to this AppNote on installing eDirectory on OES, by Dave Simons.

14 Feb 2007
Monitoring Identity Manager with Novell Audit (feature)
Jeff Johnson shares a guide for getting Novell Audit set up to monitor your Identity Manager transactions.

14 Feb 2007
Trimming Long Attributes in eDirectory (feature)
If you have some of the world's longest names in your Notes fields, you can trim them down to size with this solution from Novell's Perry Nuffer.

14 Feb 2007
Novell Previews Next-Generation Identity and Security Management Solutions (feature)
The new releases of Sentinel and Identity Manager underscore Novell's Ongoing Innovation and Leadership. Get the details in this press release.

14 Feb 2007
Loading JBoss and MySQL with the IDM User Application (tip)
V. M. Luotonen shares a step-by-step process for getting JBoss and MySQL to start as services with the IDM User Application.

14 Feb 2007
Avoiding Empty Attributes in Identity Manager (tip)
Here's a tip from Father Ramon that helps you avoid empty attributes in Identity Manager XML docs.

13 Feb 2007
Update (tool)
Windows Utility to replace XCopy/NCopy.

12 Feb 2007
LDAP Count Script (tool)
This script is useful for benchmarking, performance testing, and debugging.

7 Feb 2007
Synchronizing GroupWise and eDirectory Passwords via IDM (appnote)
In this AppNote, Dave Simons walks us through the steps for installing the GroupWise Driver for IDM and synching an eDirectory Password with a GroupWise account.

7 Feb 2007
Identity & Security Management: Time Zone and Daylight Saving Changes (feature)
Find out what you need to know - and do - to get your Novell product implementations ready for the upcoming time zone and Daylight Savings changes.

7 Feb 2007
Creating a Custom XML Universal Password Policy (feature)
What if you need more than the Password Management iManager plug-in can offer? Brett Berger takes us inside the uncharted regions of customizing the XML Universal Password Policy.

7 Feb 2007
IR1 for Novell Access Manager is Available (feature)
Get the details on the new release of Novell Access Manager here ...

7 Feb 2007
Success Story: Maine Medical Center (feature)
Learn how the Maine Medical Center added Novell Identity Manager and SecureLogin to an existing eDirectory base to create a scalable and secure identity management solution.

7 Feb 2007
Delimited Text Driver for Exporting Passwords from eDirectory to a File (feature)
If you need to export passwords from eDirectory to a file, proceed with caution - and check out this Delimited Text Driver solution from Aaron Burgemeister.

7 Feb 2007
Novell Password Types for eDirectory (feature)
Ever get a bit confused trying to describe all the different Novell Password types? Matt Dunkin shares a brief and clear guide to understanding the basic types of passwords used by Novell.

7 Feb 2007
NMAS Server and Client Guidelines (tip)
Marcel Cox shares some advice on understanding and using NMAS server and client concepts.

7 Feb 2007
New ActivIdentity Solutions for Novell (feature)
Find out about the latest ActivIdentity product solutions for Novell in this press release.

7 Feb 2007
Configuring Login Scripts for Selected Users (tip)
Stephen Wicklund explains how to run portions of your login script so you can exclude VPN users, or users from a users from a specific network or address.

7 Feb 2007
Installing IDM ... on Windows 2003 or OES Linux? (feature)
Which is the better place to install Identity Manger - Windows 2003 or OES Linux? Find out what a few Forum members have to say ...

31 Jan 2007
Network Security: Test-Drive Your Firewall Solution (appnote)
In this AppNote, Gary Childers provides a practical way to test-drive the Novell Security Manager firewall solution, from the comfort of your own lab.

31 Jan 2007
Changing Default Policies in Identity Manager (appnote)
Dave Simons explains how to get your default Identity Manager polices set up the way you like, so you can get immediate user synchronization.

31 Jan 2007
Managing eDirectory Objects with LDAP Commands (tip)
For those new to using LDAP commands with eDirectory, this tip by Donald Lohr should prove quite useful.

31 Jan 2007
Tips for Synchronizing Groups with AD (feature)
Rob Schneider shares a few tips on getting eDirectory and Microsoft AD to play nicely together, when it comes to synchronizing users in Groups.

31 Jan 2007
Using the IDM GroupWise Driver with a GroupWise Cluster (tip)
Axel Larsson explains why using the IDM GroupWise Driver on a GroupWise Cluster works, but can be a rather interesting endeavor ...

31 Jan 2007
Firefox 2 Support for SecureLogin (tip)
Here's a quick tip from Nicholas Lemberger on how to get Firefox 2 working with Novell SecureLogin.

31 Jan 2007
Investigating Intruder Lockout History (tip)
Stephen Spalluto shares some insights into getting meaningful results from the Intruder Lockout tool.

31 Jan 2007
Creating New Multi-Valued Groups in IDM (tip)
Father Ramon is back with a tip on handling multi-valued groups with a single Identity Manager rule.

31 Jan 2007
Error: No Instance for eDirectory Server is Configured (tip)
Novell's Akos Szechy provides a workaround for a missing instances file in eDirectory.

24 Jan 2007
Open Lab: Installing Novell Access Manager (feature)
Chris Van Den Abbeele walks us through the installation and setup of Novell Access Manager, using VMWare.

24 Jan 2007
Cool Blog: Synchronization versus Virtualization (feature)
In this Cool Blog, Volker Scheuber discusses the pros and cons of virtualization and synchronization with IDM.

24 Jan 2007
Moving IDM to a Linux Platform (feature)
Interested in moving your IDM system to Linux? Lothar Haegar and Aaron Burgemeister share some advice and a few tips to make the transition easier.

24 Jan 2007
Using an LDIF to Extend NSL Schema (tip)
David Guest shows how to extend a schema for Novell SecureLogin when using ldapmodify instead of LDAPSchema.

24 Jan 2007
Granting Selected Rights for a Temporary Admin (tip)
David Gersic explains a strategy for getting a temp admin ready to edit users, without granting full system rights.

24 Jan 2007
Renewing Challenge/Response Data Administratively (tip)
Kevin Hurni shares a way to administratively reset the answers for a user's challenge/response questions, via ConsoleOne.

24 Jan 2007
Firefox Bug in iManager (tip)
Here's a workaround for a Firefox bug that causes iManager pages to display incorrectly. Thanks to Kevin Hurni for the heads up ...

24 Jan 2007
Troubleshooting Remote Loader Upgrade Issues (tip)
Geoff Carman has a workaround for old filters for Remote Loader that get left behind during an upgrade to IDM 2 or IDM 3.

24 Jan 2007
Sub-Error Codes for LDAP Error 49 (tip)
There's more to LDAP Error 49 than meets the eye ... find out what the next steps are, thanks to this tip from Geoff Carman.

24 Jan 2007
Mailfile Quota Size Setting Not Replicated on IDM Driver for Lotus Notes (tip)
Novell's Perry Nuffer explains how the mailfile quota size for the Notes driver may get ignored, and what you can do about it ...

23 Jan 2007
Universal Password Retrieval Utility (tool)
This Linux command-line utility allows an eDirectory administrator to easily retrieve a user's Universal Password in clear-text.

17 Jan 2007
IDM Password Synch with eDirectory and AD (appnote)
In this AppNote, Dave Simons outlines the tasks for getting Password Synch working between eDirectory and Microsoft AD, using Novell Identity Manager.

17 Jan 2007
Cleaning Up after Losing Your CA (appnote)
If you lose your tree's Certificate Authority, all is not lost - thanks to this detailed AppNote from Greg Riedesel.

17 Jan 2007
Success Story: Alvarado Independent School District (feature)
Learn how the Alvarado Independent School District in North Texas developed a comprehensive integration solution, featuring Novell Identity Manager, Novell Storage Manager, and SIF.

17 Jan 2007
Troubleshooting Connection and File Access Problems with Notes (tip)
Here are some helpful troubleshooting tips for problems with the Domino Server and Notes, courtesy of Perry Nuffer.

17 Jan 2007
Setting IDM Transaction Status (tip)
Dave Gersic shares an approach and some Transform code samples to get a transaction status set without relying on the veto operation.

17 Jan 2007
Troubleshooting Ports with Custom eDirectory 8.8 Instances (feature)
If your default eDirectory instance is down, and you configure a custom instance location, your default instance may not come up again. Here's a workaround for this problem, courtesy of Mada Sailaja.

17 Jan 2007
Detecting Plug-ins Installed in iManager (tip)
Talekar Nagareshwar shows how to quickly and easily detect whether a given plug-in is installed in iManager - without logging in to iManager first.

17 Jan 2007
Customizing the iChain Login Page for Two Accelerators (tip)
From the iChain forum, Doug and Tim explain how to get your iChain Login page customized for two master accelerators.

17 Jan 2007
Using Manager Groups in Notes (feature)
Novell's Perry Nuffer explains a little-known custom parameter in the IDM3 that supports groups that contain a variety of Notes object types.

10 Jan 2007
Configuring Certificates for iManager Plug-ins (appnote)
In this AppNote, Talekar Nagareshwar demonstrates a quick and easy way to configure the certificates needed for your iManager plug-ins.

10 Jan 2007
Customizing NSL Installs (appnote)
Kevin Prior, from ActivIdentity, shares this AppNote that shows you to customize Novell SecureLogin installs by editing .ini files.

10 Jan 2007
IDM Synchronization between eDirectory and AD (appnote)
In this AppNote, Dave Simons explains how to set up and configure Novell Identity Manager 3.0.1 for user synchronization between Novell eDirectory and Micosoft Active Directory.

10 Jan 2007
LUM-enabling eDirectory Users (feature)
Novell's Aaron Burgemeister provides detailed instructions for getting your eDirectory users LUM-enabled on Linux systems.

10 Jan 2007
eDirectory/PAM Authentication to Linux Services (feature)
Here's a step-by-step guide for authenticating users from eDirectory via PAM to services such as VMWare Server, and performing administration tasks using sudo.

10 Jan 2007
Handling E-mail Addresses as Objects with IDM, Notes, and eDirectory (feature)
Geoff Carman sheds some light on getting a non-DN value, like e-mail addresses, to work where DN fields (object IDs) are expected.

10 Jan 2007
Displaying First Name Only in eGuide (tip)
Andrey Karyagin describes the steps for finding and editing eGuide code to let you display a first name only to users.

10 Jan 2007
Reading the DN without Mapping the Attribute (tip)
Father Ramon is back, with a tip on how to read a destination attribute token without first automatically mapping the attribute to a corresponding eDirectory object.

10 Jan 2007
Signing the dsrepcfg.ntf File for the Domino Server (tip)
Here's a simple workaround from Geoff Carman that gets a Lotus Domino server file copied properly.

5 Jan 2007
AppNote: How to Configure and Troubleshoot iChain 2.3 Issues Accelerating a Citrix MetaFrame Server (appnote)
Updated: This AppNote explains the key steps required to get iChain working with Citrix. You'll also find some great troubleshooting tools and tips.

3 Jan 2007
Integrating NSL with ActivCard Card Readers, Using the NESCM Method (appnote)
In this AppNote, Kiran Prabu D P gives a step-by-step explanation of how to integrate Novell SecureLogin and ActivCard smart-card readers, using the NECSM method.

3 Jan 2007
Verify Certificate (tool)
Verify the SSL certificate present on local host or directory server.

3 Jan 2007
Doing a Mass Modify after User Add Operations (feature)
Rob Schneider shares a Word macro that takes the hassle out of doing modifications after an ICE or LDIF user import.

3 Jan 2007
Adding Features and Controlling eDirectory Automated Installations (appnote)
Selva Muthu Kumaran T, a Software Consultant for the eDirectory Installation Team, shares this AppNote for automating and customizing eDirectory installations.

3 Jan 2007
Windows Remote Loader Tasks for the Lotus Notes Driver (tip)
Geoff Carman takes us through the setup tasks to get the Lotus Notes server ready for Remote Loader configuration.

3 Jan 2007
Filtering Server Objects with ConsoleOne (tip)
Cool Solutions contributor Bryan Keadle shares a tip that helps you quickly find the server objects you need in ConsoleOne.

3 Jan 2007
Authenticating with Identity Server and the Access Gateway (tip)
Ben Fjeldsted shares a setup for the Access Gateway that enables authentication against an Identity Server.

3 Jan 2007
Sample Code: Paging Searches in eDirectory, via LDAP (tip)
Here's a Python code sample that returns simple paged results from a search in eDirectory, courtesy of Michael Stroder.

3 Jan 2007
Configuring Lotus Notes Group Types for IDM (tip)
One of the least understood Notes attributes is GroupType. Geoff Carman shares some insights on how you can configure it as part of the Notes driver for Identity Manager.

3 Jan 2007
Dealing with Lost Webadmin Passwords in Novell Security Manager (tip)
If you lose your Webadmin password in NSM, all is not lost - Gilles Debellabre has a solution to the problem.

3 Jan 2007
Using an IDM Rule to Track Attribute Changes in Oracle DB (tip)
Francesco Vinci shares an Identity Manager rule that tracks Oracle database changes for attributes.

22 Dec 2006
RTMNSM v1.0.4 (tool)
Real time analyzer of user activity for the HTTP proxy of Novell Security Manager, powered by Astaro.

20 Dec 2006
Introducing - Identity & Security Management Cool Solutions (feature)
Get all the details on the newest Cool Solutions site and newsletter - Identity & Security Management!

20 Dec 2006
Managing LDAP User Attributes Dynamically through Group Membership (feature)
Cool Solutions reader Mikko Mallat shares a real-world solution for managing user attributes, using Policy Builder, groups, and eDirectory synchronization.

20 Dec 2006
Novell Access Manager Whitepapers (feature)
Learn about the latest articles and whitepapers available from Novell on the new Access Manager 3.

20 Dec 2006
Troubleshooting SSL Certificate Issues with the eDir-eDir Driver (tip)
In this troubleshooting tip, Novell's Heath Tennant points out some obvious things ... that you probably didn't think about.

20 Dec 2006
Extending the Schema in SecureLogin (feature)
Here's a great article by Protocom the explains how to extend your schema when using SecureLogin. Thanks to David Guest for the heads up!

20 Dec 2006
Deploying Novell BorderManager 3.8 as a Virtual Host in a VMware Environment (appnote)
This AppNote by Aruna Kumari and Gaurav Vaidya helps you install and run BorderManager on the VMware platform, in a variety of helpful scenarios.

20 Dec 2006
Reporting on LDAP Information with MySQL and Linux (feature)
Daniel Bray uncovers the power of MySQL database reporting for LDAP information, with a custom script provided.

20 Dec 2006
Handling PKI.npm in Non-English Environments (tip)
Long-time contributor Wolfgang Schreiber shares a few localization workarounds for the latest PKI tool.

20 Dec 2006
Solving Error -614 in ConsoleOne / BorderManager (tip)
Here's a procedure from Mark Mathieson that helps you get past an error when configuring BorderManager 3.8 in ConsoleOne.

13 Dec 2006
Manage Users (tool)
Create or delete large number of users from eDirectory.

13 Dec 2006
eDir Locator (tool)
Locate eDirectory version remotely.

13 Dec 2006
Alternative Method of Installing Plugins for iManager (appnote)
In this AppNote, Talekar Nagareshwar explains an easy way to get your plug-ins installed in iManager.

13 Dec 2006
Cool Blog: Daylight Saving Time (again) (feature)
Shon Vella sheds light on some new developments in the ongoing DST saga for Identity Manager and Java applications.

13 Dec 2006
Replacing a Server and Keeping the IDM Configuration (tip)
Jeff Johnson has an easy procedure for replacing an IDM server without losing its configuration.

13 Dec 2006
Documenting eDirectory/LDAP Schema (tip)
Looking for a quick and easy way to show your eDirectory/LDAP schema? Novell's Jim Henderson has the answer ...

12 Dec 2006
ImportCertLinux (tool)
Automatically import certificate from eDirectory into local key store for iManager plugins to communicate over SSL.

10 Dec 2006
Cool Blogs: Designer 2.0 M5 has shipped (feature)
Get the details on the latest milestone release of Designer 2.0, courtesy of Bill Street.

8 Dec 2006
PcproxID Checker (tool)
Check if the pcProx ID for the user is set properly.

7 Dec 2006
Home Directory Changer 2.0 (tool)
Change the attributes from one volume to another after a server consolidation.

7 Dec 2006
Configure Certificate (tool)
Configure certificate for NSL LDAP client to work with non-eDirectory servers.

6 Dec 2006
Configure LDAP Server (tool)
Configure LDAP Server properties remotely.

6 Dec 2006
SSL-izing Traffic from Access Gateway to the SSL VPN Server (feature)
Chendil Kumar explains how to add a layer of SSL security to your Access Manager communications.

6 Dec 2006
Update on Novell BorderManager and Novell Security Manager by Astaro (feature)
Here's the latest info on the future of BorderManager and Security Manager, and how they fit with the new Novell Access Manager.

6 Dec 2006
Replacing the LDAP Client DLL in SecureLogin (tip)
Nagareshwar Talekar knows a quicker way to get the LDAP CLient DLL replaced in SecureLogin - no uninstall, no floppy boot, etc.

6 Dec 2006
Troubleshooting License Errors on NBM (tip)
BorderManager expert Craig Johnson explains how to delay BorderManager startup just enough to let licensing services fully initialize.

6 Dec 2006
Troubleshooting Audit on MySQL 5 (tip)
Here is some practical advice for getting Novell Audit set up correctly to use MySQL 5.

5 Dec 2006
Enabling/Disabling SSO for NSL in Internet Explorer (tip)
Novell's Nagareshwar Talekar shares a tip for getting SSO to work with SecureLogin when you're using Internet Explorer.

4 Dec 2006
Trustees 6.1 (tool)
Reads all file trustee rights of user, group, and organizational objects, and writes them to a file with the long file names. This file is then used to add rights back.

1 Dec 2006
NSL iManager Snapins Detector (tool)
Detect the NSL snapins installed on iManager remotely.

1 Dec 2006
iManager Detector (tool)
Remotely detect the version of iManager.

1 Dec 2006
Special Holiday Drawing Winner! (feature)
Congratulations to Gary Childers - the lucky winner of the iPod nano RED special edition!

29 Nov 2006
Integrating eDirectory SNMP Agent with a Management Framework (appnote)
In this AppNote, Novell's Mohan Kumar explains how to integrate the eDirectory SNMP Agent into the HP OpenView management framework.

29 Nov 2006
Success Story: State of Geneva, Switzerland (feature)
Learn how the State of Geneva, Switzerland used Novell eDirectory to provide services to reduce the complexity of managing multiple directories.

29 Nov 2006
IDM Code Snippets (feature)
Here's another cool page from Jim Willeke's site - it has code snippets you can use to perform basic and important IDM tasks.

29 Nov 2006
Passing Domain/Username via Net Use (tip)
Julian Benson shares a workaround for getting the domain/username passed when you use "Net Use" to map drives in the login script to Microsoft shares.

29 Nov 2006
Controlling iMonitor Session Length (tip)
iMonitor not lasting long enough for you? Geoff Carman shares a few simple tips for expanding the session length in iMonitor, so you 'll have more time for your troubleshooting tasks.

29 Nov 2006
Generating Random Passwords for User Creation (tip)
Here's a bit of sample code from Arno Dorenbusch that helps you generate random passwords when you create new users.

29 Nov 2006
Executing Scripts on UserID Change (tip)
Johan Akerstrom shares a few Java classes that execute an script on a local or remote server, once a userID has been provisioned or deprovisioned.

28 Nov 2006
Asgard Login Module (tool)
Allows developers to use eDir to control application logins.

28 Nov 2006
QryAttChange (tool)
Update LDAP objects using an LDAP query search.

28 Nov 2006
FileAttChange (tool)
Change objects using a file with a list of objects.

27 Nov 2006
Uninstall PcProx (tool)
Uninstall pcProx from the system without uninstalling NSL.

27 Nov 2006
NSL Config Manager (tool)
Configure the NSL settings with one application.

22 Nov 2006
Success Story: North Kansas City School District (feature)
Learn how the North Kansas City School District eliminated all manual efforts in creating new student accounts, with students getting access to resources the first day of school.

22 Nov 2006
Lotus Notes: Adding Group Membership during "Add User" (feature)
Perry Nuffer explains groups and group membership in Lotus Notes, and how to get users associated properly.

22 Nov 2006
OpenAdaptor and Password Expiration Notification (feature)
Here's an alternative solution for handling notification of expiring passwords, courtesy of Andrey Karyagin.

22 Nov 2006
Placement of External Users in IDM (feature)
Where do you put "external" users in an Identity Manager solution? Here are a few insights from the Forum ...

22 Nov 2006
Disabling "Modify Photo" in eGuide (tip)
Need to stop users from fiddling with their eGuide photos? Andrey Karyagin explains how to disable the Modify Photo link.

22 Nov 2006
Synching Multiple Address Books in Lotus Notes with eDirectory (tip)
Novell's Perry Nuffer explains how to synchronize Lotus Notes users from multiple address books with eDirectory.

22 Nov 2006
iManager Role for Renaming Only (tip)
Wolfgang Schreiber shares a quick tip on creating an iManager role that just allows renaming users.

22 Nov 2006
eDirectory Remote Synch Question (tip)
Is synching eDirectory over the Internet without a VPN a good idea? Find out what several people have to say ...

16 Nov 2006
Client Certificate Generation (tool)
Generate Client Certificate for Radius authentication, integrated with eDirectory.

16 Nov 2006
iManager Plugin Installer (tool)
Automated iManager plugin installer for iManager running on all platforms.

15 Nov 2006
Novell eDirectory Supports More Than 500,000 Users of SAP Developer Network (feature)
Novell eDirectory helps provide a secure and content-rich site for the half-million strong and rapidly growing SAP technical community. Learn more here ...

15 Nov 2006
Cool Blog: Relational Database Synchronization Using JDBC (feature)
Novell's Steven Weitzeil explains how the IDM driver for JDBC works, and how it adds great connectivity possibilities for your IDM system.

15 Nov 2006
Changing a Non-CN Identifier During Rename (tip)
Ray Epping shares an policy that helps you set a new IDM association when a user is renamed.

15 Nov 2006
NSL Log Manager (tool)
Application to manage the log settings for NSL components.

15 Nov 2006
Automatically Loading the IDM UserApplication (tip)
Cool Solutions reader V.M. Luotonen explains how to install MySQL and Jboss as a service, so the IDM User Application will load automatically after restarting the Windows server.

15 Nov 2006
Querying the IDM EventLog for a Current Event (tip)
With this handy stylesheet from Novell's Keith Armstrong, you can query data from the EventLog via the IDM JDBC connector.

15 Nov 2006
Solving iManager Session Timeouts (tip)
Jonathan Cauthorn show you how to modify configurations so your iManager sessions don't time out so frequently.

15 Nov 2006
Avoiding Java Error when Loading Printer Drivers for iManager (tip)
Gary Croxford has a simple tip for resolving a Java error that sometimes occurs when you load printer drivers in iManager.

15 Nov 2006
Importing Encrypted Passwords Into eDirectory (trench)
Brad Williams is our kind of support guy. When asked a question he didn't have an answer for (about importing encrypted passwords) he did some testing of his own -- and kept notes!

13 Nov 2006
DNS CLEAN (tool)
Clean up old/invalid DNS entries en masse.

9 Nov 2006
CSV to LDIF Converter (tool)
Convert CSV file into a formatted LDIF file for importing into LDAP.

8 Nov 2006
Setting Up an IPSec VPN Tunnel between Nortel and an NBM 3.8.4 Server (appnote)
In this AppNote, Chendil Kumar explains how to connect Nortel and NBM servers with an IPSec VPN tunnel.

8 Nov 2006
Log Configuration and iChain (feature)
Novell's Tim Loveridge shares tips and examples on how to configure log files for iChain acceleration.

8 Nov 2006
Playing Around with XBOX (and BorderManager) (tip)
Robert Mahar shares a comprehensive approach for getting XBOX Live working smoothly with Novell BorderManager.

8 Nov 2006
Success Story: SVA (feature)
Learn how SVA, the administrative body responsible for the social insurance of all self-employed workers in Austria, solved password administration problems with Novell SecureLogin.

8 Nov 2006
iChain and Origin Server SSL Certificates (tip)
Tim Loveridge clears up the roles of SSL certificates, origin server, trusted roots container, etc.

8 Nov 2006
Audit and Multiple eDirectory 8.8 Instances (tip)
If you run multiple eDirectory 8.8 instances, getting instrumentation to show up properly can be a bit tricky. Novell's Aaron Burgemeister has some suggestions ...

8 Nov 2006
Filling Credentials without the Dialog IDs (tip)
SecureLogin expert David Guest shows how to use NSL's built-in "keyboard" to handle apps that are missing Ctrl-IDs.

2 Nov 2006
Change Telephone Numbers (tool)
Mass modification of telephone numbers from the console of server NW6.5

2 Nov 2006
SNMP Start Script (tool)
Script to start the SNMP master and sub agent for eDirectory 873 version.

1 Nov 2006
Novell & Microsoft: What Do You Think? (tip)
Learn more about the landmark announcement from Novell and Microsoft.

1 Nov 2006
Open Audio for Novell Access Manager (feature)
Catch the latest word on the new Novell Access Manager 3, right from the Reverend Ted Haeger, in this Novell Open Audio feature.

25 Oct 2006
Web-based User Account and Identity Management White Paper (feature)
Mergers, acquisitions, security and privacy requirements - and the potentially devastating lawsuits for non-compliance - have increased the need for systems and processes that simplify user account management in mixed networks. Omni eControl delivers a web-based, "ZERO Rights" user account management tool for Novell GroupWise, eDirectory and mixed Novell and Microsoft networks. It's an ideal complement to Novell Identity Manager 3 for distributed user account management.

25 Oct 2006
Why NMAS? (feature)
Marcel Cox shares some insights on why you may need NMAS, or why not - along with tips on NMAS usage and password management.

25 Oct 2006
Creating Home Directories, Rights, and Quotas with ICE (feature)
Are you creating users through ICE but also want to generate home directory info for them? Cool Solutions reader Bo Bonnevie shares a Perl script that uses TRUSTEE and TOOLBOX to get the job done ...

25 Oct 2006
Learning XPATH for IDM (tip)
Father Ramon, Perry Nuffer, and Anders Gustafsson share their opinions on some of the best options for learning XPATH for Identity Manager.

25 Oct 2006
Sending E-mails on Unsuccessful Transactions (tip)
Here's a short policy smaple from Jeff Johnson that helps you automatically send an e-mail when a transaction is unsuccessful.

25 Oct 2006
Avoiding SNMP Support Error in eDirectory (tip)
Sometimes the answers are easy ... here's an example from Dave Gersic on how to avoid login error -634 with SNMP for eDirectory.

25 Oct 2006
Getting Designer to Work with Eclipse (tip)
If you're trying to integrate Designer 1.2 into an Eclipse installation, here's a tip that should make things a bit easier ...

25 Oct 2006
Linking eDir Drivers in Designer (tip)
Here are two quick tips on getting the eDir drivers to appear connected in Designer for Identity Manager.

19 Oct 2006
Rohos Welcome (tool)
Password-replacement solution for Novell Client for Windows.

18 Oct 2006
Using Bi-directional Password Synchronization with Oracle Internet Directory (feature)
Cool Solutions reader Uwe Krause digs into a mystery - and comes up with bi-directional password sync, up and running for OID.

18 Oct 2006
Success Story: Miyazaki Prefecture (feature)
Learn how Japan's Miyazaki Prefectural Office fulfilled their automation plan by adopting a strong Novell Identity Manager solution.

18 Oct 2006
Stoneybrooke Christian Schools Imports and Manages Student Accounts with EMU (feature)
Like many Novell school districts, Stoneybrooke Christian Schools needed a more efficient way to import and manage their student accounts. Stoneybrooke uses EMU to quickly and easily import and manage their students' eDirectory and GroupWise accounts.

18 Oct 2006
IDM and OID - Jim Willeke's Web Page (tip)
Check out Jim Willeke's web page on tips for using Identity Manager with Oracle Internet Directory (OID).

18 Oct 2006
Avoiding NICI Problems with OES Installs (tip)
Niklas Ekstedt shares some tips and tricks for getting NICI working will with eDirectory and OES installs.

18 Oct 2006
Caching and the AD Publisher Channel (tip)
Father Ramon and Dave Gersic share some insights on how to keep track of changes and events on the AD publisher channel in Identity Manager.

17 Oct 2006
Quick for NDS v1.50a (tool)
Execute several NDS operations from the command line or from batch files.

16 Oct 2006
Display Trustee Assignments (tool)
Scan one or more NetWare directories for trustees.

12 Oct 2006
Removing Unwanted and Unknown ACL's (feature)
Leonard Holling shares a workaround for problem ACLs, using a Perl script and JRB utilities.

11 Oct 2006
Integrated PKI Solutions (appnote)
Curious about PKI with eDirectory? In this AppNote, Steffen Koehler explains the pros and cons of PKI solutions using Novell Certificate Server or cv act PKIntegrated (a third-party tool).

11 Oct 2006
Scripps Networks Selects eDirectory for Five-Year Media Asset Project (feature)
Scripps Networks, a civerse media enterprise, will manage 100 million records with Novell eDirectory. Get the details here ...

11 Oct 2006
Synching One Source to Two Destinations in the Same Tree (tip)
Father Ramon explains how to sync a single source to two destinations in the same tree.

11 Oct 2006
Open Call - Time-Limit App for eDirectory Sessions (feature)
Here's your chance to share (or point us to) an application that can limit time on the network for school or lab environments.

11 Oct 2006
Changing Photo Sizes in eGuide (tip)
Need to change the default photo properties in eGuide? Try these tips from Ron Imsland and see the difference ...

11 Oct 2006
Redirecting eGuide URL Requests (tip)
Timothy Loveridge share three ways to redirect URLS for eGuide. One method uses iChain, and the other two don't ...

11 Oct 2006
IDM 3 AD to eDir Driver Errors -9024 and -9065 (tip)
If IDM errors -9024 and -9065 are getting you down, try these suggestions from Novell's Aaron Burgemeister.

11 Oct 2006
Solving a Client Extractor Error for Novell Messenger (tip)
Steve Van Slyck helps you avoid a Novell Messenger error when NMMA loads and tries to build the client extractor.

6 Oct 2006
GetCert (tool)
Program to get the Trusted root certificate from eDirectory through LDAP.

4 Oct 2006
Novell Access Manager Whitepapers (feature)
Looking to get a head start on an upcoming product from Novell? Check out the whitepapers available now for Novell Access Manager ...

4 Oct 2006
Updated Novell BorderManager Coming Q1 2007 (feature)
Novell is pleased to announce that an updated version of Novell BorderManager (3.9) will soon be available.

4 Oct 2006
Success Story: SVB and SecureLogin (feature)
Learn how SVB of Vienna solved a serious security risk with password by adopting a Novell SecureLogin solution.

4 Oct 2006
AppNote: CISCO IOS 12.2(11) T with NBM 3.8 Server (appnote)
This AppNote describes the basic design and interoperability of an IP VPN network on top of a public network infrastructure using CISCO 2600 IOS 12.2 T with a Novell BorderManager 3.8 VPN server (site-to-site mode). *Newly updated by Chendil Kumar*

4 Oct 2006
Getting Updated Passwords in NSL (tip)
Jeremy Daniel shares a script and some tips for getting NSL to recognize newly updated eDirectory passwords.

4 Oct 2006
Using iChain with GroupWise Mobile Server (tip)
Jim Michael shares a few thoughts on setting up GroupWise Mobile Server behind iChain instead of the Secure Gateway.

4 Oct 2006
Seamless Authentication with the Squid Proxy (feature)
Proxy authentication with the Client Trust key is seamless - why not have seamless authentication with Squid, too? Simon Tideswell shows us how in this detailed article ...

4 Oct 2006
Changing the GWIA IP Address for NBM (tip)
Here's a simple tip for configuring GWIA so it will send mail via a secondary IP address.

4 Oct 2006
Creating an iChain Accelerator for Groupwise WebAccess (tip)
Here are two suggestions to help you create an iChain Accelerator for Groupwise WebAccess.

4 Oct 2006
Workaround for iChain Certificate Authentication Bug (tip)
This workaround tip helps you avoid an unnecessary prompt for a Client certificate during iChain Certificate Authentication.

27 Sep 2006
Success Story: IDM and Furukawa Electric (feature)
Learn how Furukawa Electric streamlined its business processes and IT management with a Novell Identity Manager solution.

27 Sep 2006
Selectively Placing Users, from Flat to Hierarchical (tip)
Dan Denton shares a placement rule that moves users from a flat structure to a hierarchy, depending on a user attribute.

27 Sep 2006
Hidden Shares and Novell Storage Manager (feature)
Here are some "hidden insights" on using hidden shares with Novell Storage Manager, courtesy of the folks who built the product ...

27 Sep 2006
Automatically Setting Passwords on Driver Match (tip)
Father Ramon has a rule you can add to your publisher matching policy - the result is to automatically set the password on a match.

27 Sep 2006
Creating a Mail File to Use on an External Server (tip)
Novell's Perry Nuffer shows how to create a mail file on a server other than where the Lotus Notes driver is running.

27 Sep 2006
Converting AD Password Attribute from UTC to a Java Timestamp (tip)
Need to convert the AD Attribute "pwdLastSet" from UTC time to a Java/database format? Scott Kraemer has a Java class that does the trick.

27 Sep 2006
Synchronizing Challenge-Response Data between IDM-Connected Trees (tip)
Here's a way to set challenge responses in a central IDvault, so users can use the forgotten password link on their local tree when logging in via the Novell client.

27 Sep 2006
Disabling eGuide on a Server (tip)
Timothy Leerhoff shares a simple way to disable eGuide on a server.

20 Sep 2006
Building an IDM 3 Test Environment using eDirectory 8.8 Multi-Instances (appnote)
Novell's Akos Szechy brings the worlds of IDM 3 and eDirectory 8.8 together, focusing on multi-instance support in a test environment.

20 Sep 2006
Moving Users from a Flat Identity Vault to a Hierarchy Tree (feature)
Here's another approach to moving users from "flat" to a "hierarchical", courtesy of David Gersic.

20 Sep 2006
Assigning Selective Read Rights with IDM (appnote)
In this AppNote, Raymon Epping explores setting ACLs selectively, using Novell Identity Manager 3, Designer, and IDM connector tracing.

20 Sep 2006
Success Story: RedSpider and Novell Identity Manager (feature)
Learn how an alliance of colleges in the Netherlands - known as RedSpider - saved a significant amount of money by using Identity Manager to streamline student account management and password synchronization.

20 Sep 2006
Using Existing AD Users as Templates in IDM (tip)
Can AD users serve as a template for creating new users in Identity Manager? Father Ramon shares an approach to do just that ...

20 Sep 2006
Password Sync and the Notes Driver (tip)
Perry Nuffer shares some insights on how the Notes Driver for Identity Manager interacts with Universal Password for synchronization.

20 Sep 2006
Detecting User-Driver Associations (tip)
Lothar Haeger shows how to find out if a user is associated with another driver in an IDM Tree.

20 Sep 2006
Converting Boolean Attributes for OpenLDAP (tip)
In this case, cases can be a pain ... Father Ramon shows how to flip lowercase NDS Boolean values to uppercase for use with OpenLDAP.

20 Sep 2006
Using Universal Password with Mac Clients (tip)
Here are some simple suggestions from Geoff Carman on getting Universal Password to work with Mac clients.

13 Sep 2006
Synchronizing eDir-2-eDir, Flat to Hierarchical (feature)
Will Schneider shares a few policies that helps you selectively synchronize users to a hierarchical tree.

13 Sep 2006
Success Story: State of Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (feature)
Learn how the State of Nevada leveraged Novell Identity Manager and eDirectory to simplify ID and password acces in their new web-access environment.

13 Sep 2006
Results from Open Call: Laptop Encryption without Active Directory (tip)
Several readers have responded with their approaches for laptop encryption - without Active Directory. Read their comments here ...

13 Sep 2006
Cool Blog: Heads Down (Designer Improvements) (feature)
What are the cool new features in Designer 2.0, m4? Volker Scheuber has the answers in this Cool Blog ...

13 Sep 2006
Pushing Passwords from NetWare to Windows (tip)
Here's a handy process for setting up a driver that will move passwords from NetWare to a Windows 2000 domain controller, courtesy of Martyn Durrant.

13 Sep 2006
Using sudo with LUM-enabled eDirectory Users (tip)
Here's a tip from Marc Bitner that gives you the benefits of sudo with eDirectory users.

13 Sep 2006
Cool Blog: Using ZENworks Server Management to Install or Upgrade to eDirectory 8.8 (feature)
Novell's Martin Irwin has been busy in his mad scientist lab, cooking up a way to easily install or upgrade to eDirectory 8.8 via ZENworks CPKs.

13 Sep 2006
Finding the eDirectory Patch Version in Windows (tip)
Mada Sailaja has a quick tip for how to finding the version number of your eDirectory Patch in Windows.

10 Sep 2006
Enterprise User and Import Management Utility (EMU) (tool)
Bulk Manage eDir/NDS and GroupWise accounts, group membership, organizational roles and home directories.

6 Sep 2006
Success Story: Schlouch Incorporated, Novell Security Manager, and GroupWise (feature)
Learn how Schlouch Incorporated solved spam and spyware issues with a robust Novell solution that included Novell Security Manager and GroupWise.

6 Sep 2006
Accelerating iManager 2.5 with iChain 2.3 (tip)
Andrey Karyagin shares a couple of Form Fill policies that will help you accelerate iManager 2.5 with iChain 2.3, SP4.

6 Sep 2006
Running a Windows Script Just Once (tip)
SecureLogin expert David Guest shares a Windows script that runs just once, instead of multiple times as normal.

6 Sep 2006
Dual-Server BorderManager Setups (tip)
Craig Johnson shares several scenarios for using dual servers in a BorderManager setup.

6 Sep 2006
Positioning iChain Servers (tip)
Where should you place your iChain servers? Here are a few suggestions on where - and why.

6 Sep 2006
Troubleshooting CLNTRUST on Linux (tip)
BorderManager expert Craig Johnson shares a few tips on getting CLNTRUST running smoothly on Linux.

6 Sep 2006
iChain Automatic Login (tip)
Logging in to iChain automatically is not usually recommended, due to security issues - but if your creative mind has a need for it, here's a way to do it.

6 Sep 2006
Changing the GWIA IP Address (tip)
Here's a solution for configuring GWIA so that it uses a defined secondary IP address.

30 Aug 2006
Success Story: Fairchild Semiconductor (feature)
Learn how Fairchild Semiconductor combined Novell eDirectory and Identity Manager to unified their worldwide file and print environment, and to reduce passwords for many of the 9,000 employees from seven to one.

30 Aug 2006
Finding Relationships Data on the Publisher Channel (tip)
Martyn Durrant shares a few pointers on finding and using Relationships Data on the Identity Manager Publisher Channel.

30 Aug 2006
Configuration and Authentication for Proxy Squid (tip)
Careful - there may be a proxy squid sitting next to you - and if you'd like to configure it for NDS Proxy authentication, Eric Champagne has the recipe ...

30 Aug 2006
Handling Custom Attributes in Notes (tip)
Novell's Perry Nuffer returns with some cool insights on Lotus Notes custom attributes and how to handle them.

30 Aug 2006
Workaround for Event-Hold Script Problem (tip)
Here's a workaround tip for password change events that don't get released from "hold" status.

30 Aug 2006
Running a Driver Script after AD Account Creation (tip)
Patrick Rainer shares a text driver script that runs after a user account is created in Active Directory.

30 Aug 2006
eDir to eDir Connections in Designer (tip)
Here are a few insights from the Forum on getting eDir to eDir connections working in the Designer tool for Identity Manager.

30 Aug 2006
Customizing the Lens Icon in eGuide (tip)
Andrei Karyagin shines some light on the lens - how to customeize the eGuide lens icon, that is.

23 Aug 2006
Success Story: Automobile Association (feature)
Learn how the Automobile Association of the UK used Novell eDirectory and Identity Manager to increase information security and reduce business risk, while keeping costs under control.

23 Aug 2006
Generating a Unique Notes FullName prior to Notes Registration (tip)
Novell's Perry Nuffer shares a style sheet that finds unique Notes FullNames so user-add commands don't fail.

23 Aug 2006
Cool Blog: News from the Identity Management Front (tip)
Two new features coming in Designer 2.0 are snapshotting and staging. Find out why Volker Scheuber is so excited about what this will mean for Identity Manager ...

23 Aug 2006
Troubleshooting NMAS on ConsoleOne (tip)
Marcel Cox shares a workaround for a DLL version conflict that affects NMAS running with ConsoleOne.

23 Aug 2006
Auxiliary Classes and IDM (tip)
Father Ramon is back with another tip on using aux classes in Identity Manager.

23 Aug 2006
ConsoleOne or eDirectory - Which First? (tip)
Novell's Aaron Burgemeister shares some insights on installing eDirectory and ConsoleOne - and getting port 524 working right.

21 Aug 2006
You Talk, Novell Listens: Progress Report on Customer Suggested Improvements (tip)
Check out this report that explains how Novell has implemented many changes suggested by customers.

18 Aug 2006
UserKVYlist v1.1.3 (tool)
Create reports about users in eDirectory.

16 Aug 2006
Success Story: Leiden University and Identity Manager (feature)
Find out how Leiden University, the oldest university in The Netherlands, partnered with Novell Consulting to find a winning solution for identity management.

16 Aug 2006
Cool Blog: Changes in IDM 3.0.1 (IDM SP1) (feature)
Volker Scheuber gets down to the details with this thorough look at what's inside the new SP1 release of Identity Manager 3.0.1.

16 Aug 2006
Changing the eGuide Default Directory (tip)
What should you do if you need to change the default directory for an eGuide installation? Andrey Karyagin has the answers ...

16 Aug 2006
Finding the User DN with the Delimited Driver (tip)
Lothar Haeger shares an approach and some code that finds uses the delimited driver to find a user's DN and import or modify it.

16 Aug 2006
Autolog 3.0.1.3 (tool)
Allow for fast configuration of automatic logon to the network and the workstation.

16 Aug 2006
Finding Users Stuck in Migrate Status (tip)
When your users get stuck in the "migration door," this tip from Cool Solutions reader Chris Bracy should help you find and fix them.

16 Aug 2006
International Mapping in eGuide, Take 2 (tip)
Mike Braden provides some fresh info on international mapping in eGuide, including support for UK addresses.

16 Aug 2006
Have You Heard This One-Liner? (tip)
No joke - this code snippet from Justin Grote could help you find and manage users in an AD tree.

16 Aug 2006
Reloading Driver Store after a Move (tip)
Has some knucklehead moved your Driver Store and Manager? Scott Burman shows you how to get things back in order ...

16 Aug 2006
The App that Won't Go Away (tip)
Deleting an app in ConsoleOne doesn't necessarily make it go away, as Darron Michael explains.

9 Aug 2006
Migrating from Novell SecureLogin 3.x to 6.0: A Case Study (appnote)
Novell's Girish Mutt provides an extensive AppNote detailing the advantages of, and techniques for, migrating to the new Novell SecureLogin 6.0

9 Aug 2006
Next Novell BorderManager Coming in Early 2007 (feature)
Get the details about the new BorderManager 3.9 release, plus ongoing support information for version 3.8.

9 Aug 2006
Upgrade Procedure for iChain Servers (appnote)
In this AppNote, Joe Farah shares the procedure for upgrading iChain servers, including backup configuration, re-imaging, upgrading, and restoring the configuration.

9 Aug 2006
Configuring and Using Active Directory with Novell SecureLogin (appnote)
Configuring and using Active Directory with Novell SecureLogin (NSL) just got easier, thanks to this detailed AppNote from Novell's Girish Mutt.

9 Aug 2006
Getting the DynDNS Custom DNS Service Working in NSM 6 (feature)
Here's a quick fix to get the DynDNS Custom DNS service to work under Novell Security Manager 6, courtesy of Lewis Rosenthal.

9 Aug 2006
Licensing for NSM (tip)
Curious about licensing details for Novell Security Manager? Check out the helpful Astaro link in this article ...

9 Aug 2006
Novel Audit 2.0.2 Starter Pack Now Ready (feature)
Get the details here on the new Starter Pack available for Novell Audit 2.0.2.

9 Aug 2006
Token-based iChain Installation (tip)
Wayne Doust explains how to get set up for a token-based installation of iChain, using NAMS and RADIUS.

9 Aug 2006
Finding RADIUS for iChain Authentications (tip)
Need to install RADIUS.NLM for iChain, but having trouble finding it? Cool Solutions reader Roger Thomas points you in the right direction ...

9 Aug 2006
Avoiding BorderManager Bind Errors (tip)
Dave Simons shares a tip on avoiding Bind Error 48 on BorderManager when upgrading from NetWare 6 to NetWare 6.5.

4 Aug 2006
ImportCert (tool)
Automatically import certificate from eDirectory server into local store.

4 Aug 2006
XXCOPY 2.84.9 (tool)
Synchronize directory structures between multiple NetWare servers.

1 Aug 2006
eDirectory Manager (tool)
A simple tool for exporting and importing large amount of eDirectory data.

26 Jul 2006
Ldif2dib - Offline Bulkload Tool for eDirectory (appnote)
This AppNote by Hiredesai Santosh and Piyush Janawadkar highlights the features and inner workings of the powerful new Bulkload tool in eDirectory 8.8 - "ldif2dib"

26 Jul 2006
Monitoring IDM, Using Nagios for Windows (feature)
Adam Bradley shares a solution for configuring Nagios with Identity Manager, complete with a sample policy and script.

26 Jul 2006
Identity Manager 3.0.1 Now Available (feature)
Check out the new Identity Manager version 3.0.1 - it's ready for download!

26 Jul 2006
GW Driver: Address Book and External Users (tip)
Novell's Perry Nuffer shares an approach and a sample placement rule for adding GroupWise users without mailboxes.

26 Jul 2006
Checklist for Trustee and Key Re-creation (tip)
When a server with a tree certificate crashes, what objects need to be deleted or recreated? Here's some advice on the topic from Richard Beels ...

26 Jul 2006
Getting Guest Access to the UserApp Directory Search Page (tip)
Novell's Dennis Meers provides a step-by-step process for setting up guest access on the UserApp directory search page.

26 Jul 2006
Outputting HTML from Designer (tip)
Here's a nifty way to get Designer output into HTML format, courtesy of Adam Bradley.

26 Jul 2006
Setting Login Expiration Time from XSLT (tip)
Here's a quick tip from Jeff Johnson on setting password expiration time for Identity Manager in XSLT.

26 Jul 2006
Troubleshooting Missing RBS Tasks (tip)
Marcel Cox shares a few practical ideas for finding RBS tasks that aren't showing up on the Roles and Tasks screen in iManager.

25 Jul 2006
Novell NetWare Revisor 3.4.1 (tool)
Creates NDS image and report, and performs recovery.

19 Jul 2006
Installing IDM 3.0, User Application, and iManager 2.6 on SLES 10 RC3 (tip)
Michel Bluteau explains how to install IDM 3, UserApp, and iManager 2.6 on SLES 10, for use in a demo system.

19 Jul 2006
Creating UIDs for Older User Objects (feature)
User objects that have been around for quite a while may not have unique IDs. Donald Lohr explains a straightforward way of using LDAP utilities to add those IDs.

19 Jul 2006
Accessing eGuide from the BlackBerry Browser (tip)
Jamie Pepper shows how to avoid a WML exception when trying to access eGuide from the BlackBerry Browser.

19 Jul 2006
Overriding Password Policies (tip)
Novell's Aaron Burgemeister shares his thoughts on the basics of overriding password policies.

19 Jul 2006
Using the IDM GroupWise Driver (tip)
Dave Gersic shares some sample code in a Subscriber Command Transform to help use the IDM GroupWise driver.

19 Jul 2006
Vetoing Group-Modifies for Users without DirXML Associations (tip)
If you need to get users added and associated before putting them into groups, this tip from Novell's Perry Nuffer should help.

19 Jul 2006
Solving ObjectProperties Problems with ADSI (tip)
Microsoft's ADSI can be handy for LDAP calls, but in some cases may be problematic. Steve O'Hara offers a solution for ObjectProperties problems when using ADSI.

18 Jul 2006
Dat file Creator (tool)
Create dat files from LDIF files.

12 Jul 2006
Synchronizing Multiple OUs Effectively with GCV (appnote)
Novell's Michel Bluteau adds a second AppNote on the topic of synchronization with GCV (Global Configuration Variables).

12 Jul 2006
eDirectory and SNMP - Down and Dirty (appnote)
Command-line isn't pretty, but it gets the job done - especially in SNMP utilities for eDirectory. Kudos to Don Lohr for this practical how-to approach on monitoring LDAP and eDirectory items via SNMP.

12 Jul 2006
Update: Mac OS X and Novell eDirectory Integration (feature)
Integrating Macs into a Novell environment can have its challenges, so here's a detailed AppNote from Cool Solutions contributor Randy Saeks on the topic. Get the inside scoop on directory and desktop setup, managing preferences, and more. *Check out the new content in the downloadable PDF file!*

12 Jul 2006
Designer 1.2 Release Candidate 3 (feature)
Designer 1.2 Release Candidate 3 is now available - get the details here!

12 Jul 2006
Cool Blog: Enforcer for Identity Manager (feature)
In this Cool Blog article, Bill Street explains how Enforcer for Identity Manager can be an ideal tool for setting up IDM projects and ensuring data consistency.

12 Jul 2006
Password Management Script (tip)
Managing NDS Passwords and Universal Passwords at the same time can be tricky. Here's a handy script from Armando Perez that makes it all a bit simpler.

12 Jul 2006
Automated E-mail on Employee Department Change (tip)
This script from Armando Perez shows you how to auto-generate a notification e-mail when an employee changes departments. The script also captures the manager's name and the employee's effective move date.

12 Jul 2006
Displaying HTML Code in eGuide (tip)
Adam Bradley shares his UI handler code that helps you display HTML-formatted text in eGuide.

5 Jul 2006
Novell Access Manager Demo (feature)
Take a peek at the futue of Novell iChain - namely Novell Access Manager - with this cool demo.

5 Jul 2006
Alert E-mails in Audit when Trustee Rights Change (tip)
Steve Law explains how to set up NSure Audit to generate an alert e-mail whenever someone changes Trustee rights on a server with the Netware agent running.

5 Jul 2006
Setting Up Multi-Homing Accelerators in iChain (feature)
Timothy Loveridge sheds some light on setting up multi-homing accelerators in iChain.

5 Jul 2006
Validating URLs with the NSL Web Wizard (feature)
Ivan has a solution for using GetURL with the NSL Web Wizard, to validate URLs in scripts.

5 Jul 2006
Installing and Configuring ODBC and LReport for Audit (tip)
Steve Law shares some easy steps for getting ODBC and LReport installed and configured on your system.

5 Jul 2006
Setting File Download Quotas (tip)
Need to kick off the data hogs on your system? Here are two third-party methods for setting downlaod quotas in BorderManager.

5 Jul 2006
Solving the BorderManager *No Matching Scanner* Error (tip)
Here are some tips on getting the BorderManager Content Scanning feature working properly, courtesy of Craig Johnson.

3 Jul 2006
GRBackPro - Professional Backup 6.1.0 (tool)
Data backup program for Windows Vista/2K3/XP/2K/NT/Me/98/95.

28 Jun 2006
Storage Manager 2.0 is Shipping (feature)
Try the new storage solution that's designed to save you time and money. Novell Storage Manager is the industry's leading cross-platform automated solution for managing personal and group storage.

28 Jun 2006
How to Monitor an IDM Driver for Activity (feature)
How do you know if your IDM driver is still running? Novell's Aaron Burgemeister explains two proactical ways to get that information.

28 Jun 2006
Cool Blog: Mixing the Doughs, Baking the Cake, Tasting It (feature)
Sample Volker Scheuber's "marble cake" of role-based entitlements and workflow, including a downloadable driver export with custom entitlements and DirXML script policies to manage the static include/exclude lists.

28 Jun 2006
Success Story - Ohio Office of the Attorney General (feature)
Learn how the Ohio Office of the Attorney General used a Novell solution to integrate multiple applications and give users secure single sign-on access to tools that help solve and prevent crimes.

28 Jun 2006
Removing Rights for NDS and File System (tip)
Niclas Ekstedt shares some insights on blocking rights and how it applies to trees and trustee assignments.

28 Jun 2006
Restoring Server References (tip)
Getting that empty feeling in a root context is not a happy thing. Novell's Akos Szechy shows how to restore server references after a partition crash.

28 Jun 2006
Renaming User Accounts, eDirectory to AD (tip)
Peter Norris shares an IDM policy that lets you change the CN in Active Directory.

28 Jun 2006
Finding the eDirectory Database Size (tip)
Here are some simple tips on how to find the current size of your eDirectory database, courtesy of Akos Szechy and Massimo Rosen.

21 Jun 2006
Inheritance with Universal Password (feature)
Novell's Akos Szechy explains how password policy inheritance works with Universal Password.

21 Jun 2006
Cool Blog: Mutually Exclusive? (feature)
Novell's Volker Scheuber discusses how role-based and approval-based provisioning can work together - like "the perfect marble cake" in a good architecture ...

21 Jun 2006
Success Story: Department of Industry and Resources, Western Australia (feature)
Learn how the Department of Industry and Resources, Western Australia, revamped its approach to enterprise security, with Novell Identity Manager as the key element.

21 Jun 2006
emBox and Tree Merge (tip)
Here are some clarifications on using emBox to do a tree merge, as shared by Novell's Jim Henderson.

21 Jun 2006
LDAP Sort Order (tip)
How does LDAP sort order relate to eDirectory sort order? Aaron Burgemeister lends a few thoughts on the question ...

21 Jun 2006
Monitoring eDirectory Performance (tip)
If you're new to iMonitor, here are some tips on where to start looking for eDirectory performance indicators, courtesy of David Gersic.

21 Jun 2006
Authenticating to Member Servers without being Prompted (tip)
Garry Goodwin explains how to get non-AD usernames treated as AD accounts, so authentication to member servers can proceed without extra prompts.

21 Jun 2006
Running Multiple eDirectory Trees on SUSE 9 (tip)
Here's a tip from Justin Grote that helps you get multiple instances of eDirectory all starting at boot time.

14 Jun 2006
Universal Password and LDAP (feature)
Don Lohr sheds some light on using Universal Password (and NDS and Simple passwords) in an LDAP setting.

14 Jun 2006
Using OpenAdaptor with LDIF Translations (feature)
Find out how the freeware OpenAdaptor utility can help with LDIF translations, courtesy of Andrey Karyagin.

14 Jun 2006
Creating Universal AD Groups in IDM (tip)
If you need Identity Manager to create universal groups (instead of the default global ones), check out this solution from Cade Carvell.

14 Jun 2006
Cool Blog: The Yin and Yang of Identity Management (feature)
In this Cool Blog, Novell's Volker Scheuber gives us a glimpse of the future for the popular Designer for Identity Manager.

14 Jun 2006
Solving the iManager 'Service Not Available' Message (tip)
George Iosif shares a few tips for solving the "service not available" error message you may get when using iManager to administer the NetStorage service.

14 Jun 2006
Enhancing the IDM Portal with Single Sign-On (tip)
Erich Vogel shares some insights into adding single sign-on capability to the IDM Portal.

14 Jun 2006
Novell OpenAudio - IDM Designer (feature)
Listen to this cool OpenAudio interview about the new Designer for Identity Manager, hosted by Ted Haeger.

7 Jun 2006
Webster Bank and NSL (feature)
With security, identity and resource management solutions from Novell, Webster Bank is well positioned for future growth. Read the story here ...

7 Jun 2006
Strong Passphrases (feature)
Tired of the same old passphrases for end user enrollment? Here are a few suggestions for creating strong passphrases, from around the globe ...

7 Jun 2006
NSM FAQs for Novell Users (tip)
The Astaro web site has a helpful wiki for Novell users of NSM (Novell Security Manager). Get the details here ...

7 Jun 2006
Handling Corrupted Logs in Audit (tip)
Novell's Jason Doering shares some simple steps on handling and repairing corrupted log databases in Audit.

7 Jun 2006
Saving NSL Data on Multiple Databases (tip)
If you need to have NSL save username and password data for different databases, this tip from Keith Runge could make things easier for you.

7 Jun 2006
Blocking Meboo Sites (tip)
Richard Hurst shows how to easily block Meboo sites in BorderManager with two simple and effective rules.

31 May 2006
ConsoleOne Booster (tool)
Select ConsoleOne SnapIns at Startup.

31 May 2006
GWTreecast (tool)
Manage corporate Shared Folders centrally and without end-user intervention.

30 May 2006
Remote DLL Injection Application (tool)
Inject/remove the DLL into/from the remote process to aid in removing spyware and in testing individual library components.

24 May 2006
Novell Identity Vault on SUSE 9: from Vmware Project to Full Install (appnote)
Setting up an identity vault on SUSE 9 has never been easier, thanks to this AppNote from Novell's Richard Cabana.

24 May 2006
Enabling Entitlements for the eDirectory Driver(s) without In-the-box Entitlements (appnote)
Novell's Michel Bluteau shares an AppNote that describes how to create an Entitlement for the eDirectory driver. It also helps you leverage the driver with the Workflow/Provisioning Module, to create workflows for granting or revoking access.

24 May 2006
Setting the UniqueID on eDirectory Users (tip)
Geoff Carman has some practical ideas on setting and using the UniqueID attribute, including how to leverage it with LDAP apps and JRB utilities.

24 May 2006
SAP Success Story (feature)
Learn how software giant SAP built a successful developer network on the strengths of Novell's eDirectory.

24 May 2006
Mounting or Sharing Directories for eDirectory on Solaris (tip)
Mounting a large DIB on a Solaris server can be a problem. Here's a tip from Mamatha S R that helps you get the files and permissions right.

24 May 2006
How to set NMAS method at the container level in eDirectory 8.8 or above (feature)
from Harsh Pradhan

24 May 2006
Screencams for Identity Manager (feature)
New to Novell Identity Manager? Check out the IDM Screencams for a quick tour of the product.

19 May 2006
Dirload Template and Data Files (tool)
Dirload Template and data files for generating User LDIFs for test teams.

17 May 2006
Synchronizing Objects into the Right Containers (feature)
Will Schneider shows us how to associate OUs so that users are more consistent between eDirectory and Active Directory. Example policies are included to get you started.

17 May 2006
eGuide Customization (feature)
eGuide expert John Peacock shares some cool insights on customizing your eGuide application, complete with sample code excerpts.

17 May 2006
How Novell Sentinel Enriches Novell Identity Manager (feature)
This Cool Blog by Novell's Steve Weitzel highlights six ways in which the new Novell Sentinel architecture enriches Novell Identity Manager.

17 May 2006
Catholic Healthcare West Success Story (feature)
Learn how Catholic Healthcare West streamlined operations with a solid identity management solution from Novell.

17 May 2006
Resolving NMAS Authentication Problems after eDirectory 8.8+ Upgrade (feature)
If you're using eDirectory 8.8 and trying to do NAMS authentication, this tip from Novell's Harsh Pradhan should make things a bit easier for you.

17 May 2006
Uninstalling NICI Keys, to Successfully install eDirectory 8.8 in Windows 2003 (tip)
Mada Sailaja takes us through the process for getting NICI keys uninstalled in order to install eDirectory 8.8.

17 May 2006
Avoiding Memory Errors While Closing ConsoleOne (tip)
Novell's Raghuveer Talekar provides a simple solution for avoiding nagging memory errors when closing ConsoleOne.

16 May 2006
Association Modifier (tool)
A simple application for handling associations built by DirXML drivers.

16 May 2006
Asgard LDAP Rename Module (tool)
Rename/move objects in any LDAP server.

10 May 2006
eDirectory 8.8 Multiple Instances (appnote)
Heard of the new multi-instance support feature in eDirectory 8.8? Now you can get an inside look at the technology, thanks to this AppNote from Novell's Paul McKeith.

10 May 2006
DSRepair - Cross-Platform Functions (feature)
This quick-guide article by Novell's Akos Szechy helps you run DSRepair effectively on Linux and Windows platforms.

10 May 2006
Accessing eDirectory on NetWare from Perl (appnote)
Here's an AppNote from David Bank that shows you how to access eDirectory on NetWare from a Perl script.

10 May 2006
Bringing up the TLS port on Unix after a DIB Restore (feature)
Novell's Harshwardhan Pradan explains how to successfully bring up the TLS port after NICI problems have been encountered.

10 May 2006
Bringing up eDirectory after a Change of Server Hostname or IP Address (tip)
Harshwardhan Pradan explains how to successfully bring up eDirectory after a hostname or IP address change.

10 May 2006
Bringing up iManager 2.0.x after a Change of Server Hostname (tip)
Harshwardhan Pradan explains how to successfully bring up iManager after a hostname change.

8 May 2006
Asgard Password Test Module (tool)
Module to test password synchronization using Asgard IDM Test Tool.

4 May 2006
Stoneware Report Services (tool)
Build, secure, and distribute custom reports from Naudit and ZENworks.

4 May 2006
Novell OpenRap (tip)
Who says geeks can't rhyme? Check out this rap from Novell's own Bret Dayley, as certified a geek as you're ever likely to meet.

4 May 2006
ShowMembers (tool)
View and extract NDS group members.

3 May 2006
PKIDiag on Linux - Recreating Server Certificates (feature)
Can you run PKIDiag on Linux? No, but you can do the PKIDiag tasks on Linux, thanks to this solution from Justin Grote.

3 May 2006
Sentinel - Security, Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Governance (feature)
Learn more about the architecture behind Sentinel, the flagship product of Novell's newly acquired e-Security.

3 May 2006
Configuring iChain 2.3 to Accelerate the Novell Application Launcher (feature)
This article from David Wilkinson walks you through the steps on how to set up the accelerator to access the Novell Application Launcher.

3 May 2006
Novell SecureLogin Script: Gmail Login with SSO (feature)
Novell's Girish Mutt shares a cool NSL script to help you add SSO capability to your Gmail login.

3 May 2006
Configuring Microsoft Remote Desktop via NBM Proxy Services (feature)
Martin Zinaich shares this handy setup guide that enables network PCs to remote-control a PC or server on the Internet.

3 May 2006
Novell Acquires eSecurity, Inc. (feature)
Read about how newly acquired e-Security and its Sentinel 5 product make Novell's Identity Management solutions even stronger.

3 May 2006
NSL 6.0 Features (feature)
Check out what's new with Novell SecureLogin version 6.0.

3 May 2006
Novell Videos Are Here (feature)
Now you can find Novell marketing videos in one convenient place, including BrainShare, Student Competitions, and Archived Videos.

3 May 2006
Restoring WebAdmin Access in the NSM Server Console (tip)
When you've lost your a user list in WebAdmin settings, this tip from Christian Schwarz will help you get your WebAdmin access back.

27 Apr 2006
MultiCert Lotus Script (tool)
Script to allow Notes Driver to switch a cert file based in a user attribute.

26 Apr 2006
Identity Manager 3 Demo - Triangle Novell Users' Group (feature)
Problem: Your IT person doesn't understand what Identity Manager 3 is and what new features it has to offer. Solution: A cool, downloadable demo video by Bruce Spooner makes it clear!

26 Apr 2006
File System Factory: Identity-Based File System Management (feature)
Here's a review of the popular File System Factory (FSF) software by frequent Cool Solutions contributor Geoffrey Carman.

26 Apr 2006
Bulk Deletion of Linux Profile Data (tip)
Here are some practical tips on doing bulk deletions of user objects in Linux, shared by Justin Grote and Aaron Burgemeister.

26 Apr 2006
Migrating a Client from an NNLS1 / SLES8 Server to OES (tip)
Novell's Aaron Burgemeister explains how to do an indirect migration of a client from NNLS / SLES8 to OES.

26 Apr 2006
Counting LDAP Connections (tip)
Curious about how many persistent LDAP connections are active on your server? Here's a tip from Novell's Aaron Burgemeister that adds them up.

21 Apr 2006
LDAP expired password notification (tool)
An AppleScript to run a query against the LDAP server of the current logged in user to determine how long until the user's password expires.

19 Apr 2006
The Problem with NCP Protocol over NAT (feature)
Novell's Akos Szechy gives an inside look into the NCP protocol, and why is it not supported to use the Novell client and eDirectory over a NAT connection.

19 Apr 2006
Continuum Partners Success Story (feature)
Read about how Novell consultants helped Continuum Health Partners create a security and identity solution with Novell eDirectory and Identity Manager.

19 Apr 2006
Using ldapsearch with LDIF Files (tip)
Novell's Jim Henderson shares a tip on using the ldapsearch command with the -f option.

19 Apr 2006
eGuide Logo Customization Tips (tip)
Here are some easy guidelines you can use to customize logos via eGuide, courtesy of John Peacock.

19 Apr 2006
Preventing IDM Changes to the notes.ini File (tip)
If you need to prevent Identity Manager from adding entries to the Lotus notes.ini file, check out this tip from Novell's Perry Nuffer.

12 Apr 2006
Hiding a Password on a Stylesheet from the Log (tip)
Cade Carvell shares his custom stylesheet that helps you keep a password from showing up in the log.

12 Apr 2006
CPAN LDIF Utilities (feature)
If you need LDIF tools, the CPAN site is your friend! Check out the cool array of scripts and tools, complete with samples and histories.

12 Apr 2006
Weber District Success Story (feature)
Learn how the Weber School District's new identity management solution is saving time and money, providing a consolidated view of 31,000 student and staff identities.

12 Apr 2006
Allowing Moves Only from Specific Containers (tip)
Here's a quick and easy way to set a rule condition so it will veto moves that come from unauthorized containers.

12 Apr 2006
Updating the Photo Agreement in eGuide (tip)
If you need to provide or edit a user agreement for uploading photos to eGuide, here's a tip that should make the process a bit easier for you.

12 Apr 2006
Preventing AD Synchronization at Startup (tip)
Rob Schneider explains how to prevent startup AD synchronization in certain cases.

12 Apr 2006
Adding Phone Extensions in eGuide (tip)
Adding a telephone extension field in eGuide may be trickier than it seems at first. eGuide expert John Peacock lends a hand with this practical tip.

5 Apr 2006
Configuring and Using pcprox-based NMAS Authentication with NSL (appnote)
This AppNote by Novell's Girish Mutt provides an overview of configuring and using pcprox card-based authentication with Novell SecureLogin (NSL).

5 Apr 2006
Configuring and Using Novell Audit with Novell SecureLogin (appnote)
NSL = good; Novell Audit = good; NSL + Audit = even better. Find out how to configure these two powerhouse Novells apps to work together for your company.

5 Apr 2006
Deploying Load Balancing for NBM using Session Failover and the L4 Switch (appnote)
Novell's Bhavani ST and Gaurav Vaidya share a solution for high availability and failover for HTTP forward proxy, transparent to end users. The solution is based on load balancing capability of any L4 switch and session failover feature of Novell BorderManager 3.8.4.

5 Apr 2006
Handling LDAP Password Changes with NSL and GroupWise (feature)
Cool Solutions contributor Rutger Blom shares his SSO script solution for LDAP password changes, using NSL and GroupWise.

5 Apr 2006
How to Use SSO with Novell Security Manager (feature)
Are you taking advantage of the SSO capabilities available with Novell Security Manager? Get on board, with this how-to article from NSM expert Christian Schwarz.

29 Mar 2006
Preventing Password Changes from Applications (tip)
When an application originates a password change, that can be an issue. Novell's Aaron Burgemeister shares an IDM policy that vetoes password-changing operations from apps.

29 Mar 2006
Snapshots - a Good DR Practice? (tip)
How useful are system snaphots as a resource for disaster recovery? Novell's Jim Henderson shares some thoughts on the potential pitfalls of snapshots, in several disaster recovery scenarios.

29 Mar 2006
Implementing Secondary SLP Scopes (feature)
Cool Solutions reader Nicholas Pelton outlines a detailed approach for setting up secondary SLP scopes in a large organization.

29 Mar 2006
Synchronizing an Expired Password with Active Directory (tip)
If you're using Active Directory and eDirectory, here's an IDM policy that make your expired password synchronization a bit easier. It's courtesy of Novell's Aaron Burgemeister.

29 Mar 2006
Keeping Expired Users Out of Lotus Notes (tip)
If your "expired" users can still log in to Lotus Notes, check out this configuration solution from Novell's Perry Nuffer.

29 Mar 2006
Read-only Access to IDM via iManager (tip)
Need to check whether IDM drivers are up and running, via iManager? Cool Solutions reader Tim Andrews shares a nifty procedure for getting read-only access to IDM via iManager.

26 Mar 2006
DSReport: NDS Report Generator (tool)
Browse NDS Object Attributes, Generate NDS Reports.

24 Mar 2006
VolRst32 (tool)
Set Volume Space Restrictions.

23 Mar 2006
Creating Custom Roles and Assignments in iManager 2.x (feature)
eDirectory administration is getting easier and easier. Mike Faris shares a step-by-step approach for setting up Custom Roles and Assignments in iManager, complete with screen shots to guide you.

23 Mar 2006
AS400 Basics for Platform Receiver and IDM (appnote)
Curious about AS400? Novell's Nicolas Barberis provides a great starter's guide, including navigation and Platform Receiver Commands for IDM.

23 Mar 2006
LUM Driver for Identity Manager (feature)
Novell's Aaron Burgemeister shares an IDM loopback driver that's designed to LUM-enable users as they make it into the filter.

23 Mar 2006
GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH Success Story (feature)
Read how pharmaceutical company GEHE harnessed the power of eDirectory and Identity Manager to reduce costs and boost efficiency.

23 Mar 2006
Installing the Identity Manager Remote Loader on Debian Linux (feature)
Need to get the IDM Remote Loader on Debian? Phillip Cockrell shows you how in this step-by-step explanation.

19 Mar 2006
Going Wireless in SUSE Linux 10.0 (feature)
Scott Morris sheds some light on creating a wireless network for your SUSE-based systems.

15 Mar 2006
Authenticating Macintosh OS X machines to eDirectory via Kanaka (feature)
Geoff Carman shares several tips on using Kanaka for eDirectory authentication on the Mac platform.

15 Mar 2006
Kanaka Troubleshooting (appnote)
Here's a guide to troubleshooting Kanaka, the popular Mac authentication tool from Condrey Consulting. Cool Solutions contributor Geoffrey Carman shares his hands-on tips in this helpful AppNote.

15 Mar 2006
Moving Disabled User Objects to the Inactive Container (tip)
Here's a rule that moves a user's eDirectory object to the Inactive Container when the user is disabled.

15 Mar 2006
Updating the Notes HTTPPassword (tip)
Novell's Perry Nuffer shares a handul of tips to help you avoid problems when updating the Lotus Notes HTTPPassword.

15 Mar 2006
Java Implementation of LDAPNetAddr PHP Function (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Damien Joldersma adds a new twist to Jay Burrell's LDAPNetAddr function - a Java implementation.

9 Mar 2006
Introducing Cool Blogs (tip)
Heads Up: Check out the newest addition to Novell Cool Solutions -- Cool Blogs. Written by key Novell personnel who are responsible for creating, supporting, and marketing Novell's products, these Cool Blogs will be an unprecedented opportunity for you to get the inside scoop on this technology. If you use Novell in your desktop or datacenter, you need to check this out.

9 Mar 2006
Keeping Passwords Out of Viewable History (tip)
In Linux and Unix, history can come back to haunt you. Find out why and what you can do about it, in this tip from Novell's Aaron Burgemeister.

8 Mar 2006
Configuring the NBM 3.8 VPN Client with with the NSM 6 Server, using PSK (appnote)
In this AppNote, Novell's Gaurav Vaidya explains how to configure a Client to Site (Host to Network) VPN service with Novell Security Manager as the VPN server, and Novell BorderManager 3.8 as the VPN client.

8 Mar 2006
Setting NSL User Rights through iManager (tip)
If you'd rather set NSL user rights through iManager than through ConsoleOne, this article by Novell's David Guest should be just what you need.

8 Mar 2006
SecureLogin Q and A (feature)
Here are a few interesting Q+A samples you might enjoy about Novell SecureLogin.

8 Mar 2006
NSL Login Script for Java (tip)
Here's a tip from one of our Forum participants - it's a login script that works for Java client applications.

8 Mar 2006
Media Downloads with iChain (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Camila Silva shows us a workaround for downloading media files through iChain - and avoiding IE errors.

8 Mar 2006
iChain Basics in a Customer Setting (feature)
Kevin Pidd outlines some concepts for getting iChain implemented in a customer setting.

8 Mar 2006
Scanning BorderManager Log Files (tip)
Need an easy way to scan BorderManager logs? Cool Solutions reader Gary Burns has an idea worth looking into ...

5 Mar 2006
Password Enhancements in eDirectory 8.8 (appnote)
eDirectory 8.8 has some significant enhancements in password technology and deployment, notably with Universal Password. Novell's Sarangthem Chanu explains the details in this AppNote.

1 Mar 2006
LDAP Benchmarking Script (tip)
Wouldn't it be nice if there were a Perl script that could do LDAP performance benchmarking? Well, there is - and it's here. Thanks to Novell's Aaron Burgemeister for sharing it with us.

1 Mar 2006
Lotus Notes Troubleshooting Tips (tip)
Dealing with "missing files" for the Lotus Notes driver is an easier matter now, thanks to these troubleshooting tips from Novell's Perry Nuffer.

1 Mar 2006
About Effective Rights (tip)
How far down the tree are effective rights calculated? Here are a few insights on the question, courtesy of Aaron Burgemeister.

1 Mar 2006
Timestamps, XPATH and Java (tip)
Perin Blanchard shares some tips on getting a human-readable string of the date and time that works with XPATH and Java.

1 Mar 2006
Updated: How to Connect Securely to LDAP using PHP (tip)
Bryan Thoreson shares the steps necessary to connect to LDAP using PHP. The article has been updated with new steps.

1 Mar 2006
Adding a uniquemember Attribute to an Oracle Group (tip)
Father Ramon shares a transformation rule that helps you add a uniquemember attribute to an Oracle group.

1 Mar 2006
Solving Password Problems with the Lotus Notes Driver (tip)
Novell's Perry Nuffer provides a workaround for modify-password failures that occur in certain cases with the NotesDriverShim.

22 Feb 2006
Subtree Searches in eDirectory 8.8 (appnote)
It's not often you get to peek under the hood of eDirectory 8.8 technology. In this AppNote, Novell's Prasad Gaitonde shares his insights on eDirectory 8.8's improved subtree search capabilities.

22 Feb 2006
Multiple OUs Scoping for Identity Manager Drivers (appnote)
In this AppNote, Novell's Michel Bluteau shows how you can work more effectively with multiple OUs in eDirectory, Active Directory, and LDAP-enabled directories.

22 Feb 2006
Novell Takes Silver for ID Management (feature)
Read about Novell's recent identity management award given out by Information Security and SearchSecurity.com.

22 Feb 2006
Get Thee to a Nano-ry! (tip)
Finally, a podcast for the die-hard Novell enthusiast! Novell Users International and Novell have teamed up to bring you Novell Open Audio, the cool audio companion for the avid Cool Solutions reader.

22 Feb 2006
Using the Domino Admin Process with the Notes Driver Shim (feature)
Novell's Perry Nuffer demonstrates how to get the most from the Domino Admin Process with the Lotus Notes driver shim.

22 Feb 2006
Designer for Identity Manager Milestone Build (feature)
Find out about the newest Designer for Identity Manager build, including installation tips and what's-new info.

22 Feb 2006
Excluding OU's from Synchronization (tip)
Shayne Heidemann shows us several different ways to exclude an entire OU from synchronization, including a custom rule and a reference to a Cool Solutions Tool.

22 Feb 2006
Converting All-Capitals to Title Case (tip)
Forum participant Lothar Haeger shares a solution that converts all-caps to title case.

22 Feb 2006
How to Get DirXML Trace Information (tip)
A newly updated Tech Center article explains the ins and outs of getting the DirXML trace information you need to help you troubleshoot problems.

15 Feb 2006
New Cool Solutions Site: Secure Identity (feature)
This week is the debut of Secure Identity Cool Solutions! Check out the latest articles on eDirectory and Identity Manager - all in one convenient Cool Solutions site.

15 Feb 2006
Automating DIB Collection (feature)
Make your bed, brush your teeth, collect your DIBs ... wouldn't it be nice if it were all automatic? Check out this solution from Thomas Erickson and friend - while it won't take care of your teeth and your bed, collecting DIBS could get a whole lot easier ...

15 Feb 2006
Secure Identity Q and A - Feb 15 (feature)
Here are some interesting Q and A entries to contemplate - from iManager plug-ins to role-based entitlements for AD, and more.

15 Feb 2006
Sending an E-mail on Account-Disabled (tip)
Novell's Aaron Burgemeister shares a way to automatically send a notification message when a user account is disabled.

15 Feb 2006
Disabling a User after Intruder Lockout (tip)
Here's another tip from Aaron Burgemeister - this one helps you prevent a locked-out intruder from trying passwords against another system with synchronized passwords.

15 Feb 2006
Solving Lotus Notes "Corruption" Problems (tip)
Do read errors from the Lotus Notes Driver indicate database corruption? Often the answer is no, as Novell's Perry Nuffer demonstrates ...

15 Feb 2006
Best Login Practices - Part 4 (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Paul Gear shares a login script that solves a problem with workstations holding a login script open, which would prevent updates.

15 Feb 2006
Running iManager 2.6 on 64-bit Opteron (tip)
Novell's Jeff Crow provides another angle for getting iManager 2.6 to run on Opteron with SLES 9.

15 Feb 2006
Appender for Log4j (tip)
Alfredo Santos shows us how to develop a new appender to log4j, including sending the log to another application.

15 Feb 2006
Better-looking Fonts in ConsoleOne (tip)
If you're of the opinion that ConsoleOne fonts don't look so hot on an LCD monitor, try this solution from Russ Ringer - your eyes will thank you.

8 Feb 2006
Security Manager Wins Awards for 2005 (feature)
Novell Security Manager has won a number of prestigious industry awards in 2005. See what all the buzz is about, right here ...

8 Feb 2006
SSO Password Policy for GroupWise (feature)
Cool Solutions contributor Rutger Blom shares his approach to building a SSO Password Policy for GroupWise, using SecureLogin.

8 Feb 2006
Q&A for Secure Access (feature)
Here are some intereting Q&A samples from the world of Secure Access - enjoy!

8 Feb 2006
iFolder 3 Web Interface and iChain 2.3 - Working Together (tip)
Ben Lewis shows us a simple solution for getting iFolder 3 web access working properly through Chain 2.3.

8 Feb 2006
Batch File for Quick Search of NBM Log Files (tip)
Cool Solutions contributor Mike Murphy shares a batch file that organizes commands for searching BorderManager log files.

8 Feb 2006
NSL Sample Script - Avoiding a Login Loop (tip)
Once you log out of an application, it would be nice to stay logged out ... so here's a tip that helps you avoid an application logout loop in SecureLogin.

6 Feb 2006
Search eDirectory Groups (tool)
Search eDirectory groups and list all members of these groups.

3 Feb 2006
OpenLaszlo - for Developing Rich Internet Applications (feature)
Looking for an open-source platform for Internet application development? Check out OpenLaszlo - it may have what you need.

3 Feb 2006
Using Novell Solutions to Provide Integration with Citrix Products (tip)
David Shepherd works for Novell Consulting in the UK and has been involved in a number of Citrix Integration projects. He realized that there was very little current information to be found on that topic, so he took matters into his own hands and wrote this excellent document on Citrix/Novell Integration. Along the way he's updated it, and here's the newest version.

2 Feb 2006
Update on Linux Application Request Survey (feature)
Scott Morris reveals and discusses the newest data and results from Novell's Linux Application Request Survey.

1 Feb 2006
Log4j2NovellAudit (tool)
Appender to Log4J send log messages to Novell Audit.

25 Jan 2006
Troubleshooting eDirectory 8.8 Installation (tip)
*Update* - If your eDirectory 8.8 install fails early on, you may have noticed that you can't re-install the same language version. Our eDirectory expert Akos Szechy shows you how to work around the problem so re-installation can be done.

24 Jan 2006
IPListLaunch 1.0 (tool)
List IP addresses and usernames for a NetWare server.

19 Jan 2006
Best Identity Manager - Novell Identity Manager! (feature)
Novell Identity Manager was chosen as Best Identity Manager in InfoWorld's 2006 Technology of the Year Awards. Read about it here ...

19 Jan 2006
Converting to Multi-valued Attributes (tip)
This tip from Novell's Alfredo Santos shows you how to convert a single attribute with delimited data to a structured data form.

19 Jan 2006
Lotus Notes Troubleshooting (tip)
If you've ever received the "Vector must contain objects all of the same class" error from your Lotus Notes driver, you'll find relief with this solution from Novell's Perry Nuffer.

19 Jan 2006
Using an XML Attribute as a Policy Builder Nodeset (tip)
Father Ramon shares several examples that show how to work with XML attributes and nodesets for use in Policy Builder.

19 Jan 2006
Creating the DSREPCFG Database for Notes (tip)
Novell's Alfredo Santos has a workaround for the missing DSREPCFG database that should come from the Lotus Notes DirXML driver.

18 Jan 2006
Hiding Users in eGuide (feature)
Need an easier way to hide that admin user in eGuide? Check out this solution from Andreas Ollenburg, with screen shots and a detailed step-by-step procedure.

18 Jan 2006
Using ICE to Mass-Create Objects (tip)
Forum experts Dave Gersic and Jim Henderson share some tips on using ICE to mass-create objects.

18 Jan 2006
Using Directory Map Objects to Point to Folders (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Darrell Eddy explains how to take the pain out of moving directories across volumes, with an approach that maps directory objects to specific folders.

18 Jan 2006
Path to DSRepair on Linux (tip)
Three Novell experts show us the "PATH" to running DSRepair on Windows or Linux platforms ...

18 Jan 2006
Tracking User Object Connections (tip)
Forum expert Dave Parkes shares a code sample that helps you track the last logged-in user.

13 Jan 2006
Need an App to run on Linux? Request it here! (tip)
If you have critical applications that you MUST be able to use on Linux, please take a minute to let us know what they are, and we'll see what we can do to nudge the folks who create them. Together, your voices will count for more than they would separately.

11 Jan 2006
eDirectory 8.8 and Novell Product Compatibility (tip)
Get the details here on which Novell products are or are not supported with the new eDirectory 8.8.

11 Jan 2006
Using OpenLDAP ldapsearch to Query eDirectory (feature)
Cool Solutions contributor Darko Delinac shares his insights on the basics of using ldapsearch queries, including search filters and bind parameters. Plenty of examples are provided!

11 Jan 2006
Best Practices for Login Scripts, Part 2 (tip)
Last week we posted an open call on best practices for login scripts. Here are three of the best responses we received, from around the globe - enjoy!

4 Jan 2006
eDirectory in the News - America First (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the State of Utah has benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

4 Jan 2006
Open Call - Best Practices for Login Scripts (tip)
Here are a few tips on using login scripts more effectively - send us your best practices and common-sense solutions, too!

4 Jan 2006
Mouseover Sample Code for eGuide (tip)
This sample code solution from Andrey Karyagin gives you the freedom to display your own .GIF on a mouseover event in eGuide.

4 Jan 2006
Disabling Fields in eGuide (tip)
Here's a tip from Forum expert Niklas Ekstedt on how to hide the Address and Project Links fields in eGuide.

4 Jan 2006
Sample Code - LDAPNetAddr (feature)
This sample code shows how to extract a readable network address from the LDAP-encoded networkAddress attribute.

4 Jan 2006
Commandline login 1.03 (tool)
A simple commandline login utility.

3 Jan 2006
Tree logout commandline (tool)
Command-line logout of a tree and kill all connections.

29 Dec 2005
Client-To-Site VPN Tunnel: NBM 3.8 EP Server, Openswan Client, Xauth (feature)
In this article by Novell's Chendil Kumar, you'll learn how to set up a VPN tunnel between the NBM 3.8 SP4 server and an Openswan VPN Client in the Xauth PSS Mode.

29 Dec 2005
NLM for Perl/ACLCheck (tip)
Torsten Lehnert shares an NLM for refreshing access rules via Perl.

29 Dec 2005
BorderManager TIDs - December 2005 (tip)
Keep up to date with the latest BorderManager TIDs (Technical Information Documents).

28 Dec 2005
Solving Continuous Synchronization Problems (tip)
Novell's Akos Szechy lends a tip on how to solve continuous synchronization problems. The key is in finding the problematic timestamps in large log files.

28 Dec 2005
Using Keytool to Create an SSL Cert via eDirectory (feature)
Novell's Rich Roberts shows us how to use keytool to create an SSL Cert via eDirectory. The cert can then be used with iChain and a JBoss portal.

28 Dec 2005
Installing ConsoleOne on a Debian Distribution (tip)
With this tip from Cool Solutions reader Darko Delinac, you can do the "impossible" - installing ConsoleOne on a Debian distribution.

28 Dec 2005
Creating Custom Roles, Tasks and Property Books for Printer Operators (tip)
James Denton explains how to create custom roles, tasks, and property books to assign access control for printer operators.

28 Dec 2005
Copying Student Files Quickly (tip)
Here's a tip from Cool Solutions reader James Denton that helps you speed up the process of migrating student accounts.

28 Dec 2005
Dekart Logon (tool)
Password-replacement solution for Windows PCs and Novell Client.

26 Dec 2005
Asgard File Manipulation Modules (tool)
Modules to manipulate files using Asgard Test Tool.

22 Dec 2005
Bulkmod.pl (tool)
LDAP utility to populate attributes without an LDIF.

22 Dec 2005
iPrint-like Printer Maps for NDPS Environments (tool)
Provides an internet protocol handler (prnt:) to install printers on Windows 2000/XP clients via an HTML page similar to Novell's iPrint maps.

21 Dec 2005
Asgard - IDM Test Tool 1.2 Crypto Edition (tool)
Integration Test Tool with Encryption for IDM projects.

21 Dec 2005
Novell Releases iManager 2.6 (feature)
Novell iManager 2.6 is here! Check out the new features and what it can do for you, as well as the additional plug-ins available for eDirectory 8.8, NMAS 3.0, and PKI 3.1.

21 Dec 2005
Installing iManager 2.6: Windows server with IIS / GroupWise 7 WebAccess (tip)
You've installed iManager 2.6 but you get the "Unable to start Tomcat" error - so what next? Novell's Jeff Crow comes to the rescue with this workaround.

21 Dec 2005
International Mapping with eGuide (tip)
Need to go global with the eGuide map? Mike Braden lends this tip that shows you how to get maps for the world ...

21 Dec 2005
A Beginner's Guide to LDAP Development (feature)
This article is specifically for those who are brand new to LDAP development and have been tasked with building a "Directory-enabled" application.
*Update* - new Java code sample by Cool Solutions reader Jeff Porter.

20 Dec 2005
LDAP Exporter 1.2 (tool)
Export data easily from a LDAP server.

19 Dec 2005
IDM 3DES Crypto (tool)
Encrypt passwords in IDM solutions.

15 Dec 2005
DSSec.exe: Report NDS Security Issues (tool)
Create reports on users who have no passwords, insecure password restrictions, or excessive rights.

15 Dec 2005
Novell Identity Manager 3 Releases (feature)
It's here! Now find out how to get ready to use Novell's latest and greatest identity management tool - Identity Manager 3.

15 Dec 2005
Asgard: The IDM Integration Test Tool (feature)
Novell's Alfredo Santos offers a powerful solution for test automation - the Asgard Test Tool. Check out the modules and XML examples, and find out how this tool can help lighten your test burdens.

15 Dec 2005
Configuring the Identity Manager driver for Active Directory with SSL (feature)
Cool Solutions guru Michel Bluteau contributes a how-to article for installing the remote loader and the AD driver on a Member Server instead of on the Domain Controller.

15 Dec 2005
Reformatting Contact Fields (tip)
Stripping out special charaters in contact data fields can be a bother. Cool Solutions reader Bryan Green eases our burden with a nifty custom policy that does the reformatting for you. *UPDATE* Corrected rules sample included.

15 Dec 2005
Removing Selected Source Attributes (tip)
Father Ramon shares a handy example, including XPATH expressions, to help you remove source attributes in a schema.

15 Dec 2005
Lotus Notes Driver Tip (tip)
Need some help with the Lotus Notes driver? Novell's Perry Nuffer shares information about license types and contributes a sample subscriber channel policy.

14 Dec 2005
Password Generator (tool)
Generate random passwords.

14 Dec 2005
TKInfo Tool (tool)
Script that creates four reports for monitoring information about keys.

14 Dec 2005
Leveraging Security Features in eDirectory 8.8 (appnote)
Hot topic 1: Security ... Hot topic 2: the new eDirectory 8.8. Put these together and you get a great new AppNote from Garg Shailesh and Jaimon Jose that helps you get the most from Encrypted Attributes and Encrypted Replication.

14 Dec 2005
Using the dsbk Utility on Windows (feature)
Curious about the dsbk utility? Novell's Saurabh Garg serves up a timely treatise on the basics of running dsbk on Windows, with info on parameters, examples, and more.

14 Dec 2005
Finding Duplicate GUIDs (feature)
Duplicate GUIDs can be a pain! Novell's Aaron Burgemeister shares a cool Perl script that can track down those annoying critters so you can fix them. *Now updated with some helpful background information ... *

12 Dec 2005
Password Change (tool)
Create a password change page in Java applications.

12 Dec 2005
Procedure Asgard Module (tool)
Run procedures using JDBC.

9 Dec 2005
Working with 3rd Party Certificates and iChain 2.3 (appnote)
Neil Cashell and Klaus Gast describe three main problem scenarios you might encounter when dealing with Certificate Authorities. Learn about the tools and tricks that allow administrators to get almost any third party certificate to work with iChain 2.3.

9 Dec 2005
WalkID: The iChain LDAP-Query-enabled Plug-in (feature)
Novell's Alfredo Santos and Andres Monteiro team up to show the business case and technical usages for WalkID, the iChain LDAP-Query-enabled Plug-in.

9 Dec 2005
iChain 2.3 Support Pack 3 Interim Release 1 (tip)
This patch provides a bundle of enhancements and fixes for issues that have surfaced since iChain 2.3 Support Pack 3 was released. Download it here.

9 Dec 2005
How to allow for execution of specific commands without revealing the Config user password (tip)
Oscar Forero shares a program he wrote that allows you to give a user the ability to execute specific commands without revealing the Config user password.

8 Dec 2005
List Meta-Data Archive (tool)
Lists files with the meta-data archive bit set.

8 Dec 2005
Simple Password Self-Service (tool)
Allows users to change their own password.

8 Dec 2005
DupeTrace 1.5 (tool)
Utility to "play back" an LDAP trace file.

7 Dec 2005
DSRepair in eDirectory Troubleshooting (feature)
You've heard of DSRepair, and you've probably used it - but how well do you really know it? Here's a look inside that popular and sometimes misunderstood eDirectory tool, courtesy of Novell's Akos Szechy.

7 Dec 2005
A Faster Schema Synchronization Check (tip)
When you install or upgrade eDirectory, one of the time-consuming tasks is checking the schema synchronization. This tip from Cool Solutions reader Mahmood Anwar helps you set up a script to make schema-checking quicker and easier.

7 Dec 2005
Restoring Queue Objects (tip)
Here's a quick tip by Novell's Dean Giles on a way to avoid failures when restoring queue objects.

5 Dec 2005
SchDiff (tool)
Compare eDirectory Schema on 2 Trees and Report on Differences.

2 Dec 2005
NDS Expediter (tool)
Verify, inspect, backup, restore and monitor objects on specifically selected replicas.

2 Dec 2005
Schema LDIF Exporter: SchExp (tool)
Export selected classes and/or attributes.

2 Dec 2005
One-Stop Info Page: Novell Audit (feature)
Have you ever wished you could find a page that referenced everything Novell Audit and then some? Here's an update to our all-in-one Novell Audit page.

2 Dec 2005
Troubleshooting Tips for Novell Audit (tip)
Novell Audit expert Jason Doering takes you through a step-by-step approach to finding and fixing some of the most common troubleshooting issues you'll find with Audit.

2 Dec 2005
Audit Rollup Patch Now Available (tip)
Check out the new rollup patch for Audit 1.0.3 - get the details here.

2 Dec 2005
Avoiding Dropped Audit Records (tip)
Audit expert Jason Doering lends some advice on how to manage your logging expiration settings, so you'll keep what you need to keep.

1 Dec 2005
Perimeter Solutions and BorderManager (feature)
BorderManager can form a key piece in your perimeter solution strategy. Learn how, in this summary article adapted from BrainShare presentation IO166.

1 Dec 2005
Clearing Duplicate Timestamps (tip)
If you're getting a -614 error (Unable to update NDS attributes), it may be time to check for duplicate timestamps. Forum participant Gonzalo Morera shows how to remove them so you can add your access rules with no problem.

1 Dec 2005
Deleting the LPO Object (tip)
Is it ever a good idea to delete the LPO (Login Policy Object)? Here are some thoughts from Novell's Scott Kiester on why you should keep it safe and sound.

1 Dec 2005
Novell's Story in Dutch (feature)
If you're curious - and speak Dutch (or would like to) - check out this web site by Leon van Lare on a history of Novell.

30 Nov 2005
eDirectory Tuning (feature)
Is your eDirectory running smoothly on all cylinders? Get some timely tips of boosting your eDirectory performance in this BrainShare summary article.

30 Nov 2005
eGuide StyleSheet Modifications for FireFox/Mozilla/Safari (tip)
Are you seeing strange things? More to the point, do you see odd-looking eGuide buttons in Firefox, Mozilla, or Safari? This tip from Cool Solutions reader Andrew Miller will get your eGuide vision back to normal.

28 Nov 2005
Nlist Search Tool (tool)
Used with nlist.exe to compile a list of users' emails in a given context.

28 Nov 2005
Mini Remoter for ConsoleOne (tool)
Used with ConsoleOne for loading ConsoleOne to remote PCs.

28 Nov 2005
iChain Simple Password OLAC Provider (tool)
Perform single sign on to upstream servers with mutual or radius authentication.

28 Nov 2005
Submit a Tip (tip)
Share your experiences using Novell iChain. Just send us a tip or article about using (or installing, deploying, troubleshooting, etc.) iChain, and start earning points in the Novell Rewards Program. Find out more.

22 Nov 2005
NCPSync.nlm (tool)
Synchronize two directory subtrees by NCP.

17 Nov 2005
How to configure LUM on a new SUSE workstation (feature)
Got OES and NLD? Cool Solutions contributor Edward van der Maas shows you how to get LUM configured on a new SUSE workstation.

17 Nov 2005
What's New In Novell Security Manager v6.1 (feature)
Check out the latest features in version 6.1 of Security Manger, including dual and accelerated virus scanning, spam URL detection in e-mails, spam release by end users, and more ...

17 Nov 2005
Using an Application Map Table for Provisioning (tip)
Novell's Alfredo Santos shares a nifty way to access applications in a provisioning situation. It includes a stored procedure, map table, and Java class you can run to get the results you need.

17 Nov 2005
Toggling Boolean Attribute Values (tip)
When was the last time you toggled Booleans? ... hmmm ... Father Ramon shows you how, with a nifty piece of sample code.

17 Nov 2005
Enabling Automatic Updates for Novell Security Manager (feature)
Now you can keep in step with the latest Security Manager versions by taking advantage of the Up2Date Service. It's easy - check out the step-by-step process here.

17 Nov 2005
The Value of an Integrated Security Solution (feature)
When is best-of-breed not really the best? Find out how a single, well integrated security solution can save time and money over managing a group of best-of-breed applications.

17 Nov 2005
Troubleshooting IPV6 Tunnels (tip)
If your IPV6 tunnel won't start up, it may be due to your NSM packet filter settings. Here's a tip from Cool Solutions reader Peter Schwindt that helps you set things right.

17 Nov 2005
Using Policy-based Routing (tip)
Here's a tip from Christian Schwarz that shows how policy-based routing can help you manage both HTTP and DSL traffic.

17 Nov 2005
HTTP Proxy Surf Protection Guide (tip)
Astaro's Gert Hansen has put together a nifty .PDF guide on , as well as an introductory article to get you started. Check out the details here!

16 Nov 2005
eDirectory Partition Operations - Part 2 (appnote)
Here's the second AppNote on eDirectory partition operations, by Novell's Akos Szechy.

16 Nov 2005
LDAP Enabling for Oracle (appnote)
Cool Solutions points leader Michel Bluteau continues his suite of Oracle articles with this AppNote on enabling LDAP for Oracle.

16 Nov 2005
Solving Password Caching Problems on Macintosh (tip)
With this tip from Mac expert Randy Saeks, your Mac users can get around a password synchronization problem with AFP servers.

14 Nov 2005
iMgrXML (tool)
Developer Tool to read existing iManager Info from eDirectory and export as XML.

14 Nov 2005
iMgrExport (tool)
Read existing iManager Info from eDirectory and export as XML.

9 Nov 2005
eDirectory Partition Operations - Part 1 (appnote)
Need some practical insights on handling replica and partition operations? Novell's Akos Szechy clears up the picture with this insightful Appnote - and stay tuned for his follow-up AppNote next week - eDirectory Partition Operations - Part 2 ...

9 Nov 2005
Configuring iManager to Manage SLP objects (appnote)
If you've been waiting for a plug-in to manage SLP with iManager, wait no more! Novell's Chuck Flood shows you step-by-step how to get iManager to manage SLP objects in your tree.

9 Nov 2005
Finding Application Associations (tip)
How easy is it to read application associatioins? Sometimes, not so easy - but this tip from Cool Solutions reader Mathieu Provencher should help make it go a bit smoother, especially for ZENworks users.

9 Nov 2005
Bulk Load Test-User Generator (feature)
Novell's Aaron Burgemeister shares a cool LDIF utility that creates, modifies, renames, and deletes groups of test users, on Linux, UNIX, NetWare, and Windows.

8 Nov 2005
eDirSync (tool)
Easily create reports on available Partitions and Replicas and some basic health information. Check or Force Synchronization.

8 Nov 2005
SAP Asgard Modules (tool)
Query Sap User roles and profiles.

8 Nov 2005
SQL2Audit (tool)
Process audit events stored in a AUX table.

7 Nov 2005
Designer for Identity Manager (tool)
A highly visual, client-based tool for designing, debugging, deploying, and documenting your identity management solutions.

7 Nov 2005
IDMMiscTools (tool)
A package of tools to use with IDM drivers.

4 Nov 2005
Minimal Provisioning (tool)
Prepare a automatic minimal provisioning.

4 Nov 2005
Handling Emulators with SecureLogin (feature)
SecureLogin expert David Guest provides an in-depth look at handing Terminal Emulation applications with SecureLogin. Script examples are included.

4 Nov 2005
Handling SSO Failures due to Link Identification Text Mismatches (feature)
Single Sign-On is a great capability, but sometimes it fails to work for all links in a web site. The reason? Identification text mismatches - find out how to fix this problem thanks to a Cool Solution from Novell's Girish Mutt.

4 Nov 2005
A Look at Novell SecureLogin, Now and New (feature)
Here's an overview of the features of SecureLogin, including what's on the horizon ...

4 Nov 2005
Using CPAU for Admin Logins (tip)
This tip from Cool Solutions reader Kirk Maule sheds some light on a handy freeware program called CPAU, a good alternative to the RUNAS and SANUR approaches.

4 Nov 2005
Creating a One-time Password Policy (tip)
Here's a tip that captures a change-password dialog with SecureLogin to create a simple one-time password policy.

3 Nov 2005
WalkID (tool)
Search attribute values of any object of one LDAP Server.

3 Nov 2005
BorderManager Wallpaper (tool)
A collection of BorderManager Wallpaper.

3 Nov 2005
BorderManager Troubleshooting Tips (feature)
Discover a wealth of tips to help you troubleshoot BorderManager problems, from filters to proxies to VPN and more!

3 Nov 2005
BorderManager Single Sign-On for Linux (feature)
Tired of running SSL on your Linux machine to log in to your BorderManger proxy? Now you can run Single Sign-On, thanks to the latest NBM 3.8 patch. Product expert Jennifer Bitondo explains how ...

3 Nov 2005
Tips on Cache Volume for BorderManager (tip)
BorderManager guru Craig Johnson lends some helpful tips on getting the best performance from your cache volume.

2 Nov 2005
Restoring Filters (tip)
If your BorderManager starts picking up an old set of filters, check out this tip from Jonathan Dono - it will help you get the right filters running again.

2 Nov 2005
iManager Configuration - Part 2 (feature)
Here's the second article in a two-part series on iManager configuration, as presented in BrainShare. It covers object classes, preferences, plug-ins, and tips and tricks for iManager.

2 Nov 2005
Avoiding Crashes on Fedora Core (tip)
Here's a tip from Cool Solutions reader Klaus Steinberger that helps you deal with iManager and ConsoleOne crashes that can happen on Fedora Core.

1 Nov 2005
NDS Object Counter (tool)
Count total number of object in NDS Tree.

1 Nov 2005
REXX Program (tool)
Execute NATURAL ADABAS Programs with IDM RACF Driver.

1 Nov 2005
Asgard - IDM Test Tool (tool)
Integration Test Tool for IDM projects.

31 Oct 2005
SQL2LDAP (tool)
Enable administrators of Novell networks to import user details from a SQL server to create the NDS user leaf objects.

27 Oct 2005
JDBC Command (tool)
Java class for IDM to execute JDBC Commands like stored procedures, inserts, updates, etc.

26 Oct 2005
iManager Configuration - Part 1 (feature)
Here's a good overview of iManager configuration, courtesy of BrainShare TUT267.

26 Oct 2005
NDS Health Check Tutorial (feature)
The famous NDS Health Check TID - 10060600 - now has a step-by-step tutorial. Now health checks are even easier to do!

26 Oct 2005
Faster iManager on Internet Explorer (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Eric Young leverages a GroupWise TID to help speed up iManager performance on Internet Explorer.

26 Oct 2005
Extending Certificate Life (tip)
A year goes by all too quickly when you're dealing with certificate expirations. Thanks to this tip from V.M. Luotonen, you can extend your certificate life for eGuide to a lot longer - 10 years in this example.

26 Oct 2005
Sample Code - Printing and Converting 64-bit Integers (feature)
This sample code shows how to print 64-bit integers and convert them to character strings.

21 Oct 2005
Novell Identity Manager Wins the InfoWorld Review (feature)
So who is the top gun in Identity Management? Easy - Novell Identity Manager is simply the best - read this article to find out why!

21 Oct 2005
Novell Identity Manager High Availability on PolyServe Clusters (appnote)
This AppNote by Yan Fitterer details a solution for making Identity Manager (and eDirectory) highly available on Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 (SLES9) Linux platform. The approach is based on a PolyServe Matrix Server, with two nodes hosting eDirectory.

21 Oct 2005
Reporting on eDirectory Objects with XSLT (feature)
Cool Solutions guru Michel Bluteau shows us how to generate reports on user objects, including auto-emailing and web access for reports. Plenty of XSLT code examples are included to get you started in the right direction.

21 Oct 2005
Using Novell Solutions to Provide Integration with Citrix Products (tip)
Check out this great new White Paper from Novell Consultant David Shepherd. This document details how to integrate Novell and Citrix technologies using the latest products available from both companies

21 Oct 2005
Driver Sealing and Connection with AD (tip)
Identity Manager expert Dave Gersic lends some tips on getting IDM 2.0.1 to sync accounts and passwords to Active Directory.

21 Oct 2005
Building a Placement Policy (tip)
Here's a tip from Alfredo Santos that shows how to place a user object in a target directory, based on user attributes data like Location, Department, etc. The tip creates a single Placement Policy to do this - and it's more flexible and easy to manage.

21 Oct 2005
Policy for Creating Containers (tip)
Wouldn't it be nice if you could create containers or dynamic OU's from a policy? Here's one that fits the bill, from the Forum's "Father Ramon" - the Patron(izing) Saint of DirXML ...

19 Oct 2005
eDirectory 8.8 Now Available (feature)
The best is now even better! Check out the details on the latest version of Novell eDirectory - 8.8 is here.

19 Oct 2005
Attribute Mapping for Password Self-Service (feature)
Here's an inside look at Novell Password Self-Service by Gordon Mathis. A sample application in the article shows you how to use the NMAS Challenge/Response method outside the framework of Password Self-Service.

19 Oct 2005
Solving Binding Problems on Solaris Servers (tip)
Here's a tip from Cool Solutions reader Donal Duane on how to get NDS utilites to bind correctly on Solaris 9 servers.

19 Oct 2005
Sample Code - Adding an eDirectory Object with LDAP-Perl (feature)
This sample code shows how to use the perl-ldap module to add an object in eDirectory.

12 Oct 2005
Tree Architecture Design (feature)
How does tree design affect LDAP search scope? What is "horizontal scaling," and when should it be used? Get the answers to these and other questions in this BrainShare summary article.

12 Oct 2005
Auto-filling iManager Fields (tip)
Here's a tip from long-time Cool Solutions contributor Wolfgang Schreiber on how to use the iManager 2.5 Plug-in Studio to auto-fill attribute values. Javascript examples are included.

12 Oct 2005
Large-scale User Object Creation with PERL (feature)
Consultant Ian Pattison used Perl scripts to create user accounts for 17,000 students and 1,500 teachers at a large Catholic school in Toronto, Canada. What would have been a 45-day project was done in just 9 days, with data imports taking just an hour.

12 Oct 2005
eGuide Fix for Timeshifts (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Andrey Karyagin lends this fix to a time-shift problem in eGuide, complete with .java and .class code files.

12 Oct 2005
Sample Code - Modifying Attributes with LDAP and Python (feature)
This sample code shows a simple function that will modify attributes of an object using LDAP and Python-LDAP.

5 Oct 2005
Using dsbk on Linux and Unix (feature)
You may be familiar with the dsbk utility on NetWare, but are you comfortable using it on Linux or UNIX? This article by Novell's Jim Henderson will help you understand and use the dsbk utility more effectively.

5 Oct 2005
Centralis Contex White Paper Now Available (feature)
Find out how Centralis Contex can help you get the most from ConsoleOne, by downloading the new Contex white paper from Centralis.

5 Oct 2005
From .CSV File to User Accounts - in Minutes (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Charles Love takes us from .CSV file to imported user accounts, using some easy-to-follow ICE commands. A lot faster than manual data entry, to be sure ...

5 Oct 2005
eDirectory in the News: State of Utah (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the State of Utah has benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

5 Oct 2005
Removing Files when Updating ConsoleOne (tip)
If you're having troubling removing all the folders and files when you try to deploy a new version of ConsoleOne, check out this tip from Mathieu Provencher.

29 Sep 2005
Developing an NMAS Method (feature)
Novell Developer Labs creates NMAS methods - and you can, too, thanks to this article from Novell's Gordon Mathis.

29 Sep 2005
Installing iManager after Renaming a Tree (tip)
If you rename your tree at some point, don't forget this timely tip from Novell's Jeff Crow to keep your iManager software running smoothly.

29 Sep 2005
Displaying Partial Attributes in iManager (tip)
Cool Tools guru Wolfgang Schreiber lends some code that helps you display partial attributes

29 Sep 2005
Sample Code: Searching eDirectory using LDAP and Perl (feature)
This sample shows how to use the perl-ldap module to search eDirectory.

28 Sep 2005
eDirectory: Making It Count! (tip)
Have eDirectory count how many objects there are in your tree or in a given organizational unit.

28 Sep 2005
What you need to know about BM3RMALL.NLM (feature)
If you ever have to run BM3RMALL, here's some great advice that will help you recover quickly and be on your way.

28 Sep 2005
Linux Authentication in BorderManager (tip)
Here are some practical suggestions from BorderManager expert Craig Johnson on authenticating to BorderManager via SUSE Linux.

28 Sep 2005
Controlling HTTP traffic in BorderManager by Trapper (trench)
Here's an inside look at the Trapper application by Victor Kulichkin. Learn more about how the Trapper Admin and Trapper Engine help you control and track Internet access easily and effectively.

27 Sep 2005
Duplicates (tool)
Identify Objects with Attributes Duplicate / Attributes Present / Attribute Not Present.

27 Sep 2005
Mutate Objects (tool)
Change the base class of existing objects.

27 Sep 2005
OuDelete (tool)
Delete eDirectory Organizational Units recursively (with all their subcontainers).

23 Sep 2005
AppNote: Using IDM to Synchronize with Oracle Internet Directory and Integrate Multiple Oracle Databases (appnote)
In this third article of a 3-part series, Michel Bluteau provide an enterprise solution for synchronizing multiple Oracle Databases (dictionary or catalog) through Oracle Internet Directory and LDAP.

23 Sep 2005
AppNote: Installing Oracle 10g Application Server on SLES9 (appnote)
This second article in the three-article series focuses on getting Application Server for Oracle installed so you can use Identity Manager to synchronize with Oracle Databases.

23 Sep 2005
AppNote: Installing Oracle 10g on SLES9 (appnote)
Note: This is the first article in a three-part series by Michel Bluteau that will help you set up access to multiple Oracle databases with Identity Manager.

23 Sep 2005
Policy of the Month - Sept 2005 (feature)
Each month we focus on one of the policies from the new Identity Manager Sample Policy web site. This month's selection: Filter By Container Disabled Or Title.

21 Sep 2005
Automating eDirectory Updates with ZENworks (feature)
Check out this new feature in the eDirectory patch 8.7.3.4. You can use ZENworks server management to automate e-Directory patches. And it works for Windows or Netware! Find out more here ...

21 Sep 2005
AppNote: NMAS and Kerberos (appnote)
Update - The AppNote now contains new Usage Scenarios. The single sign-on feature of Kerberos is a great thing - and now you can use that feature in eDirectory authentication, thanks to this AppNote by Preetam Ramakrishna.

21 Sep 2005
Speeding Up with ConsoleOne (tip)
ConsoleOne running slow for you? Try this simple solution for speeding up performance, from Cool Solutions reader Eric Young.

16 Sep 2005
Removable Media Device Security and Encryption (tool)
Disknet Pro provides eDirectory administrators with central control and encryption of removable media-I/O devices, and the ability to monitor user access through these devices.

15 Sep 2005
AppNote: Interoperation Guide - VPN Tracker and NBM 3.8.4 Server (appnote)
This AppNote from Aruna Kumari explains how to use the MAC OS VPN Tracker client with NBM in PSK mode, Extended Authentication (XAUTH) PSK mode, and Certificate mode.

15 Sep 2005
Universal Password, Part 2 (feature)
Here's the second part of the BrainShare 2005 presentation on Universal Password. It's a collection of vital Q&As to help you understand, use, and troubleshoot Universal Password.

15 Sep 2005
Extending the Schema for LUM / iManager 2.5 (tip)
If you need help extending the eDirectory schema for LUM (Linux User Management), here's a tip from Cool Solutions contributor Andy Bialock that might do the trick.

15 Sep 2005
Changing a Simple Password on Windows, via CIFS (tip)
Here's a tip from Donald Lohr that helps you change a simple password on Windows, via CIFS and local authentication.

14 Sep 2005
Check Login (tool)
Checks if password is about to expire.

9 Sep 2005
AdRem Free Remote Console 5 (tool)
Free remote access to NetWare server console.

8 Sep 2005
eDirectory 8.7.3.7 Now Available (feature)
You can get the latest and greatest eDirectory patch release for NetWare, Windows, Solaris, Linux, and HP-UX platforms - check out the details here!

8 Sep 2005
Universal Password, Part 1 (feature)
What's the difference between NDS, Simple, Enhanced, and Universal Passwords? If it took you more than a few seconds to think of the answers, this summary article on Universal Password is for you ...

8 Sep 2005
Finding Orphaned Home Directories (tip)
When user accounts are deleted but the home directories are not removed, you can be stuck with a mess. This tip from Cool Solutions contributor Charles Hucks provides a script to get the cleanup handled.

8 Sep 2005
The Effective Service Desk and Novell (trench)
This article explains how to select an IT Service Desk/Help Desk Solution which can leverage specific features, as well as your overall investment in ZENworks, GroupWise, eDirectory and Identity Manager.

8 Sep 2005
Authenticating Windows Users to eDirectory (tip)
The task of authenticating Windows Users to eDirectory just got a bit easier, thanks to this tip from Andy Bialock.

8 Sep 2005
Reducing OU Search Times in eGuide (tip)
Tired of long delays in your OU searches? This simple solution from Martin McNaught can help you cut lag time when you search on fields other than surname or firstname.

31 Aug 2005
Scripted Approach to Maintaining Groups (feature)
Cool Solutions contributor Charles Hucks shows us how to combine a script with Novell ActiveX controls to simplify group maintainenance.

31 Aug 2005
AppNote: Moving User Home Directories, the sed Way (appnote)
*Here are some late-breaking additions to the AppNote* This extensive AppNote from Jim Pye gives you a step-by-step approach to moving home directory data between servers in eDirectory. It also sheds some valuable light on the sed tool. So go get your cuppa and find out what's uppa ...

31 Aug 2005
NBM Enhancement Pack (feature)
There's a new beta version of BorderManager, with enhancements to VPN services, Proxy, and more. Check out the details and download your copy!

31 Aug 2005
Single Sign-On to Citrix Web Interface 4.0 using eDirectory Authentication (tip)
Kevin Hurni explains how to Single Sign-on to the Citrix Web Interface 4.0 that is configured to use eDirectory authentication. He also provided an example of the form fill policy he used.

31 Aug 2005
Connectotel LinkWall Suite Version 3.00 Released (feature)
Version 3.00 of the LinkWall Suite from Connectotel adds some powerful new features - check out the details here.

31 Aug 2005
What's New in Audit 2.0 (feature)
The Beta period for Audit 2.0 will be coming in the next couple of months. Meanwhile, here is a "what's new" presentation on the features and enhancements projected for version 2.0, contributed by Novell Audit Project manager Jason Arrington.

31 Aug 2005
Moving BorderManager Servers (tip)
BorderManager expert Craig Johnson shares some timely tips about moving a dedicated NBM server to another context.

31 Aug 2005
Installing eDirectory on SUSE Linux (tip)
Here are some tips from Avtar Gill on installing eDirectory on SUSE Linux.

31 Aug 2005
Log Tables and Size Limits (tip)
Jason Doering lends some practical advice on log tables and size limits for Audit in this tip.

31 Aug 2005
Translating Codes, Times, and IP Addresses (tip)
Here are some tips on translating Event ID codes, times, timestamps, and IP addresses, courtesy of Jason Doering

31 Aug 2005
Sample Code: LDAP Connection Class for eDirectory in Python (feature)
This code sample from Novell Forge shows a simple class to manage a connection to eDirectory in Python.

29 Aug 2005
Installing iChain 2.3 on VMWare ESX Server (tip)
Andrew Boulanger has provided instructions you can use when installing iChain 2.3 into a VM on an ESX server.

29 Aug 2005
Using Your Own Login Form on Web Page Accelerated by iChain (tip)
Jesse Pretorius shows you how you can provide your own login form on a web page accelerated by iChain.

29 Aug 2005
Installing SAML Extension Server on OES Linux (tip)
Michael Longman shares a solution to a problem he had while installing the SAML Extension server on OES Linux.

29 Aug 2005
Tip to fix the NDSSetupClientTable Error (tip)
Lynley Agsam shares his solution on what to do if you get the NDSSetupClientTable error when connecting to RADIUS.

29 Aug 2005
Configuring NSL3.51 Single Sign-on for iFolder (tip)
Here's a tip from Novell's Anjana Navnith that explains how to configure NSL's Single Sign On for Windows apps that require authenticating to multiple login windows.

25 Aug 2005
AdventNet - OpManager (tool)
Monitor your network the SNMP way.

24 Aug 2005
eDirectory Disaster Recovery (feature)
A server crash - when will it happen to you? Don't panic - eDirectory expert Jim Henderson is here with some great advice and techniques on getting up and running again.

24 Aug 2005
Importing certificates with a Private Key (tip)
Here's a tip on getting external certificates into eDirectory - with the Private Keys included.

24 Aug 2005
Reactivating Expired Objects (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Andrew Armstrong explains how to reset expiration dates for large numbers of objects, using iManager.

24 Aug 2005
Setting Up an eGuide Proxy (tip)
Martin McNaught shows us how to set up an eGuide proxy in a few easy steps.

23 Aug 2005
Novell Security Manager - The Interview (feature)
In this recent interview, Novell's Tim Crabb, Product Marketing Manager for Novell Security Manager, and Jon Friedman, VP of Product Marketing at Astaro, shed some light on the past, present, and future of Novell Security Manager and Astaro.

23 Aug 2005
Novell Security Manager and Astaro in the Press (feature)
Novell Security Manager and Astaro have been getting some great press lately. Check out this summary article with links to awards and reviews, and you'll begin to see why ...

23 Aug 2005
Novell Security Manager, in Novell Connections (feature)
If you haven't seen it yet, you'll want to check out the extensive article in Novell Connections magazine by Linda Kennard. Learn about real-life security risks and how they can be handled by Novell Security Manager.

23 Aug 2005
Network World Magazine: Focus on Security Manager (feature)
Check out Dave Kearns' article on Novell Security Manager and Astaro, in the July issue of Network World magazine.

23 Aug 2005
About Security Manager Licensing (feature)
Here's a brief Q&A on Security Manager licensing, with answers provided by Novell.

22 Aug 2005
Get Directory Size and Quota Size (tool)
Perl-Script to Generate CSV-file Report with dir_name;dir_size;dir_quota information.

22 Aug 2005
Change File/Directory owner (tool)
Perl-Script to change Direcrtory / File owner

18 Aug 2005
Lgdaim v. 1.0 (tool)
AOL Instant Messenger Log Channel for Novell Audit

18 Aug 2005
Home directory checker (tool)
Simple automated checker for home directories without users.

17 Aug 2005
How to Passthrough your DLU Credentials to the Member Server (tip)
If you are using DLU and IDM or Account Manager to synchronize passwords, you can't automatically map to resources on your Windows Domain Member servers. Here's a nice workaround from Mark Harrison.

17 Aug 2005
Password Synchronization - NMAS, UP, and AD (feature)
Here are a few tips and best practices for AD passwords and NMAS, contributed by Martyn Durrant.

17 Aug 2005
Dynamic Groups and IDM (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Robert Schneider shows us a novel way to use pseudo-dynamic groups in IDM that can be used to deploy ZENworks applications.

17 Aug 2005
Certificate Expiration Information (tip)
There are some great reasons to check out TID 10098567 - read about them in this summary article.

17 Aug 2005
Avoiding LDAP server looping errors (tip)
"Try and try again" is not the best advice for stuck drivers. Thanks to this tip from Novell's Shon Vella, you can avoid looping error with LDAP servers and get back to processing as normal.

17 Aug 2005
Advanced Triggerless Oracle JDBC Driver - Part 2 (tip)
Cool Solutions guru Michel Bluteau returns with this tip for optimizing his Advanced Triggerless Oracle JDBC Driver. As your Oracle accounts, Roles, and Role Memberships increase, this article will help you keep your driver running at its best.

17 Aug 2005
Renaming Containers (feature)
Novell's Jim Henderson describes an easy way to rename containers and update information on Windows workstation clients using a login script.

17 Aug 2005
Calling a Java Program from an XPath Expression (tip)
Novell's Perin Blanchard shows us the process for calling a Java program from an XPath expression. Sample code is included.

17 Aug 2005
Another Workaround for ConsoleOne Templates (tip)
Here's a tip from Cool Solutions contributor Geoff Carman that expands on the recent article "Workarounds for ConsoleOne Templates."

17 Aug 2005
Update: CRON for MySQL Shutdown (tip)
Rekha Bhaskaran sends us a tip on automating the close of MySQL via a CRON job.

10 Aug 2005
Password Challenge Reset and Hints (tip)
Here are some tips from Forum expert Brett Berger on resetting password challenge questions and supplying password hints - with an eye towards the security issues that are involved.

10 Aug 2005
Sample Code - Moving/Renaming Objects in eDirectory using LDAP and Perl (feature)
This code sample from Novell Forge shows how to use the perl-ldap module to move/rename an object from eDirectory. The object can be moved within the same container or to a completely different branch of the tree.

10 Aug 2005
Configure SLP on SUSE Linux (feature)
SUSE Linux and Novell software can use either of two SLP packages, NDS SLP or OpenSLP. Get SLP running smoothly on SUSE Linux by following the steps in this excellent article by Linux Product Specialist Aaron Gresko.

3 Aug 2005
Handling NSL Single-Sign-on for Upgraded Windows Apps (feature)
If a Windows application you've been using gets upgraded, and its Login window is modified to provide a new look and feel, SecureLogin might fail to handle it correctly. Here's a solution.

3 Aug 2005
Oracle Forms and NSL (tip)
SecureLogin guru David Guest contributes a script that gets NSL to handle Oracle Forms, including multiple databases and/or usernames and passwords. Edit away, and give it a try!

3 Aug 2005
Getting Behind the Asterisks, with AsterWin (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Keith Runge gives us a heads-up on AsterWin IE. It's a web-based tool that shows the text behind asterisk fields (like ShoWIn and Windows Finder).

2 Aug 2005
Schema Utilities (tool)
Outputs the class and attribute definitions in your tree.

2 Aug 2005
Making a New Single Time Server (tip)
This article from Forum expert Donald Albury shows you the steps for making a new server your primary single time server.

2 Aug 2005
Sample Code - Search eDirectory in PHP using LDAP (feature)
This code sample from Novell Forge shows how to search eDirectory in PHP using LDAP.

2 Aug 2005
Workarounds for ConsoleOne Templates (tip)
You can use NWAdmin user templates in ConsoleOne, thanks to these tips from Forum experts.

27 Jul 2005
Installing BorderManager Support Packs (feature)
Cool SOlutions contributor Aruna Kumari checks in with a helpful article on how to work around problems with NBM Support Pack installation.

27 Jul 2005
AppNote: Moving Custom Plug-ins to iManager 2.5 (appnote)
Wanting to upgrade to iManager 2.5 but worried about losing your custom plug-ins? In this AppNote, Mark Hinckley shares a step-by-step process for moving custom plug-ins to iManager 2.5.

27 Jul 2005
ContentFilter for BorderManager Launched (feature)
Connectotel has announced the launch of its new ContentFilter for Novell BorderManager software. Get the details in this summary article, including benefits, pricing, and FAQs.

27 Jul 2005
ContentFilter for Novell BorderManager (tool)
Filters unwanted websites by performing real-time textual analysis of website page content.

21 Jul 2005
Identity Apps with NVDS (feature)
There are a lot of advantages to building and deploying identity applications that are directory-enabled. Get the details on how NVDS (Novell Virtual Directory Services) can be part of your solution.

21 Jul 2005
IMPORTANT Heads-up if you use encrypted distributions with ZENworks for Servers, or DirXML 1.1x (tip)
A digital certificate in a product you might be using is going to expire on 28 July 2005, which may affect the product. Come see if this affects you, and what you should do about it.

21 Jul 2005
Unloading / Reloading the eDirectory DirXML Driver (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Chad Israel shows us how to unload and reload DirXML with a time delay, so the eDirectory driver can do its backup thing.

21 Jul 2005
Converting to Multi-Value Attributes (tip)
Father Ramon shows us the light on converting CSV's to multi-value attributes, complete with a sample XML stylesheet.

21 Jul 2005
Converting Strings to Nodesets (tip)
Need help on extracting XML fragments from strings? "Father Ramon" and Perin Blanchard team up with style sheet examples on how to convert strings to nodesets.

21 Jul 2005
JDBC Driver for AS400 (tip)
Can you connect from JDBC to AS400? Yes, and here's how to make your own driver that does it, thanks to this tip from one of our Forum experts.

20 Jul 2005
Insufficient memory errors after upgrading to eDirectory 8.7.3 IR6 (tip)
Heads Up: there's a possible memory problem you should be aware of. Check out this new TID.

20 Jul 2005
ContactWise 7.2 Now Available (trench)
Don't miss this opportunity to obtain a Free Download of the new release of the powerful GroupLink® CRM / SFA (sales force automation) solution that leverages your investment in GroupWise, eDirectory, NetWare or Linux!

20 Jul 2005
eGuide Q&A Session (feature)
Here are somely tips on eGuide customization you'll want to check out. They're in the form of a Q&A session by Cool Solutions contributor John Peacock. Enjoy!

20 Jul 2005
RiteHere: Identify Effective File Systems Rights (tool)
Identify the eDirectory users with effective rights in one or more specified directories.

13 Jul 2005
More about DSRepair (tip)
eDirectory experts Jim Henderson and Aaron Burgemeister share some insights on DSRepair and how to use it more wisely.

13 Jul 2005
Running iManager 2.5 on SLES 9 64-bit Opteron Systems (tip)
If you were wishing there were a way to run iManager on a 64-bit SLES system, this is your lucky day. Novell's Jeff Crow shares the steps to get iManager up and running on one of these systems.

13 Jul 2005
eGuide Display Screens based on User Login (tip)
Cool Solutions contributor John Peacock shares an approach to setting up different eGuide screens based on user login.

13 Jul 2005
eDirectory in the News: MLP Group and Eastern Michigan University (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the MLP Group (finance) and Eastern Michigan University have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

7 Jul 2005
Updated Readme - NMAS, Authentication, Secugen (tip)
Norm O'Neal sends us an updated readme article for NMAS Login Methods, Graded Authentication and Secugen Biometric Mice. As Norm says, this will save you some quality time in the near future. Thanks, Norm!

7 Jul 2005
Solving Zone Problems in DNS (tip)
Thanks to Cool Solutions reader Andrew Barnett for this workaround for zone issues in setting up DNS.

7 Jul 2005
Sample Code: Sample LDAP Classes for Java (feature)
Here are some sample code pieces from Novell Forge that demonstrate common operations using the LDAP Classes for Java.

30 Jun 2005
Protecting your Filters (feature)
BorderManager guru Craig Johnson contributes a short and sweet article on how to protect your NBM filters in an eDirectory environment.

30 Jun 2005
Correcting an LDAP Version Problem (tip)
Girish Mutt, a Novell Software Engineer, sends this tip for resolving an LDAP version problem when you upgrade eDirectory on NetWare 5.1.

30 Jun 2005
Addendum to the FreeRADIUS Administration Guide (feature)
Check out this new addendum to the FreeRADIUS Administration Guide, composed by Cool Solutions contributor Fahim Siddiqui.

30 Jun 2005
Detecting Port Usage (tip)
Novell SysOp Jim Michael shares a few hints on tracking down port access and setting up stateful filter exceptions.

28 Jun 2005
Password-Expiration and Grace-Remaining Email Notify (PERL Script) (tool)
Script that sends users email notifications of upcoming password expiration.

22 Jun 2005
AppNote: The Two Trees - Simultaneously Accessing Nterprise Branch Office Servers and the Corporate Tree (appnote)
A lot of folks are trying out Novell's Nterprise Branch Office (NBO) product, in order to realize the savings on hardware and administrative costs, and are finding that the hardest part is the transition period between using traditional NetWare servers, and using the Branch Office servers. Gary Childers offers a boost up the learning curve. Enjoy!

22 Jun 2005
eDirectory - A Look Ahead (feature)
Here's a peek into the future of eDirectory, with a glance at the important features of upcoming version 8.8. See what all the buzz is about, and get ready for some powerful new eDirectory capabilities.

22 Jun 2005
Password Self-Service Q&A (feature)
In this two-minute drill from Forum expert Brett Berger, you'll find some helpful answers on the basics of password self-service.

22 Jun 2005
iPrint Plug-in for iManager (tip)
Here's a tip from Kevin Fenn on using the new iPrint plug-in for iManager, with step-by-step instructions.

22 Jun 2005
About Mobile iManager (feature)
Since it's fairly new, some of you may be wondering what Mobile iManager is all about. Here's a perspective from Aaron Burgemeister on what it does for you and why it's a great product.

22 Jun 2005
Sample Code: Using the LDAP Connection Class (feature)
Here's another popular piece of sample code from Novell Forge. It uses the LDAP Connection class to perform basic LDAP operations.

21 Jun 2005
Loq Query Tool (tool)
Tool to parse log files and store in a searchable database.

16 Jun 2005
Novell releases updated Identity Manager JDBC Driver (feature)
The new and improved JDBC driver for Nsure Identity Manager is here! Find out how this driver can improve your data support in this summary article.

16 Jun 2005
New Identity Manager Driver for SOAP, DSML, and SPML (feature)
SOAP, the popular XML-based protocol, now has increased support with the release of its new Identity Manager Integration Module. Find out the details and how to download the driver in this summary article.

16 Jun 2005
Novell Identity Management Wins Codie Award (feature)
Novell's Identity and Access Management product family has been honored as Best Enterprise Security Solution in the 2005 Codie Awards. Get the details here!

16 Jun 2005
Moving an Account when User's Affiliation Changes (tip)
In this followup article, Cool Solutions contributor Will Schneider shows how to move move an account in a hierarchical directory from one OU to another, when the user changes affiliation.

16 Jun 2005
Understanding Sync Immediate (tip)
How immediate is Sync Immediate? Can you make it "more immediate" - or less? Here's some background info on understanding what happens when you flag attributes as Sync Immediate.

16 Jun 2005
Multi-valued Attribute to a Single-valued String (tip)
Getting multi-valued eDirectory attributes into their single-valued Active Directory equivalents can be like fitting round pegs into square holes. This tip from Cool Solutions contributor Will Schneider helps you get that data from point A to point B.

16 Jun 2005
Policy of the Month - 06-05 (feature)
Each month we'll be focusing on one of the policies from the new Identity Manager Sample Policy web site. This month's selection: Set Email By Given Name And Surname.

15 Jun 2005
Hiding Folders, Trusting Admins (tip)
Who's minding the store - or, if you can't trust your system admin, who can you trust? Here's a brief discussion on rights for admins and the issues it raises.

15 Jun 2005
Timesync Tips (tip)
Time may drift by, but it's not a good thing when time keeps drifting around on your server clocks. These suggestions can help you keep things running like clockwork ...

15 Jun 2005
Load Scripts and Blue-Screens (tip)
Reader B. Kuhlmann shares his experience in resolving a blue-screen problem after a system crash.

13 Jun 2005
Interpreting Predicate Statistics (feature)
Part of the process of improving performance of eDirectory searches is to evaluate the index requirements and set up indexes appropriate to your environment. In order to come up with sane index requirements, however, you need to understand what sorts of queries are being made against the directory server. In this tip, we will look at how to use and interpret Predicate Statistics for this purpose.

10 Jun 2005
AppNote: Configuring Active Directory to Allow Anonymous Queries for NSL LDAP Client (appnote)
This AppNote from Talekar Nagareshwar explains how to configure Active Directory to allow anonymous queries. The permissions you need to give for anonymous users and how to set these permissions are explained in detail, from a SecureLogin perspective.

9 Jun 2005
syntheticTime (tool)
Reports if a DS server is using synthetic time.

8 Jun 2005
NVDS Early Docs on Novell Forge (feature)
There's early documentation on Forge about NVDS (Novell Virtual Directory Services). Check it out - and get a leg up on understanding this vital new technology.

8 Jun 2005
Mac Authentication to eDirectory (tip)
Here's a tip from Cool Solutions reader Andy Knoke that helps you get Macintosh workstations authenticated to eDirectory.

8 Jun 2005
Preserving Customized Styles in eGuide (tip)
When you upgrade versions in eGuide, don't throw away those customizations you worked so hard on. With a little work (and this tip from John Peacock) you can keep them working and handy.

8 Jun 2005
Sample Code: Servlet for Security Features (feature)
Here's a popular piece of sample code from Novell Forge. It's a Servlet that tries to read all available security features from the request (Client Certificates, Encoding type, Cipher Suite, etc.).

6 Jun 2005
SPACEWatch Pro v5 (tool)
Multi-platform centralised storage management of files and directories.

5 Jun 2005
Detecting Synthetic Time Programmatically (feature)
This article presents a simple Win32 utility that can query an eDirectory server (regardless if it is NetWare or not) to see if synthetic time is being used, and if synthetic timestamps are being issued, how far ahead the future timestamp is so you can decide if a new time epoch should be declared using DSRepair or simply wait for the real time to catch up.

2 Jun 2005
AppNote: Novell Audit Guide - Configuration and Implementation (appnote)
If you missed the 2005 Novell Audit Live BrainShare session (TUT345), here's your chance to catch up. Session presenters Jeremy Carter and Blair Thomas have put together this handy Novell Audit Guide based on the live session - check it out!

2 Jun 2005
AppNote: NBM Filter Management for BorderManager 3.8 SP3 (appnote)
Chitra Gurjar and Sahu Rashmi of Novell System Testing have teamed up to provide this behind-the-scenes look at the new BorderManager Filter Management Wizard (aka, the Firewall Wizard).

2 Jun 2005
Choosing Passwords (feature)
Passwords on stickies and paper gyrations? 26-character / 3 punctuations? Are these a few of your favorite things? Check out what admins are saying about password policies and what works (and doesn't) for them.

2 Jun 2005
AppNote: Configuring an IPsec Tunnel between NBM and NSM (appnote)
In this AppNote from Guarav Vaidya, you'll learn how to get a site-to-site VPN connection configured between BorderManager 3.8 and Novell Security Manager 5.1.

2 Jun 2005
Purging or Archiving Database Information (tip)
This tip from Jason Doering will help you set up your MySQL channel for archiving or deleting database records.

2 Jun 2005
Leveraging Your Electronic Communications Policy (tip)
Here's a tip from B Thavamani Rajan that will help your users refer to a company electronic communications policy when HTTP requests are made.

2 Jun 2005
Auto-Shutdown of MySQL (tip)
Need to shut down MySQL automatically? Here are some helpful suggestions from Forum experts on the topic.

2 Jun 2005
Blocking eBay (tip)
Here's a tip from Cool Solutions reader Ian Meaton on how to control surfing of eBay pages. The solution ranges from a "blanket blockout" to restricting buy and sell transactions.

2 Jun 2005
Setting Up LReport to Work with MySQL (tip)
Getting LReport to work with MySQL database just got easier, thanks to this solution from Jason Doering. Troubleshooting tips are also included.

2 Jun 2005
Restoring S2S Communication in eDirectory (tip)
Here's a tip from Cool Solutions reader Bhavani S.T. that helps you get S2S running properly when VPN servers are in the same eDirectory tree.

1 Jun 2005
AppNote: Clustering eDirectory and IDM on Windows 2003 (appnote)
A cluster for eDirectory and Identity Manager (with drivers) on top of Windows 2003 Enterprise Server ... is it possible? Yes, thanks to this AppNote from Cool Solutions guru Michel Bluteau - get the step-by-step process here.

1 Jun 2005
Detecting Tomcat Stops and Initializations (tip)
How do you know when Tomcat has stopped, so you can restart it again? Or how can you tell when Tomcat has fully initialized itself so you can use iManager again? Well, you can guess ... or read this handy solution from Novell's Mark Hinckley.

1 Jun 2005
Evaluating OES: Netatalk talking to eDirectory via PAM (tip)
Jeff C. sent this question as part of our Evaluating OES series. Come see the answer, and if you have any other questions as you look at Open Enterprise Server, please let us know and we'll track down the info. We live to serve.

27 May 2005
AppNote: Accelerating Outlook Web Access (OWA) Server 2003 with Forms Based Authentication (appnote)
This AppNote by Bart Andries describes how to configure iChain to accelerate and Single Sign-on to Outlook Web Access with Forms Based Authentication Enabled.

27 May 2005
Latest iChain Issues Resolved by Novell Technical Support (feature)
Here is a list of the latest TIDs that might help you avoid some of the most common problems that have been called into Novell Technical Support lately.

27 May 2005
Novell iChain Presentations from BrainShare 2005 (feature)
If you didn't make it to this year's BrainShare event, here are the presentations from the Novell iChain sessions.

26 May 2005
Getting BorderManager (NetWare) to Work with Bridged Internet Connections (feature)
Craig Johnson had an ongoing problem with NetWare servers connected to bridged Internet connections not being able to work with secondary IP addresses. The primary address was fine, but you could not access any secondary IP address bound to the network card. He figured out what was happening, and shares it with you.

25 May 2005
Understanding Windows Process Authentication (feature)
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Windows Process Authentication by Cool Solutions contributor Craig Wilson. Learn about rights, resources, mappings and more.

25 May 2005
Tooltime for eDirectory - May 25, 2005 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of May 25.

25 May 2005
Adding Network Address Values to eDirectory via LDIF (tip)
Tired of looking at Network Address values in base64 in eDirectory? Start seeing some user-friendly data with this tip from Cool Solutions reader S T Bhavani.

25 May 2005
Synthetic Time on Non-NetWare Platforms (tip)
NetWare servers will display a warning message on the console when synthetic time is being used. But how about other platforms that eDirectory runs on, such as Windows and Linux? Peter Kuo shares two easy ways to keep an eye on it on other platforms.

25 May 2005
If iManager 2.5 Will not Start, Try This (tip)
After upgrading to iManager 2.5, if you have trouble getting it to startup, here's what you do.

25 May 2005
BorderManager Snapins not showing up in iManager (tip)
Are your BorderManager snapins not showing up in iManager? Steven Bell has a tiny but perfect tip for you.

25 May 2005
Implementing Samba as your Primary Domain Controller (tip)
Thanks to a helpful Wiki on the Gentoo web site, you can get Samba configured as your PDC (Primary Domain Controller).This is especially helpful if you're using Linux and need Universal Password. Thanks to Justin Grote for the heads-up!

25 May 2005
Recovering eDirectory Path Attribute Data (trench)
Come see how you can recover lost eDirectory path attribute data after a system failure.

23 May 2005
Volume Reporter 1.3 (tool)
Create an HTML report about the status of the volumes on your network.

23 May 2005
Can't get into iManager 2.5 after upgrading from NetWare 6.5 sp2 to OES NetWare and iManager 2.5 (tip)
Peter Strifas supplies some settings to check if you are unable to get into iManager after upgrading.

23 May 2005
Novell Security Manager Overview (feature)
Here's an inside look at Novell Security Manager, powered by Astaro, as presented at BrainShare 2005.

23 May 2005
Astaro White Papers (feature)
Some great resources - 18 white papers on vital security topics, to be precise - are available on the Astaro web site. Check them out!

23 May 2005
Immunix Acquisition (tip)
Novell fortifies its security with the Immunix acquisition.

19 May 2005
Password Expiration Email Notification (tool)
Java console application that sends users email notifications of upcoming password expiration.

19 May 2005
Troubleshooting Synchronization in Identity Manager Installations (feature)
Here's a guide to troubleshooting eDirectory and AD synchronization problems in Nsure Identity Manager, including error codes and resolutions. Thanks to Cool Solutions contributor Geoffrey Carman for the info!

19 May 2005
Using Venn Diagrams for Role-Based Provisioning (feature)
Remember those old Venn Diagrams you used in school? Well, they're not just for whiteboards any more. Here's a thumbs-up article from Cool Solutions contributor David Guest that brings Venn Diagrams to the world of role-based provisioning.

19 May 2005
Policy of the Month - 05-05 (feature)
Welcome to a new feature in Nsure Identity Manager Cool Solutions. Each month we'll be focusing on one of the policies from the new Identity Manager Sample Policy web site. This month's selection: "Push Back on Email."

18 May 2005
Linux Login Client Modules for NMAS (feature)
Novell's eDirectory and NMAS have been running on a Linux server for years now. At least the NMAS server, and server side modules known as LSM's (Login Server Modules). However, recently the NMAS client has been ported to Linux and it is possible to run client side modules known as LCM's (Login Client Modules) on a Linux system. Come see how to install NMAS on Linux and a whole lot more.

18 May 2005
Sample Code: Adding a fullname to users without one (tip)
Here's a popular piece of sample code from Novell Forge. It does an LDAP search for for users with no fullname attribute value and fills it in with "givenname sn".

18 May 2005
Monitoring eDirectory (feature)
Do you know how to effectively monitor your eDirectory events? This article from a recent BrainShare presentation explains how to do that, via SNMP traps and iMonitor.

18 May 2005
Novell Radius not working with NSM (tip)
Here's the secret to getting Novell Security Manager working with Radius.

18 May 2005
Getting Mac Synching Rules to Work (tip)
Here's a tip from Mac expert and regular Cool Solutions contributor Randy Saeks. Check out the LDIF file that solves a schema synching issue in OS 10.2 and above.

18 May 2005
eDirectory Command-line Utilities for Linux (feature)
Here are some useful tips on running eDirectory command-line utilities on a Linux platform, adapted from a recent BrainShare presentation.

17 May 2005
Whois v2.1.0 (tool)
Get Internet Host Information.

13 May 2005
USERPASS (tool)
Allow changing of passwords for many users from a text file.

13 May 2005
User Importer (tool)
Import users from a CSV file into NDS.

11 May 2005
AppNote: Letting Users Modify Personal Attributes (appnote)
Help is on the way ... now you can let users modify some of their own personal information in iManager, without exposing data they shouldn't change. Get the details in this AppNote by Novell's Mark Hinckley.

11 May 2005
eDirectory in the News: DeMontfort University and Madison Area YMCA (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how DeMontfort University (U.K.) and the Madison Area YMCA have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

11 May 2005
Setting Up eDirectory on Linux (feature)
Here are some helpful tips from BrainShare 2005 on installing and configuring eDirectory on Linux. Check out system requirements, time and communications issues, and more.

11 May 2005
Solving Error -723: database will not open (tip)
Here's a quick tip that gives you some options for dealing with error -723. Let's hope you won't need to use them, but they may come in handy if it happens to you ...

10 May 2005
AppNote: Modeling and Writing a Common Information Model (CIM) Provider (appnote)
The Common Information Model (CIM) provides a unified method for managing an enterprise network without requiring an overhaul of the existing network management infrastructure. This How-to AppNote discusses CIM and explains the approach to be taken to develop a CIM Provider.

5 May 2005
SecureLogin Scripting Techniques (feature)
If you'd like to get up and running with SecureLogin scripting, this is a great place to start! Based on BrainShare TUT248, it takes you through the basics and shows how to build scripts with all the right elements.

5 May 2005
Scripting Part 2: Terminal Emulators and Web Scripting (feature)
In this article you learn the basics about emulator types and Web scripts (basic and "intelligent"). There are some helpful script examples included as well.

5 May 2005
Configuring SecureLogin to Work with HLLAPI (feature)
Here's a helpful article from SecureLogin expert David Guest that takes the mystery out of terminal emulation and gets you going with a solid configuration approach.

5 May 2005
Solving Single Sign-on Issues on a Re-constructed Web Site (tip)
Cool Solutions contributor R AnupKumar checks in with a helpful tip on getting SecureLogin to handle re-constructed web sites. Check it out - a "thumbs-up" article!

5 May 2005
Auto-Connecting from XP Remote Desktop (tip)
Here's a script from Werner Zeller that shows how to get Windows XP Remote Desktop to automatically connect with other servers.

4 May 2005
AppNote: Designing and Building Applications on Directories (appnote)
Imagine if you could build applications right on top of your directory, instead of on an SQL database. Now it's a reality, thanks to this development guide from long-time Cool Solutions contributor Michel Bluteau. Build it with C#.NET, move it to Linux ... it's all here.

4 May 2005
Providing Unique IDs with ConsoleOne (tip)
Thanks to Cool Solutions reader Mitch Mitchell for sending us this tip on using ConsoleOne to map unique user IDs. And it earned a thumbs-up rating as well!

4 May 2005
eDirectory in the News: Indiana State University and Amsterdam Airport (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how Indiana State University and the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

4 May 2005
Deleting "Stubborn" Objects (tip)
You know the old line - "How can I miss you when you won't go away?" If you'd like to get those stubborn objects to go away, check out these pointers from Forum experts.

28 Apr 2005
BorderManager Configuration Tips (feature)
Now you can get your BorderManager configuration running faster and smoother, thanks to these tips from BrainShare 2005.

28 Apr 2005
Passing User Credentials to an Upstream Proxy (feature)
In this article by B.Thavamani Rajan, you'll learn how user information can be passed upstream to an NBM proxy or to the origin webserver. It's all about the new X-Authenticated-User Header Support ... get the details here.

28 Apr 2005
Tip: Searching through Log Files (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Mike Murphy sends us this old-school tip on keeping tabs on surfing students ... web-surfing, that is. Look through your log directory faster and easier with this tip.

27 Apr 2005
Using iMonitor to Perform eDirectory Health Checks (feature)
Performing health checks of your directory can be a time-consuming task - and as we all know, tasks that take a lot of time tend not to get done. Find out how to use the iMonitor tool to speed up your health checks significantly, as well as how to automate running them.

27 Apr 2005
iManager RBS Configuration Tips (feature)
Are you RBS-savvy? Learn about RBS and what it can do for you in this BrainShare summary article.

27 Apr 2005
Installing NMAS Methods for Secugen Biometric Mice (tip)
Here's a tip from Norm O'Neal that helps you get up and running with NMAS methods for biometric mice.

27 Apr 2005
Update: Understanding eDirectory and Clustering (tip)
So, you're thinking of setting up a cluster of servers. How will eDirectory be affected by this, and what should you know about clustering behavior? Get some insights on the topic here from some of our Forum experts. *Also, some comments from Cool Solutions reader Geoffrey Carman ...*

26 Apr 2005
Blocking Google Image Search (feature)
Schools (typically) want to block pornographic, risque and just plain 'sexy pictures' from students browsing through BorderManager HTTP Proxy. Using products like SurfControl, you can block many, many URL's, but there has been a long-standing issue with Google Image search being a way for kids to look at pictures which administrators want to block. Craig Johnson offers a great solution.

21 Apr 2005
Download Early Access (beta) Release of Designer for Identity Manager (feature)
One of the coolest features to come along in quite a while is the new Designer for Nsure Identity Manager 2. Now the Designer has a cool new web page that gives you an inside look into the early-access version - read about the details here.

21 Apr 2005
AppNote: Directory Design for Identity Management Solutions (appnote)
Here's a cool AppNote from Garth Williamson of Novell's World Wide Consulting Resolution Team (CRT) that sheds some useful light on SIM directory design principles and synchronization. Get educated - and build a stronger Identity Management Solution for your organization.

21 Apr 2005
Announcing the New Identity Manager Sample Policy Site (feature)
Interested in grabbing some proven, practical policies for your Identity Manager system? Or perhaps you'd like to learn more about policy-building by studying some good examples. Either way, the new Identity Manager Sample Policy site is for you - check it out today!

21 Apr 2005
Novell Releases Identity Manager Integration Module for Avaya PBX (feature)
Nsure Identity Manager has a new PBX integration module for the Avaya product. Get the scoop here - find out this solution can make your life easier in the PBX world.

21 Apr 2005
BorderManager and Novell Security Manager Site-to-Site VPN (feature)
Learn how to set up a Novell Security Manager as a BorderManager VPN slave.

21 Apr 2005
AD Synchronization with the DirXML Starter Pack (tip)
Cool Solutions contributor Troy Griese shares his own guide for setting up AD synchronization with the DirXML starter pack, along with software update tips for the process.

21 Apr 2005
Password Expiration Email Notification Tool Now Available (feature)
Great news - Paul Sherman of Novell IS&T has made his cool Password Expiration Email Notification Tool available for free as a Cool Solutions Tool. It's the same tool that Novell IS&T uses, and now it can be yours - get the details here!

21 Apr 2005
Fix Java Errors With ConsoleOne On Linux (feature)
Having trouble with ConsoleOne on Linux? This tip will help you get it running.

20 Apr 2005
Saved Login Feature in iManager 2.5 (tip)
What happened to the Saved Login Feature in iManager 2.5? Here's the scoop.

20 Apr 2005
Tip: Workaround for Embox Script Error (tip)
Thanks to Cool Solutions contributor John Fuge for this tip on how to get around an Embox utility error that occurs in NetWare 6.5 SP3. Sample text and NCF files are included to help you get the solution up and running on your system.

20 Apr 2005
Automated Uninstall of NMAS (tip)
Here's a tip from Cool Solutions reader Thomas Erickson that automates the uninstall of NMAS on client machines. Source and .exe files are included for your convenience in running the script.

19 Apr 2005
Using the DSREPAIR Utility Appropriately (feature)
Learn some important tips on how and when to use the DSREPAIR utility in order to ensure that the usage makes sense and is the appropriate tool to use.

15 Apr 2005
Client Trust for Others (tool)
Single Sign-on for BorderManager client for Linux.

13 Apr 2005
Tool Time for eDirectory - April 13, 2005 (tip)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of April 13.

13 Apr 2005
Fixing ConsoleOne Refresh Problems (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Keith Schneider lends some practical tips on how to avoid the screen refresh problems that sometimes occur in ConsoleOne.

13 Apr 2005
Universal Password and Containers (tip)
How do containers and subcontainers affect Universal Password? Get some insights and practical tips on the topic in this article.

13 Apr 2005
Deactivating Anonymous LDAP Logins (tip)
Can you disable anonymous LDAP logins? Find out how to do it from both ConsoleOne and iManager.

8 Apr 2005
eDirectory Backup Script for Linux (tool)
Simple script for a full tree backup.

6 Apr 2005
LDAP Tool (tool)
Create and Modify LDAP Objects

6 Apr 2005
AppNote: PAM Integration with eDirectory and LDAP (appnote)
In this AppNote, author Madhavi Phanse explains how to integrate PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) with eDirectory and LDAP, including PAM-enabling of the pure-ftpd service in OES / Linux.

6 Apr 2005
Followup: Creating an eGuide Search Box (tip)
Here's a followup tip by author Peter Wass. It explains the details of creating the search box for an eGuide search that comes from a different page.

6 Apr 2005
Tip: Managing NBO Printers via iManager (tip)
This tip from Cool Solutions reader Jason Rooth helps you add LPR names to NBO printers using iManager.

6 Apr 2005
Automatic Failover Systems and eDirectory (tip)
Here are three basic approaches that enable users to keep doing address lookups, even when the main server is down.

6 Apr 2005
Troubleshooting Tips for NLDAP (tip)
Here are some common-sense troubleshooting suggestions for solving NLDAP issues. Check them out - you could save yourself time and effort in debugging.

4 Apr 2005
New Field Patch for iChain (ic23fp3a.exe) (tip)
Here's a quick overview of what's in the iChain 2.3 Field Patch 3a.

4 Apr 2005
Can't get the HP Gateway (NDPS) to Communicate through a Firewall (tip)
Here's a tip on getting your HP Gateway to go through the BorderManager FireWall.

30 Mar 2005
See What's New in Novell iManager 2.5 (feature)
Novell iManager 2.5 is now available as part of Novell Open Enterprise Server and as a standalone product from http://download.novell.com. Check out the details here!

30 Mar 2005
Mac OS X and Trash File Size (tip)
"I could have sworn I deleted those Mac files, and now they're back!" Find out why this happens and how to fix it, thanks to this handy tip from Cool Solutions contributor Randy Saeks.

30 Mar 2005
AppNote: BorderManager Clustering with Load Balancing (appnote)
With this AppNote from BorderManager guru Steve Aitken, you can set up a two-node BorderManager web proxy cluster, with load balancing enabled between both nodes. You can even use two different ISP's with this solution - check it out!

30 Mar 2005
Blocking Images from Searches (tip)
Here's a quick tip that helps you block images from searches, but not the sites they belong to.

30 Mar 2005
Helping Your Admins to Update eGuide (tip)
You're too busy to update eGuide fields, but you have an admin available to help you. Is it more trouble than it's worth to get the admin up to speed on the updating process? Here are some tips from Forum experts to make it easier on everyone.

30 Mar 2005
Understanding NetWare Routing Tables (tip)
Have you ever rebooted BorderManager and noticed that your IP routing information is gone? Here's some advice on the problem from Scott Jones, long-time BorderManager guru.

30 Mar 2005
Eight Cool Years (feature)
Novell Cool Solutions celebrated its eighth anniversary on 15 December 2005 and conducted a People's Choice competition to honor the people who made the stuff that made us famous. Come see the top three nominees, and cast your vote for (or write in) your personal favorite. Five lucky vote-casters will receive 100 WebWise Rewards points.

29 Mar 2005
NSL Login: Easily Switching from Disconnected to Connected Mode (tip)
So you're in disconnected mode ... (as in NSL, not your life :-) ... and you're tired of having to log off your computer and re-login to get NSL into connected mode. Here's a tip from Rajasekhar V that lets you connect again without the extra login.

29 Mar 2005
Solving the Re-login Issue: Another Take (tip)
Here's an alternate solution to the re-login loop, sent in by Cool Solutions reader Alan Coutts.

29 Mar 2005
Detecting Login Boxes before NSL Starts (tip)
Cool Solutions reader Richard Craig lends some suggestions to the problem of how to detect login boxes that run before SecureLogin starts.

24 Mar 2005
TKInfo Tool (feature)
*Update: - Newest TKInfo script* Do you really know what's going on with your tree keys? Wonder no more - Novell's Aaron Burgemeister shares a handy script that generates four useful reports about keys and synchronization.

22 Mar 2005
DSClone - A New Tool for Disaster Recovery (feature)
Thanks to Paul McKeith for shedding some helpful light on the versatile DSClone utility. Learn how it differs from DSRepair in disaster recovery, and how it can be a valuable addition to your toolset.

22 Mar 2005
Scenario: Using DSClone for Disaster Recovery (feature)
If you dread the thought of disaster recovery in a large organization, it's time to take a look at what DSClone can do. It's not the answer to every problem, but it can sure save you a tremndous amount of time. Find out how and why in this article.

22 Mar 2005
Searching eGuide from Another Page (tip)
Searching on the eGuide page is a breeze, but what if you want to do an eGuide search from a different Internet page? Here's a solution from first-time Cool Solutions contributor Peter Wass that helps you do just that.

21 Mar 2005
AppNote: Basic Linux/Samba Authentication with eDirectory on Novell Linux Small Business Server (appnote)
This article by Mark Robinson shows you how to configure LDAP authentication to eDirectory from Samba/PAM without the use of NMAS/LUM.

21 Mar 2005
DSRepair: Is It Overused? (tip)
DSRepair is a powerful utility, no doubt about that. But should it be used for regular maintenance tasks? Here's what one of our Forum experts has to say about the issue and what he recommends.

18 Mar 2005
QLL Reg Tool (tool)
Automatically configures the registry settings of "Quick Login/Logout" Secure Workstation component of Novell Secure Login (NSL).

18 Mar 2005
Revelation (tool)
Helps when debugging NSL login scripts by letting you see the actual text that is being placed into the password fields (rather than the usual asterisk).

17 Mar 2005
New on download.novell.com (tip)
You must have these updates for iManager for Nsure Identity Manager and Password Management.

17 Mar 2005
ZfD PXE LDAP Image Utility (tool)
LDAP Scripted Workstation Image Objects for ZENworks Preboot Services.

17 Mar 2005
Case Study: Integrating an Oracle Application with Identity Manager (feature)
One of our top Cool Solutions writers, Michel Bluteau, contributes a solid article on how to integrate Oracle applications with Nsure Identity Manager. It comes complete with sample code, screen shots and more - check it out.

17 Mar 2005
Advanced triggerless Oracle JDBC driver for Users and Roles (feature)
Here's an in-depth look at creating an Oracle JDBC driver for Users and Roles. Author Michel Bluteau has put together a tour-de-force article that takes you inside the inner workings of driver development.

17 Mar 2005
New Identity Manager drivers for Mainframe, Midrange, and Linux/Unix (feature)
Novell recently released new Identity Manager drivers for Mainframe, Midrange, and Linux/Unix. Find out more about it here!

17 Mar 2005
Updated Identity Manager Driver for SIF (K-12 Academic Systems) (feature)
Good news for academic customers - Novell recently released an updated Identity Manager Driver for SIF (K-12 Academic Systems). Get the details here!

17 Mar 2005
Additional Default Rules to Handle Multi-Valued Attributes (tip)
Cool Solutions contributor Will Schneider lends us a helpful tip on synchronizing multi-valued attributes.

17 Mar 2005
Failover for Novell Identity Manager (DirXML) Drivers on Windows (feature)
Having a failover solution for Identity Manager drivers on Windows, Linux or UNIX can be a life-saver. To the rescue - here's a nifty failover solution article from popular Cool Solutions contributor Michel Bluteau. Check it out!

16 Mar 2005
Getting Alerts when Problem Users Log In (tip)
You know that irksome user - the one who's at it again, sending flaming e-mails or trying to hack other people's accounts. Now you can get an automatic e-mail when a problem user logs in, thanks to this tip from Cool Solutions reader Rob Yamry.

16 Mar 2005
Auto-mounting of Drives during Linux Login (tip)
Here's a tip from author Peter Van den Wildenbergh that adds user access to shared drives on an NDS volume, right from your Linux desktop.

15 Mar 2005
LDAP2CSV (tool)
Outputs an LDAP Search in CSV format

10 Mar 2005
Treating Synthetic Time with Respect (tip)
Peter Kuo shares a couple of nifty ways to address synthetic time problems, depending on how far in the future the Modification Time Stamp is (years versus hours).

8 Mar 2005
Tool Time for eDirectory - March 9, 2005 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of March 9. Import photos, find user network addresses, weed out duplicate network files and more!

8 Mar 2005
It's Fudge Time ... (tip)
No, it's not about the chocolate sundaes ... it's about configuring time synchronization for servers and monitoring PCs with a "fudge" statement. Get the sweet details here ...

3 Mar 2005
NDS2Shell (little sister of NDS2Word) (tool)
This tool checks the folder redirection from info in eDirectory and will fix it on the workstation.

2 Mar 2005
Announcing the BorderManager Survey Winner (feature)
The winner of the recent BorderManager Survey has been decided -- read the announcement in this article to find out if you're that lucky person! Thanks to all who participated in the survey, and best wishes for your continued success.

2 Mar 2005
AppNote: HTTP Proxy Logging to Novell Audit in Novell BorderManager 3.8 (appnote)
This AppNote by Novell engineer Krishna CC explains how to to capture the log events reported by BorderManager into Novell Audit. The AppNote also explains how to query Novell Audit to get and analyze the log report, and how to use MySQL commands to query log report.

2 Mar 2005
Backing Up Trustee Assignments (feature)
Cool Solutions guru Mark Russell lends some valuable and time-saving insights on backing up trustee assignments. Don't do it the hard way - use these tips to handle it with ease and precision.

2 Mar 2005
Novell BorderManager Wins SC Magazine Award (feature)
In the last Cool Solutions BorderManager newsletter, we announced that Novell BorderManager was a finalist for the SC Magazine Award for Best Access Control Solution. Now it's the winner - get the details here!

2 Mar 2005
Distributing Unique IDs to Users (tip)
What do you do if a number of your users are missing the uniqueID attribute? Here's a script solution from Cool Solutions reader David Benjamin that lets you create and distribute unique IDs to users so they can authenticate to LDAP.

2 Mar 2005
Novell Audit 1.0.3 Now Available (feature)
Check out the pricing details here!

2 Mar 2005
Ad-Hoc Firewall Penetration with OpenSSH (feature)
OK, so you messed up ("enhanced") your BorderManager configuration, and you need to get through the firewall to fix things - without changing rules or reconfiguring VPNs or NATed addresses. Here's the answer from Cool Solutions reader Scott Flowers - check it out!

2 Mar 2005
eDirectory in the News: North East ISD and Harbor Federal Bank (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the Northeast Independent School District (Texas secondary education) and Harbor Federal Savings have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

2 Mar 2005
Managing Custom Schema Attributes (tip)
I extended the schema to create a new attribute (property). I associated it with the user object How do I add this new attribute to the user object "form" in NDS so I can store data in it?

2 Mar 2005
BrainShare 2005 - Security Topics (feature)
Now's your chance to check out the Security sessions at BrainShare 2005, featuring developer hands-on sessions, tutorials, and more! Especially note the Novell Security Manager sessions, for an in-depth look at one of Novell's hottest new products.

2 Mar 2005
Allowing Non-Novell Users to Browse BorderManager (tip)
Here's a tip from Cool Solutions reader Todd Bengert that allows non-Novell users to log in directly to a BorderManager site, without first having to log in to the network and get the client trust key.

2 Mar 2005
Tip: Valid Characters in eDirectory (tip)
Here's some advice on the characters you use in eDirectory, from a few of our Forum experts. Save some headaches by sticking to the characters that are safest!

2 Mar 2005
Novell iChain Wins SC Magazine Award (feature)
Novell iChain and Novell BorderManager received the Reader Trust Award for Best Access Control Solution from SC Magazine for the second consecutive year. Get the details here!

1 Mar 2005
Tip: Tracking Events and Queries from Other Trees (tip)
When you do an iManager query to an Novell Audit database in another tree, you may not see what you're expecting. Here's a tip from one of our Forum experts that helps you track query and event information across trees.

1 Mar 2005
Easy Way to Debug SSL Connections (trench)
Chander Ganesan vouches for OpenSSL as a great way to debug SSL connections without complex scripts or tools.

1 Mar 2005
Decoding LDIF-Formatted Network Addresses (tip)
Decoding LDIF-Formatted Network Addresses - a tip adapted from the eDir Troubleshooting book, pg 100-101.

23 Feb 2005
Authenticating SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and NLD to eDirectory via LDAP (tip)
Here's a nifty Authentication Guide for SLES and NLD 9 users, contributed by reader Henry Louey. It covers server-side and client-side authentication, with plenty of screen shots and step-by-step instructions.

23 Feb 2005
BrainShare 2005 Registration is Open! (feature)
Don't delay - check out this year's offerings and get signed up. There are plenty of eDirectory-related sessions to enjoy, from March 20-25 in Salt Lake City.

23 Feb 2005
Tip: Bulk-Loading Photos into eDirectory (tip)
If you need some flexibility in how you store eGuide photos in eDirectory, check out this tip from one of our Cool Solutions readers, Eric Belcher.

23 Feb 2005
eDirectory in the News: JRI and the City of Stockholm (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how James Richardson International (JRI) and the City of Stockholm have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

23 Feb 2005
Avoiding 9999 (tip)
Here's a short tip from reader Matt Hudson in the U.K., who tells us why 9999 may not be your lucky number after all ...

18 Feb 2005
Getting to Know Novell Security Manager (feature)
The more you know, the more there is to like ... get all the basics about Novell Security Manager here.

18 Feb 2005
Novell Security Manager Awards (feature)
Even though it may sound like it, we're not really bragging - we're just reporting the news that Novell Security Manager powered by Astaro is the best in the industry. Come and find out why!

18 Feb 2005
Novell Security Manager Whitepapers (feature)
Looking for more in-depth data on Novell Security Manager technology and strategy? Check out this impressive array of whitepapers on everything from measuring the value of integrated perimeter security, to the cocktail approach to spam protection.

17 Feb 2005
Monitoring ACL Changes on Objects (feature)
Now you can monitor ACL changes on T, O and OUs objects, thanks to this detailed solution from Armando Perez.

17 Feb 2005
Controlling Account-Enabled Status on Microsoft Exchange (tip)
Cool Solutions Contributor Will Schneider shares his insights on handling disabled user accounts in Microsoft Exchange. With two simple rules you can cut down on user confusion and those annoying "undeliverable" messages.

17 Feb 2005
Tip: Using Microsoft Exchange Rules (tip)
Will Schneider shares his tips for handling rules in Microsoft Exchange, especially geared towards large implementations. Learn how to get more done with fewer rules (and smaller log files).

17 Feb 2005
Troubleshooting Certificates for Remote Loaders (tip)
Here's a tip from Cool Solutions reader Bruno Guay that helps you get remote loaders and certificates working smoothly together.

16 Feb 2005
Starting the WWW Service, Hands-free (tip)
When the WWW service starts before the NDS sevice on a computer, that can cause problems. Here's a solution from Cool Solutions reader George Iosif that helps you put things in the right order and avoid authentication failures.

16 Feb 2005
Handling User Name Changes (tip)
Here's a tip from one of our experts on avoiding object disconnections when username changes occur in the directory.

7 Feb 2005
LDAP Error Count 2.0 (tool)
Count all the LDAP error codes in a dstrace or iMonitor log file.

7 Feb 2005
Getting from LDAP FN to Novell FDN (tip)
The LDAP DN is in comma-delimited format, but Novell's FDN uses dotted notation. What to do? Try this simple tip from reader Michael Longman that gets the commas into the proper dot-notation for you.

3 Feb 2005
Migration Tips: Getting from NDS to eDirectory (tip)
OK, so you've been putting off the inevitable for a while now. Yes, it's finally time to start enjoying the benefits of the latest eDirectory technology and leave your old NDS version behind. Get the tips you need here.

3 Feb 2005
Tips for Using ldapsearch and ldapmodify (tip)
Ldapsearch, ldapmodify, and ldapdelete can be useful tools for finding and changing user data. However, there are a few "gotchas" to look out for, as explained by a few of our Forum experts.

2 Feb 2005
IFWHODIR (tool)
Scan all subdirectories below the path specified.

2 Feb 2005
eDirectory in the News: Duke University and Penn Hills School District (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on education, showing how the The Duke University Pratt School of Engineering and the Penn Hills School District have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

2 Feb 2005
Getting ConsoleOne Running on Red Hat 9 (tip)
If you've tried to get ConsoleOne running on Red Hat 9 without luck, here's a quick tip from reader Paul Todd on solving the problem. Or, you could always migrate to SUSE Linux (sorry, we just had to throw that in ...)

2 Feb 2005
A New Cool Solutions Site - Novell Security Manager! (feature)
That's right - we are launching a brand-new Cool Solutions site, dedicated to the brand-new Novell Security Manager product. Get the details here!

2 Feb 2005
Changing Passwords: LDAP, Identity Manager, and Active Directory (tip)
Changing and synchronizing passwords can get a bit complicated when you involve LDAP, Identity Manager 2, and Active Directory. Here are some tips from a few of our Forum experts on the topic.

1 Feb 2005
Making NFAP/NFS create an NFAUUser object (trench)
We found that NFAP/NFS SCHINST.NLM could not create NFAUUser object. Here's how we solved the problem.

1 Feb 2005
Cool Tool: BrainShare Session Importer for GroupWise (feature)
If you're going to BrainShare and you have finished registering for the breakout sessions, try out this free tool from 'bond' Software Entwicklung GmbH that will import your 2005 BrainShare schedule into GroupWise. Download it here.

28 Jan 2005
iChain 2.3 Support Pack 2 Now Available (feature)
Heads Up: This new patch includes a number of enhancements and fixes for issues that have surfaced since iChain 2.3 was released. Get the details here.

28 Jan 2005
Troubleshooting Form Fill Issues (feature)
If you've had problems with Form Fill lately, check out this article by Neil Cashell. He has provided a list of the most common issues that are called into support and how to fix them.

28 Jan 2005
Single Sign-on to NetStorage through iChain (tip)
With NetWare 6.5 SP3 you can Single Sign-on to NetStorage by configuring the new "cookieless authentication" option for XTier/middle-tier authentication. Get the details here.

28 Jan 2005
Novell Client v4.9 SP2 for Windows (tool)
Allows users of Windows NT/2000/XP workstations to access and use all of the services available on servers running eDirectory.

28 Jan 2005
How to Generate an ICA File to Connect with Citrix Presentation Server 3 and WebInterface (tip)
With Citrix Presentation Server 3, WebInterface, and iChain 2.3, no connection could be established. Thomas Bolliger shares his solution on how to generate an ICA file that works.

27 Jan 2005
Solving Re-login Issues with NSL Single Sign-On (tip)
Tired of chasing the log-in / re-login loop that some applications cause in SecureLogin? Here's a handy tip from Anjana Navnith that solves the problem for you.

27 Jan 2005
Getting Delphi Programs to Work Smoothly with SecureLogin (tip)
Applications developed under Delphi may need some special care to work with SecureLogin. Our Forum experts weigh in with a few simple solutions to keep usernames and passwords behaving properly.

27 Jan 2005
Clearing SSO Variables (tip)
When you use Single Sign-On with discussion groups, sometimes your user and password information can get automatically plugged into fields where it shouldn't be. Here's a tip from one of our Forum experts on how to solve the problem.

26 Jan 2005
Novell BorderManager is Finalist for SC Magazine Award (feature)
Novell iChain and Novell BorderManager are finalists for the Best Access Control Solution award from SC Magazine. Get the details of the announcement here!

26 Jan 2005
ToolTime for BorderManager - January 27, 2005 (feature)
Here's a roundup of useful BorderManager tools submitted over the past year.

26 Jan 2005
Parsing and Posting NBM Proxy Log Files to Apache (tip)
Now you can automatically pull BorderManager Proxy logs into an Apache folder, thanks to this tip from Cool Solutions reader Kevin Heide.

26 Jan 2005
Discussion: AD vs. (or with) eDirectory (feature)
If you're using Windows, can you get rid of AD and just use eDirectory? What about combining AD, eDirectory, and Identity Manager? Check out this discussion with several of our Forum experts on this topic.

26 Jan 2005
ToolTime for eDirectory - January 26, 2005 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of January 26, featuring File and Volume, Synchronization, and LDAP.

26 Jan 2005
Weathering the Hurricanes of 2004 (feature)
The 2004 hurricane season affected many Cool Solutions readers living in Florida as well as Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and other Caribbean locations. We wondered what happened to the networks of all the people involved in the hurricanes, and we held a contest to find out how people fared. Come see the winning entries, and take a moment to consider how your own Disaster Recovery Plan would have fared in these circumstances.

24 Jan 2005
CaminoSoft StandbyServer for NetWare - High Availability for Identity Manager (feature)
NetWare customers now have a way to protect and ensure continuous availability for Nsure Identity Manager servers, thanks to a new solution from CaminoSoft. Get the details here ...

19 Jan 2005
eDirectory Tools - Best of 2004 (feature)
Here are over 100 handy eDirectory tools and utilities to make your computing life easier and more productive. Check them out - they're arranged by category for quick reference.

19 Jan 2005
iManager and Windows 2003 NLB (Network Load Balancing) (feature)
Is iManager compatible with Network Load Balancing? What happens in a failover scenario when a user has an active session against iManager? Find the answers to these questions and more in this insightful article by frequent Cool Solutions contributor Michel Bluteau.

19 Jan 2005
Generic Design of iManager Plugin - Part 2 (feature)
This article describes the procedure to auto-generate Java classes and JSP files for an iManager plugin.

19 Jan 2005
Classic is Back: Mac Apps on the Network (tip)
Learn how to get around network limitations so you can run your favorite classic Macintosh applications from the network.

19 Jan 2005
Installation Tips for eDirectory (tip)
Here are some tips from Cool Solutions reader Sam Mason on installing eDirectory 8.7.1. If you're new to installations, these are some common-sense pointers you may not have thought about.

18 Jan 2005
Generic Design for an iManager Plug-in (feature)
This article by R. Sathish explores how to arrive at a generic design that can be used for any plugin development for iManager.

18 Jan 2005
Luma (tool)
A powerful and user-friendly GUI LDAP administration tool.

18 Jan 2005
DirXmlMon 1.0.7 (tool)
Monitors State of Drivers

13 Jan 2005
Brain Teaser: Debugging a Group Move (feature)
Why won't that pesky user disappear from the old group after a move? Put on your debugging hat and see if you can tell why - then move fast to win one of 2 free T-shirts.

13 Jan 2005
Data Sharing With IDM2 In The Real World (feature)
This article by Kevin Burnett introduces the reader to Novell's advanced security and synchronization system called Identity Manager 2. It also describes a real-world scenario where Identity Manager 2 can act as the central data-sharing mechanism.

12 Jan 2005
eDirectory in the News: Swedish National Police Board and Cathay Pacific Airways (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the Swedish National Police Board and Cathay Pacific Airways have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

12 Jan 2005
Including .jsp Files in iManager Custom Tasks (tip)
Here's a tip on handling .jsp files in iManager custom tasks, including a sample task declaration.

12 Jan 2005
Digging a "Stunnel" (tip)
If you have several web servers running LDAPS, what do you do about security? A good start is to use that funny-sounding but easy-to-use application - it's "stunnel" time.

7 Jan 2005
Cool Solutions dot Com Forum (trench)
For the last couple of years there has existed an evolving web presence that many of you may not have been aware of: the Cool Solutions.com advice forum. The regular contributors to the forum have several hundred years' worth of combined experience in Novell product deployment and support. They'll tell you where the imperfections are, and how to get along with them; introduce you to features you never knew existed, and point you at places to get further support if you need it.

4 Jan 2005
Solving VPN Client-to-Site Connection Failures from NMAS (tip)
You can solve NMAS and synchronization problems in your VPN site-to-site connection, thanks to these handy tips from R. Anupkumar and Chitra Gurjar. Learn how the SDIDIAG tool and configuration strategies can make the difference.

4 Jan 2005
How Not to Break S2S Configurations for 3rd-Party Appliances (trench)
Troubleshooting site-to-site VPN configurations can sometimes be a pain. Here's some tech aspirin in the form of some handy tips by reader John Fuge. Find out in this article how to make slave server modifications without breaking the configuration.

4 Jan 2005
AppNote: Configuring SonicWALL for S2S VPN (appnote)
This handy article by Cool Solutions reader John Fuge explains how to configure the SonicWALL security appliance to work with a BorderManager 3.8 Master Server. Screen shots and procedure steps are included to make the configuration easy and straightforward.

4 Jan 2005
Integrating GroupWise Instant Messaging in eGuide (tip)
Here's a tip from reader Martin Plouffe that helps you get GroupWise Instant Messaging working with eGuide. Several .xsl examples are also included to get you going.

4 Jan 2005
Hiding Disabled eDirectory Accounts (tip)
Sometimes it's nice to filter out disabled container objects so they don't clutter your views. Follow the easy steps in this article, and you're on your way to successful attribute filtering.

4 Jan 2005
Promoting iManager Custom Plug-ins and Tasks (tip)
How do you get custom iManager tasks and plug-ins from development to test to production, without creating a whole lot of extra work for yourself? Here's some practical advice on the matter ...

4 Jan 2005
Finding Users by IP Address (tip)
How do you quickly find a user based on IP address? Here are several approaches you can try, from simple to elegant to "old school."

2 Jan 2005
AppNote: iFolder Data Cleanup in eDirectory (appnote)
Have you ever deleted an eDirectory user and tried to figure out what iFolder data directory needs to be cleaned up afterwards? One of the developers of iFolder created this utility that helps you find out which iFolder directory belongs to which user.

23 Dec 2004
Latest iChain Issues Resolved by Novell Technical Support (tip)
Here's a list of the latest TIDs that might help you avoid some of the most common problems that have been called into Novell Technical Support lately.

22 Dec 2004
Data Sharing With IDM2 In The Real World (feature)
The objective of this article is two fold. One, to introduce the reader to Novell's advanced security and synchronization system called Identity Manager 2 and two, to describe a real world scenario where Identity Manager 2 can act as the central data-sharing mechanism. In this article we will actually go through the steps of assessing and then implementing Identity Manager 2 as the heart of a true heterogeneous network.

22 Dec 2004
Cleaning Containers, Moving Servers (tip)
Here's an article from Cool Solutions reader Andrew Barnett on how to move servers to a new container.

16 Dec 2004
Eight Cool Years at Cool Solutions (feature)
Check out this nostalgic look at Eight Cool Years for Cool Solutions. Get your party hat and join the festivities, and you could win some cool prizes yourself!

16 Dec 2004
Policy Basics - What and Why (feature)
Learn more about Identity Manager policies in this summary of an outstanding BrainShare presentation. From definitions to implementations, the basics are well-covered here.

16 Dec 2004
Connecting to Active Directory (tip)
Here are some practical tips for avoiding connections problems from eDirectory to Active Directory, using the DirXML driver.

16 Dec 2004
Planning for Identity Manager (tip)
If you're about to take the plunge into the world of Identity Manager, what kind of system resources should you have, and what are the demands and traffic considerations? Check out the ideas here ...

15 Dec 2004
Eight Cool Years at Cool Solutions (feature)
Check out this nostalgic look at Eight Cool Years for Cool Solutions. Get your party hat and join the festivities, and you could win some cool prizes yourself!

15 Dec 2004
Partner Spotlight: Novacoast, Inc. (feature)
They've won North American Partner Awards over the past few years - meet Novacoast, a professional services company headquartered in California. Check out their Directory Services strategies and solutions, including a technical paper on securing Linux servers.

15 Dec 2004
Fixing Invalid Userpassword Data (feature)
If your userpassword attribute data has become corrupt, remember that there are other places this attribute lives - such as ZENworks. This tip from Cool Solutions reader Ottmar Konrad helps you get it all resolved at once - quick and easy.

15 Dec 2004
Getting Started with PAM Modules (tip)
Here's how one reader got started learning and implementing PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) for Linux, with suggestions, practical tips, and resources to check out.

15 Dec 2004
Finding eDirectory with DA Discovery (feature)
One of our Forum experts lends a hand to answer a basic but vital question - what can you do when neither your Windows Novell Client nor ConsoleOne can find eDirectory? Like the title says, give DA discovery a try ...

15 Dec 2004
PASSChg 2.9 (Beta) (tool)
End user XP/NT/NDS/GroupWise password change and synchronize program for NetWare environments.

8 Dec 2004
Custom Plug-in for iManager - Unique CN Checks (tip)
How do you ensure that a CN exists or is unique in an eDirectory tree? Several of our readers teamed up and provided us a custom iManager plugin to do that very task. There are actually two versions here - see which works best for you.

8 Dec 2004
Synchronizing with eDirectory (feature)
Here's a look at the role synchronization plays in eDirectory, with a focus on external references, obituaries, schemas, agent configurations, and objects.

8 Dec 2004
eDirectory in the News: New South Wales RTA and RSPCA (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the New South Wales (Australia) Road and Transit Authority and the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

8 Dec 2004
Adding to a Group Membership via LDAP (tip)
Can you add a person to a group membership using only an LDAP tool? The answer's yes - and here are some suggestions from several of our Forum experts on how to do it.

8 Dec 2004
eDirCheck (tool)
Retrieve Information on Partitions and Replicas.

6 Dec 2004
Changepass (tool)
Change passwords in specified containers defined by the Administrator.

4 Dec 2004
Reasons for Keeping Novell Products (Also Known As: More With Less) (trench)
This document discusses the possibility of saving money by sticking with Novell products.

2 Dec 2004
VPN Cookbook - Configuring NBM Servers for Site-to-Site (feature)
There's a wealth of information in this handy "cookbook" approach - easy steps to configure NBM servers as Masters and Slaves in a variety of useful combinations.

2 Dec 2004
AppNote: NBM to Openswan: Site-to-site VPN Made Easy (appnote)
This AppNote helps you get your site-to-site VPN services up and running between BorderManager and Openswan. It includes steps, diagrams, and sample code to help you get going.

2 Dec 2004
Setting up a VPN Tunnel - NBM and Openswan Slaves (feature)
In this companion article to the NBM/Openswan AppNote, you'll find out how to set up workable VPN tunnels between NBM and Openswan slaves. The results: a complete mesh of VPN site-to-site tunnels among the VPN servers.

1 Dec 2004
Directory Design - Thinking "Directorially" (feature)
Need to design a directory? Don't miss these top tips from an eDirectory expert, including interviewing strategies, fact-finding and fact-filtering, and schema design.

1 Dec 2004
New Releases from GroupLink (feature)
Get the latest details on two great eDirectory tools - GroupLink's Contact Wise and HelpDesk. Schedule a free demo and get a Novell user discount, too!

1 Dec 2004
Troubleshooting Common LDAP Errors (tip)
Here are descriptions, causes, and fixes for common LDAP errors you may encounter via the GroupWise POA.

1 Dec 2004
eDirectory in the News: McDonald's Brazil and TransUnion (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the McDonald's Brazil (food services) and TransUnion (credit information) have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

1 Dec 2004
ZEN and the Art of Base 64 (tip)
If you've had trouble reading LDAP values for ZEN objects, you're not alone - they are encoded in Base 64. Here's a handy tip in the form of a PERL script to crack the code and find the hidden info.

1 Dec 2004
Changing the eGuide Map Link (tip)
If the the default map link in eGuide doesn't suit your needs, why not change it? Get the easy steps here (you are now free to browse around the world ...)

30 Nov 2004
AppNote: Customizing Password Self-Service (appnote)
Password Self-Service is a cool and free utility from Novell. It allows users to change, reset or remember their password in a secure fashion and provides advanced password rules. In all, it can bring down the total number of helpdesk calls tremendously. However, by default Password Self-Service is only translated for a few languages. Here's how to fix that.

24 Nov 2004
AppNote: iChain Authentication Process (appnote)
iChain 2.3 can authenticate users in different ways. Not only can it accept user credentials using different methods but it can also validate the credentials using different methods. In this article, Martin Day explains the different authentication options that are available.

24 Nov 2004
Customize iChain Login Page Error Messages (tip)
Gary Gilbert shares a tip on how to customize the default iChain error messages using javascript.

24 Nov 2004
Accessing iChain OLAC Parameters Passed in the HTTP Header Using PHP (feature)
iChain has the ability to pass supplemental user information to the back end web or application server. This TID from Novell Technical Support provides some examples of how information can be passed in the HTTP header, and how that information can be accessed via PHP.

24 Nov 2004
Novell iChain 2.3.1 Evaluation Software (feature)
Try out a full version of Novell iChain 2.3.1. Download a 90-day evaluation today!

24 Nov 2004
SAML Extension 1.0.1 for iChain (feature)
SAML Extension Version 1.0.1 for iChain is now available. Check it out.

24 Nov 2004
Downloadable Plug-ins for iManager (feature)
Is your iManager deployment getting the greatest benefit from other Novell products? Check out these product plug-ins for iManager, download them for free, and see the difference they can make.

24 Nov 2004
eDirectory in the News: GKB and Informatica (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the Graubundner Kantonalbank (banking, Germany) and Informatica (IT services, Belgium) have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

24 Nov 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - Nov 24 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of November 24, featuring LDAP, Security, User Objects and more.

24 Nov 2004
Querying LDAP Operational Attributes (tip)
Here are some helpful tips on querying operational attributes in LDAP, including modifyTimeStamp, entryFlags, subordinateCount, and more - plus a sample query.

22 Nov 2004
IPPortCheck (tool)
Command line tool to test for alive (or listening) TCP ports.

22 Nov 2004
Novell Audit, Now and in the Future (feature)
Here's a look at Novell Audit features and developments as presented at BrainShare. Get the current and future perspectives here, including what's coming with supported platforms, instrumentation, and product components.

22 Nov 2004
Setting Up the MySQL Channel for Novell Audit (tip)
Get the details on setting up your MySQL channel in Novell Audit. It works for both WebAdmin and iManager processes.

22 Nov 2004
Logging from Other Servers (tip)
You can log from the logging server, but wouldn't it be nice if you could log from other servers as well? Find out how to do it in this article.

22 Nov 2004
Configuring the Platform Agent on NetWare (tip)
If you are missing event log information, or if the local cache has grown suspiciously large, you may need to perform some configuration steps to solve the problem. Get the details here.

22 Nov 2004
Synchronizing Log Time with Actual Time (tip)
What's the trick to getting log timestamps to match with local time? The solution may be simple or perhaps more involved, depending on the reporting packages you are using. Get some timely advice in this article ...

19 Nov 2004
Mkhome (tool)
NDS users network Home Directory maker.

17 Nov 2004
AppNote: Integrating NDS in K12LTSP (appnote)
Here's a nifty article contributed by CriticalControl Solutions (Canada), a leading IT solutions proivider. Find out how to authenticate LTS users against an NDS server and mount NDS homes as Linux homes on the LTS.

17 Nov 2004
eDirectory in the News: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and ComSuper (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (UK government) and ComSuper (Australian government business unit) have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

17 Nov 2004
Cool Tip: Handling DLU and Domains (feature)
Here's a tip sent in by Cool Solutions reader Ron Fowler. Check out this easy way to handle both DLU and a domain in a Windows environment. It includes a step-by-step process and a script example.

17 Nov 2004
Ten Linux Tips - Nov. 17 (tip)
Here are ten tips that Novell Linux users wish they had known, from ACLs to SLP settings and more.

17 Nov 2004
Built-in eDirectory Tools: NDS iMonitor and ICE (feature)
How much do you know about NDS iMonitor and ICE? Here's a refresher on these two essential eDirectory tools ...

11 Nov 2004
Limited Time offer - Purchase Novell Identity Manager 2 at 40% off (feature)
The DirXML Starter Pack ships with Novell NetWare 6.5, ZENworks 6.5 and Nterprise Linux Services 1.0. Now those customers have the option of upgrading to Nsure Identity Manager 2 Professional Edition for only $15 per user - a savings of 40 percent.

11 Nov 2004
Setting Up the Remote Loader on UNIX Tru64 with SSL (tip)
Here's a tip sent in by frequent Cool Tools author Michel Bluteau. It's a quick recipe on how to install and configure the Java Remote Loader on UNIX Tru64, with SSL enabled. Check it out!

11 Nov 2004
Speed It Up with Policy Builder (tip)
Here's a tip sent in by reader Geoff Carman. It takes a previous Cool Solutions tip to the next level by using the new NIM Policy Builder. Come and see the difference!

11 Nov 2004
Workaround for Subscriber Reset Bug (tip)
Here's a workaround for a Subscriber Reset bug that lets you get a query through to Oracle without getting stopped by an error.

10 Nov 2004
BT Partners with Novell for Directory Consulting Services (feature)
Novell has partnered with BT (formerly British Telecommunications) to provide an innovative Directory Enablement Program. Find out how this program leverages eDirectory to reduce IT costs and enable faster and easier access to vital information.

10 Nov 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - Nov. 10 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of November 10, featuring Passwords, Management, and more.

10 Nov 2004
LDAP Authentication Tips (tip)
Check out these tips for authenticating to LDAP, with secure or non-secure connections. There's also an alternate method available, using ConsoleOne and ICE.

10 Nov 2004
Built-in eDirectory Tools: DSRepair and eMbox (feature)
How much do you know about DSRepair and Hot Continuous Backup (eMbox)? Here's a refresher on these two essential eDirectory tools ...

4 Nov 2004
MyITHelper (tool)
Help Troubleshoot Desktop Issues.

3 Nov 2004
What's Next for eDirectory? (feature)
What's on the horizon for eDirectory? Check out the features and enhancements in the upcoming versions and be prepared for your next eDirectory upgrade.

3 Nov 2004
eDirectory in the News: London Health and Poway School District (feature)
Here's the latest installment of eDirectory in the News. This week we focus on how London Health Sciences Centre and the Poway (San Diego) Unified School District have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

3 Nov 2004
Lock 'Em Out ... (feature)
If employees were tampering with a sensitive computer at your company, what solution would you turn to? Check out this lively discussion about the human side of technology problems.

3 Nov 2004
Populating and Clearing Network Addresses (feature)
When and how is the network address updated or populated? How do wireless laptop logins and standby modes affect network addresses? Get some insights here in this Q&A discussion ...

3 Nov 2004
Troubleshooting Error -613 (tip)
Here's a nifty workaround for Error -613 (editing the NDSPKI:SD server attribute). It was sent in by one of our Cool Solutions readers, and it just might save you a support call someday ...

2 Nov 2004
Multi Password Changer (tool)
Change passwords for multiple users in one container.

29 Oct 2004
GUI Tool for Registry Settings in SecureLogin (feature)
Check out this handy tool for configuring registry settings. It's for the Quick Login / Logout Interface of Novell SecureLogin. No more manual editing of the registry - let the tool do the work!

29 Oct 2004
Pros and Cons of SecretStore (feature)
Here's a quick overview of the pros and cons of using SecretStore with Novell SecureLogin. Check out the facts here ... (hint: there are more pros than cons!)

29 Oct 2004
Automated Install of SecureLogin (feature)
If you're a SecureLogin user and aren't using Novell ZENworks to roll out your applications, here's the next best thing - an automated install program. Check out the details here ...

29 Oct 2004
Using DirXML to Create ACLs for SecureLogin (tip)
Here's a new tip sent in by a Cool Solutions reader. If you've ever gotten tired of manually assigning new-user rights, check out this XML script that lets DirXML do the ACL work for you.

29 Oct 2004
Script for Populating Passphrase Answers (tip)
Think of the time you could save if you could automatically populate default passphrase answers when they are needed. Here's a script contributed by one of our Forum experts that does this very thing ...

28 Oct 2004
AppNote: High Availability with the NBM VPN - Client to Site (appnote)
This AppNote describes how to deploy multiple NBM VPN servers with a load-balanced and fault-tolerant configuration, in a client-to-site scenario.

28 Oct 2004
AppNote: Interoperability of Cisco PIX 500 and NBM 3.8 VPN (appnote)
This AppNote describes in detail how to configure and set up an IPsec tunnel between the NBM 3.8 VPN gateway and the Cisco PIX 500 Series Firewall.

28 Oct 2004
Troubleshooting VPN Errors (tip)
Here's a common-sense troubleshooting guide to over 45 common VPN errors you may encounter, complete with possible causes for errors and practical workarounds.

27 Oct 2004
Disaster Recovery, Part 4 - Planning for the Future (feature)
Here's the fourth installment of our four-part series on disaster recovery. Now that you've lived through the worst, what do you do about securing a safe data future? Get some solid tips here.

27 Oct 2004
Case Study: Grouplink's ContactWise Gets Meadowlark Singing (feature)
Check out the latest success story from GroupLink, and find out how ContactWise help the Meadowlark Company expand sales and manage its grower customer base.

27 Oct 2004
Tip: Solving a ConsoleOne Install Bug on Linux (tip)
Here's a tip sent in by a Cool Solutions reader on how to get past an install bug while installing ConsoleOne on Linux. Eight easy steps and you're on your way ...

27 Oct 2004
The Rights Stuff (tip)
Too many rights can make a wrong - especially if they belong to user objects in your tree. Check out some practical advice here on dealing with the problem, contributed by one of our Forum experts.

21 Oct 2004
Disaster Recovery, Part 3 - If You Rebuild It, They Will Come (feature)
Here's the third installment of our four-part series on disaster recovery. From mold on the walls to dust in the PC fans - what would you do to set it all right? Check out what our expert did, and wished he had done ...

21 Oct 2004
LDIF Basics - a BrainShare Perspective (feature)
If you're new to LDIF, here's a helpful guide from BrainShare Europe that can get you started with syntax and examples. Discover the LDIF difference yourself!

21 Oct 2004
Subrefs: What Are They, and Why Do I Need Them? (tip)
Subordinate references (subrefs) are often misunderstood. Check out some insights on subrefs from a Novell Forum expert, and learn how they fit into the big picture.

21 Oct 2004
Three Views on Deleting Multiple Users (tip)
It's often easier to add multiple users, but what are the best ways to remove them? There are several approaches you can use, as discussed here ...

14 Oct 2004
Using the Loopback Driver (tip)
What's a Loopback Driver, anyway? Come and find out how it can help you customize your data flow, then chime in with your own ideas for the Loopback Driver.

14 Oct 2004
Creating ACL's for SecureLogin (tip)
Here's another tip sent in by a Cool Solutions reader - this time it's a way to have Identity Manager create ACL's for SecureLogin. A sample XML script is included to show you how it's done.

14 Oct 2004
Selecting User and Group Data (tip)
This reader's tip helps you modify user objects according to the groups they are in, which can help you limit the amount of info that gets stored in databases. An XML example is included with the details for making it happen.

13 Oct 2004
Loopback Driver: Dynamic User Updates (tip)
Here's a tip that helps you use the Identity Manager Loopback Driver to do user updates on the fly. Thanks again to our Cool Solutions readers who send in cool tips like this one ...

13 Oct 2004
Selecting User/Group Data for Processing (tip)
With this tip you can select information from user objects in groups and pass that on to a database. Comes complete with a helpful XML example ...

13 Oct 2004
Disaster Recovery, Part 2 - Hard and Soft Data Recovery (feature)
Here's the second installment of our four-part series on disaster recovery. The "swimming pool" has been drained - now it's time to dry out the data! Get the hair-raising details here ...

13 Oct 2004
eDirectory 8.7.3.3 for NetWare and NT is Here (feature)
Interim Release 8.7.3.3 for eDirectory is now available for download. Check out the fixes here and get your download of the latest eDirectory version!

13 Oct 2004
eDirectory and NetWare vs. Active Directory and Windows (feature)
Next time you're in a heated discussion about eDirectory vs. Active Directory, or NetWare vs. Windows, be prepared with the best information! Check out these resources for getting an inside look at the issues.

13 Oct 2004
eDirectory in the News: Husky Energy and British Airways (feature)
n this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how Husky Energy Inc. and British Airways CitiExpress have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

13 Oct 2004
Getting Started with LDAP (feature)
Here's a helpful guide to getting started with LDAP. It's adapted from a BrainShare Europe presentation, complete with examples of LDAP requests and how to use them.

6 Oct 2004
iChain 2.3 Support Pack 1 Now Available (feature)
Heads Up -- there's a new Support Pack available for iChain 2.3. This update provides enhancements and fixes for issues that have surfaced since iChain 2.3 shipped.

6 Oct 2004
Social Security: The Next Wave in Identity Management (feature)
With Odyssey, Novell maintains its leading-edge position in the latest wave of identity management. Learn all about what Odyssey is and how it works in this Novell Connection Magazine article by Shawn Dickerson.

6 Oct 2004
Cool Tip: Accessing Applications on a Citrix Server behind Firewall (tip)
Lynley Agsam had a problem with applications setup on a Citrix server and accessed through iChain and BorderManager not working inside the network (or behind the firewall). Read his solution here.

6 Oct 2004
Disaster Recovery, Part 1 - Underwater Data (feature)
If you think it can't happen to you -- think again! Here's the first installment in a four-part series on disaster recovery, based on a real-life success story. Get the details here, get a plan, and get ready!

6 Oct 2004
eDirectory in the News: Georgia Court of Appeals, FNB Corporation (feature)
n this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the Georgia Court of Appeals and FNB Corporation (financial services) have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

6 Oct 2004
Save Your Weekends with CRON (tip)
As much as you love your job, there are probably other things you'd rather do on weekends. Find out how to use the CRON tool to schedule weekend jobs that run while you're at the barbecue ...

6 Oct 2004
Replica Placement Strategy (feature)
Here's a sample replica placement design sent in by a reader, along with some feedback by one of our Forum experts. Check out some replica placement pros and cons here.

1 Oct 2004
AppNote: Coordinating NT Domain Group Membership using NAM 3.0 (appnote)
This article documents the process using Novell Account Manager 3 to properly synchronize users from an eDirectory 8.7/ NetWare network to an NT Domain server. Bill Valaski details how he used NDS Group object memberships to work as the "trigger" for synchronization.

1 Oct 2004
You Need a Backup Plan (feature)
One of our frequent forum contributors shares a recent real-life data nightmare - and how he survived it. Check out the drama, the details, and how a solid backup plan made the difference ...

1 Oct 2004
Novell Announces Novell Identity Manager Enhancements (feature)
Get the latest scoop on the upcoming enhancements for Novell Nsure Identity Manager, including the Enhanced Provisioning Module and the new visual tool set in Designer.

1 Oct 2004
Comparing NAM and IDM 2 (feature)
Here's a brief look at the similarities and differences with Novell Account Manager (NAM) and Novell Identity Manager 2 (IDM2).

30 Sep 2004
BorderManager and NetWare: A Great VPN Solution (feature)
In case you've wondered what BorderManager can and does offer to NetWare sites in the way of a VPN solution, here are some compelling thoughts.

30 Sep 2004
AppNote: ZENworks with NAT and BorderManager 3.8 Firewall (appnote)
This AppNote discusses how to configure Novell ZENworks 6.5 Inventory and Remote Management to work across NAT and a BorderManager firewall.

30 Sep 2004
AppNote: Configuring an IPSec Tunnel for Cisco and NBM (appnote)
This AppNote discusses how to set up an IPSec tunnel between the Novell BorderManager 3.8 VPN Gateway and the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Series Router.

30 Sep 2004
FTP and BorderManager - The Basics (tip)
Getting FTP to work properly with IE, HTTP, and BorderManager doesn't have to be a pain. Here are some timely tips that will make it all a bit easier.

30 Sep 2004
A New Way to Run RADIUS (tip)
Did you know you can run RADIUS without also running BorderManager or eDirectory? Here's a tip sent in by one of our Cool Solutions readers that explains how it's done.

29 Sep 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - September 29 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of September 29, featuring file management, password, Citrix and more.

29 Sep 2004
NMAS 2.3.4.2 Server Maintenance Release (tip)
Check out the new NMAS 2.3.4.2 Server maintenance release here, including installation notes and a summary of fixes included in this version.

29 Sep 2004
eDirectory in the News: Dallas Police Dept., Tomball School District (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the Dallas Police Department and the Tomball (Texas) School District have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

29 Sep 2004
Fixing Inconsistent Object Totals on Replicas (feature)
If the total number of objects is not consistent across your replicas, errors are bound to happen. Here are some quick tips to get this problem fixed and get consistent replicas for your servers.

23 Sep 2004
Check LDAP Password and Change Domain Password (tool)
Allows a user who knows their NDS password to change their NT-Domain/AD Password.

22 Sep 2004
BorderManager XML Parsing Scripts (tool)
Manage large ACL lists for BorderManager.

22 Sep 2004
LDAP Authentication for IIS with eDirectory (tip)
Here's another tip from one of our Cool Solutions readers. This one includes an LDAP authentication solution for Microsoft IIS servers, complete with instructions for adding an ISAPI filter and customizing the LDAPAUTH.INI file.

22 Sep 2004
Frequently Asked SLP Questions (feature)
It's all SLP here - from registrations and queries to traffic patterns and database handling. Test your knowledge of SLP basics with these 11 frequently asked questions.

22 Sep 2004
Multiple Mac Connections without Additional Logins (feature)
Here's a nifty Macintosh solution sent in by one of our readers. Find out how Mac users can connect to multiple volumes or servers without additional logins - a definite time-saver.

20 Sep 2004
GUID Grabber (tool)
Handy VB Script to grab an AD objects GUID.

15 Sep 2004
ndspasswd (tool)
UNIX/Linux command line tool to change NDS password and UNIX/Linux login shell.

14 Sep 2004
Novell Announces Novell Identity Manager Enhancements (feature)
Get the latest scoop on the upcoming enhancements for Novell Identity Manager, including the Enhanced Provisioning Module and the new visual tool set in Designer.

14 Sep 2004
Novell Announces Upcoming Directory Products (feature)
Don't miss out ... get the word on two new products that are sure to make waves in the computing world: Novell Virtual Directory Services and eDirectory 8.8.

14 Sep 2004
eDirectory in the News: Health First and Hewitt Associates (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how Health First and Hewitt Associates (capital management) have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

14 Sep 2004
The Sysops Speak - Tips from the Techies (feature)
Here are some various nuggets of wisdom from a few of our longtime Novell Volunteer Sysops. Come and see what's on their minds ...

14 Sep 2004
Restricting Access by MAC Address or Protocol (tip)
Here's a tip from one of our readers on restricting user access based on MAC address and protocols, complete with example scenarios and data values.

14 Sep 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - Sept 15 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of Sept 15, featuring file management, LDAP, schema definitions, and more.

9 Sep 2004
Office User Information (tool)
Populate Microsoft Office User Information from user's eDirectory attributes.

9 Sep 2004
Backup: A Few Good Reasons (feature)
So you have Read/Write replicas ... that means you don't really need to worry about backing up your tree and your NDS objects, right? Read about what a few of our Novell Sysops have to say on the subject.

9 Sep 2004
Identifying Down Drivers in DirXML (tip)
Here's a tip sent in by one of our readers that's designed to help you troubleshoot DIrXML drivers. Find out how you can be automatically notified when DirXML drivers have shut down, so you can get them up and running faster.

9 Sep 2004
Solving Error -1418: Tree Key Problems (tip)
Tree Keys play an important part in authentication. A corrupt or improperly formed Tree Key can cause password failures. Learn how to check Tree Keys for validity and fix related problems.

8 Sep 2004
Display File with Drive Letter First (trench)
If you'd like to rearrange things so that mapped drives show with the drive letters first, for easier scanning in a narrow dialog box, check out this cool tip.

8 Sep 2004
Backup: A Few Good Reasons (feature)
So you have Read/Write replicas ... that means you don't really need to worry about backing up your tree and your NDS objects, right? Read about what a few of our Novell Sysops have to say on the subject.

8 Sep 2004
Strategies for School Account Management (tip)
Here are some useful strategies for school account management, sent in by a reader who coordinates over 20 school sites. You'll find tips on handling accounts for elementary and secondary school students, as well as a cleanup strategy.

8 Sep 2004
No Aversion to New Versions (tip)
If you've ever found the versions of eDirectory and DS a bit tough to sort out, here's an article that should make things a bit simpler. And check out the handy reference graphic for version comparisons ...

2 Sep 2004
AppNote: How to Renew a Novell Certificate that was issued by an External CA (appnote)
If you have a Novell certificate that is about to expire, take a look at this new AppNote by Patrick Coomans. He has provided step-by-step instructions on how to renew a certificate in iChain that has been signed by a third-party certificate authority.

2 Sep 2004
Cool Tip: NetStorage through iChain Configuration (tip)
Aaron Sayer shares his configuration for setting up NetStorage through iChain as a Multi Homed host.

2 Sep 2004
Helpful Citrix TIDs (tip)
Here's a list of useful TIDs from Novell Technical Support for Citrix Issues. Topics include: Accessing Citrix MetaFrame server through iChain, Single Sign-On to Citrix WebInterface Server using iChain 2.3, and I/O (Input/Output) error occurred while request was being processed.

2 Sep 2004
Testing for LDAP Authentication (feature)
Here are some handy tips for verifying that your LDAP authentication is working properly. You'll need the LDAP editor/broswer first; then you're ready to start!

2 Sep 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - Sept 2 (feature)
Here's the highlight of handy eDirectory tools for the week of Sept 2, featuring eGuide, directories, and LDAP.

2 Sep 2004
Upgrading to NetWare 6.5 on a Down Server (feature)
If you thought it was impossible to have a down server and yet upgrade it to NetWare 6.5, well ... think again! Read about how to do the upgrade - remember, it could happen to you.

2 Sep 2004
eDirectory in the News: Berkshire Industries and CB Richard Ellis (feature)
Here's the latest installment of eDirectory in the News. This week we focus on how Berkshire Industries (manufacturing) and CB Richard Ellis (commercial real estate) have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

26 Aug 2004
Cool Tip: Redirect WebAccess Users to a Specific Page after Logout (tip)
When using iChain and Form Fill to Accelerate and Single Sign-On to GroupWise WebAccess, users are redirected to the login page when they logout. Uffe Bager shares a tip on how you can redirect users to a specific page after they logout.

26 Aug 2004
What's New in 1.0.2 ... (feature)
Novell Audit version 1.0.2 is here! Get the latest details on what's new since version 1.01. There are plenty of cool enhancements here to check out ...

26 Aug 2004
Bank Mutual Tracks for Success with Novell Audit (feature)
For a successful financial institution like Bank Mutual, it's all in the details. Read about how Novell Audit helped them get better control of logging and reporting, which in turn enhaced security and simplified processes.

26 Aug 2004
Novell Audit Feature Comparision Chart (feature)
Here's a handy chart that will answer your questions about what you get with the Novell Audit Starter Pack vs. the Starter Pack vs. NAAS.

26 Aug 2004
Novell Audit SDK Opens Possibilities (feature)
The Novell Audit SDK has been updated for version 1.02 of Novell Audit. See what's new and how this SDK can make reporting and channel events more powerful and easy to manage.

24 Aug 2004
AppNote: Alternate Approach to Maintaining NBM Packet Filters (appnote)
This AppNote helps you leverage Novell LDAP utilities for adding, modifying, and deleting filters collectively, or adding filters individually. This solution works even without using FILTCFG or iManager.

24 Aug 2004
Monitoring Web Use with Accurate Logfile Analysis (feature)
Inappropriate Web use by employees is expensive - not only in lost productivity and potential lawsuits, but in thousands of hours of IT time typically spent on the problem. Wavecrest Computing's Cyfin Reporter provides accurate and automated logfile analysis, heading off the problem early on.

24 Aug 2004
BorderManager 3.8 Mail Proxy Anti-spam Feature (feature)
Have you noticed that the BorderManager mail proxy can drop otherwise valid messages that are sent from the primary domain name? Here's a solution to that problem, with easy-to-follow examples and illustrations.

24 Aug 2004
Portland GE Embraces eDirectory-based ContactWise (feature)
Here's a true-to-life case about how Portland General Electric added value and saved time and money. The key was leveraging an eDirectory-based product, ContactWise, from Novell Partner Grouplink. Read the details here.

24 Aug 2004
A Day in the Life of a SysOp (feature)
Who are those invisible, witty and helpful characters who hang out on the Novell Support Forums, eager to lend their expertise and advice. Come meet a few of the volunteer SysOps who make the forums a hugely successful support endeavor for Novell.

24 Aug 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - August 24 (feature)
Here's the highlight of handy eDirectory tools for the week of May 6, featuring remote management, printing, storage management, and more.

24 Aug 2004
eDirectory in the News: MBF Insurance and PCA Packaging (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how MBF Insurance and the Packaging Corporation of America have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

18 Aug 2004
Making the Most of your Forum Visits (feature)
If you haven't yet visited the Novell Support Forum for eDirectory - what are you waiting for? Check it out, as well as some timely tips for getting the most out of your forum participation.

18 Aug 2004
eDirectory Interim Release 8.7.3.2 (feature)
Interim Release (IR) 8.7.3.2 is now available for eDirectory. Check out the fixes and improvements, and find out how to get your own copy installed.

18 Aug 2004
eDirectory in the News: Huntington National Bank, ITL Zug (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how Huntington National Bank and ITL Zug (Swiss regional IT services) have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

18 Aug 2004
Leveraging eDirectory with Apple Workgroup Manager (tip)
Here's a new tip sent in by one of our diligent readers in the education world. Find out how you can use manage Macintosh users with an eDirectory structure and Apple Workgroup Manager.

16 Aug 2004
XLDAP Servlet (tool)
Servlet to access LDAP using SQL query language, with query results returned as XML.

12 Aug 2004
Novell Identity Manager 2.0.1 Has Shipped (feature)
Version 2.0.1 of Nsure Identity Manager has now been shipped! Here's a brief list of the enhancements you'll find in this release.

12 Aug 2004
Time-Triggered Actions for DirXML (tip)
How do you trigger events for future actions in eDirectory and Nsure Identity Manager? A ticking clock may be your answer - get the details here in this informative article written by Novell Technology Solutions Architect Michel Bluteau.

12 Aug 2004
Resolving the Full Name Attribute for AD (tip)
Here's a tip sent in by reader Geoff Carman that shows an easy way to resolve the Full Name attribute problem in Active Directory.

12 Aug 2004
DirXML 1.1a Driver Support for Windows 2003 (tip)
Learn how to configure your DirXML 1.1a driver software for Windows 2003. In just a few easy steps, you'll have the Windows support you need for DirXML.

12 Aug 2004
Keeping the Forest in Synch (tip)
DirXML Password Synchronization for Windows is designed to work smoothly with Active Directory, NT domains, and a single eDirectory tree. But what if your trees have become a forest? Find out here how to expand password synchronization to multiple trees.

11 Aug 2004
Time-Triggered Actions for eDirectory (tip)
How do you trigger events for future actions in eDirectory and Nsure Identity Manager? A ticking clock may be your answer - get the details here in this informative article written by Novell Technology Solutions Architect Michel Bluteau.

11 Aug 2004
Condrey Consulting Announces Kanaka Plug-in for Mac (feature)
Condrey Consulting, makers of the popular File System Factory software, have announced the upcoming release of the Kanaka plug-in for enhanced NetWare connectivity with Macintosh computers. Get the details in this article ...

11 Aug 2004
eDirectory 8.7.3 Update for Linux and Solaris (tip)
Find out what's new in the latest eDirectory update for Linux and Solaris, including fixes for NDSD, NLDAP, NDSTrace, eMBox, and more.

11 Aug 2004
eDirectory in the News: City of Los Angeles and Collier Schools (feature)
In this installment of eDirectory in the News we focus on how the City of Los Angeles and the Collier County School District (Florida) have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

11 Aug 2004
Keeping the Forest in Synch (tip)
DirXML Password Synchronization for Windows is designed to work smoothly with Active Directory, NT domains, and a single eDirectory tree. But what if your trees have become a forest? Find out here how to expand password synchronization to multiple trees.

6 Aug 2004
Enabling Single Sign On to SLOX server with iChain (tip)
We've heard from some hapless SLOX users who find themselves unable to use iChain's single sign-on and can't figure out why. Well, in a nutshell: it's not your fault. Here's the scoop.

4 Aug 2004
Linux Tips for eDirectory - Part 1 (tip)
Here's the first in a series of articles with a focus on smooth integration and use of eDirectory in a Linux (or mixed Linux) environment. Get the cross-platform details here!

4 Aug 2004
The Magic of GSAR (tip)
The GSAR program can be used to automate a lot of different tasks, such as creating LDIF files to automate user account creation. Check out this article by Cool Solutions reader Marcel Tempelman, complete with LDIF and batch file examples.

4 Aug 2004
eDirectory in the News: RadioShack and Santa Clara University (feature)
Here's the latest installment of eDirectory in the News. This week we focus on how Radio Shack and Santa Clara University have benefitted from an eDirectory infrastructure.

4 Aug 2004
Security Update 5 (feature)
Get the latest info on Security Update 5 for eDirectory and iManager, including some important bug fixes to the PKI program.

4 Aug 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - August 4 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of August 4, featuring LDAP, passwords, auditing and more.

29 Jul 2004
15 Frequently Asked BorderManager Questions (and Answers) (feature)
Here are 15 basic questions that customers have asked about BorderManager, along with the simple and straightforward answers.

29 Jul 2004
BorderManager Defeats MyDoom.M Worm (feature)
While other mail servers fell victim to mass e-mail attacks from the MyDoom.M worm, BorderManager 3.7 and 3.8 mail proxies held up just fine.

29 Jul 2004
BorderManager in the News: Biomar and Dallas Police Dept. (feature)
Over the next few months, look for a series of articles called "BorderManager in the News." In this first installment we focus on how customers Biomar and the Dallas Police Department have benefitted from BorderManager.

29 Jul 2004
BorderManager 3.7 Post Support Pack 3 (feature)
If you're using BorderManager 3.7, check out the latest Support Pack available for download. Get the details on recent fixes in this Support pack, and more.

29 Jul 2004
Reinstalling BorderManager 3.8 Snap-ins for iManager (feature)
Here are the steps for cleaning up and re-installing the BorderManager snap-in for iManager. Check out the time-saving details here.

29 Jul 2004
AppNote: Building Blocks for SecureLogin Scripting (appnote)
This document puts forward a standard approach to scripting applications within the Novell SecureLogin environment. It explains the building blocks that must be included within the scripts for Windows, Web, and Terminal Emulation applications.

29 Jul 2004
One-Stop Info Page: Novell SecureLogin (feature)
Have you ever wished you could find a page that referenced everything SecureLogin and then some? Here's our first stab at just such a miracle -- this is one for the bookmark stash.

29 Jul 2004
SecureLogin Sample Scripts on Novell Forge (tip)
If you're looking for some SecureLogin script samples to learn a few new techniques from, check out Novell Forge. A very cool area has been created in Forge for SecureLogin users to share the best of their scripting creations.

29 Jul 2004
A Shortcut into SecureLogin in Standalone Mode (trench)
When you're developing a solution, sometimes typing your own credentials into your development solution can burn cycles. Here's a trick Novell's Freddy Kaiser came up with to save him from entering his passphrase every 30 seconds to test his code.

27 Jul 2004
Windows Tips for eDirectory - Part 1 (tip)
Here's the first in a series of articles with a focus on smooth integration and use of eDirectory in a Windows (or mixed Windows) environment. As it's been said many times, eDirectory plays on all platforms, and it plays well.

27 Jul 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - July 27 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of July 27, featuring Printing, Network Management, and more.

27 Jul 2004
eDirectory in the News: Assumption University and Becker & Poliakoff (feature)
Here's the second installment of eDirectory in the News. This week we focus on how Assumption University in Thailand and the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff have benefitted from an eDirectory strategy in the workplace.

27 Jul 2004
Registry Keys Used with Secure Workstation (feature)
Here's a rundown on the Windows registry keys and values used for the Secure Workstation NMAS method. For best results, get to know them and set ACLs for them.

23 Jul 2004
SAML Extension Sample Site Code (feature)
The SAML sample site code for the iChainSite and eMartian sample sites are now available for download.

23 Jul 2004
Command-line Upgrade (OTWUG) for iChain 2.x (tip)
If you need to upgrade iChain and you are locked out of the Web GUI (like when the evaluation license has expired), you can still upgrade iChain with the command-line commands. Check out this TID from Novell Technical Support for the details.

23 Jul 2004
How to Accelerate Novell Products with iChain 2.3 (feature)
Here's some great TIDs from Novell Technical Support that explain how to accelerate Novell products with iChain 2.3. (Virtual Office, iPrint, GroupWise WebAccess, NetStorage, and more!)

23 Jul 2004
One-Stop Info Page: Novell iChain (feature)
To help you find everything you need to know about Novell iChain 2.3, we've done some serious surfing and pulled together a short list of the essential links.

22 Jul 2004
Troubleshooting Password Synchronization Issues (feature)
If you've ever experienced password synchronization issues, you know what a godsend a document like this -- from Novell Technical Services -- can be. Read up and synch up.

22 Jul 2004
Moving Novell Identity Manager 2.0 to a New Server (tip)
Here are the basics, courtesy of our friends on the support front lines, to get you through a move of Nsure Identity Manager 2.0 from one server to another.

22 Jul 2004
Loading Novell Identity Manager from Linux (tip)
Here's a tip from the Linux side of the house that explains how to fire up Nsure Identity Manager on an open-source system.

22 Jul 2004
Driver Group Renaming (tip)
Here's an FYI from the product team that could prove useful if your dealings are with drivers.

21 Jul 2004
eDirectory in the News: Absa and Ameren (feature)
In the next few months, Cool Solutions will be running a number of short success stories - "eDirectory in the News." These examples highlight customers who have directly benefitted from eDirectory. This first story showcases Absa (banking) and Ameren (utilities).

21 Jul 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - July 21 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of July 21, featuring Directories and Files, Security, eGuide, and more.

15 Jul 2004
Novell Client 3.4 for Windows 95/98 (tool)
32-bit Novell Client for NetWare and NDS.

14 Jul 2004
Caltrans Takes the eDirectory Route (feature)
Caltrans Deputy CIO Gilbert Tafoya recently participated in an CIO Profile interview with Novell. The subject: how eDirectory has made a critical difference in their data infrastructure. Get the details here!

14 Jul 2004
Getting SNMP Running on Linux with eDirectory 8.7.3 (tip)
Here's a complete how-to article sent in by one of our readers, on getting SNMP services running on SUSE Linux Professional 9.0 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.2.

14 Jul 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - July 14 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of July 14, featuring LDAP, Security, and Console.

14 Jul 2004
Upgrade Tips for eDirectory 8.7.3 (tip)
Here are a few tips that may come in handy when you're ready to make the move to eDirectory 8.7.3.

13 Jul 2004
RLACOPY 1.6 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Copy Application Object) (tool)
Copies a ZEN Application object from a command line.

7 Jul 2004
Sample Site Code for SAML (tool)
Code for the iChainSite and eMartian sample SAML sites

7 Jul 2004
Scott & White Builds around eDirectory (feature)
Scott & White, one of the largest healthcare group practices in the U.S., is building for success. They recently adopted a solution based on Novell eDirectory and Nsure Identity Manager - check out the details in this success story.

7 Jul 2004
Free Download - Make the Most of Your eDirectory Infrastructure (feature)
When your organization needs to implement a new solution, how do you make sure it integrates with your existing infrastructure, maximizes the benefits of your existing Novell systems, and maintains security for sensitive information for your users? Find answers to these and other questions in this article from a Novell partner, GroupLink, and get your free download.

7 Jul 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - July 7 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of July 7, featuring LDAP, Tree, Volumes, and more.

30 Jun 2004
One-Stop Info Page: eDirectory (feature)
Here's a handy list of links for Novell eDirectory, including: What is eDirectory, Documentation, Technical Support, Training, Developer Resources and more!

30 Jun 2004
Santa Clara University Leverages eDirectory (feature)
Santa Clara University, the oldest university in California, adopted the Novell Nsure solution for smooth and secure identity management, with eDirectory playing a key role. Read the details here.

30 Jun 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - June 30 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of June 16, featuring LDAP, Trustee, Browse, and more.

29 Jun 2004
New Patch for VPN 3.7/3.8 Client for Windows (feature)
Patch #5 of the VPN 3.7/3.8 Client for Windows is now available for download. Check out the new features and problem resolutions in this update, and enjoy a smoother ride with BorderManager.

29 Jun 2004
One-Stop Info Page: BorderManager (feature)
Here's a handy list of links for Novell BorderManager, including: What is BorderManager, Documentation, Technical Support, Training, Developer Resources and more!

29 Jun 2004
Load Balancing and Fault Tolerance (feature)
Implementing load balancing and fault tolerance on your servers may save a "load" of problems, and it may may be easier to do than you think. Find out some of the basic how-to's in this article.

29 Jun 2004
Setting the Minimum NMAS Authentication Grade (tip)
Are you up to speed on grade methods for passwords, logins, and tokens? Get the details on how to set the desired minimum authentication grade for NMAS in this handy article.

29 Jun 2004
One-Stop Info Page: Account Management (feature)
Our staffers have scoured the web for all things NAM -- and came up with a pretty healthy list. If you're looking for anything (yes anything) related to Novell's Account Management solution, check here first.

29 Jun 2004
Group Renaming on AD and NT4 (trench)
Peter Van Andel ran into a few bumps in the road when he started renaming groups in his directory. Check in here to see how he smoothed things over.

29 Jun 2004
Account Management BrainShare Presentations (feature)
If you didn't make it to this year's BrainShare event (or even if you did) we've pulled all the NAM presentations into a tidy little reference library. Enjoy!

29 Jun 2004
Account Management Upgrade to Novell Identity Manager 2 (feature)
If you're looking for an opportunity to migrate your Account Management tasks to Identity Manager 2, here's an offer that just might fit.

29 Jun 2004
Novell Identity Manager Driver 1.0 for MVS RACF (feature)
With so much in common between Account Management users and Identity Manager users, this driver may be of interest to both. It works with Nsure Identity Manager 2 to provide interoperability between MVS RACF-supported systems and Novell eDirectory.

23 Jun 2004
Check Out the Complete List of Connected Systems (feature)
The Nsure Identity Manager team has updated the list of connected systems to make it easier to locate the systems you want to connect using Identity Manager and its related drivers.

23 Jun 2004
Creating Users Based on Group Membership (trench)
Here's a tip from long-time user Kelvin Dam about how to create Users based on Group Membership -- in remote application using DirXML 1.x.

23 Jun 2004
Forget Your Password? Not a Problem. (trench)
Here's an interesting tip from the trenches. Mehmet Duran has come up with a way to use Nsure Identity Manager to allow users who've forgotten their passwords to log in with just enough permission to right their wrong.

23 Jun 2004
XSLT Problem and Solution (trench)
Armando A. Perez was losing sleep trying to get his XSLT processor to, well, process. That was before he discovered a magic number -- sort of. Learn his secret here.

23 Jun 2004
Single Object Recovery through DeTroubler (feature)
Here's a Partner Spotlight article on the DeTroubler tool. Get an inside look at the technology that DeTroubler uses to intelligently back up and recover user objects, making IT life just that much easier.

23 Jun 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - June 23 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of June 16, featuring LDAP, Trustee, Browse, and more.

22 Jun 2004
PassXchk (tool)
Alerts end-users that their password is about to expire and allows them the option to change their password.

22 Jun 2004
PASSChg 2.7 (tool)
End-user XP/NT/NDS password change and synchronization program for NetWare environments.

22 Jun 2004
Novell Password Reset (tool)
Reset passwords in a bindery, NDS or mixed environment.

17 Jun 2004
RLATRSYN (Rick Laughinghouse Attribute Value Synchronization) (tool)
Synchronizes NDS Object attribute values from a command line.

16 Jun 2004
Creating LDAP Server and Group Objects (feature)
Need to get LDAP initialized on a server? The first step is creating and configuring LDAP server and group objects. Learn the easy how-to steps in this article.

16 Jun 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - June 16 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of June 16, featuring LDAP, Login, ConsoleOne, and more.

16 Jun 2004
Learning About Sub-Reference Replicas (feature)
Sub-reference replicas - what are they, and what do you need to know about them? Get a quick and clear introduction here.

16 Jun 2004
Article Update: Authenticating to Linux (feature)
Here's a reader-supplied update to a Cool Solutions article that was published last year. It has some additional info to make your Linux authentication from eDirectory go smoothly.

9 Jun 2004
Security Update 4 (feature)
Security updates for Novell products don't come out that often, so take note of Security Update 4 and how it can help you avoid OpenSSL security issues and problems.

9 Jun 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - June 9 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of June 9, featuring Oracle, ACL, browsing, and more.

2 Jun 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - June 2 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of Jun 2, featuring trees, reporting, launcher configuration, and stream attribute values.

2 Jun 2004
Troubleshooting Certificate Server Problems (tip)
Here are some handy tips on recognizing and resolving certificate server problems.

2 Jun 2004
Partner Spotlight: Isode Connects eDirectory to X.500 (feature)
Learn how Isode's M-Vault Connector helps eDirectory customers seamlessly connect to and integrate with the X.500 service. The M-Vault Connector leverages LDAP, and it comes with a comprehensive set configuration tools.

2 Jun 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - May 26 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of May 26, featuring schema, LDAP, and more.

26 May 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - May 26 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of May 26, featuring schema, LDAP and more.

26 May 2004
Importing a Schema into a Tree (feature)
At some point you may need to import a schema from one tree into another. Here are the steps and details to do it successfully.

26 May 2004
Novell Forge iChain Projects (tip)
Take a look at the latest updates for the iChain Password Management and iChain Form Fill Scripts projects currently in Novell Forge.

26 May 2004
Upgrading to iChain 2.3 (feature)
Getting ready to upgrade to iChain 2.3? Take a look at the new iChain 2.3 documentation for instructions on how to upgrade your current Novell iChain installation to iChain 2.3.

26 May 2004
iChain Provides Security Gateway for City of Los Angeles (feature)
Off to a good start with an Enterprise Portal from Novell, the City of Los Angeles extended their reach with iChain. They used it as a hub to link vital computer services together, improving security and saving money as well.

26 May 2004
Activating iChain 2.3 (feature)
After you install Novell iChain 2.3, you must activate it. Unless activated, Novell iChain 2.3 will expire after 90 days. Get the instructions on how to activate iChain 2.3 here.

25 May 2004
Novell BorderManager Wins Best Access Control Award, SC Magazine (feature)
Novell BorderManager recently won SC Magazine's Reader's Trust Award for Best Access Control. BorderManager was selected for its achievement in technical excellence in the information security industry. Get the details here!

25 May 2004
Spotlight on LinkWall Suite 2.0 (feature)
Announcing version 2.0 of the popular LinkWall Suite by Connectoctel - find out what's new in this product release.

25 May 2004
Using the Manager's Resource Library (feature)
The Manager's Resource Library is a great tool for documents and links to help you in your corporate security tasks. It's under the Resources link on the BorderManager product page ... check it out today.

25 May 2004
Novell BorderManager Announces IPSec Certification (feature)
Having IPSec certification through ICSA Labs means that Novell BorderManager's VPN is an even stronger value proposition. Read the story and check out the press release as well.

25 May 2004
Antivirus/Antispam Scanning for Novell BorderManager Mail Proxy (feature)
Looking for a way to do your own spam and virus filtering? Get some handy tips here on scanning incoming mail from the mail proxy. This article includes a PERL script and screen shots to help you get started.

24 May 2004
One-Stop Info Page: Novell Identity Manager (feature)
Have you ever wished you could find a page that referenced everything Identity Manager 2.0 and then some? Here's our first stab at just such a miracle -- let us know how we did.

24 May 2004
Another Way to Manage AD's "Account is Disabled" Attribute (trench)
Glen Knutti has a better, faster, stronger way to manage Active Directory's "Account Disabled" attribute. Check it out.

24 May 2004
XFORM Docs for Provisioning Workflow Tool (feature)
If you've taken a look at the Provisioning Workflow tool in Cool Tools, here's some documentation to help the developer in you better understand (and take advantage of) the XFORM side of the equasion.

24 May 2004
JSP Docs for Provisioning Workflow Tool (feature)
If you've taken a look at the Provisioning Workflow tool in Cool Tools, here's some documentation to help the developer in you better understand (and take advantage of) the JSP side of the equation.

19 May 2004
From the Inside Out: Taking Advantage of the New Universal Password (feature)
In this week's From the Inside Out, Shawn Dickerson, Program Marketing Manager for Novell eDirectory, makes a compellin case for the new Universal Password technology. Read about how it can make a real difference in your password integration and administration!

19 May 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - May 19 (feature)
Here's the highlight of useful eDirectory tools for the week of May 19, featuring login, trustees, consistency checking and more.

19 May 2004
New Interim Release for Novell eDirectory - 8.7.3.1 (feature)
It's here - the latest in eDirectory is interim release 8.7.3.1. Check out what's new and get tips on installation and usage in this version of eDirectory.

17 May 2004
Printer Properties Pro 6.5 (tool)
Centrally configure and distribute iPrint & NDPS printer properties like: A4 Paper Size, Duplexer, Paper Source, etc.

17 May 2004
RLVOLCRT v1.1 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Volume Create) (tool)
Creates a volume object in NDS from a command line.

14 May 2004
Novell Identity Manager driver for Oracle Internet Directory 10g (tool)
Manages Users, Roles and passwords from eDirectory to OID.

14 May 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - May 12 (feature)
Here's the highlight of handy eDirectory tools for the week of May 12, featuring eGuide, directories, and LDAP.

14 May 2004
Creating Debug Files for Novell Account Management 3 (feature)
Here's a better way to troubleshoot in Novell Account Manager 3 - use the Debug function to find what you're looking for.

13 May 2004
Novell LDAP Command JavaBeans Introduction (feature)
Novell LDAP Command Beans are used to develop web-based Directory applications. They are 100% pure Java, with no dependancy on native code. Because of this, they can be used in any J2EE technology such as JSP, Servlets, or Enterprise JavaBeans.

13 May 2004
RLPRINT v1.5 for NDS (tool)
Creates Print Objects in NDS and links them together from a command line.

10 May 2004
ShellOwnedFiles (tool)
End User Management of NetWare Owned Files via Windows Explorer Extension.

6 May 2004
Novell iChain and Novell BorderManager Win SC Magazine Award for Best Access Control (feature)
Novell iChain and Novell BorderManager received the Reader Trust Award for Best Access Control from SC Magazine. Get the details here.

6 May 2004
Novell iChain 2.3 Now Available (feature)
Heads up: There's a new version of iChain available. Come and find out what's new in iChain 2.3.

6 May 2004
Tool Time for eDirectory - 05-06 (feature)
Here's the highlight of handy eDirectory tools for the week of May 6, featuring security, reports, printing, object management and more.

6 May 2004
Two DLU Tips (tip)
Our readers contribute two handy DLU tips, complete with sample code. Read about using DLU to access Microsoft domain servers via DLU and to easily add workstations to domains.

6 May 2004
Reading the Network Address from LDAP (tip)
Puzzled about that cryptic network address value that LDAP returns? Here are some deciphering tips that should take the mystery out of it.

4 May 2004
Novell Audit and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (feature)
Novell Audit can help you transform regulatory challenges and obstacles into a value-added opportunities. Read on to understand how Novell can help you turn your regulatory lemons into lemonade.

4 May 2004
BrainShare 2004 Presentations Available Here (feature)
If you've ever attended a BrainShare conference, you know there's nothing like being there in the flesh. But if you couldn't make this year's event, we've pulled all the Novell Audit presentations together for your perusal and enjoyment.

4 May 2004
NDPS Printer Installer (tool)
Lets you assign printers based on computer rather than user.

29 Apr 2004
AppNote: Filtering Exceptions (appnote)
Here's another BorderManager AppNote. This one helps you configure exceptions on an NBM 3.8 Server Firewall to access Novell Services. Read about firewall setup, stateful filters, outbound and inbound exceptions, and more ...

29 Apr 2004
AppNote: VPN behind NAT (appnote)
Here's a new BorderManager AppNote that helps you deploy the NBM 3.8 VPN Server behind NAT. Includes diagrams, screen shots, configuration steps and more ...

29 Apr 2004
Spotlight on SurfControl (feature)
SurfControl, a technology partner with Novell BorderManager, is at the forefront of stopping unwanted content from web, e-mail, and Instant Messenger sources. Get to know more about this succesful company in this article.

29 Apr 2004
MIB Files are Still Here (feature)
Remember MIB files? Even though they've been around a long time, they can still be a helpful resource for SNMP. We've including two sample MIB files with this article: one for IPSec and one for proxy.

28 Apr 2004
Configuring SecureLogin to Capture Debug Logs (tip)
When you enable logging in SecureLogin all you get by default is the good news. (If only life were so kind.) Here's a way to tweak the configuration so your log file captures status *and* error messages.

28 Apr 2004
BrainShare 2004 Presentations Available Here (feature)
If you've ever attended a BrainShare conference, you know there's nothing like being there in the flesh. But if you couldn't make this year's event, we've pulled all the Nsure SecureLogin presentations together for your perusal and enjoyment.

28 Apr 2004
Using ?runcount to Avoid Looping Problems (trench)
Here are some great script snippets put together by some of Novell's finest to keep you out of any "endless loop" trouble.

28 Apr 2004
eDirectory Tool Time (feature)
Here's a list of Cool Solutions tools for eDirectory, all published within the last year or so. Enjoy - and stay tuned for weekly highlights on popular tools.

28 Apr 2004
Installing Updates Without Overwriting Custom Settings (tip)
Updating software on user workstations is difficult enough without having the updater rid your system of any custom modules that have been installed in the interim. Here's a way to make sure SecureLogin updates don't start you off from scratch.

28 Apr 2004
Troubleshooting iManager 2.02 (tip)
Recently we ran an article on troubleshooting tips for iManager 1.1 and 1.5. Now here are some handy tips for iManager 2.02 running on NetWare 6.5, including use of server certificates, LDAP over SSL, Tomcat, and Apache.

28 Apr 2004
From the Inside Out: Deploying eDirectory with an LDAP Proxy (feature)
Novell eDirectory and Identity Manager are powerful tools, but your applications might not be using them to the fullest. That's where Directory Federator Express, a middleware solution from OctetString, fills the gap. It provides an LDAP proxy that can boost availability, reliability, and security of your directory services infrastructure.

20 Apr 2004
SPX Deploys Novell Identity Services on Linux (feature)
Let's say you're a Fortune 500 company running on nine different platforms, needing a Linux solution. How do you store and manage user identity information? If you're SPX, a leading provider of tech products and services, you choose Novell eDirectory and Nsure - part of a Novell Identity Services Solution.

19 Apr 2004
Provisioning Sample Code; Docs Now Available (feature)
One of the key aspects of Identity Management is provisioning; this includes implementations such as zero-day start and zero-day stop, as well as policy-based resource access. This document, and it's accompanying demo files, demonstrate how Nsure Identity Manager can be used to tackle industrial-strength provisioning tasks in a production environment.

12 Apr 2004
eDirectory Interim Release 8.7.3.1 for NetWare, Windows NT, and UNIX (feature)
Get the scoop on the latest interim version of eDirectory, including details for NetWare, Windows NT, and UNIX (Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX platforms).

12 Apr 2004
eDirectory on Windows 2003 Servers (feature)
With Windows 2003 servers in the mix, when do you need eDirectory, and when do you need Novell Identity Manager 2 or Novell Account? And to get eDirectory and Active Directory to peacefully co-exist, there's training to think about. Get the info here and plan ahead!

8 Apr 2004
How to Accelerate and Single Sign-On to GroupWise 6.5 WebAccess Server with iChain 2.3 (tip)
For instructions on how to get GroupWise WebAccess services accelerated through iChain 2.3, read this new TID from Novell Technical Support.

7 Apr 2004
Hartford Hospital Leverages eDirectory (feature)
Data -- everyone wants it, but it's still hard to get to. Hartford Hospital, the largest medical center in Connecticut, took a major step towards accessible data with Web services integration based on Novell eDirectory and Nsure. Now their data access is the picture of health.

7 Apr 2004
Developing to eDirectory (feature)
The Novell web site for developers has some great ideas and tools for building solutions that rely on eDirectory. You can also download a copy of eDirectory for evaluation and testing. See the possibilities today!

7 Apr 2004
Troubleshooting iManager (tip)
If iManager isn't working for you, don't despair. Check out these tips and tricks for getting up and running with iManager - you'll be glad you did.

6 Apr 2004
Submit a Report, Earn Some Cash (feature)
We're looking for a few (hundred) good reports that make the most of the data collected by Novell Audit -- and we're prepared to make it worth your while. If you're a reports kind'o person, this might be an ideal way to add some cash to your hip pocket.

6 Apr 2004
Novell Audit Partnerships (feature)
Here's a quick read that explains all one needs to know about Novell Audit and partnering. Bottom line: Novell Audit was designed with partners (and their strengths) in mind.

6 Apr 2004
Police Your Policies With Novell Audit (feature)
Want to understand Novell Audit in 30 minutes? Here's a great article pulled together by Connection Magazine's Linda Kennard that provides a fantastic Novell Audit overview.

6 Apr 2004
Now Showing: Novell Audit QuickTrain Tutorial (feature)
Set the cruise control to glide and check out these outstanding QuickTrain modules that explore Novell Audit's feature set. All you need is a web browser and about 15 minutes.

6 Apr 2004
Programmatically Placing Users in a Hierarchical Structure * Update (feature)
Wow! Will Schneider submitted this incredibly cool way to get Nsure Identity Manager 2 to place users in a hierarchical structure based on a multi-valued attribute (say that three times fast). - Note: Content has been updated from the original article ...

6 Apr 2004
Achat - Firewall Tool 1.6 (tool)
Configure Novell BorderManager 3.7 filters and filter exceptions per LDIF files.

6 Apr 2004
EZPage: Simple Paging Software (tool)
Use the GroupWise 5.5 or GroupWise 6 address book for sending pages.

31 Mar 2004
Egemin Finds a Scalable Solution (feature)
Egemin, an international provider of advanced automation tools, needed a corporate portal to give employees acces to data anytime, anywhere. Of course, Novell Nsure and eDirectory played starring roles in the solution - read about it here.

31 Mar 2004
From the Inside Out: What's Next for Novell eDirectory - Part 1 (feature)
One of the most exciting developments on the horizon for eDirectory is the new "multi-instance" capability. Yes, you will be able to host more than one eDirectory service on a single server. And that means a lot of intriguing possibilities become reality ... read this new "From the Inside Out" column here!

31 Mar 2004
eDirectory Leads the Way (feature)
The META Group(tm) has given Novell eDirectory its top rating for LDAP Directory solutions. Read a summary of the report here, and link to it as well for all the good news.

31 Mar 2004
Time for a Checkup? (feature)
Like a trip to the doctor or dentist, doing a periodic health checkup on your servers can be good preventive medicine. Read the summary steps and link to the well-known TID to get the whole procedure.

31 Mar 2004
iChain 2.3 Technical White Paper (feature)
If you've been looking for a technical document that covers iChain 2.3, check out this just-released White Paper.

31 Mar 2004
Cool Tool: NetStorage Single Sign-On Servlet for iChain (tip)
Stefan Evans has modified the NetStorage Single Sign-On Servlet for iChain source code to work with NetWare 6.5, recompiled class file for a JVM 1.4.x environment, and updated the documentation. Download it here.

31 Mar 2004
Novell iChain Presentations from BrainShare 2004 (feature)
In case you missed BrainShare 2004, here are the presentations from the Novell iChain sessions.

31 Mar 2004
Bow WOW: The Novell Innerweb (feature)
Using Internal Technologies, Novell Eats Its Own Dog Food. Novell Connection Magazine's Linda Kennard writes about how Novell makes it possible for employees to have a corporate-office experience from anywhere with an Internet connection. Read how Novell iChain provides front-end security for Novell's Innerweb.

30 Mar 2004
NetStorage Single Sign-On Servlet for iChain (tool)
Modified source to work with NetWare 6.5, recompiled class file for a JVM 1.4.x environment, and greatly enhanced the documentation.

30 Mar 2004
Volume Changer (tool)
Changes the Volumes in the "File Rights" for app objects.

25 Mar 2004
NBM 3.8 VPN Master Failure Recovery (feature)
Plan ahead! When your Master VPN Server goes down, you can be up and running in 30 minutes or less - complete with backup and restore via eDirectory, and your VPN setup intact. Check out the technical paper with the how-to details.

25 Mar 2004
NBM Interoperability - VPN Tracker for Mac (feature)
Now there's a solution for connecting remote Mac users to BorderManager 3.8 - a Novell BorderManager gateway and the VPN Tracker client do the trick. Link to a free how-to guide and a free demo here!

25 Mar 2004
BrainShare 2004 - Novell BorderManager: What's New and Beyond (IO265) (feature)
Here is a summary and a link to the Brainshare 2004 presentation "Novell BorderManager: What's New and Beyond" - enjoy!

25 Mar 2004
BrainShare 2004 - VPN Interoperability (TUT385) (feature)
Here is a summary and a link to the Brainshare 2004 presentation "VPN Interoperability" - enjoy!

25 Mar 2004
BrainShare 2004 - Advanced VPN Design and Troubleshooting (TUT369) (feature)
Here is a summary and a link to the Brainshare 2004 presentation "Advanced VPN Design and Troubleshooting" - enjoy!

25 Mar 2004
BrainShare 2004 - Advanced Internet Access Control (TUT370) (feature)
Here is a summary and a link to the Brainshare 2004 presentation "Advanced Internet Access Control Configuration and Troubleshooting" - enjoy!

25 Mar 2004
NAT or Not - Issues with IP/IP and Transparent Proxy (feature)
What's the bottom line on implementing an IP/IP gateway and using a transprent proxy with BorderManager? One of our experts gives his take on the issue and offers a preferred configuration - read about it here.

25 Mar 2004
ICSA Labs IPSec VPN Troubleshooting (feature)
Here's an excellent paper from ICSA Labs IPSec Testing Program. Read about tools and techniques that can be used in troubleshooting your IPSec VPN, and much more.

24 Mar 2004
Advanced Snapin for ConsoleOne (trench)
We recently got a terrific addition to the Free Tools collection from Volker Scheuber. This extremely popular tool used to be fee-based, and people have gotten very attached to it. You'll see why when you use it, now that he's set it free.

24 Mar 2004
"Account is Disabled" Attribute (trench)
Kelvin Dam chimes in with a better idea for the question about how to control the account options in AD (Active Directory) from DirXML? Thanks, Kelvin! (We love our readers.)

23 Mar 2004
Launcher Configuration Copy 1.02 (tool)
Copy a launcher configuration from one object to another.

19 Mar 2004
Provisioning Workflow: exteNding Novell Identity Manager 2 (tool)
Demonstrates sophisticated multi-step exteNd provisioning workflows for Identity Manager 2.

17 Mar 2004
eDirectory at the University of Michigan (feature)
Here's an inside look at how the University of Michigan has deployed eDirectory and other Novell products to meet the computing needs of one of the largest universities in the United States.

17 Mar 2004
From the Inside Out: BrainShare Lab Sneak Peek (feature)
Here's an inside look at what will be on display next week at the BrainShare Lab - from the eDirectory vantage point. Get the sneak preview here!

17 Mar 2004
The How-to Guide for OIDs (feature)
OIDs (Organizational IDs) are an essential part of the eDirectory schema. Knowing how to create and register them properly can save you grief and help you keep your tree growing nicely.

17 Mar 2004
Advanced Snap-in for ConsoleOne (trench)
We recently got a terrific addition to the Free Tools collection from Volker Scheuber. This extremely popular tool used to be fee-based, and people have become quite attached to it. You'll see why when you use it, now that he's set it free.

16 Mar 2004
Novell SecureLogin "Recommended" by SC Magazine (feature)
SC Magazine recently published a review of single sign-on technologies that included Novell's own Nsure SecureLogin. Read the full article and find out what motivated the editors to recommend the product to their readers.

16 Mar 2004
Novell SecureLogin ROI Tool (tip)
Nifty tool to help calculate the money one can save by implementing SecureLogin. It might surprise you.

16 Mar 2004
What's New in SecureLogin 3.5? (tip)
Here's a quick look at the new and improved features available in the new Nsure SecureLogin 3.5.

16 Mar 2004
Helpful SecureLogin TIDs (tip)
Here's a list of popular and useful TIDs -- hand picked by the documentation team -- that have proven to help with issues ranging from registry keys to 16-bit Windows workstations to Citrix. Enjoy!

15 Mar 2004
BorderReporter 2.1 (tool)
BorderManager log analyzer.

11 Mar 2004
Advanced Snapin for ConsoleOne (tool)
Allows an administrator to define user interfaces for ConsoleOne using industry standard XML code, then interprets this XML code during runtime.

11 Mar 2004
RLATRCLR (Rick Laughinghouse Attribute Value Clear) (tool)
Clears NDS Object attribute values from a command line.

10 Mar 2004
Cramming Made Easy - Study eDirectory for the CNA (feature)
Here's a good warmup for your CNA study. This article gets you into the flow of learning eDirectory, with helpful graphics, tips, and lab exercises. How much easier could it be?

10 Mar 2004
Using LDIF to Import Users into NDS (tip)
How do you get users into an NDS you've created from scratch? LDIF can do it - with a little help. Here's how one user solved the problem.

4 Mar 2004
Avoid the Blue Screen When Closing ConsoleOne 1.3.6 (tip)
Getting the Blue Screen of Death when you close ConsoleOne? Jacques Burger has the workaround.

3 Mar 2004
RLDMCRT v1.5 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Directory Map Create) (tool)
Creates a directory map object in NDS from a command line.

3 Mar 2004
NDS Login Script Editor 1.2 (tool)
Either search or search & replace login scripts for users, organization containers, org units, templates, and profiles in NDS.

3 Mar 2004
RLACLSHW 1.1 (Rick Laughinghouse Trustee List Show) (tool)
Shows an NDS object's trustees and the trustees' rights from a command line.

3 Mar 2004
RLGRPCRT 1.2 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Group Create) (tool)
Creates a group object in NDS from a command line.

3 Mar 2004
RLOUCRT 1.1 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse OU Create) (tool)
Creates an Organizational Unit object in NDS from a command line.

2 Mar 2004
From the Inside Out: Novell eDirectory Goes Kerberos (feature)
There are dozens of ways to authenticate to a network, depending on the security model an organization chooses to employ. One method that's been getting a lot of attention lately is the Kerberos protocol, and it will soon be leveraged by Novell products.

2 Mar 2004
Update NDPS Printers after Tree Merge (tip)
Ever do a tree merge only to find that your NDPS printers won't print? Bummer. David Ralph explains how you can update NDPS printers after a tree merge if they are not printing.

2 Mar 2004
DLU and Pass-through Authentication (trench)
A reader is looking for a way to allow pass-through authentication of eDir users to Windows 2000 servers. Here are some suggestions.

2 Mar 2004
RLATRSET (Rick Laughinghouse Attribute Value Set) (tool)
Set NDS Object attribute values from a command line.

1 Mar 2004
RLUSESET 1.5 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Set User Object Attributes) (tool)
Set user object attributes from a command line.

1 Mar 2004
Stream File Utility RLSTRSHW 1.1 for NDS (tool)
Shows an NDS object's stream attribute value from a command line.

1 Mar 2004
Stream File Utility RLSTRSRC 1.2 for NDS (tool)
Searches and replaces a NDS object's stream attribute value from a command line.

1 Mar 2004
RLACLSET (Rick Laughinghouse Set Trustee Assignments) (tool)
Makes ACL trustee assignments to NDS objects from a command line.

1 Mar 2004
RLDELOBJ 1.1 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Delete Object) (tool)
Deletes an NDS object from a command line.

1 Mar 2004
RLRENOBJ 1.1 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Rename Object) (tool)
Renames an object in NDS from a command line.

28 Feb 2004
Portlock Scorpion (Version 1.02) (tool)
Convert NetWare Traditional volumes to NSS volumes and NSS volumes to Traditional volumes.

26 Feb 2004
Changing the Certificate Authority (feature)
Here's what you do if you need to delete and re-create the Organizational CA.

26 Feb 2004
Count all the LDAP Errors in the Log File (tip)
Have you seen this nifty new free tool from Novell's own Jim Schnitter? LDAP Error Count will count all the LDAP error codes in a dstrace or iMonitor log file. You can use this tool to quickly determine the result of every LDAP operation.

26 Feb 2004
Tracing LDAP Activity to a Screen or Log File (feature)
It is possible to view and capture all LDAP activity on an NDS/LDAP server. However, methods vary depending on NDS and LDAP version. Here's the scoop.

19 Feb 2004
TOOLBOX.NLM 2.17 for NetWare 4 - 6 (tool)
NetWare server tools that can be used at the server console or executed from NCF files.

19 Feb 2004
iChain Form Fill Script Generator (feature)
Rich Roberts recently created a tool that will help administrators build scripts for iChain Form Fill. We have published it here so you can create your scripts online. Try it out!

19 Feb 2004
Configuring Mutual Authentication Using Third-Party Certificates (feature)
Configuring Mutual Authentication using third-party certificates is slightly different than using Novell's certificate. If you need help, check out this new TID from Novell Technical Support for instructions and troubleshooting tips.

18 Feb 2004
Keep an Eye on your Web Surfers (tip)
Andrew Tayman shares a tool he wrote that can help you see if your users are behaving appropriately in their surfing habits.

18 Feb 2004
Make BorderManager Play well with 3rd Party VPN Gateways (tip)
Do you have a problem interoperating Novell BorderManager 3.8 with any of these third-party Servers: CISCO IOS, CISCO PIX, CHECKPOINT, LUCENT BRICK, NETSCREEN, LINKSYS, NORTEL? Here's the solution.

18 Feb 2004
AppNote: Understanding Rules in Novell Client Firewall 2.0 (appnote)
Novell Client Firewall (NCF) is a solution which not only controls how the users are allowed to use their workstations but it also makes the client computer invisible on the Internet. NCF secures individual workstations by deploying firewall rules and policies at each end node. How NCF behaves and how secure is the end point depends on how the rules and policies are configured. This Appnote describes the NCF rules and policies in detail. It also explains rule processing within NCF to help end user or administrator to securely configure the firewall for end node.

18 Feb 2004
Configuring LDAPS connection for iManager on Sun Solaris or Linux (feature)
Here are the steps you'll need to follow to enable LDAPS communication to the LDAP server.

18 Feb 2004
From the Inside Out: Never Upgrade your Directory Again (feature)
By combining eDirectory with Ximian Red Carpet Enterprise on your Linux servers, you soon will be able to completely automate the upgrade and patching of eDirectory and iManager. Here's a sneak peek.

18 Feb 2004
Product Update: Novell Account Management Service Pack 2 (feature)
Novell recently released Service Pack 2 for NAM 3. This particular pack is chock full of fixes and updated functionality. See what's been updated here.

18 Feb 2004
Using Long Names in Solaris Implementations (tip)
Armand Lowe wasn't crazy about modifying his 300-plus usernames to be less than 8 characters to synchronize with Solaris. So ... he looked for a better way. And he's willing to share. Check it out.

18 Feb 2004
MSSQL Advanced Driver for Native Security (tool)
An enhanced version of the JDBC 1.6.2 driver for MSSQL.

18 Feb 2004
Product Update: Account Management 3.0 for AIX (tip)
If you've been experiencing an issue with logins to Platform Services on AIX, this NAM 3 patch might just be the fix you've been looking for.

18 Feb 2004
Product Update: Account Management 3.0 Agent (tip)
Here's a nifty update that allows password changes to take place in trees other than the main Account Management tree. If you understood the previous sentence, this tool must be for you.

18 Feb 2004
Product Update: Novell Account Management 3.0 Manager (tip)
Download this Novell Account Management 3.02 patch for Core Services Manager to fix a problem with census users getting incorrectly set with a pending delete.

12 Feb 2004
Password Synchronization across Connected Systems (feature)
Password Synchronization 2.0 (included in Nsure Identity Manager) includes a number of enhancements like bi-directional password synchronization and E-mail notification when synchronization fails. Read on to learn what's new and how to start using it.

12 Feb 2004
Upgrading Existing Driver Configurations to Support Password Synchronization 2.0 (feature)
If you want to use the updated Password Synchronization features with your old drivers, you'll want to read this info about upgrading them so they're fully compatible.

12 Feb 2004
Upgrading Novell Identity Manager Driver Configurations (feature)
If you're making the move to the new Nsure Identity Manager, find the useful -- but sometimes elusive -- details about how to upgrade your driver configurations.

12 Feb 2004
AppNote: Backup and Restore with DirXML in a Mixed Environment (appnote)
Phil Kelly describes how to set up a consistent and functional backup and restore system. Phil's system addresses the issues of providing services to both sides of a multi-platform DirXML connection.

10 Feb 2004
Getting ConsoleOne to run on Linux (tip)
Sylvain Lavoie found that ConsoleOne 1.3.6 doesn't run on Fedora Core 1 (Linux) after installing with Novell's supplied JRE. Here's the workaround.

10 Feb 2004
From the Inside Out: Securing Digital Assets with the Technology You Already Have (feature)
Making sure that confidential data remains private, as well as accurate and secure, can be an expensive and time-consuming mission. For companies using Novell eDirectory, this challenge is addressed in a product component that is crucial but often unheralded ... until now. Novell Certificate Server is an established technology used by thousands of customers worldwide, and which is gearing up for some significant enhancements in the months ahead.

10 Feb 2004
Authenticating to eDirectory via LDAP using an X.509 User Certificate (trench)
Luke Tracy needed to use OpenLDAP client tools on a Linux box to perform changes to eDirectory users via LDAP and did not want to pass a user name and password each time. Here's his beautifully detailed solution. Thanks, Luke!

4 Feb 2004
Oracle Advanced Driver (tool)
An extension of the EMP/Eventlog example provided with the JDBC 1.6 Driver for Oracle.

4 Feb 2004
DirXML 2 Driver (tool)
Detect groups without members or users without group memberships.

4 Feb 2004
DirXML 2 Driver for ACF2 6.5 sp01 (tool)
Deliver a bi-directional driver for ACF2, including the password.

3 Feb 2004
From the Inside Out: Comprehensive Backup and Restore for Novell eDirectory (feature)
In this week's column, Rob Sabey, Partner Manager for the Novell eDirectory Product Line explains how DeTroubler, from the Blackbird Group can provide a comprehensive backup and restore process for Novell eDirectory.

2 Feb 2004
From the Inside Out: Novell eDirectory and the World of Linux-based Services (feature)
Ted Haeger offers an insider's view about how you can expect Novell's drive to embrace Linux to affect Novell eDirectory and vice versa.

2 Feb 2004
Novell iManager Migration Wizard (tip)
Heads Up! Here is a zip file containing the Novell iManager Migration Wizard, which simplifies the process of upgrading a Novell iManager deployment.

2 Feb 2004
Solaris 8 LDAP Authentication via eDirectory: Configuration Notes (trench)
These instructions will allow you to authenticate Solaris 8 hosts to use LDAP authentication from eDirectory 8.7.x. Linux clients can authenticate using these instructions except using their pre-built rpm with the Padl Ltd LDAP libraries and the same ldap.conf as outlined in this article.

29 Jan 2004
SetACL - Windows Permission Management (tool)
Set permissions on virtually anything.

27 Jan 2004
From the Inside Out: Choosing a High-End Directory Service (feature)
Shawn Dickerson offers 5 criteria by which to evaluate a high-end directory service when you are embarking on a large-scale deployment.

23 Jan 2004
.NET Universal LDAP Connector (ULC) (tool)
An object to communicate with LDAP servers.

20 Jan 2004
Novell Recognized as Market Leader by META Group (feature)
Heads Up: Novell has been ranked as the market leader in META Group's recently released METAspectrum for LDAP Directories, specifically recognized for its superior delivery of features and functionality, customer service and an established presence in the market for both Internet- and enterprise-facing directory needs.

20 Jan 2004
Set the Duration of Group Membership for a User using Oracle Agent (trench)
Here's a nice new addition to the Free Tools. The goal behind this driver is to provide a way to assign a period of validity for a Group Membership for a given user, something that is not supported out of the box by eDirectory.

20 Jan 2004
How to Automate eDirectory logging on Solaris with Retention (trench)
eDirectory comes with ndstrace which is useful to diagnose problems, but unfortunately, it overwrites its logfile, so it's not very useful for auditing ldap authentications, queries, etc. Patrick Dooley lays out a cool solution to that problem.

15 Jan 2004
Now Shipping: Novell Identity Manager 2 (feature)
Enhancements in Novell Nsure Identity Manager 2 help customers reduce the cost of managing access to applications and data, cut down the number of password-related calls to the help desk and increase the security of their enterprise resources.

15 Jan 2004
New Driver Lets You Set Up Time-Based Memberships (trench)
Use this driver to set up time-based memberships in any eDirectory based system. Pretty cool stuff if you're charging for access, or running a school, or allowing trial access to a service, or ...

15 Jan 2004
AppNote: NBM 3.8 VPN: Authenticating users with NMAS & LDAP (appnote)
The new Novell BorderManager 3.8 (NBM 3.8) Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution is a significant improvement from earlier versions of BorderManager. The new management console is based on iManager. VPN now features a host of new and exciting features. In addition to being standards compliant, it offers fine-grained policies and a range of authentication mechanisms. While some mechanisms, such as the certificate based authentication and pre-shared secrets are required by the IKE standards, others are meant to make users and administrators life much easier, without compromising on security. In this article we look at implementing two such mechanisms - authentication using NMAS, and remote LDAP authentication - in your enterprise.

15 Jan 2004
AppNote: NBM 3.8 VPN Monitoring: New Features and Usage Tips (appnote)
Novell BorderManager 3.8 (NBM 3.8) features a new monitoring mechanism for VPN services. VPN monitoring is a central repository of VPN services information. It can be accessed using the Novell Remote Manager interface. This paper would be useful for those administrators who plan to deploy NBM 3.8 or have already deployed NBM 3.8 VPN services. This paper is pictorially driven, with notes to substantiate the images.

15 Jan 2004
AppNote: NBM 3.8 Server with Check Point (appnote)
This document describes how to interoperate NBM 3.8 Server with the Check Point Server. This is based on the interoperability tests between the Check Point and the NBM 3.8 Server.

15 Jan 2004
AppNote: NBM 3.8 Access Rules: Some Do's and Don'ts (appnote)
This AppNote discusses the recommended ways to configure access rules in Novell BorderManager 3.8 (NBM3.8) and provides details of tested and scalable limits of Access Rules at different eDirectory container levels. This document explains the global and specific rules that can be set on the server, and the criterion for choosing the duration to enable/disable ACLCHECK. This document also provides the information regarding the impact on performance across access rules at different eDirectory container levels.

15 Jan 2004
Installing BorderManager 3.8: from the School of Hard Knocks (trench)
If you've got experiences to share that might help someone else's install go smoother, we'd love to hear about them. Here's an interesting one.

15 Jan 2004
NBM 3.8 VPN Client User Authentication using NMAS methods (tip)
After installing NBM 3.8 VPN client, if the user wants to authenticate using NMAS mode, VPN client by default does not show any NMAS sequences in the VPN login page. Here is a nice tip to identify the sequences configured for NMAS authentication.

14 Jan 2004
Using .NET C# LDAP Library (feature)
.NET C# LDAP library provides easy access to any LDAP compliant directory from managed code. The library enables the developers to write LDAP enabled applications that access, manage, and update information stored in Novell eDirectory or other LDAP-aware directories. We assume that the user of the library is familiar with general understanding of LDAP before using the class provided in the library. This document provides an overview of the .NET C# LDAP library and programming code examples.

14 Jan 2004
Oracle Advanced Driver (feature)
This driver is based on the example coming with JDBC 1.6 driver for Oracle, which uses some Oracle side tables (EMP, EVENTLOG, etc). It works with both DirXML 1.1a and DirXML 2.0.

13 Jan 2004
Controlling Administrator Security using Rights (trench)
With a NetWare installation, no one system is responsible for security. But arguably the two most important security safeguards are Novell Directory Services (NDS) and file system security. Amarjit Singh shares a nice explanation of how to control the rights of your administrators so no one can run roughshod over your tree (except you).

13 Jan 2004
Novell eDirectory Adds Support for Windows 2003 (tip)
Heads Up: Thought you might like to know that on Jan. 15 Novell will announce the availability of Novell eDirectory 8.7.3, which adds support for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, in addition to previous versions of Windows, Linux, NetWare and a variety of UNIX operating systems.

13 Jan 2004
Getting to NetWare Volumes from Linux (tip)
Mark Batchelor shares his favorite method of accessing NetWare volumes from Linux.

7 Jan 2004
Oracle Agent (tool)
Activation/expiration time for a Group Membership in eDirectory, using an Oracle table.

7 Jan 2004
Adding a User Home Directory with iManager 1.5 (tip)
Having trouble creating a user home directory attribute with iManager 1.5 using the Modify User Task? Don't go there. You just can't do it. Here's why, and the right way to do it.

7 Jan 2004
Making HP Jetdirects Work After eDirectory Upgrade (tip)
Todd Carter found that HP Jetdirects were not attaching to the server after eDirectory 8.7.1 was installed and sp1 was applied. Here's how he solved the problem.

7 Jan 2004
Installing iFolder and Netstorage in a Separate Tree from eDirectory (LDAP) (tip)
Many people want to run iFolder and NetStorage on a server in the DMZ that resides in a unique tree from the production (private) tree. This is essentially used as an extra layer of security, since it provides an environment where the web services are in an isolated environment (DMZ) from the production tree without needing to open port 80 to the outside in the production environment. Here are some points to consider when setting this up.

29 Dec 2003
Implementing OCSP with NMAS (feature)
There are two ways of implementing the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), which is an alternative to Certificate Revocation List (CRL) checking as a means of validating a certificate. The current version of NMAS (2.2) allows for only one of them. Here are the details.

29 Dec 2003
eDir Authentication Server Modules 2.3 (NMAS) (tip)
Heads Up: there's a new maintenance release for NMAS server that ships with eDirectory. This patch is for NMAS 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2. eDirectory 8.6.1, 8.6.2, 8.7, or 8.7.1.x and NICI 2.4.0 or later must be installed before applying this patch.

23 Dec 2003
Restoring NDS from Tape Backup: Proceed with Extreme Caution (tip)
(Updated with reader suggestions.) If you're thinking about restoring NDS from a tape backup, you need to read this next sentence very carefully. The NDS database *should not* be restored from tape except in cases of extreme disaster, and the entire old NDS tree should be eradicated before doing so. Here's why.

23 Dec 2003
Novell's one Net Vision Comes to Life for its Employees (feature)
Novell wanted to consolidate its corporate resources to a single employee portal and provide secure access to all employees. With Novell iChain providing front-end security, employees can access the portal from anywhere in the world using any Web browser, including Windows*, Linux and Macintosh*. Read the success story here.

23 Dec 2003
Configuring iChain to use Separate Authentication and Authorization Trees (trench)
Here's another great tip from Jim Short. He has provided instructions on how to configure iChain to use different LDAP trees for authentication and authorization. Check it out!

18 Dec 2003
Feature Overview of Novell Identity Manager 2 (feature)
With the release of the new Nsure Identity Manager just around the corner, Product Manager Deven MacDonald gives us a peek at what to expect from the new release.

18 Dec 2003
AppNote: Using DirXML in a Data Junction djCosmos ETL Environment (appnote)
This AppNote provides information concerning of the use of ETL (Extract, Transformation, Load) software in a DirXML solution. ETL software solutions are widely used by corporations of all sizes to migrate and integrate information between disparate data stores and applications.

18 Dec 2003
e-Mail Stylesheet (trench)
Here's a cool stylesheet, submitted by Sylvain Maertchik, that shows how to fire off an e-mail (complete with account details) when a new user account is created.

18 Dec 2003
Setting the "User Must Change Password at Next Login" with Style (trench)
Here's a stylesheet contributed by reader Kelvin Dam that might ease your administration checklist -- especially if you're using DirXML to set up Active Directory users.

18 Dec 2003
Set Default Password Stylesheet (tool)
This stylesheet assigns a default password during user creation, and the "User must change Password at next logon" is left unchecked.

18 Dec 2003
Manage Attributes Added to New Accounts with this Nifty Stylesheet (trench)
Tim Bailen tossed this nifty stylesheet -- that allows the addition or exclusion of attributes on account creation -- into our pile of cool tools. Looks like a keeper to us.

18 Dec 2003
Add Attributes Stylesheet (tool)
Allows the addition of attributes specified by a template when creating new accounts.

16 Dec 2003
How to test LDAP over SSL (tip)
Here's a nice little block of instruction to print out and add to your Binder.

11 Dec 2003
AppNote: SSH Client Interoperability with NBM 3.8 Server (appnote)
This document is aimed at the users of the VPN client. This document briefly explains the usage of the SSH Sentinel client with the Novell BorderManager (NBM) 3.8 server in Authentication Mode and Encryption Mode.

11 Dec 2003
Enabling SKIP Mode on NBM 3.8 VPN Server (tip)
Configuring a fresh NBM 3.8 VPN server through iManager does not enable the backward compatibility (SKIP) mode. Here's the workaround.

11 Dec 2003
Novell BorderManager 3.8 supported by LinkWall, AdWall and FileWall (tip)
Heads Up: If you're using Connectotel's popular products to block advertising and other distractions from your users, read on.

11 Dec 2003
Taking a Packet Trace (feature)
Occasionally Novell Technical Support Engineers will request that you get a packet trace of a problem occurring to help troubleshoot an issue. Here are some guidelines to follow to make sure you get useful packet traces.

10 Dec 2003
RoundRobin2 (tool)
File-based Round Robin Processor for use in DirXML Stylesheets.

8 Dec 2003
Using LDIF to Modify eDirectory Schema (feature)
Did you realize that you can perform any schema operation using LDIF scripts? Very useful for things like the dreaded -644 error (schema is in use). Here's the scoop.

8 Dec 2003
Troubleshooting Roaming Profiles on Microsoft Windows NT/2000 (feature)
Microsoft Windows NT allows users to customize their desktop and to have that custom configuration follow them throughout the network. This is referred to as a roaming profile. Here's some info about known issues, troubleshooting, and configuring roaming profiles using the Novell clients.

5 Dec 2003
Making Sure You Secure the Door (feature)
How users manage digital doorways to identity directly affects the security of your critical business systems.

4 Dec 2003
Rights to change the DS and Domain Password (tip)
Here's a nice little tidbit to tuck into your Binder. These are the property rights to another user that you'll need in order to change the domain password.

4 Dec 2003
Running iManager in Standalone Mode without Apache Server (tip)
If Apache HTTP Server-Tomcat integration fails, here's how to run iManager (Non-SDK Version) in standalone mode without integrating to Apache HTTP Server.

25 Nov 2003
Disabling NMAS Authentication during the Client Installation (feature)
When the Novell Client 4.90 for Windows NT/2000/XP is installed, the NMAS Components are installed as well, including NMAS Authentication. If you want to disable NMAS Authentication during the client install, you have three different options. Here's the scoop.

25 Nov 2003
AppNote: iChain 2.2 - Developing a Custom OLAC Driver (appnote)
Check out this great new AppNote by Shane Johns. He has provided detailed instructions on how to develop a custom OLAC driver for iChain 2.2.

25 Nov 2003
iChain 2.2 Support Pack 2 Now Available (feature)
Heads Up -- there's a new Support Pack available for iChain 2.2. This update provides enhancements and fixes for issues that have surfaced since iChain 2.2 shipped.

25 Nov 2003
Accelerating eGuide with iChain and Single Sign On (feature)
Learn how to secure and accelerate Novell eGuide via Novell iChain with this lab guide by Will Peterson.

25 Nov 2003
Egemin Success Story (feature)
Egemin wanted to create a corporate portal to give both employees and customers secure access to information at any time, and from any machine. After evaluating a variety of solutions, Egemin decided on a solution built around Novell iChain. Read their story here.

24 Nov 2003
Custom OLAC Development with iChain 2.2 (tool)
Source code and PowerPoint slides for custom driver.

18 Nov 2003
NDS ActiveX controls for Web-based authentication (trench)
Check out this freebie (GPL Licensing) from Martin Zinaich. It will help you develop Web pages based on a user's NDS information. Bet you can think of lots of ways to use this...

18 Nov 2003
Novell Identity Manager 2.0: the new DirXML (feature)
Due to be released in January 2004, this new solution (powered by DirXML and now called Novell Nsure Identity Manager 2.0) not only significantly simplifies the rule-building process, but also simplifies another management hotspot: password management.

17 Nov 2003
NDSAX (tool)
NDS ActiveX controls for Web-based authentication.

14 Nov 2003
NDS DTD (Document Type Definition) (tip)
A number of users have asked us recently where they can find the NDS DTD so they can do some serious DirXML testing. Here we are, flashlight in hand. Watch your step.

13 Nov 2003
Editor's Choice Award for Best Identity-Management Suite (trench)
Make room for another award in the showcase. Network Computing/Secure Enterprise review is out and Novell's identity management suite (of which DirXML plays a pivotal role) won top honors.

13 Nov 2003
Universal Passwords and Password Synchronization (feature)
Would you like to know more about the technical underpinnings of the next DirXML release? Here's a Technical Brief that should be of special interest to those of you wrangling a better way to synchronize AD passwords.

13 Nov 2003
Data Cleansing with DirXML (feature)
Novell Support Engineer Peter J Strifas shares a technique or two that should help you get -- and keep -- your data warehouse in order.

13 Nov 2003
Assigning Attribute Values to Variables (trench)
Here's a tip from Novell Consultant Volker Scheuber (via the forums) that illustrates how to assign the value of a modified attribute to a variable.

13 Nov 2003
Heads Up: Active Directory's LDAP Query Limitation (tip)
Novell Consultant Tim Sillay sends this tip in from New Zealand where he spent more time than he wanted to trying to figure out why his LDAP queries weren't returning what he expected.

13 Nov 2003
Moving DirXML From a Failed Server (tip)
Here are a few tips we picked up in the forums that should come in handy if your systems have suffered some kind of failure and just haven't been the same since.

12 Nov 2003
BorderManager 3.8 VPN Configuration Tool (tip)
This tool automates the configuration of Novell BorderManager 3.8 VPN servers. It was created by Novell testers to bring up hundreds of NBM VPN servers in Novell's SuperLab during the NBM 3.8 QA phase, and we thought you'd be able to put it to good use. It's especially helpful when you need to deploy a large number of VPN servers quickly.

12 Nov 2003
AppNote: Novell BorderManager 3.8 VPN client: An Introduction (appnote)
The Novell BorderManager VPN client software allows a workstation to communicate securely over the internet to a network protected by a Novell VPN server over the Internet. This paper introduces the VPN client and provides a short summary on how to install and use it.

12 Nov 2003
AppNote: VPN Policies in Novell BorderManager 3.8 (appnote)
This AppNote provides details on the new Novell BorderManager (NBM) 3.8 Virtual Private Network (VPN) policies feature. It also provides troubleshooting guidelines to achieve the desired functionality of VPN policies.

12 Nov 2003
AppNote: VPN FreeS/WAN Configuration Guide with NBM 3.8 Server (appnote)
This document provides information on how to deploy the Free S/WAN VPN clients with Novell BorderManager (NBM) 3.8 servers. This document is aimed at experienced FreeS/Wan IPSec administrators.

12 Nov 2003
What's New in Novell BorderManager 3.8 (feature)
Heads Up: Novell BorderManager 3.8 has just left the building. Here's a little overview to help you understand what's new, and how the licensing works.

12 Nov 2003
Opening Up and Tying Down Remote Access Security (tip)
Read this new article from Novell Connection Magazine. With more than 20,000 customers and ten million seats in production, Novell BorderManager is one of the top firewall and virtual private network (VPN) products available today--and these impressive numbers are about to get even better.

12 Nov 2003
BorderManager 3.8 VPN Configuration Tool (tool)
Automate the configuration of BorderManager 3.8 VPN servers.

11 Nov 2003
AppNote: Directory Primer - eDirectory 8.7 Features (appnote)
Here's a nice explanation of some new features in eDirectory 8.7 and Directory administration through iManager.

11 Nov 2003
AppNote: eDirectory Administration on Windows (appnote)
Jeff Fischer explains how to administer eDirectory running on a Windows Server and use the common NetWare tools on Windows 2000. True to the fine tradition of AppNotes, this is packed with screen shots and the kind of detail that makes it eminently print-worthy. Thanks, Jeff!

11 Nov 2003
Novell Wins the NWC Inc. Editor's Choice Award for Best Identity-Management Suite (trench)
Security Pipeline announced Novell won the Editor's Choice award in a head-to-head review at the NWC Inc. business applications lab, in Green Bay, Wis. "The robustness and flexibility in its supported target systems, password and account management make this suite, which comprises DirXML, eDirectory, Novell Audit and iChain, a perfect fit with the many custom applications NWC Inc. deploys."

6 Nov 2003
Novell eDirectory on Linux: Lab Guide (feature)
Here's an excellent new lab guide that will walk you through the setup of Novell eDirectory 8.7.1 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.2. This will get you up and running in a quick hurry with a test lab deployment of Novell eDirectory on the Linux operating system.

6 Nov 2003
ENGL Zcnc Lite 1.3 (tool)
Change the computer name on Windows workstations.

5 Nov 2003
Installing Novell eDirectory on Linux (feature)
Many of you have asked for information about how to install eDirectory on Linux. Here's the info. And if you have anything to add, let us know.

5 Nov 2003
How to Configure Linux to Authenticate to eDirectory via LDAP (feature)
Here are the steps necessary to configure system authentication of a Linux host to Novell eDirectory over LDAP.

5 Nov 2003
GUI tools for Linux - dTk (ndsrepair), nTk (ndsconfig) (tip)
Check this out. These two useful eDirectory tools, formerly known as NDSREPAIR and NDSCONFIG are now available in the Novell Forge.

5 Nov 2003
Novell Ships eDirectory on HP-UX (tip)
Heads up: As of tomorrow (Nov. 6), Novell will release eDirectory on another platform, HP-UX. Thought you'd like to be the first to know.

5 Nov 2003
Login Problem on RedHat Linux (tip)
If you're having problems logging in to the tree on RedHat, here's a workaround from Martin Wong.

5 Nov 2003
iChain Form Fill Script Generator 1.2.003 (tool)
Create iChain Form Fill Scripts.

4 Nov 2003
Novell Announces Agreement to Acquire SUSE Linux (feature)
Heads Up: It's time to take a serious look at Linux. Novell is acquiring SUSE Linux, and will thus become the world's largest supplier of desktop-to-server Linux solutions and technical support. Read on for the details, then take a short survey and let us know your take on it.

4 Nov 2003
LRights (tool)
Assign trustee rights to files or directories.

31 Oct 2003
How to Increase the Log Volume Size in iChain 2.2 (trench)
Here's a great TID from Novell's Jim Short that has step-by-step instructions on how to increase the log volume size in iChain 2.2. Check it out!

28 Oct 2003
Tree Design for Universities (trench)
This is one university's proposed tree design, and comments about it. If you have any helpful comments to add, or if you have other suggestions for tree design that works particularly well in a university campus setting, please chime in. Freshly updated with new ideas.

28 Oct 2003
Hooking a Web Service into iManager (feature)
Want to use iManager to manage a product that does not yet have a task plug-in? If the product already has a web interface, then you are in luck. You can create a custom task to automatically login to the product, and you can control access to the task through iManager's Role-Based Services (RBS) just like any other task. Here's how.

28 Oct 2003
Using the RBS Configuration Wizard to Implement Role-Based Services (feature)
Delegating simple administrative tasks like resetting passwords or adding network printers, allows the IT staff to focus on strategic projects that more directly affect an organization's bottom line. This article discusses how to quickly implement Role-Based Services using the RBS Configuration Wizard.

28 Oct 2003
Finding proof of eDirectory Sabotage (trench)
Come see these suggestions submitted in response to an Open Call. Someone suspected a co-worker of eDirectory sabotage, and wanted ways to prove it. One hates to think of civilized people stooping so low, but if they do, here's how you catch 'em.

28 Oct 2003
SNMP support in eDirectory 8.7 for Solaris and Linux  - Frequently Asked Questions (feature)
Looking for info about ithe new SNMP support in eDirectory 8.7? Here's a great place to start. Come learn about installation, configuration, management of eDirectory using SNMP management applications, the eDirectory Management Information Base, traps, and more.

27 Oct 2003
SecureLogin Technical White Paper Now Available (feature)
The SecureLogin marketing team has pulled together some great information about SecureLogin -- what it is, what it does, and how much money it can save. Super document for anyone involved in buying, installing, or using this technological gem.

27 Oct 2003
Creating Corporate Scripts for SecureLogin (feature)
If you've ever thought about setting up a single script that could make life easier for all your users, maybe the corporate script is what you need. Check out this piece by Novell's documentation team.

27 Oct 2003
Sharing Secrets Between SecureLogin and iChain (tip)
Here's a tip -- complete with a supporting document from BrainShare -- that shows how to configure SecureLogin and iChain to leverage the same SecretStore.

27 Oct 2003
SecureLogin Script Command Quick Reference (tip)
Here's a reference that deserves a bookmark under the "Cool SecureLogin References" tab. It lists all kinds of trivia about each of the commands available in SecureLogin's scripting language.

24 Oct 2003
Installing iChain 2.2 in VMware Virtual Machine (trench)
If you've had problems trying to install and run iChain 2.2 in a VMware virtual environment, take a look at this article by Novell WSS Engineer, Dmitry Kipa. He has provided step-by-step instructions and examples on how to install it.

24 Oct 2003
iChain Form Fill Script Generator Tool (tip)
Novell's Rich Roberts created a tool that will help administrators build scripts for iChain Form Fill. Download it here.

24 Oct 2003
Novell Wins Editor's Choice Award from Network Computing/Secure Enterprise (feature)
After evaluating identity management solutions from Novell, Computer Associates and Courion, Network Computing and Secure Enterprise gave Novell the Editor's Choice award. iChain provided the most flexible and secure Web access control of the products they tested and its proxy-based architecture made it a breeze to deploy for internal and external customers alike.

20 Oct 2003
Novell Raises the Stakes in Identity Management with Next Version of DirXML (feature)
Novell recently announced a new version of DirXML that's sporting a new name. Find out what's behind this new release -- and what it's being called -- here.

20 Oct 2003
Novell Streamlines Identity Management for Users of SAP Solutions (feature)
Novell recently announced the release of the SAP driver for DirXML. This new driver is able to bring proven identity management solutions to the whole line of SAP applications for even greater interoperability.

20 Oct 2003
DirXML Admin Guide Updated to Include Partition, Replica Info (feature)
Heads Up: The documentation team has added a new section to the DirXML Administration Guide that includes new information on partitions, replicas, and other things to consider whenplanning your implementation.

20 Oct 2003
Rules for Attribute Merging (tip)
Here's a tidy set of rules to live by if you want to avoid problems re-syncing with DirXML's attributes merge functionality.

20 Oct 2003
Tool Generates XDS Test Files (trench)
Check out this cool new tool in Cool Tools. "XDSInput" can generate sample DDS events of add, modify, rename, move, and delete that can be used for testing your DirXML setup.

20 Oct 2003
AD Driver Gotcha (feature)
If you use the AD Driver, here's a quick tip from Aaron Kynaston to help you avoid a certain gotcha he's discovered.

20 Oct 2003
Lotus Domino 6.0.2. DirXML Tip (tip)
Here's a quick tip from Brent Kynaston about Lotus Domino v6.0.2's need for fully-distinguished names.

17 Oct 2003
Novell BorderManager 3.7 Post-Support Pack 2 Patch (tip)
This Support Pack Patch contains updates for components contained in the Novell BorderManager 3.7 product. In addition to a whole raft of fixes, you'll find some wonderful enhancements, and a nice little set of free tools. Check it out.

17 Oct 2003
Outpost Firewall Plug-Ins Vs Novell Client Firewall (tip)
Outpost Firewall Plug-Ins is not compatible with Novell Client Firewall, because the Outpost Plug-Ins installer expects "Outpost" in the registry keys. Since the string is unavailable (as Outpost Firewall is not installed), the installer exits prompting you to install Outpost Firewall. Here's the workaround.

17 Oct 2003
Install Problems with NBM in Small Business Suite 6 (tip)
Caleb Squires shares a workaround to a problem installing NBM on a Small Biz server.

16 Oct 2003
Report: Date-Range 1.5 (tool)
Identifies users whose password expires within a specified date-range, optionally advances it, and e-mails a formatted report to your inbox.

15 Oct 2003
Synchronizing Enhanced Password and NDS password (feature)
Enhanced Passwords allow the administrator to force user passwords to conform to a pre-defined policy specifying minimum and maximum length, number of letters and numeric and special characters, excluded passwords, etc. Come find out how to synchronize your Enhanced Passwords with your NDS passwords.

8 Oct 2003
Chisholm Institute - NDS Design (trench)
A complete re-think of the Chisholm Institute tree design.

7 Oct 2003
Planning Security for Delegated Administration (tip)
Don't miss this white paper, which will help you understand the important security considerations when using iManager for delegated administration.

7 Oct 2003
eDirectory 8.7 gets WebSphere Certified (tip)
Heads Up: Novell eDirectory 8.7 is now certified for use with IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.0.2.

3 Oct 2003
Five Things you should know about NAM (feature)
Doug Anderson, Product Manager for Novell Account Management, holds forth on the five best things about NAM 3.0.

3 Oct 2003
Allow Admins to log on to W2K Desktop with Admin Rights (trench)
David Kretschmer, and Ben Commins wanted to have their support and admin staff be able to log onto a W2K desktop with full local administrator rights. All other users needed to have a restricted desktop environment. And they needed to be able to manage these permission groups via ConsoleOne. Here's how they did it.

3 Oct 2003
Installing NAM 3.0 on a Windows Server running Terminal Server (tip)
Here's a little quick block of instructions to make your install go easier.

3 Oct 2003
Account Management for NT Toolbox (feature)
Add this to your troubleshooting methodologies. The NDS4NT Tool Box is a utility that is used for troubleshooting problems with NDS4NT 2.01, 2.02 and 2.10 (Novell Account Mangement 2.1). It's a consolidation of several different tests to help you root out problems.

2 Oct 2003
ConsoleOne Update Utility 1.1.0.2 (tool)
Keep ConsoleOne updated effortlessly.

30 Sep 2003
What's Causing Slow Performance? (feature)
Slowdowns can be really annoying, especially when the root cause is not obvious. eDirectory has many background processes that kick in during lean times (i.e. no searches or updates). Subbu K.K. shares his personal troubleshooting methods for getting to the bottom of abnormally slow performance.

30 Sep 2003
Understanding Effective Directory Services Rights (feature)
Come explore the intricacies of DS rights, which are devilishly hard to understand. They can come from many independent (yet cumulative) sources, and if you don't apply the rules correctly, it's hard to know where you went wrong. Get the skinny on the rules of implied rights, inheritance with filters, and security equivalence, and much more.

30 Sep 2003
Turning on Debug Screens during eDirectory 8.7 Webapps Installations (tip)
Did you know that debug screens can be launched during the eDirectory webapps installation to gather additional information to diagnose install problems? You launch them a little differently depending on the platform. Here's how.

24 Sep 2003
Allow Admins to log on to W2K Desktop with Admin Rights (trench)
David Kretschmer, and Ben Commins wanted to have their support and admin staff be able to log onto a W2K desktop with full local administrator rights. All other users needed to have a restricted desktop environment. And they needed to be able to manage these permission groups via ConsoleOne. Here's how they did it.

24 Sep 2003
Create and Mass-delete Home Directories with HOMES 2.15 (trench)
Heads Up: Here's a cool free tool that's worth a look. This is a utility for creation and deletion of home directories. You can use the program to create new home directories, or use the program for re-creation of the HOME DIRECTORY attribute in eDirectory after a migration and so on. The program can also mass remove home directories.

24 Sep 2003
Taking Things Out of Context: Using LDAP Contextless Login in Your Network (feature)
The LDAP Contextless Login feature introduced with the Novell Client for Windows NT/2000/XP version 4.9 makes it easier for users to log in to the network because they no longer have to remember their context or tree name. This excellent AppNote explains how to configure it in your system.

24 Sep 2003
How to Verify Default Rights in NDS (feature)
When a new object is created, the Default ACL Assignments for its class are read and applied to the object. Only a handful of classes have these assignments. The only way to determine what the Default ACL Assignments for any class would be is to check it in the schema. Here is how you do it.

23 Sep 2003
Programmatically Checking Time Synchronization (feature)
If you've ever wanted to check for time synchronization events easily and automatically, here's some excellent advice from Novell engineer Siddharth Jagtiani.

22 Sep 2003
Germ Warfare (trench)
Mark Russell explains how Blaster and SoBig-F have finally vindicated his position as "resident despoiler of all things fun. It is precisely because our restrictions are so... er... restrictive that we have managed to totally avoid all forms of virus infection. So far."

18 Sep 2003
Automatically Configuring Network Clients to use the BorderManager Proxy (trench)
Wallace Marks wanted to disable Transparent Proxy, but before he could do that he needed some way of configuring everybody's workstations to use the proxy. To make matters worse, they have a lot of outside consultants that routinely need Internet access. Here's how he did it.

18 Sep 2003
Block Access to the Web for Specific People (tip)
Do you want to make sure that one of your users can't log in to a website, no matter what machine he is on? We do that all the time with BorderManager access control rules.

18 Sep 2003
FTP Commands Supported by the BorderManager FTP proxy (tip)
Not all FTP commands are implemented, as some of you may have discovered. Here is a list of the commands supported by FTP proxy.

18 Sep 2003
Running Novell BorderManager on Novell Cluster Services (feature)
Don't miss this great new AppNote, which discusses the use of Novell BorderManager Proxy and Firewall services in a clustered environment.

18 Sep 2003
Keeping it Simple for iChain Users (trench)
Very Cool Solution from Novell Consultant Andrew Rook. This tip shows how to modify the iChain error page to preserve the target URL after an timeout when trying to POST data (so your users don't have to curse and as they retype the URL).

18 Sep 2003
Location Header Not Being Rewritten in iChain 2.2 (tip)
If you're using iChain 2.2 and have noticed a problem with the location redirect not working like it did in earlier versions of iChain, here's the technical information you've been looking for.

18 Sep 2003
Login Differences Between DN and CN with LDAP (trench)
Here's a discussion that sheds some light on the difference between using DN or FN for the LDAP profile as it relates to logins.

18 Sep 2003
Training iChain to Talk to an RSA ACE/Server via RADIUS (tip)
Here's a tip from a forum poster who struggled with an ACE/Server implementation and then discovered a solution. This may just save your weekend.

18 Sep 2003
Tips for Debugging SSL (tip)
Here are a few simple tips that we picked up on the forums and thought we would pass on. If you're struggling with an SSL implementation, one of these tools just might work some magic.

16 Sep 2003
A Better Way to Search Extra Large Trees (tip)
Kudos to Darren Reevell tor submitting this tip and explaining how to use DSBROWSE to take the pain out of searching super-sized trees.

16 Sep 2003
Native File Access for UNIX (NAFU) (trench)
Rudi Synoradzki shares this tip that illustrates what to do if you're installing Native File Access for UNIX (NAFU) and you're having problems creating the NFAUUser.

16 Sep 2003
Streamlining an Installation with the Clone DIB Set Option (tip)
Here's a tip from Shivageetha Choodi that could save you *days* when adding a new server to an existing tree.

14 Sep 2003
NDS Editor 3.05 (tool)
NDS management NLM.

11 Sep 2003
Data Generator 2 (tool)
Generate sample data files.

11 Sep 2003
Setting up Report and Notification Service (feature)
Novell Consultant Paul Williamson shares his step-by-step guide to setting up the new Report and Notification Service. Thanks Paul!

11 Sep 2003
Installing the DirXML Lotus Notes Driver with Domino 6 (tip)
Here's a tip from one who's traveled this road before us. If you're using DirXML with Lotus Notes, this could be the brass ring.

11 Sep 2003
DirXML Connected Systems Resource Updated (feature)
Check out this updated list of existing DirXML drivers, answers to frequently answered questions, and development resources -- all in one tidy corner of the DirXML site.

11 Sep 2003
Answers to Your Password Sync Installation Questions (trench)
Updated: Reader Richard Lewis has devoted his life -- well, okay, a small portion of it -- to documenting the files, fixes and other tools that have proven helpful in installing Password Sync on Windows. Get the full list here.

11 Sep 2003
Example Stylesheets to Help with AD eDirectory Mapping (trench)
Here are some sample stylesheets that are the work of cool reader Sylvain Maertchik. Sylvain wrote the stylesheets to help him with some complex synchronization tasks.

11 Sep 2003
XDSInput (tool)
Test DirXML rules using the Delimited Text Driver.

9 Sep 2003
Using LDAP Contextless Login in Your Network (feature)
This new feature of the Novell Client for Windows NT/2000/XP v4.9 allows users to log in to the network without having to enter any eDirectory tree or context information. The wait is over (finally). Get the details here.

9 Sep 2003
eDirectory Performance Tuning Guide for Linux and UNIX Installations (feature)
You'll want to fire up the printer for this keeper! Make directory scream on Linux or UNIX systems with the help of this 16-page tuning guide. It's the compilation of tips and techniques from the brightest directory / *nix heads around.

9 Sep 2003
Understanding How LDAP Works with eDirectory (feature)
Everything you need to know about teaming up eDirectory with LDAP is in this 12-page document from the bright minds in Novell's documentation department. Get the most from these two cutting-edge technologies by teaming them up today.

5 Sep 2003
User and Group Inconsistency Check (trench)
Here's a nice tool from Rob Bastiaansen to help you keep control of your groups. This program checks groups and users for any inconsistencies. Rob has just added the much requested feature to export the results to a file, so this should help you manage things a little better.

4 Sep 2003
User and Group Inconsistency Check (tool)
This program checks groups and users for any inconsistencies.

4 Sep 2003
RLAPPSHW 1.2 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Application Object Show) (tool)
Shows application object attribute values from a command line.

3 Sep 2003
Stanford University Secure Identity Management White Paper (feature)
Did you know that many companies take longer than two days -- and many longer than two weeks -- to revoke the network access of terminated employees? Learn more in this informative Stanford University White Paper.

3 Sep 2003
Catalog Services and Contextless Logins (tip)
From the forums ... Read about how this company is using Catalog Services to enable contextless logins and how to deal with potential performance issues.

3 Sep 2003
Renaming a Directory-Enabled UNIX Server (tip)
If you're faced with renaming one of your UNIX servers (or if you plan to in the future) here are a few guidelines to help you keep your directory healthy during the transition.

3 Sep 2003
Improving Login Performance Over Citrix (trench)
Here's a way to speed things up if you have users logging into your Novell network over Citrix.

2 Sep 2003
Dumping Your Directory DB Info for Novell to Debug (tip)
If you ever need to get Novell's help debugging, you will need to create a Directory Information Base (DIB) set using DSRepair and send it to Novell. Here's how you do it.

28 Aug 2003
Configuring SAP's Enterprise Portal for iChain Authentication (feature)
Here's a gem pulled together by Novell Senior Consultant Karsten Mueller-Corbach. In this step-by-step document, Karsten explains how to team iChain with the SAP Enterprise Portal.

28 Aug 2003
Cool Tool: iChain Login Servlets 2.2.2 (feature)
Here's a set of six servlets that haven't seen much (if any) daylight. They have been designed to enhance a few of the iChain login and password functions.

28 Aug 2003
Allowing Public Access to eGuide through iChain (trench)
Here's a clever approach to an authentication problem. Pete Willis explains (with code samples!) how his organization lets users browse their directory via eGuide but requires authentication through iChain to make changes to the content.

28 Aug 2003
ActivPack v2.0 for Novell eDirectory (tip)
ActivPack for Novell eDirectory offers a comprehensive solution for seamless integration and management of digital identity services within Novell eDirectory, Novell iChain, Novell ConsoleOne, and Novell Modular Authentication Service (NMAS).

26 Aug 2003
Installing eDirectory on Windows and Linux (feature)
Here's one for the three-ring binder! Jeff Fischer of Novell AppNotes fame walks us step-by-step where many of us have dared not go -- installing eDirectory on Windows and Linux. Thanks Jeff, for bringing the flashlight.

26 Aug 2003
iManager Training Exercises Part 3 (feature)
Here is Part 3 of Kevin Fenn's famous lab exercises. Learn about group management, LDAP management, help desk management and more. This series is a great way to get to know iManager 1.5.

26 Aug 2003
To Index or Not to Index? (trench)
That's the question. What's the answer? Here's some sage advice from a forum poster regarding when and when not to use indexes with eDirectory.

26 Aug 2003
Adding a Windows 2000 Server to Your Tree (trench)
Another nugget of upgrade advice culled from the wise ones that offer such insight from within the support forums. If you deal with multiple platforms in your eDirectory trees, you're not alone. Maybe this tidbit can enlighten and inspire.

26 Aug 2003
BorderManager Components added to the NDK (tip)
Heads Up developers: have you heard about the release of the first ever NBM components in the Novell Developer Kit?

26 Aug 2003
Connectotel LinkWall and RTMonitor Integration (trench)
Heads Up: There's a new integration between LinkWall - a leading site-blocking solutionfor Novell BorderManager - and RTMonitor - the only real-time internetactivity monitoring tool for Novell BorderManager.

26 Aug 2003
RADIUS and Cisco Dialback (feature)
Check out this little cheat sheet that steps you through the process of implementing dialback to a user via Cisco 2600.

26 Aug 2003
DS Report 1.2 (tool)
Search eDirectory and export results.

25 Aug 2003
NMAS.NLM Addressing 649 Errors (tip)
Here's a recently-released file that is advertised to stop those pesky -649 errors in their tracks -- get more here.

25 Aug 2003
Get Help Moving from BMAS to NMAS (tip)
Heads Up: ActivCard has announced ActivPack 2.0 for Novell eDirectory, which includes their full-featured method for NMAS and a BMAS-to-NMAS migration tool.

20 Aug 2003
LDAP Group Consistency Checker (tool)
Check consistency between persons and groups via LDAP (NDS).

20 Aug 2003
eDirectory Shipping with Additional Linux Support (feature)
8.7.1 is shipping and the box is getting heavier! This version of the world-class directory service comes with support for the most current Red Hat and SUSE Linux distributions. AND advanced security features that enable smart card, token and biometric authentication. Get the scoop here.

20 Aug 2003
New Developer Features in Novell eDirectory 8.7.1 (feature)
Here's a look at the newly-released eDirectory from a developer's point of view -- courtesy of our friends in the AppNotes mill.

20 Aug 2003
How Did You Survive the Blackout? (feature)
Where were you when the lights went out in North America? A couple of our users wrote in with very cool stories about how their Novell products -- including eDirectory -- rose to the occasion. If you have a similar story, send it in!

14 Aug 2003
Leveraging eDirectory to Manage Apache Servers (feature)
If you've ever set up an Apache server then you know just how daunting the http.conf file can be. This should help: NetWare 6.5 includes a new utility that leverages eDirectory and a user-friendly web interface to help you manage your Apache configuration(s). It can't get much better than that, now can it?

14 Aug 2003
Of eGuide and Employee Photos (trench)
Here's a solution or two we picked up in the forums regarding eGuide and it's ability to sport those good looking employee photos we're all so proud pack.

14 Aug 2003
Third-Party Web Administration Solution for eDirectory (feature)
Here's a new Web-based management solution, created by the engineering team at Omni Technology Solutions, that you just might want to add to your lineup. Check it out.

11 Aug 2003
UIHandler for eGuide 2.1 (tool)
XSL Stylesheet to display eGuide addresses as graphics to discourage address harvesting.

7 Aug 2003
Roadmap for Secure Identity Management Success Available for Download (feature)
If you're looking for a good solid reference to use in your quest for identity management nirvana, you've come to the right place. Novell has just released a 50-page guide to all things security -- best of all -- it's free!

6 Aug 2003
Update: Liberty Alliance, SAML and Novell (feature)
Novell Connection author Jeffrey Harris dives head first into the security issues we all face in our day-to-day dealings with the Web. Jeffrey outlines Novell's answers to those issues and how the Liberty Alliance and SAML fit in.

6 Aug 2003
ScheMax 1.11; an Oldie But a Goodie (tip)
The requests just keep coming in for this eDirectory helper. Come see what all the fuss is about.

6 Aug 2003
Understanding the "Directory Tree Mode" Parameter (tip)
Siddharth Jagtiani gives us some insight about (and logic behind) the "Directory Tree Mode" parameter and its associated warning messages.

29 Jul 2003
Keeping Logins Painless for Roaming Users (trench)
In this day and age, more and more of us are dealing with mobile workforces. Here's an excellent tip (complete with accompanying code snippet) that illustrates how Cool contributor Florian Deckert deals with a roaming workforce.

29 Jul 2003
Using LDIF to Add Unix Users (tip)
Here's some more information to help you better integrate your Unix workstations with eDirectory. This tip deals with using LDIF to grease the skids of user profile imports.

29 Jul 2003
Cool Tool: NDS Editor 3.05 (tip)
Here's a slick (and free) tool from our friends at ANCHORA Ltd. that lets you browse (trees), list (objects) , modify (passwords), remove (users) and more!. Take a look.

23 Jul 2003
Authenticate Users against iPlanet (trench)
Scot Putney shares his cool scripts that will authenticate users against a iPlanet Directory, put that password into NDS for that user, and will also enable iFolder for that user. Smooth!

21 Jul 2003
Managing Large-Scale Directories in a Tiered Structure (feature)
Brand new article from our friends in the AppNotes department -- this one delves into the art of organizing and managing complex directories. Check it out.

21 Jul 2003
Stylesheet Controls How AD Changes Affect eDirectory (trench)
Here are some handy XSL stylesheets written by Denmark reader Kelvin Dam. Kelvin wrote these gems to control how changes made on the AD side of his network impact his eDirectory tree. Thanks man!

21 Jul 2003
Configuring Linux and Squid for LDAP authentication to eDirectory (trench)
Here's another useful piece for those of you integrating Linux into your eDirectory environments. This one comes to us from the Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia

21 Jul 2003
A Novel Approach to eGuide Authentication (trench)
Here's a clever approach to an authentication problem. Pete Willis explains (with code samples!) how his organization lets users browse their directory via eGuide but requires authentication to make changes to the content.

21 Jul 2003
AD Filter Stylesheets (tool)
Filters unwanted deletions and/or edits from AD or another directory into NDS.

18 Jul 2003
NPS Proxy Gadget 0.1.9c (tool)
Acts as a firewall or tunnel for any type of internet connection, only allowing connections from users who have authenticated to NPS.

18 Jul 2003
iChain 2.2 Support Pack 1 Now Available (feature)
Heads Up -- there's a new Support Pack available for iChain 2.2. Don't be the last one on your block to apply it.

18 Jul 2003
Using Mozilla to See HTTP Header Info (feature)
Here's a nifty trick that lets you take a painless peek at the header info that's being handled by your iChain system.

17 Jul 2003
Creating a Batch File to Remove Home Directories (trench)
Excellent tip from Alan Coutts in the UK. He's devised a way to delete his graduated 6th grader's home directories with a batch file. His tools of choice include the ODBC driver for eDirectory and Excel.

17 Jul 2003
Loading XNTPD Instead of Timesync During Server Startup (tip)
Here's a cool tip from Siddharth Jagtiani that describes how to modify the NetWare 6.5 load sequence to take advantage of XNTPD -- the implementation of Network Time Protocol Version 3 (NTPv3).

17 Jul 2003
Who Created What and When? (tip)
If you're wanting to know a little more about who added those aliases to your tree, here's a valuable piece of intel.

16 Jul 2003
Blocking MSN Messenger (tip)
If you use a firewall to block the main port that MSN Messenger uses, MSN can work around it. So how do you stop all that chatting? Robert Deverill shares a secret, and others have added more suggestions to the mix.

15 Jul 2003
Proxy Failover (Without Clustering) (feature)
If you are using BorderManager mostly for controlling outbound web access, and you want to ensure maximum availability, you probably know you can cluster the proxy service. But did you know there's another way? Shaun Pond lays out a simple way to do failover and load-sharing of the http proxy between two or more BorderManager servers that does not involve clustering.

15 Jul 2003
Restoring the Default Filters in BorderManager 3.7 (tip)
Ever want to just reset all the default filters and start over? Not to worry. Here's what you do:.

15 Jul 2003
Migrating Filters for Upgrade (tip)
If you are upgrading from BorderManager 3.5 or BorderManager Enterprise Edition 3.6 to Novell BorderManager 3.7, you need to ensure that all filters have been migrated to Novell eDirectory. Here's how you do it.

15 Jul 2003
Transferring Huge Lists of Proxy Authentication Contexts (trench)
Ever wondered how to transfer a huge list of Proxy server authentication contexts from one BorderManager server to another without having to retype them all in at NWADMN32.EXE? Wonder no more. Paul Coletti tells you how.

15 Jul 2003
Keeping Track of Traffic (feature)
Would you like to know how much traffic has passed through your BorderManager server during a specified time, and other revealing information? Start at the Proxy Statistics screen.

15 Jul 2003
eGuide Driver (tool)
Allows eGuide users to download contacts into their personal address book.

11 Jul 2003
Using UniqueID to Name Objects (trench)
Want to name objects with uniqueID instead of CN? Brook Schofield tells you how.

11 Jul 2003
Why the Handshake Failed (feature)
If your DirXML Driver starts, then immediately stops, check the trace log to see if it looks like this. The fix is a piece of password cake...

11 Jul 2003
Upgrading from DirXML 1.1 to DirXML 1.1a (feature)
Looking to upgrade to 1.1a? No worries -- simply install over the top of the existing DirXML 1.1 installation.

11 Jul 2003
Updated DirXML driver for SAP (tip)
Heads Up: have you seen the new DirXML Driver 1.0a for SAP/HR? All patched up and ready to go.

8 Jul 2003
PasswordSync 1.0 Troubleshooting Guide (feature)
If you ever run into problems with PasswordSync, it's time for a little guided meditation. Work your way down this handy list of troubleshooting questions, and sooner or later you'll say "Doh!"

8 Jul 2003
Authenticating Linux Machines to eDirectory via LDAP (feature)
Here's a step-by-step doc, pulled together by one of our faithful readers, that shows pretty much exactly how to use LDAP to take care of authenticating to eDirectory from a Linux machine. Updated with a Q&A by one of the authors.

8 Jul 2003
eDirectory 8.6.2 SP4 for NetWare and NT (tip)
Heads Up: Have you seen this new patch? This patch contains Novell eDirectory 8.6.2 Support Pack 4 for NetWare and NT platforms. It should only be applied to servers currently running Novell eDirectory 8.6.2.

3 Jul 2003
iManager Training Exercises Part 2 (feature)
Here is Part 2 of Kevin Fenn's famous lab exercises. Come learn how to create a custom Role, a custom Task and a custom Property Book and assign it to user ediradmin. If you're looking for a nice way to get to know iManager 1.5, this is it.

3 Jul 2003
New Helpdesk Product Leverages eDirectory (feature)
Here's a clever product developed by the great minds at GroupLink. It takes advantage of the inherent power of eDirectory to manage Helpdesk workflow. Check it out!

26 Jun 2003
NAM 3.0 Updates Available (feature)
A new update is available for NAM 3.0 SP 1. Get it while it's hot!

26 Jun 2003
Updated Files Available for Password Synch 1.0 (feature)
A new batch of Password Synch files (updates) have been released with a slew of improvements. Get the details here.

26 Jun 2003
Linking Pre-Existing UNIX Users to eDirectory with NAM 3.0 (tip)
So you want your UNIX users in eDirectory, do ya? Here's a slick process that NAM 3.0 to help you get where you want to go.

26 Jun 2003
Manually Removing Password Synchronization 1.0 From the Registry (tip)
Here's a tip from Novell's finest -- the folks in Support Services -- that details how to surgically remove misfiring PW Synch files from your registry.

24 Jun 2003
eDirectory to be Part of Novell Linux Services (feature)
Novell announced today that eDirectory will be part of the Early Adopter Suite for Novell Linux Services. Read more here.

24 Jun 2003
Moving Servers Within the Tree (tip)
Here's some advice we snagged from the forums. When is it safe to move servers within a tree. Get the answer here.

24 Jun 2003
Monitoring Synchronization with NTPQ (trench)
Here's a tip from Siddharth Jagtiani to help you monitor your synchronization processes with the Network Time Protocol Query tool.

24 Jun 2003
New eDirectory LogicSource (feature)
For some "geek-to-geek" technical information about the latest changes to eDirectory, check out the updated eDirectory LogicSource! It's included on-line and on CD as part of the July Novell Professional Resource Suite.

24 Jun 2003
Creating Custom Tasks (tip)
Custom tasks can be very cool -- when used responsibly. Here's a tip that illustrates how you can use these hidden gems to empower your help desk staffers.

24 Jun 2003
Tree Script (tool)
Setting the preferred tree programmatically.

20 Jun 2003
Using iChain 2.2 with GroupWise WebAccess (feature)
Here's a step-by-step put together by the those brilliant folks in Novell Support Services. This piece was designed to help get the most out of a teamed up implementation of iChain and GroupWise WebAccess.

20 Jun 2003
Working with iChain 2.2 Schema Extensions (feature)
Here's a heads up about a possible problem with iChain 2.2's schema extensions and eDirectory 8.7 FP4. Get the lowdown here.

20 Jun 2003
Product Activation (trench)
If you're struggling with product activation, here's a tip from one who has walked that road.

20 Jun 2003
Leveraging Intruder Detection in iChain (tip)
Jothin Vallathol tips us regarding how to extend NetWare's intruder detection and lockout functionality to iChain.

20 Jun 2003
Logging Into the iChain Tree (trench)
MCNE Somsak Kasemsuk shares this tip from faraway Bangkok Thailand. Here's his approach to logging into the iChain Tree.

18 Jun 2003
SecretStore 3.2: A Technical Overview (feature)
Novell's SecretStore technology uses eDirectory to securely store a user's login credentials. Single sign-on applications work with eDirectory to use these credentials on behalf of the authenticated user. Read how it all comes together here.

18 Jun 2003
More Info About Upgrading to eDirectory 8.7 (feature)
Looking for an up-to-date tip sheet to follow while upgrading to eDirectory 8.7? Here's a current piece compiled by the AppNotes and Technical Services teams.

18 Jun 2003
iManager Training Exercises Part 1 (feature)
Here are some lab exercises Kevin put together for some training here at Novell. It basically walks through several things you can do with iManager 1.5, and although it's not comprehensive, it's useful for giving you a good sense of the capabilities of iManager 1.5. Kevin is a Novell support engineer, and a fine human being.

18 Jun 2003
Troubleshooting NTP Time Synchronization (trench)
Here's a tip from Siddharth Jagtiani about how he solved problems with time synchronization using Network Time Protocol.

18 Jun 2003
Using DirXperts to achieve LDAP-based Contextless Login (trench)
Marcel Cox shares some hidden capabilities of this popular free tool. Using REGMON and Ethereal, he was able to figure out the hidden options of LGNCXW32.DLL, and shares what he found in this cool article.

17 Jun 2003
BorderManager Provides TransUnion with Secure Access to Web Applications (feature)
This month's Novell Connection features a top-to-bottom Secure Identity Management success story at TransUnion. This story is an excellent example of how the broad range of technologies in Novell's Nsure family can provide a comprehensive solution for an organization of any size.

17 Jun 2003
How to configure BorderManager with NetWare 5 Cluster Services (feature)
Freshly updated. Here are some instructions to help you set up and configure some of the applications commonly used in a NetWare 5 environment in a cluster.

17 Jun 2003
Dirt Cheap Option for URL Blocking (tip)
If you don't like paying fees for blacklists, and you don't really trust the free ones, check out this nicely priced alternative -- DansGuardian Blacklist.

16 Jun 2003
DirXML Updates Out the Gate (feature)
The updates just keep coming! Here's a list of what's been released to the DirXML world in the last month.

16 Jun 2003
Checking for Duplicate Usernames (trench)
Here's a nifty tool written by DirXML aficionado Israel Forst that'll help you ferret out those pesky duplicate usernames in your directory.

16 Jun 2003
Who's on First: Synchronizing Counters Between Trees (tip)
Here's a tidbit that helped us understand the whys and why nots around synchronizing grace logins between different trees -- need some enlightenment?

16 Jun 2003
Getting Selective with the Remote Loader Install on Unix (tip)
Here's a nifty trick that allows you to pick and choose which Remote Loader files you install on your UNIX system.

12 Jun 2003
TransUnion Raves About Their Successful Nsure Implementation (feature)
Read how TransUnion, a global information solutions company with 3,000 associates supporting clients in 24 countries, benefited from Novell's Nsure suite.

12 Jun 2003
Managing Compression to Streamline eDirectory Installs (tip)
Here's a gem we found in the forums that can be a real time saver. If you're doing eDirectory installs or upgrades, do yourself a favor and check this tip out.

12 Jun 2003
Port Selection on Linux Installs (tip)
Here's some advice (that should keep you out of trouble) about selecting ports for iMonitor to use on your Linux system.

12 Jun 2003
eDirectory on Linux Installation Tips (tip)
Sometimes the simplest tips are those you treasure. Here are a few pointers if you're trying to install eDirectory on Linux -- but struggling.

5 Jun 2003
Setting Up Accounting Functionality for Chargebacks (feature)
Here's a quick primer to get you started with the accounting functionality that allows you to limit a user's access or charge them according to their use of any of the following: Blocks Read, Blocks Written, Connect Time, Disk Storage, or Service Requests.

5 Jun 2003
eDirectory 8.7.0.4 Released for All Platforms (feature)
Novell Technical Services has announced the release of the eDirectory 8.0.7.4 patch. Read the list of improvements here.

5 Jun 2003
A Quick Way to Revive a Dead Server (trench)
Reader David Gersic fills in some holes left by a few missing TIDs in this tip about recovering a "dead" server that's been running eDirectory 8.7 or earlier.

5 Jun 2003
Helping Novell Clients Find Services on Linux and Solaris (tip)
If you're running eDirectory on Linux or Solaris, here's some background info that should be help your clients find the services they need.

28 May 2003
iManager 1.5: Assigning Roles and Tasks (feature)
Jeff Fischer digs deeper into the functionality of iManager in this month's AppNotes article that focuses on tasks, roles, and Role Based Services (RBS) objects.

28 May 2003
Zauto script (tool)
Automatically set image-safe data from DNS lookup in the Linux PXE environment.

28 May 2003
Browsing a Tree on the Other Side of a WAN Link (trench)
Cool reader David Gersic always comes up with some golden (and useful) advice. Here's a tip from David that reveals how to overcome a few obstacles to browsing trees on the other side of your WAN link.

28 May 2003
If Your Login Script Stops Logging You In (trench)
Another gem from David Gersic. This time David advises an administrator who's having trouble getting his own login script to do its job.

28 May 2003
Dislodging a Server That's Stuck in a "New" State (feature)
Here's a tip from a user who ran into a problem adding a replica to a new server when all things came to a screeching halt. Read how he got things back up to speed.

27 May 2003
Palm Beach County Case Study (feature)
If you've ever thought about using one of the NetPro products for eDirectory (DS Expert, DS Analyzer), here's an informative case study. The study focuses on how the IS team at Palm Beach County's Board of County Commissioners use the NetPro products to keep their eDirectory system well-oiled.

23 May 2003
Changing the ACL Refresh Rate and its Effect on Performance (tip)
Here's a tip about changing the ACL refresh rate and what impact that change may (or may not) have on performance.

22 May 2003
Using Perl, Python, or PHP to Access eDirectory via LDAP (feature)
We've fielded a lot of requests for this information. Drew University's Mike Richichi steps us through what it takes to access eDirectory 8.7 using the open source scripting languages Perl, Python, or PHP.

22 May 2003
Reviewing Your eDirectory Tree Design (feature)
If your organization has been making changes (and who's hasn't?) chances are your directory could use some remodeling too. Here are some useful tips pulled together by Linda Kennard.

22 May 2003
Setting Rights in eGuide (trench)
Here's a tip from Iskandar Razali about how he sets up rights in eGuide for maximum flexibility.

20 May 2003
DirXML Starter Pack Included with NetWare 6.5 (feature)
The DirXML Starter Pack is being added to the suite of goodies that comes with NetWare 6.5. Download the NetWare 6.5 beta today and get the Starter Pack. License NetWare 6.5 when it ships and own the Starter Pack free and clear.

20 May 2003
New DirXML Patches and Files Released (feature)
A number of new patches and files that support and improve DirXML have been released in the past month. Here's the complete list.

19 May 2003
Username DupSearch (tool)
Find duplicate user names in tree.

19 May 2003
Managing Aux Classes with iManager (tip)
If your tool belt is getting a bit weighty, here's a tip that'll show you how to put iManager to work managing Auxiliary Classes.

19 May 2003
LDAP Search Examples for Retrieving Associations (tip)
Here are some pretty cool examples using "ldapsearch" to monitor your DirXML activities. These gems may just get you home early this week.

19 May 2003
ACL Reset (tool)
Perl program to recreate all the default ACL's for users.

16 May 2003
Workaround for Compaq DHCP Problem (tip)
After upgrading to NetWare 6, Alex's Compaq servers stopped handing out DHCP addresses. After three agonizing days, Alex solved it, and in a fit of altruism, shares the workaround here. Updated with a new suggestion.

14 May 2003
Changing from NSS to NFWS Cache Volumes (feature)
If you've got NSS Cache Volumes and you want to use FastCache, you should change them to NFWS Cache Volumes now and save yourself some grief. Here are four different methods that will work -- pick your favorite and get busy.

14 May 2003
Get Help Moving from BMAS to NMAS (tip)
Heads Up: ActivCard has announced ActivPack 2.0 for Novell eDirectory, which includes their full-featured method for NMAS and a BMAS-to-NMAS migration tool.

14 May 2003
Firewall Problems with Client 4.83 SP1 (tip)
Brian Warren found that clients running Windows XP with Client 4.83 SP1 will not authenticate through the firewall. Here's his workaround.

14 May 2003
Novell BorderManager ICSA Compliance Kit v. 2.0 (feature)
ICSA firewall certification criteria specify that authentication is required to access the firewall configuration and log files. This ICSA Compliance Kit(ICK) provides files and instructions specifically to meet this requirement.

14 May 2003
Optimizing eDirectory Performance (feature)
Linda Kennard dug up some solid info about tuning the cache settings in your eDirectory to get optimum performance. Tune up today; speed on tomorrow.

14 May 2003
Liberty Identity Provider for Novell eDirectory (feature)
An early-access release of the Liberty identity provider for eDirectory is now available as a free download on Novell.com. The Liberty technology gives users single sign-on abilities with internal, external and partner web sites via open standards.

14 May 2003
Password Changing and PAM_LDAP (Linux) (trench)
Updated: Here's a tip from Casper Peterson that'll give your users rights to change their own passwords before they can say "LDAP" three times fast.

8 May 2003
AppNote Tool: Building a Secured Corporate Web Application Infrastructure (tool)
Tutorial: An introduction of developing a secure web application environment based on user's identity.

5 May 2003
Nsure UDDI Server Released as Open Source (feature)
The goal: a world without information boundaries. The first step: The open-source UDDI 2.0 registry built on Directory Services technology. Check it out here.

5 May 2003
Tips for Installing eDirectory on Linux (feature)
Linda Kennard compiled this list of Linux "gotchas" and their solutions for those of us more comfortable with the DOS prompt than the command line.

5 May 2003
Adding Drivers to the NDPS Broker (trench)
Steve Daniels has come up with a painless process to install print drivers to his NDPS broker. Read his step-by-step here.

5 May 2003
Running RConj.exe From Your Local Drive (trench)
Updated with key reader comments: David Gersic likes to run rconj.exe from his local drive. When he couldn't get the latest release to run locally he set out to find out why and how. Here's his hand-crafted list of what you need to run the latest release locally.

2 May 2003
EmAdmin 1 (tool)
Emergency Admin.

2 May 2003
Global GroupWise Distribution List Synchronization (tool)
Creates and Synchronizes Global GroupWise Distribution Lists.

30 Apr 2003
Using the StuffKey Utility to Help with Backups (trench)
Here's some supplemental documentation written by William Liporace that shows how to use the StuffKey Utility to automatically shut down processes (like antivirus) before you backup systems like eDirectory.

29 Apr 2003
Backup eMTool and Roll-Forward Logging (feature)
Linda Kennard shows us how to flip just the right switches to get the most out of eMTool -- the eDirectory backup utility. A must read!

29 Apr 2003
iManager Users: Here's a Fix for Sun's JVM 1.3 (trench)
We can always count on David Gersic to supply us with the greatest tips on the planet. Here's one that fixes a problem with iManager that's caused by Sun's JVM 1.3.

29 Apr 2003
Using DSBrowse to Find Obituaries Quickly (tip)
Here's a clever technique from Ron Rafajko in support. If you're looking for a quick way to ferret out obituaries, Ron's technique may be just what the doctor ordered.

28 Apr 2003
Configurable PhoneList for NetWare (tool)
PHP Solution that displays a phone list from NDS users.

23 Apr 2003
Adding Applications for Single Sign-On (tip)
The documentation team keeps adding useful gems to SecureLogin's online docs. Here's one that describes how to use SecureLogin's built-in wizards to enable an application for single sign-on.

23 Apr 2003
Tool Finds Offsets for Advanced Generic EMU (tip)
If you're using SecureLogin with terminal emulation to access big iron, here's a new tool designed to answer some of the tougher configuration questions. Read more here.

23 Apr 2003
Using SecureLogin to Single Sign-on to the Web (feature)
Looking for a secure and cost-efficient way to streamline what your employees go through to access the myriad of Web applications in a day's work? Read on ...

23 Apr 2003
Avoiding "Double Authentication" with Active Directory (tip)
Here's a tip that can save your users the trouble of entering their credentials twice if you have a SecureLogin system on eDirectory but your primary authentication is against Active Directory.

23 Apr 2003
To SecretStore or Not to SecretStore (tip)
Updated; John Clark adds fuel to the fire: Ever wondered whether to set up SecureLogin to use SecretStore or not? Here's some info that'll shed some light on your security insecurities.

23 Apr 2003
Basic LDAP Login (tool)
How to Authenticate users with Novell UserName and Password with LDAP through PHP.

21 Apr 2003
Using PHP and LDAP to Query eDirectory (trench)
Here's a useful sample of PHP code that can be used to access data stored in eDirectory and display it in an HTML table. (Imagine the possibilities!)

21 Apr 2003
eDirectory 8.7.0.3 Released for All Platforms (tip)
Novell Technical Services has announced the release of the eDirectory 8.7.0.3 patch. Read the list of improvements here.

17 Apr 2003
Creating and Enforcing an Internet Acceptable Use Policy (feature)
Don't miss this great new AppNote which discusses some of the key business problems regarding Internet access and presents a sound methodology (using iChain) for devising an Internet Acceptable Use Policy (iAUP) for any organization.

16 Apr 2003
Basic LDAP Example (tool)
Basic LDAP example with PHP.

16 Apr 2003
TRESTORE.BAT from NW411 for NW6 (tool)
Converts paths in TRESTORE.BAT from "old" syntax (numbering only, starts with 0) to "new" syntax (using "tilde" and numbering starts with 1).

11 Apr 2003
Using DMOZ Open Directory Project lists with Novell BorderManager (feature)
In response to many inquiries about his AppNote that discussed Blacklists and Whitelists, Marcus Williamson rolled up his sleeves and produced another excellent article. Come get the inside scoop about the use of DMOZ open directory project (ODP) data in creating Whitelists.

11 Apr 2003
Novell BorderManager vs. Network Appliance's NetCache (feature)
On the surface, Novell BorderManager (NBM) and NetCache may appear to be similar products. However, careful examination of the feature sets reveals a different emphasis in each -- two different solutions that have some feature overlap, but that are best characterized as complimentary, not competing.

11 Apr 2003
Using WebSpy Analyzer and WebSpy Live on Novell BorderManager Proxy Log Files (feature)
Don't miss this great AppNote. It discusses two tools to analyze and extract meaningful data from the BorderManager log files: WebSpy Analyzer Standard and WebSpy Live.

11 Apr 2003
Monitor BorderManager User Activity in Real Time (trench)
Freshly Updated: If you're looking to stay ahead of inappropriate Internet activity (and who isn't?), here's another arrow for your quiver.

11 Apr 2003
DirXML Workflow Service Request Driver (feature)
Novell Systems Engineer Willem de Pater wrote this driver that can send an email based on a DirXML event. The tool can also use DirXML to ask for user input that can be used to drive certain other events. (Sounds a little like the beginnings of a workflow or procurement system.)

11 Apr 2003
Field Patch for DirXML 1.1a Released (feature)
Here's a newly-released field patch for NetWare and Windows users running DirXML 1.1a. Get the lowdown (and the download) here.

11 Apr 2003
Updated Delimited Text Driver for DirXML 1.1a (feature)
If you're tired of manually restarting your Delimited Text Driver every month (and who wouldn't be?) here's an update that'll let you write that task off to the wonder of automation.

11 Apr 2003
Updated Password Sync 1.0 Files (feature)
Here are some DirXML Password Sync updates that just might include the functionality you've been looking for. Check them out.

10 Apr 2003
DirXML Workflow Service Request Driver (tool)
Sample DirXML Workflow Request Service Driver for approval of a Title Change.

10 Apr 2003
Monitoring Change Cache During Batch Update on a Replica Server (feature)
The change cache buffers all updates applied to a server that are yet to be synchronized to all its peer servers in a tree. Tracking this buffer size is a tedious procedure, but it is important to gage the load (and vulnerability) of a server in a tree.

8 Apr 2003
New Training: eDirectory Tools and Diagnostics (feature)
Just formally announced, this new training offering for eDirectory focuses on "preventing, troubleshooting, and solving common problems related to eDirectory 8.7." Get the details here.

8 Apr 2003
FIXLOC Utility Replacement (tip)
If you're looking for a replacement to the FIXLOC utility, you came to the right place.

31 Mar 2003
DSML v2 for eDirectory Now in the Novell Developer Kit (feature)
If you're an application developer familiar with using XML and SOAP, DSML v2 makes it easy to work with eDirectory using the tools you know. Learn more here.

31 Mar 2003
More eDirectory 8.x Upgrade Tips (feature)
Here's a pile of new tips -- straight from Niclas Ekstedt in the support forums -- for those of you looking for help with your eDirectory 8.x upgrade.

31 Mar 2003
Troubleshooting Slow Object Creation (trench)
Here's some good advice we plucked from the forums. It includes a troubleshooting checklist to go over when creating user objects is making you late for dinner.

31 Mar 2003
Changing User Associations (trench)
If you're trying to manage associations in a mixed eDirectory / Active Directory environment, here are a couple of tips to consider when modifying those associations.

31 Mar 2003
Searching Extra Large Trees (trench)
Reader Darren Reevell has a better way (maybe the only way) to search through extra-large directory trees. Weigh in here.

27 Mar 2003
Now Available: NAM 3.0 Service Pack 1 (feature)
The much-anticipated Service Pack 1 has been released for Novell Account Management 3.0 -- and it's *packed* with enhancements and fixes. Get the list, the docs, and the download here.

27 Mar 2003
Docs for NAM 3 (feature)
Want to know more about NAM 3? Here's a pile of new docs and quickstart guides that cover installation and upgrade across several platforms. Read on!

27 Mar 2003
Free DirXML AD and NT Drivers (feature)
Did you know there's free stuff packed in the NAM 3.0 box? Stick with us and we'll keep you in the know. Read more here.

27 Mar 2003
Certificate Creation on Platform Services (trench)
Here's some words of wisdom from the forums about (successfully) installing or creating Certificates.

24 Mar 2003
Granting Self-Administration Rights to eGuide Users (trench)
Hamish Speirs answered this question about granting eGuide users self-administration rights (so they can take care of their own address changes).

24 Mar 2003
Advice From the Trenches About Resolving -128 Errors (trench)
Here's a tip from a reader in the trenches -- Mike Taylor -- regarding success he's had ridding his directory of -128, LOCK FAIL errors.

21 Mar 2003
iChain 2.1 Support Pack 2 Now Available (feature)
If you're still using iChain 2.1 here's a newly-released support pack that includes a slew of fixes and enhancements. Read more here.

21 Mar 2003
Password Self Management (tip)
If you're looking for a way to give your users the ability to manage their passwords in your web application, iChain has some servlets designed to do just that.

21 Mar 2003
Installing iChain 2.1 on Unsupported Hardware (tip)
Thrill seekers, listen up. Here's how to set up iChain 2.1 on unsupported hardware. It's not easy. And, did we mention it's not supported? But it may come in handy in a pinch.

17 Mar 2003
In the News: Digital Identity's Hidden Maestro (tip)
Check out this case study we found in NetWorkMagazine.com. It features how a Florida technology CTO is saving $500,000 a year using Novell technologies.

17 Mar 2003
30-Second eGuide Demo (feature)
Here's a quick and to-the-point demo that hits all of eGuide's high points. If you want to know -- in a minute or less -- what eGuide can do for you and your career, check it out now.

13 Mar 2003
Setting Up DirXML's Report Notification Service (tip)
Here's a last-minute tip or two from Senior Software Engineer Brent Thurgood to help you get your DirXML Remote Notification Service up and running.

13 Mar 2003
Using Recursion to Capture the User Info From the Event Tag (feature)
Senior Consultant Simon Lau has crafted a style sheet that plucks User ID info from the source dn attribute of the event tag. Check it out here.

13 Mar 2003
Getting a Grip on UTF-8 and Case in LDIF (tip)
Product Specialist Koen Verheyen shares the finer points about UTF-8 when it relates to attribute mapping and LDIF.

10 Mar 2003
Building the Business Case for Secure Identity Management (feature)
If you're working on a proposal to beef up your company's identity management technologies, here are some proof points about eDirectory and the Nsure solution from Novell Connection Magazine.

10 Mar 2003
Setting up an Organizational Role to Administer Group Membership (trench)
David Gersic offers some advice on the complex and oft-misunderstood topic of Role-Based Administration.

10 Mar 2003
Solving Full Unattended DSRepair Aborts (tip)
If you've experienced errors while running full unattended DSRepairs, here's a new Technical Information Document that just might help.

6 Mar 2003
Acceptable Use Policies in the Resource Library (feature)
Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) are an important way to govern the way users use the Internet in your organization. Check out the samples of excellent AUPs we just added to the Manager's Resource Library.

6 Mar 2003
Enter Multiple URLs in BorderManager Access Rules (tip)
From Holland comes a nice tip that explains how to enter several rules at a time in the Url Specifications screen.

6 Mar 2003
100% Uptime Internet Access with BorderManager (feature)
Randy Barrow need to provide 100% uptime to users for Internet Access via BorderManager without using Transparent Proxy. Here's how he did it.

6 Mar 2003
Using Public-Domain Site Blocking Lists with Novell BorderManager (feature)
Don't miss this great new AppNote from Marcus Williamson. He discusses how network administrators can make use of free public-domain site blocking lists in conjunction with Novell BorderManager on NetWare networks to enforce network-wide Internet access policies.

6 Mar 2003
NDS Partition Check 1.20b (tool)
Analyze Partitions and Replica Rings for Corruption.

5 Mar 2003
SMTP Display Name Utility (tool)
Construct SMTP Display on GWIA from eDirectory Attributes.

3 Mar 2003
Understanding and Using Persistent Search (feature)
If you're into cutting-edge technologies, here's one that promises to speed processes that rely on LDAP searches by moving the real work from the client to the server. Read more here.

26 Feb 2003
eDirectory Rights Assignment Recommendations: Part 2 (feature)
Novell AppNotes' Jeff Fischer does a great job outlining smart, logical ways to assign rights to your users. Here's a second part in this informative series.

26 Feb 2003
eDirectory and Auxiliary Classes (trench)
Here are a few tips from forum poster Niclas Ekstedt about eDirectory's new Auxiliary Classes and how to manage them in a mixed NetWare environment.

26 Feb 2003
Novell Announces DSML Support; Makes DSML Code, Tools, Available for Free (feature)
eDirectory now supports the Directory Services Markup Language (DSML v2) standard. To encourage eDirectory and Web Services development, Novell is giving away their DSML code and a pile of their development tools.

26 Feb 2003
Limit Connections, Improve Performance (trench)
Here's a handful of tips from reader Brian B. that explain the measures he takes to keep directory response time at its best.

20 Feb 2003
New Features Now Available in iChain 2.2 (feature)
iChain 2.2 is shipping and it's bursting at the seams with new features. Check out this list of enhancements.

20 Feb 2003
Simplifying LDAP Logins (trench)
Here's a very clever snippet of JavaScript, written by Rob Bennett, that lets users type username.context into the iChain login dialog and converts it to syntactically correct LDAP (cn=username,ou=department,o=company) for submission.

20 Feb 2003
iChain Earns 5-Star Rating From SC Magazine (feature)
SC Magazine, a leading publication in the world of information security, took a look at iChain 2.1 and they liked what they saw. Read more here.

20 Feb 2003
One Time Password Technology for iChain (feature)
Here's a novel tool, developed by our friends at NordicEdge, that supplements the iChain authentication engine with a One Time Password Technology.

20 Feb 2003
iChain 2.1 and Outlook Web Access (feature)
Alejandro Mendoza had to overcome a few obstacles when he built a solution using Novell iChain, Microsoft Outlook Web Access, and Netscape Navigator. Here's a tip or two if you choose to use the same recipe.

19 Feb 2003
Implementing LDAP Referrals in eDirectory 8.7 (feature)
eDirectory 8.7 has a cool new feature that allows you to leverage LDAP to get multiple directory services (Novell or otherwise) on speaking terms. Reverend Ted tells all.

19 Feb 2003
Setting Up an Unattended/Remote Install of iManager 1.5 (tip)
If you've been looking for a way to install iManager remotely or in any situation where user intervention would be a problem or impossible, here's the secret code -- from the team in Novell Technical Services.

19 Feb 2003
Using eDirectory to Manage Access to Postfix (trench)
Here's how reader Tony Casciato has simplified his life by using eDirectory and OpenLDAP to manage access to his open source mail gateway, Postfix. Nice job Tony!

19 Feb 2003
Security and eDirectory Replication (feature)
Interested in how your directory data is protected during the replication process? Here's the word from eDirectory engineering.

18 Feb 2003
EnhancedPasswordGadget for Novell Portal Services v1.5 (tool)
Provides a means for users to change their passwords.

14 Feb 2003
Implementing Password Sync When Tree and Domain Have the Same Name (feature)
Here's a gem from the trenches, compiled by Armando A. Perez, that explains how he uses DirXML's Password Synch option in a network where the domain and the tree share a common name.

14 Feb 2003
Enlisting DirXML to Manage groupMemberships (tip)
Novell Consulting's Raymon Epping supplies a stylesheet that illustrates how to use DirXML to create a user with the groupMembership attribute filled in.

14 Feb 2003
Solving Synchronization Problems with the nadLoginName Reference (tip)
If you've had problems synchronizing the reference to the nadLoginName, this technical information was written just for you.

10 Feb 2003
Fix for Queue-Based Printing Problems (tip)
If your print queues just haven't been the same since you made the jump to eDirectory 8.7, here's some advice that should pep them back up.

10 Feb 2003
Making Password Changes Easier for Mac Users (trench)
Matthew Gerrod tells how he won the admiration of his Mac users by making their networked lives a little easier. Toss that gentleman a T-shirt!

10 Feb 2003
Novell's Gillette Tactic? (feature)
Dave Kearns writes in his Network World Newsletter that Novell's tactic of giving away eDirectory in order to sell more directory-enabled applications may just be working.

5 Feb 2003
Terminal Server Authentication (feature)
Novell BorderManager 3.7 SP1 will include the capability to differentiate between users from same-address clients and those from different addresses. Come get all the configuration details in this exclusive article.

5 Feb 2003
Using Webalizer to Analyze Novell BorderManager Logs (trench)
Chris Bailey needed to prove that they needed more bandwidth in his school, so he needed a good way to show the administration where all the Internet traffic was coming from. He came up with this ingenious way of using Webalizer (open-source) to analyze NBM logs, and shares it in this nicely detailed article, including his Perl script. Enjoy!

5 Feb 2003
Reporting on Web usage of BorderManager Proxy Servers - for Linux (trench)
Hey, Linux users. Here's a free tool to help you parse NBM proxy server logs into a PostgreSQL database. Very snazzy...

5 Feb 2003
Blocking Browser Ads with Novell BorderManager (feature)
Waging battle against browser ads? Don't miss this great new AppNote. It discusses how to configure Novell BorderManager to block browser ads for all users within an enterprise.

3 Feb 2003
Timestamping Obits for Easy Cleanup (feature)
Here's a way to take advantage of DSRepair's new timestamp switch to restamp and clean up old obituaries.

3 Feb 2003
Using LDAP to Populate Home Address (feature)
Use these tips to populate Home Address fields in eDirectory via LDAP.

3 Feb 2003
Postal Addresses and LDAP (tip)
It's LDAP trivia time! Did you know that information like city, state, and zip are all stored in a single LDAP string? Here's the explanation.

3 Feb 2003
Index of LDAP Names (feature)
Here's an valuable reference to those of you doing LDAP/eDirectory work. This index lists the entire collection LDAP names and how, when, and where they relate to eDirectory.

3 Feb 2003
Using UID instead of CN with eDirectory (tip)
If you're integrating eDirectory with a Sun system, here's a tip (about cn's and uid's) that could make the going a little easier.

31 Jan 2003
What is SecureLogin? (feature)
Want the Reader's Digest version of what SecureLogin is and what it can do for you? Get it here.

31 Jan 2003
SecureLogin ROI Tool Available (feature)
If you're interested in just how much it costs to manage a company full of users with multiple passwords, check out this tool. It's designed to show how much a company can save if each of their users had but one password to manage.

30 Jan 2003
Yikes, Your Passwords are Showing! (tip)
Passwords aren't something you want to be parading around for all to see. If you've unchecked the "Display Passwords" checkbox and your secrets are still on display, here's a way to put the lid on... tight.

27 Jan 2003
Display Name Utility Updated (trench)
Here's a tool that draws from information stored in eDirectory to create email return addresses that mean something -- like whether the addressee is an employee or a contractor. Pretty slick. Check it out here.

27 Jan 2003
Updated User Import Tool Now Available (trench)
Francis Little has just released an update to "User Importer" the incredibly useful tool that imports users, in bulk, from a comma-separated file into eDirectory. Get your copy here.

27 Jan 2003
eDirectory 8.7 Webinar Archive (feature)
If you missed the Developer Services webinar that focused on what's cool -- to developers -- in eDirectory 8.7, check out the archive or download the presentation here.

27 Jan 2003
Configuring SLP with a Scoped Directory Agent (feature)
If you need information about how to set up SLP with a Scoped Directory Agent, the Novell Research team has put together this nice step-by-step piece. Get to it from here.

24 Jan 2003
Online iChain Demos and Tutorials (feature)
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to wrap your head around the iChain concepts or if you need some installation tips, here's a cache of narrated demos and tutorials.

24 Jan 2003
Disabling AutoComplete Functionality on Login Pages (tip)
If your iChain login page is filling in fields with sensitive authentication information when it's not supposed to -- here's some code that will stop this AutoComplete behavior in its tracks.

24 Jan 2003
Solving Problems with "+" Laden URLs (tip)
It seems that iChain 2.1 dealt with plus signs (+) in URLs by deleting them. Not the most efficient way to get browsers where they want to go. Download this fix and get your users back on track.

24 Jan 2003
iChain 2.1 and FormFill (tip)
If you've recently upgraded to iChain 2.1 and your new users are experiencing FormFill problems, here's a tip from Novell Technical Services.

21 Jan 2003
iMonitor: eDirectory's Management Utility (feature)
Here's a great overview of eDirectory's new web-based management utility -- iMonitor. Senior Research Engineer Kevin Burnett begins his series on iMonitor with this feature review.

21 Jan 2003
Upgrading to NetWare 6 from NetWare 5.1 Running eDirectory 8.7 (tip)
If you're already running eDirectory 8.7 but have put off upgrading to NetWare 6.0 here's some new technical information to make your upgrade to v6 smooth sailing.

21 Jan 2003
After the Upgrade: Keeping Your Backups Backing Up (trench)
Here's a tip from Alejandro Pulido that you'll probably want to put on your "after the upgrade" checklist.

21 Jan 2003
Managing Trustee Directory Rights From the Command Line (trench)
Here's another tidbit from "T's for Tips" master Michael Gerrard. This one outlines how to add or change trustee directory rights from the comfort of the command line.

21 Jan 2003
Don't Display BRDSTATS Info to the World (trench)
J Fuge has found a big security hole amongst many who use brdstats. Come find out how to secure your proxy stats data.

15 Jan 2003
MODIFACL (tool)
Read and modify ACL on NDS objects.

15 Jan 2003
VB Script to Analyze RADIUS Log Files (tool)
Copies files from RADIUS server and parses them, placing rejects into rejects.log files for analysis.

15 Jan 2003
Synchronizing Passwords in a Multi-Tree Environment (feature)
Here's a fresh piece from the documentation team that's packed with some terrific info about setting up your eDirectory trees to exchange password information.

15 Jan 2003
Which Logs Can You Delete? (trench)
Do you run a tight ship? Are your server volumes free of excess log baggage? If this is you, here's some info on what DirXML logs you can delete and which ones you need to stand clear of.

15 Jan 2003
Synching Passwords Between Trees (tip)
If you're using DirXML to sync passwords between trees -- and they aren't -- here's a tip from the technical support team (and some polish from Consulting's Raymon Epping).

13 Jan 2003
eDirectory Rights Assignment Recommendations (feature)
Here's the perfect guide to help you establish some guidelines with respect how many or how few rights your users should have. AppNotes Research engineer Jeff Fischer details best practices for rights assignments and provides justification for his recommendations.

13 Jan 2003
Troubleshooting Password Synchronization (feature)
Novell Consultant Raymon Epping discovered that one of his password synchronization implementations wasn't working because of encryption level differences between the workstation and server. Download the info -- and the tools -- he used to ferret out the problem.

13 Jan 2003
Modifying a Schema Object with LDIF (feature)
Here's a tip from Julie Powers to help you get your head around using LDIF to change schema objects.

13 Jan 2003
Adding Trustee Rights From the Command Line (trench)
Michael Gerrard dropped us this tip that describes how he adds trustee rights to a container in the directory straight from the good 'ole DOS prompt.

7 Jan 2003
Troubleshooting the Synchronizing Schema Error in Linux (tip)
Here's some new information from the Technical Services team to help you avoid "Synchronizing Schema" errors when running eDirectory on Linux.

7 Jan 2003
Searching Out the De-provisioned (trench)
Here's a code snippet that may come in handy if you want to search for users who are no longer with your firm but who still have network access. Sounds useful to us ...

6 Jan 2003
BorderManager and FTP (feature)
There's been a lot of interest in how to use BorderManager and various FTP products together. Here are some useful notes from Novell Consultant Martin Day. Also, Fred Rang shares a script he developed to help WSFTP go through a BorderManager server.

6 Jan 2003
Solving GroupWise Client Startup Problem (trench)
Joe Whited had a problem with the GroupWise client looking for ngwnameserver1 at startup. Here's how he solved it.

6 Jan 2003
BorderManager certified by ICSA Labs (feature)
Heads Up: BorderManager has been named as one of eleven firewall products to meet the security industry's most rigorous and customized testing criteria. (Notably missing from the list: Microsoft...)

6 Jan 2003
Sizing the Server for BorderManager VPN (feature)
We got an interesting server sizing question from Andreas in Germany, and thought you'd like to see the expert answers as provided by developer Umasankar Mukkara.

6 Jan 2003
Stomping out Annoying Ads (feature)
Chris Bailey had a rash of advertising programs magically get installed onto their school machines (programs such as Gator and Precision Time), and he wasn't going to sit still for that. Here's his list of addresses to block. Thanks, Chris!

6 Jan 2003
Security Issues in the News (trench)
Many of you have a keen interest in emerging security issues, so we thought it would be a good idea to create a list of the newest security buzz. Here are some new entries to hone your paranoia to a razor-sharp edge.

6 Jan 2003
Tailoring eGuide for a Custom Fit (trench)
Here are a couple of tips from users in the trenches to help you modify the look of your eGuide pages to fit the special needs or your organization.

3 Jan 2003
Evaluation Guide: Novell Account Management 3 (feature)
If you're looking for a single piece of literature that describes what's new in NAM 3, this Evaluation Guide does just that.

3 Jan 2003
Checking the Health of NAM 2.1 on Windows NT (feature)
Here's a great AppNotes article from Major Accounts Support Rep, Patrice Clement. In this article, Patrice digs into the principals of NAM on NT and takes this health check into the realm of easy to understand.

30 Dec 2002
eDirectory Success Stories aPlenty (feature)
A lot of heavy hitters use eDirectory to run their companies every day. Here's a sampling of who's who on the list and the full details behind each.

30 Dec 2002
Connecting Managers to their Reports with LDIF (tip)
If you're trying to generate org charts in eGuide with data from eDirectory, here's some info to keep you from turning the organization upside down.

30 Dec 2002
Querying Creation and Modification Timestamps Through LDAP (tip)
Here's a code snippet for your library. Plug this in and query, using LDAP, for objects based on the creation or modification timestamp.

23 Dec 2002
More on Cloning Trees for Testing (tip)
Peter Strifas provides some excellent details to supplement last week's article on "Cloning Trees for Lab Tests". Dive in to learn more.

23 Dec 2002
Solutions for INHIBIT_MOVE Obituaries (tip)
Here's a featured technical information document that can help you out of a bind if you're running eDirectory 8.6.2 and are experiencing errors related to INHIBIT_MOVE and obituaries.

23 Dec 2002
Counting Replica Objects (tip)
Here's one way to count the objects in various replicas. If you have another way, chime in!

23 Dec 2002
Using the DC Naming Convention for Containers (tip)
Here's a way to take advantage of applications that use the DC naming convention in eDirectory while, at the same time, supporting applications that don't understand the new convention yet.

19 Dec 2002
Troubleshooting iChain 2.1 Authentication Issues (feature)
Straight from the notepads of two of iChain's support engineers, Neil Cashell and Shane Johns, cover the finer points of troubleshooting iChain authentication issues. A must read!

19 Dec 2002
Troubleshooting iChain 2.1 Authorization Issues (feature)
These guys are good. Neil Cashell and Shane Johns dig deep into their bag of iChain support tricks and come up with some incredibly useful tools and advice for solving Authorization issues.

19 Dec 2002
City of Los Angeles Adopts iChain Integrated Solution (feature)
The City of Los Angeles recently signed up for an employee access and provisioning solution that came in a bright red box. Read more here.

19 Dec 2002
Three Settings to Optimize iChain Performance (trench)
Here are three set parameters that Tiago Abreu uses to increase the performance of the iChain uploads.

18 Dec 2002
eDirectory Promotion Brings in Staggering Results (feature)
Novell's aggressive "Is Your Directory Leaving People in the Dark?" promotion is reaping phenomenal rewards. Read this independent article.

18 Dec 2002
Cool Tool: LDAP Benchmark Tester (tip)
Richard Stubbs came up with this nifty tool designed to help you optimize your Filtered Replicas and Indexes by allowing you to benchmark your LDAP queries and servers.

18 Dec 2002
Backing up eDirectory on Linux (tip)
We gleaned a few new ways to backup eDirectory on Linux from one of the forums -- from users like you. Check out the mind meld.

18 Dec 2002
Cloning Trees for Lab Tests (tip)
Here's a thread from the forums that talks to the joys and the perils of cloning a tree for testing. Rule number one, NEVER let your production tree touch your test tree.

16 Dec 2002
LDAP Benchmark Tester (tool)
Test the speed of your LDAP searches with this simple, multithreaded tester program.

13 Dec 2002
Using the eDirectory Management Toolbox (feature)
Cool Solutions Exclusive: Advisory Board Member Jim Henderson reveals some undocumented features of 8.7 that can make your eDirectory administration tasks a breeze.

12 Dec 2002
iMonitor Configuration for eDirectory 8.7 on UNIX (tip)
Here's a tip from the team in technical services to help the UNIX admins figure out why iMonitor isn't working on their brand-new 8.7 installation. (We've thrown in a fix for good measure).

12 Dec 2002
Benchmarks: Why Do We Need Them? (feature)
In today's technology marketplace, do benchmarks mean as much as they did a decade ago? Should purchase decisions be based on them? Kevin Burnett investigates.

10 Dec 2002
Keep Users and Groups Synchronized with this Driver (tip)
If you use DirXML and LDAP to keep things in your directory current and up-to-date, here's a driver that will tie up a few loose ends inherently left by the update process.

10 Dec 2002
Effectively Reading a DirXML Trace File (feature)
Here's a great article to help you troubleshoot your DirXML implementations and understand, really, those trace files.

10 Dec 2002
Get eDirectory and the DirXML Driver for LDAP Free (feature)
Free always catches our eye. Here's an offer that should make any DirXML enthusiast's day -- and it's just in time for the holidays!

9 Dec 2002
PortsLock (tool)
A firewall with user-level access controls for Windows NT/2000/XP.

6 Dec 2002
Get eDirectory and the DirXML Driver for LDAP Free (feature)
Free always catches our eye. Here's an offer that should make any directory enthusiast's day -- and it's just in time for the holidays!

6 Dec 2002
Importing Schema Extensions (feature)
Here's a tip from Israel Forst to take the chill out of using ICE to import eDirectory schema extensions.

6 Dec 2002
Installing eDirectory on Windows 2000 Server (tip)
Here's a proven tip from the technical support team that is helping a lot of users with problems installing eDirectory on Windows 2000 server. Check it out ...

6 Dec 2002
Tracking the Creation of User Objects (tip)
Here's a tip to help you generate a list of users that were created in the last month, or quarter, or year or ...

5 Dec 2002
Deleting Duplicate Objects from a Remote Replica (tip)
Here's a tip we picked up in the forums about deleting a pesky duplicate object that's making itself comfortable in a remote replica. Can you say obituary?

5 Dec 2002
Redhat Proxy Log Parser and Reporting App for BME3x (tool)
Report on departmental Web usage of BorderManager proxy servers - for Linux.

27 Nov 2002
VB Script to Analyze BM Log Files with BRDSTAT (tool)
VB script copies files from BorderManager server and parses them into files for the BRSTAT utility to work with.

27 Nov 2002
A Closer Look at NAT (feature)
NAT (Network Address Translation) allows IP clients on your local network to access the Internet without requiring you to assign globally unique IP addresses to each system. In addition, NAT acts as a filter. Here's some background reading to get you up to speed on NAT.

25 Nov 2002
Account Manager (tool)
Enable or disable NDS accounts, NetMail (NIMS) accounts, and Internet access; as well as administer passwords.

24 Nov 2002
NDS2Word 1.1 (tool)
Place full name and generational qualifier in registry for Word and Excel.

22 Nov 2002
XP Pro Installation Mystery (tip)
If your VPN client for XP Pro can't find a valid authentication server on new installations, this just might be the answer.

22 Nov 2002
Reconfigure IP Addresses Correctly (tip)
Here's a tip that could help you get things back up and running after you change ISPs.

22 Nov 2002
inGOT Makes it Even Easier to Manage Internet Usage and Costs (trench)
From our cool partners at Liverton, don't miss the new version of inGOT, an internet control and reporting solution developed to work with BorderManager. People who use it swear by it. Come see if it will work for you.

22 Nov 2002
Active versus Passive FTP (tip)
Here's a great article from SlackSite that will help you get up to speed on how to support FTP from behind a firewall. Definitely one for the Giant Binder of Knowledge...

22 Nov 2002
Why Upgrade to 8.7? How About [This]? (feature)
Here's a cool feature of eDirectory 8.7 that seems to be a pretty well-kept secret. Among other things, it has to do with allowing authenticated users to modify their own information in eDirectory.

22 Nov 2002
UIMPORT: An Oldie But a Goodie (feature)
Tom Gibson and a couple of co-workers create 1,500 user accounts at the beginning of each school year -- in a couple of hours. Needless to say, they've gotten it down to a science. Learn their secret in this how-to from Tom.

22 Nov 2002
Tree-to-Tree SLP (tip)
If you want to know more about Service Location Protocol (but don't really want to ask), here's commentary from the all-knowing Dear Abend.

22 Nov 2002
Epochs and Schema Extension Errors (tip)
Dear Abend advises us all on the finer points of schema extension and the instance in time known to eDirectory administrators as the schema epoch.

21 Nov 2002
Group Membership Updater (tool)
DirXML driver that keeps User and Group pointers synchronized after LDAP updates.

15 Nov 2002
Rendering Policy Violators Speechless (tip)
Need proof that people are violating your internet policies? Come see what they do in schools to render the violators speechless.

15 Nov 2002
Analog: Free Logfile Analyzer (tip)
If you're looking for a free way to keep tabs on the traffic on your web server or your BorderManager logs, you should take a look at Analog.

15 Nov 2002
Clean out the Dead Users (trench)
Jim Hoffman shares a tool to help you clean out all the dead users from your tree regularly. Keep the tree tidy, and it could help reduce security issues.

14 Nov 2002
More on What's New in eDirectory 8.7 (feature)
Last week we had the "short list" of what's new in eDirectory 8.7. This week, thanks to the product documentation team, we have something to chew on. Here's a comprehensive list complete with hyperlinks to detailed descriptions.

14 Nov 2002
Adding Custom Tabs to eGuide (tip)
If you've ever thought, "Gee it would be nice if I could add my own tabs to eGuide", stop thinking. Will Peterson reveals a secret in the eGuide code that will open the world of custom tabs to you and your trusted associates.

14 Nov 2002
Creating a ConsoleOne Attribute Map (tip)
Here's a clever way that Novell Consultant Israel Forst uses to generate a guide to how fields in ConsoleOne (like Department) map to attributes in eDirectory (like OU).

14 Nov 2002
Understanding eDirectory Synchronization and Background Processes (feature)
eDirectory is the premiere directory service because it's secure, scalable, cross-platform, and a lot more. In this AppNotes article, Kevin Burnett covers those features that fall into the "a lot more" bucket.

8 Nov 2002
Redirecting the NW5 GUI for Remote Installation of NBM (feature)
BM installation requires you either to be physically alongside the server or redirect the GUI output through TCP/IP. Here's how to redirect the GUI to an X-windows server.

8 Nov 2002
Secure on the Outside, Open on the Inside (feature)
Need to make an extremely secure network from the Internet but allow freedom with the school intranet? We posed this question to our panel of experts on the School Cool Solutions Advisory Board, and Sindre Westre stepped up with this nice overview.

8 Nov 2002
Security Policy Tips (tip)
Come see what other sys admins consider to be essential elements in a good security policy.

7 Nov 2002
eDirectory 8.7 Ships With a Laundry List of New Features (feature)
We've pulled all the info (pricing, requirements, features) on this new release into one place. It's short. It's sweet. And it's pretty darn informative.

7 Nov 2002
Provisioning Access to Network Assets (feature)
Want to know more about "Nsure"? Novell Connection's Linda Kennard puts all the pieces together in this article about the newly-released "Nsure Resources".

7 Nov 2002
eDirectory Performance Tuning for Unix Platforms (tip)
Here's a White Paper chock full of ways to streamline the way your eDirectory on UNIX runs. Read it. Apply it. Watch your system scream.

7 Nov 2002
Change Password Utility (tool)
Users can change Windows domain password and Admin can change password from ASP.

6 Nov 2002
Analog (tool)
Shows the usage patterns on your Web server.

1 Nov 2002
Clean out the Dead Users (tool)
Clean out all the dead users from your tree regularly, and it could help reduce security issues.

1 Nov 2002
Preventing RADIUS Users from Timing out When Authenticating (feature)
If your RADIUS users are having trouble authenticating, here's why, and what to do about it.

1 Nov 2002
SSL Authentication after NetWare 6 Install (feature)
If you find that SSL authentication fails after you've installed a NetWare 6 server into your tree, there's a patch you should grab.

31 Oct 2002
Novell Import Conversion Export Utility Examples (feature)
Novell Import Conversion Export Utility (a.k.a. ICE) is a cool utility if you're moving eDirectory content from one place to another. We snagged these super examples from somewhere in the docs. Take a look.

31 Oct 2002
Constructing a Member Query for a Dynamic Group (tip)
Here's a tip we plucked from the forums about Dynamic Groups and just how to go about building member queries. Check it out.

31 Oct 2002
Using "dots" in Usernames (tip)
If the dot-com era is impacting your naming conventions, here's some information about using those all too pervasive "dots" in your user naming scheme.

31 Oct 2002
Understanding SLP Discrepancies (tip)
Dear Ab-end advises an administrator who's bothered by inconsistencies in the reporting of Service Location Protocol (SLP) services.

29 Oct 2002
AdRem sfConsole 5 (tool)
Secure and fast access to remote and local console plus role-based management of console access rights (server screens and console commands).

28 Oct 2002
LDAP Bind Sample Code (tool)
Sample ASP code for an LDAP bind over SSL using the NWIDirQuery control.

25 Oct 2002
Install NDSAUTO (tool)
Install the NDSAuto Cool Tool to multiple servers.

24 Oct 2002
Using the BorderManager Proxy Statistics Tool (BRDSTAT) (feature)
Here's one of the winning entries in our recent Cool Tools contest. Come see how Lee Greenough uses BRDSTATS to keep tabs on student surfing.

24 Oct 2002
English-Only NBM 3.7 Licenses are Expiring (tip)
Heads Up: The license files included with the English-only release of Novell BorderManager 3.7 will expire on December 12, 2002. Come find out how to get non-expiring licenses ASAP.

24 Oct 2002
WebLog II (feature)
Leigh Johnston adapted the WebLog tool to fit his environment, and reports that "...we have caught 25 students logging in as other students and 5 logging in as staff. We liked his solution so much we chose it as one of the winners in the Cool Tools contest. Check it out.

24 Oct 2002
Making Custom Proxy Error Pages (feature)
Come see how to create Custom Error Pages, and check out some great examples.

22 Oct 2002
Directory Primer -- eDirectory Naming Conventions (tip)
What's in a Name? Senior Research Engineer Kevin Burnett digs into the conventions used to name objects in eDirectory. Learn exactly what is meant by Fully Qualified Distinguished Name ... if you dare.

22 Oct 2002
Creating a UNIX Configuration File for Troubleshooting (tip)
Here's a utility and a technique from the technical services team to help you troubleshoot your eDirectory implementation on UNIX. Basically, the utility pulls all kinds of configuration info together into one log file. Could be helpful for you or the support person you happen to have on the line.

22 Oct 2002
Storing Student IDs in eDirectory (tip)
The ability to store information like a student or employee ID in your directory service is a necessity in many industries. Here's a note from Dear Ab-end of Novell AppNotes fame, that can get you started on a solution.

18 Oct 2002
Nailing Students Violating Internet Policies (trench)
Need to identify students who are violating policies, and nail them dead to rights? Check out these ideas, from those who know (these are from the new School Cool Solutions Advisory Board).

18 Oct 2002
Using GroupWise and BorderManager to Prevent Mail Relay (trench)
Using other mail hosts as a relay for illegal e-mail is on the increase, and this problem can affect GroupWise sites just as badly as Exchange sites. Keith Branson offers detailed instructions on how to address the issue with various GroupWise and BorderManager versions.

15 Oct 2002
Cool Ways to Leverage the DirXperts Tool (tip)
Dale Alford puts the DirXperts tool to work in a number of ways -- to promote his company's code of conduct, to provide contextless logins, and to beef up their password security scheme. Read the details here.

15 Oct 2002
Tuning Your Directory to Harmonize with JRButils (tip)
James Brennan has figured out a way to maximize the performance of JRButils as it imports a new studentbody for him each semester.

15 Oct 2002
Using NAL Toolkit to Ease Upgrades (tip)
Glenn Barvang shows us yet another use for one of our coolest tools, the NAL toolkit. He uses the toolkit to inventory his apps before an upgrade just in case ...

15 Oct 2002
Redirecting the X Windows GUI on an eDirectory Install (feature)
If you're installing eDirectory on NetWare and X Windows is part of the mix. Here are a few pointers from members of the support team.

15 Oct 2002
Enabling SSL on Microsoft's IIS with Novell's Certificate Authority (feature)
Great step-by-step document for those of you trying to Novell's Certificate Authority to shore up the security on your Microsoft IIS Web server. (Comes in handy if you're running technologies like iFolder on IIS).

14 Oct 2002
Clearing Just One Site from Proxy Cache (tip)
Here is a method that will selectively clear one site from proxy cache. Very helpful if you have just made that URL non-cacheable. And we're sure you'll think of other creative ways to use this...

10 Oct 2002
Creating Security Policies in the Real World (tip)
Share the best ideas from your Security Policy, and you could win one of three Palm Pilot VIIx handhelds.

3 Oct 2002
Macintosh and SSL Proxy Authentication on IE (tip)
Ever since BorderManager 3.x was released, poeple have had problems getting Internet Explorer on a Macintosh to work with BorderManager's SSL Proxy Authentication. Here's Microsoft's fix.

3 Oct 2002
Finding out how a program gets through HTTP Proxy (tip)
Here's a nifty way to determine which access rules should be set up to block specific services. (Very useful for keeping a step ahead of the students.)

27 Sep 2002
Calling all School Administrators (feature)
In response to popular and persistent demand, we're creating a brand-new Cool Solutions site fashioned by and for system administrators working in the world's schools. Come get involved, and we'll send you a Cool Solutions shirt.

27 Sep 2002
Checking the Audit Log on a VPN Server (feature)
We've heard from a number of readers who want info about how to audit the traffic on their VPN server, so we thought we'd highlight the process for you.

27 Sep 2002
How to configure BMAS 3.5 and 3.6. (feature)
Here's a handy overview of how to configure BMAS, which should be framed and hung on the wall.

19 Sep 2002
Blocking Instant Messengers (feature)
If you are fighting to keep your users from using Instant Messengers of any kind, check this out. Here's how to block all the major Instant Messengers, from AOL to Yahoo.

19 Sep 2002
Troubleshooting BorderManager Snapins (feature)
If you are having trouble with the BorderManager snapins, here are some helpful troubleshooting tips from good folks at Support, who deal with this stuff every day. Try these strategies before you pick up the phone and call them.

18 Sep 2002
Cleaning Your Directory of Elusive Obits (trench)
If you can't figure out why your obits don't purge when you run DSRepair, David Gersic has an answer -- and a fix. Read what he does to keep his DS clear of these sometimes-sticky obits.

18 Sep 2002
Protecting the All-Important Home Directory Reference (trench)
Here's a tip that'll keep you from having to re-key your users' home directory locations in the event that those critical references get mucked up by the inadvertent removal of the volume object. Check it out.

18 Sep 2002
Using SSL for LDAP Connections on eGuide (feature)
If you're in a situation where your data would benefit from the added protection of Secure Socket Layers (SSL) in your eGuide installation, Nathan Jensen has "been there, done that". Walk in his footsteps here.

18 Sep 2002
ContactWise 6.1 Secures Customer and Sales Data with eDirectory (feature)
Check out the new ContactWise from the GroupLink team. This maximum-strength contact manager keeps information safe, secure, and easy to manage with a little help from eDirectory.

12 Sep 2002
Installing a VPN Client (tip)
Here is a quick guide to how to install and configure a VPN client on servers running BorderManager 3.0 and above. Definitely one to print and keep in your handy brain-cramp binder.

12 Sep 2002
Viewing PDF Files through HTTP Proxy (tip)
Having trouble viewing PDF files through HTTP Proxy? Here's how to enable it in Netscape and Internet Explorer.

12 Sep 2002
Adware, Spyware, and Stealth Networks (feature)
Check out this fascinating bulletin from the CIAC. It seems that programs are being intentionally packaged with legitimate software to display advertising on your screen, gather information on your browsing habits, and to sell your unused CPU cycles and disk space.

12 Sep 2002
Keep Internet ads from Annoying your Employees/Students (trench)
If Internet advertising is too distracting for your employees or students, you might want to check out this new tool from one of our partners.

11 Sep 2002
Using eDirectory to Put the Avocent DSR2161 KVM Switch to Work (feature)
If you access your servers from a single KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) switch, here's a tip, written by Chris Drab and Randy Benischke, that shows you how to use the Avocent DSR2161 switch on a NetWare 6 network -- thanks to a little eDirectory magic.

11 Sep 2002
Optimizing Import Performance (trench)
Working in a University setting, James Brennan has gotten really good at importing new users into his directory. Here's a tip he picked up to speed up this sometimes arduous task.

11 Sep 2002
Directory Primer: NDS Error Types (feature)
Senior Research Engineer, Kevin Burnett, takes on a tour of what exactly those error codes mean that eDirectory sometimes spews our way.

11 Sep 2002
NetVision Updates Monitoring Tools (feature)
Novell Sysop and Network World columnist, Dave Kearns, takes a look at a couple of updated offerings from NetVision -- ServerAlert and Directory Alert.

10 Sep 2002
DLL Loader for NetWare 4.11 (tool)
Allows the NetWare 4.11 kernel to accept registration of loader extension modules.

10 Sep 2002
NetWare Config Reader 2.67 (tool)
Analyze the config.txt file produced by CONFIG.NLM.

10 Sep 2002
ToolBox Utility including COPY.NLM (tool)
TOOLBOX.NLM version 1.09d (NetWare v3.12 and NetWare v4.x).

10 Sep 2002
DSBrowse for NetWare 5.x (tool)
Gives a detailed view of objects in the Directory Services database.

10 Sep 2002
CRON.NLM Server Utility 1.7 (tool)
Schedules commands to be executed on a NetWare server at specified dates and times.

10 Sep 2002
TBACKUP Utility (tool)
Back up and restore trustees and Inherited Rights Filters (IRFs).

10 Sep 2002
Trustee Copy (tool)
Copy trustee assignments from one directory structure to another.

10 Sep 2002
DS Rights 1 (tool)
Troubleshoot problems with Directory Services rights.

10 Sep 2002
Change Tree 1 (tool)
Change the current tree and display all authenticated trees.

6 Sep 2002
BorderManager Wallpaper (tip)
Come download the wallpaper that's on the 3.7 CD. Add this guy to your wallpaper collection, and show people who guards your borders.

6 Sep 2002
Troubleshooting and Debugging Filter Exceptions (feature)
Sometimes even after following filter exception TIDs or adding a pre-defined filter exception the Firewall is still blocking needed traffic from passing in or out of the Firewall. Here are some procedures that will help you get to the heart of the problem.

6 Sep 2002
Novell BorderManager 3.7 Update for N2H2 Integration: Part 3 (feature)
In Part 3 of this series about N2H2 Integration with BorderManager, we answer some questions about troubleshooting and backward compatibility.

4 Sep 2002
eProvisioning Implementation Guide (feature)
If you're looking for ways to streamline your provisioning process or if you're just looking for new ways to leverage your directory services investment, here's a guide that'll get the creative juices flowing. Includes a number of ways to team eDirectory with Novell and third-party products to create a enterprise-class eProvisioning system.

4 Sep 2002
Novell eDirectory; Embed it in Your Solution (feature)
Here's a new White Paper released by the Developer Services Group that reveals the added functionality an application can have when it comes with an embedded version of eDirectory. It's cool stuff. Check it out.

4 Sep 2002
Allowing Users to Administer Their Passwords -- Or Not (tip)
Here's a tip from the forums that shows how to regulate which tree(s) users can be allowed to change their passwords in. Get the details here.

4 Sep 2002
DSRepair -XK3: How, When, and Why (feature)
If you thought XK3 was a character in a Austin Powers flick, think again. It's actually part of the DSRepair utility. Here's some info from the AppNotes team that tells how, when, and why to put XK3 to work.

4 Sep 2002
eDirectory Versions; What's the Diff? (feature)
If you've wondered what the difference is between NDS 8.x and eDirectory 8.x, you're not alone. Here's a short and to-the-point guide that sets the record straight.

3 Sep 2002
NDS Maintenance Automation (tool)
Stuffkey commands for automating NDS maintenance tasks.

29 Aug 2002
eDirectory Database and Troubleshooting Files (feature)
If you've ever wondered what things like eDirectory's roll back log, roll forward log, DSRepair log, or DSTrace log do (above and beyond take up server space). Get the details on these logs and more right here.

29 Aug 2002
Identity Provisioning for Employees; On-Site Visit Opportunity (feature)
Novell is looking for a few good companies where they can send their best engineers to install the next generation of software that allows identify provisioning for employees. This new software, code named Mercury, is a cross-platform solution designed to keep identity information in your HR system, your Messaging System, and your Network Directory synchronized and up-to-date.

29 Aug 2002
New Utilities for Your Toolbelt (trench)
Here are a couple of new and nifty tools that landed in our pile 'o cool tools this week. Designed with the directory administrator in mind.

29 Aug 2002
RIP Off for TCP/IP (tip)
Here's a nice explanation of how to turn off RIP and reduce overhead on the CPU and on the wire. Tuck this into your optimization bag of tricks.

29 Aug 2002
Novell BorderManager 3.7 Update for N2H2 Integration: Part 2 (feature)
Check out Part 2 in this series about N2H2 Integration with BorderManager.

27 Aug 2002
Installing ConsoleOne Where it Can Do the Most Good (trench)
Andrew shares some ConsoleOne insight that could help when you're installing the K Patch.

27 Aug 2002
DirXML's New Reporting & Notification Service (feature)
DirXML 1.1a will have the ability to notify network administrators of trouble in the data update and exchange world. This service, called Reporting & Notification Service or NRS, will be able to send error messages in XML, via email, SNMP trap, or write them to an LDAP directory.

27 Aug 2002
Discover DirXML's Advanced Features (feature)
If you're craving for info on some of DirXML's more advanced features like Channel Write-Back and Queries, here's the beef. The AppNotes team pulled together three of Novell's finest to write a pair of excellent articles on nothing but DirXML's advanced features. Get 'em here.

27 Aug 2002
Troubleshooting Password Synchronization (tip)
If you have a DirXML 1.1 system that struggles when it comes to synchronizing passwords, here are a few tips from the head mechanics in the support bays.

26 Aug 2002
TrendNDS (tool)
NetWare Remote Manager plugin to track and trend eDirectory statistics.

23 Aug 2002
Novell BorderManager 3.7 Update for N2H2 Integration: Part 1 (feature)
There's a new tool available to help you filter Web content, monitor the Internet access of your users, and get reports of your users' activity on the web. Novell BorderManager 3.7 is now integrated with N2H2.

23 Aug 2002
Removing BorderManager Filters (tip)
Want to remove all the BorderManager filters and start from scratch? Here's how to do it.

23 Aug 2002
Turning off the Internet Radio (feature)
When you walk down the halls, do you hear the tell-tale sounds of people listening to the radio via the Internet? This is not only annoying, it's probably hogging a sizeable chunk of your bandwidth. Here's a partner tool that can help.

23 Aug 2002
BorderManager NLM's and Dual Processors (tip)
Scott Jones explains why it's better to have only one physical CPU installed in dedicated-function NBM servers.

23 Aug 2002
Help Viewing Help (tip)
Heads Up: the documentation department told us that some people are getting an error when they go to view the online Help in Novell products. Let us know if this has happened to you, and get the fix here.

22 Aug 2002
Changing Up Your Directory Info (trench)
Here are some techniques we picked up in the support forums to do some searching and replacing on your directory info. Buyer beware, these techniques should always be tested in a lab before unleashing them on your production tree.

22 Aug 2002
Hot Summary Statistics (feature)
When Laura Chappell says a product is hot, we listen. Read how Laura uses the Summary Statistics window in Wild Packets' EtherPeek analyzer.

22 Aug 2002
More on Installing ConsoleOne (trench)
Peter Riesett chimes in to tell us how they've installed ConsoleOne at The Community College of Baltimore County. Thanks Peter!

22 Aug 2002
eDirectory 8.6.2 Support Pack (tip)
If you're running the new 8.6.2 version of eDirectory, there's a Support Pack you should check in to -- if you haven't beat us to it. Get the details here.

22 Aug 2002
Install Script Trivia: eDirectory on Linux (tip)
Here's some bits of info (and a tip or two) about what goes on under the hood of the eDirectory on Linux install script.

22 Aug 2002
Help Viewing Help (tip)
Heads Up: the documentation department told us that some people are getting an error when they go to view the online Help in Novell products. Let us know if this has happened to you, and get the fix here.

21 Aug 2002
iChain 2.1 Activation Request Wizard fails to submit request (tip)
Having trouble getting your Activation Request Wizard working? Here's a TID that will help you pinpoint your problems!

21 Aug 2002
Outlook Web Access (OWA) 2000 with iChain (feature)
Here's a handy work around to help users access their OWA accounts across an iChain proxy.

21 Aug 2002
Modifying the Password Change Servlet to redirect back to a login page (tip)
Here's a new TID to help make the Change Password Servlet perform better.

20 Aug 2002
Enabling NCP connections in iChain (tip)
Here's an easy way to access the files on your iChain server.

16 Aug 2002
School Admin Tips (trench)
We asked our school system administrators to share their pet tips and tricks, and we got some nice nuggets. Not only are there some great ideas for managing student IDs, creating and deleting student accounts, and imaging the computers in the labs, but we're also getting tips on battling skanky screen-savers, blocking Napster files, and preventing students from sending obscene system messages to the unsuspecting young girls on the front row.

16 Aug 2002
Hosting Public and Private DNS on BorderManager (tip)
If you ever need to emulate a split DNS system, here's a nice trick.

16 Aug 2002
Extending Schema after Upgrade (feature)
After you upgrade NBM 3.7, you may find that the schema has not been properly extended. Here's how to extend the schema manually, so your filters will work.

16 Aug 2002
Novell's New Security Alerts Policy (feature)
In light of increased customer interest in Internet-related security and the migration of Novell's products to the Internet Protocol, Novell is taking steps to better inform our customers and partners about security alerts.

13 Aug 2002
Novell's New Security Alerts Policy (feature)
In light of increased customer interest in Internet-related security and the migration of Novell's products to the Internet Protocol, Novell is taking steps to better inform our customers and partners about security alerts.

12 Aug 2002
Just Released: Novell NetWare Server Consolidation Utility (feature)
How would you like to move volumes and directories from one NetWare server to another, with their eDirectory rights intact? Here's a very cool utility, just released by Novell, that allows you do to just that. Check it out!

12 Aug 2002
DirXML Notes Wizard (tool)
Install and Setup a DirXML Lotus Notes Driver.

9 Aug 2002
Supplying Public and Private Addresses at the Same Time (tip)
Would you like to make your BorderManager server supply public addresses to the internet, but private addresses internally? Here's how to do it.

9 Aug 2002
Saving Access Control Rules when Reinstalling BorderManager (tip)
Need to reinstall BorderManager? Here's how to avoid the hassle of recreating all your access rules.

9 Aug 2002
How to Configure VPN Services on BorderManager (feature)
Here's a quick little cheat sheet to help you remember how to configure VPN services.

9 Aug 2002
Employee Privacy Versus Corporate Security (trench)
When do the privacy rights of employees have to yield to the company's right to protect its data and keep the workplace safe and free from harassment? This topic has generated a great deal of buzz in Security publications, and we'd like to see what you think.

7 Aug 2002
Choosing a Directory Matters (feature)
If you think choosing a directory service can wait until after the *real* choices about hardware and software are made, think again. Novell Connection's Cheryl Walton explores why the directory service decision should get top billing. Read more here.

7 Aug 2002
Using NetPro at Shands HealthCare (trench)
Here's a success story from our good friends at NetPro. This piece describes how the Shands Healthcare system in central Florida uses NetPro's DS Analyzer and DS Expert to monitor the health of their various eDirectory installations.

2 Aug 2002
Cool IP Calculator (tool)
Provides simple TCP/IP network information

2 Aug 2002
Monitoring Proxy Information on Novell BorderManager (feature)
The NBM Proxy Console provides a number of screens to monitor the status of the Proxy and other related services. This AppNote explains some of the major screens and the information contained in them. It also discusses typical usage scenarios for some of the important fields.

2 Aug 2002
The Cool Solutions IP Calculator (feature)
From David le Roux of Novell Consulting in South Africa, here's an indispensable tool for all who install and support NBM -- A small, fast IP calculator!

2 Aug 2002
Automatic Workstation Registration (trench)
Xavier Zinn needed a way to register/re-register workstations in the proper context, and to let the user know that the workstation is registered and how to contact the help desk if necessary. Here's Xavier's solution: all done through the login script and using no third-party applications or custom in-house apps. Awesome!

1 Aug 2002
Performing Health Checks on Account Management 2.1 (feature)
Patrice Clement works with some of Novell's largest accounts as a dedicated technical support resource. He's put some of his best gray matter to paper in this AppNotes article that covers how to keep your Account Management implementation healthy, wealthy and ... well, healthy anyway.

1 Aug 2002
Running eDirectory From Your Laptop (tip)
Here's a tip to help you get eDirectory working on your laptop in case you need to pack a directory home with you -- like this developer -- to put in some quality time with your code.

1 Aug 2002
Understanding eDirectory Process Requests (feature)
Novell AppNotes Senior Research Engineer, Kevin Burnett, digs into the heard of eDirectory to help us understand eDirectory Process Requests.

30 Jul 2002
Using DirXML to Log Changes Made by ... DirXML (trench)
Mark van Reijn has come up with a very cool application for DirXML. That would be tracking and logging all the changes made by the various drivers he's implemented at his current engagement. It's hot.

30 Jul 2002
DirXML PasswordSync for NT/Windows 2000 (feature)
Olivier Bourumeau, a Novell consultant based in Sydney Australia, pulled this informative piece together to help us all better understand the DirXML PasswordSync solution. Thanks Olivier, for this must read!

30 Jul 2002
Build a Full Name With This Stylesheet (tip)
Here's a stylesheet that will come in handy when you need to get a system that speaks Full Name to exchange data with a system that speaks Given Name and Surname.

30 Jul 2002
Free, Online XSL Tutorial (tip)
If you're looking for a good XSL tutorial (for a coworker, a new employee, or even the boss) here's one of the best from the collection at w3shools.com.

30 Jul 2002
Getting the AD Driver to do Moves (tip)
If you heard the AD Driver doesn't do moves, you heard wrong! Here's a stylesheet snippet you can put to work to get those AD trees moving.

30 Jul 2002
Synching Exchange2000 Nicknames with eDirectory Preferred Name (tip)
Here's a quick tip that will help you match up Exchange2000 "nicknames" with eDirectory "Preferred Names". Little tip, big payback.

30 Jul 2002
DirXML Changelog (tool)
Creates a log of changes made in DirXML implementations.

26 Jul 2002
BorderManager 3.7 EPFGS VPN Client (tip)
Heads Up: check out the new VPN client that will work on exported BorderManager 3.6 and 3.7 VPN servers.

26 Jul 2002
BorderManager PROXY and CLNTRUST Update (tip)
Heads Up: Don't miss these fresh updates to BorderManager 3.7 PROXY and CLNTRUST.

26 Jul 2002
iChain 2.0 Support Pack 2 (tip)
Heads Up: iChain 2.0 SP 2 is now available. Check it out today.

26 Jul 2002
Create a Basic Configuration Using the iChain Wizard (feature)
If you're new to iChain, this is a great way to create your first iChain objects and get started accelerating your network resources.

26 Jul 2002
How to Auto-write an iChain Coredump (feature)
Here's a nice way to automate part of the troubleshooting process, so if your iChain server ever abends, a coredump will automatically be written, and then the server will automatically reboot. Sweet...

23 Jul 2002
eDirectory 8.7 Backup Management Tool (feature)
eDirectory 8.7 is scheduled to come with a cool new backup tool that makes directory administration a lot easier (and backups a lot faster). Novell Connection takes an in-depth look at the new tool.

23 Jul 2002
Schema Rebuilding Tips (feature)
If messages like "rebuild operational schema" give you the willies, you're not alone. Here's an article from AppNotes to help you take this error message in stride.

23 Jul 2002
Testing LDAP (feature)
Here's a good resource pulled together by the AppNotes team to help you troubleshoot LDAP. It includes tests to help determine if an LDAP-related problem is being caused by eDirectory and the LDAP server or by the client application making LDAP requests.

19 Jul 2002
Manage, Store, and Generate Your Web Site Using ... eDirectory? (trench)
How to have a large web site that is as scalable as you want, managed with very little work.

19 Jul 2002
Dealing With Certificate Warnings (tip)
Dealing with "host name is not the same as in the certificate" warning message.

19 Jul 2002
Clearing the Cache (tip)
How often should you be clearing the cache? Here's what our experts say:

19 Jul 2002
Querying eDirectory for Fun and Profit (trench)
What if you wanted a list of users currently connected to the network, their full name, login time and workstation name? How about a list of all login-disabled users in the tree with the reasons for being disabled? Greg Pott explains how anything contained in eDirectory can be accessed quickly and easily and for no cost.

19 Jul 2002
LDIF Reference Materials (feature)
LDIF is defined as the LDAP Interchange Format and is often used to migrate directory information from one datastore to another. When a few of our faithful readers asked for LDAP details, we dug out the 3 x 5 cards and hit the library -- sort of.

19 Jul 2002
When All Else Fails, Try the Common Name (trench)
Reader Erich Burnett found out the hard way what credentials are needed for certain installations. Learn from his experience here.

19 Jul 2002
NetWare Care (tool)
Use CRON and STUFFKEY with these simple, basic, timesaving proactive management scripts.

19 Jul 2002
Password Sync Debug Tools (tool)
Tools to help debug password synchronization problems between eDirectory and other data stores.

17 Jul 2002
RemProf (tool)
Remove dead user profiles.

12 Jul 2002
Directory Design for a School Network (trench)
How to develop a tree for growth.

12 Jul 2002
Configuring an External NTP Source with NetWare 5 (feature)
Don't miss this outstanding article about how to use NTP to poll time from External Time source over TCP/IP.

11 Jul 2002
Replicas in eDirectory, a Primer (feature)
If you want to get a better grip on what replicas are and what they do -- but only have 10 minutes -- this is the document for you. Kevin Burnett does a super job covering all the replica basics without diving too deep in the shallow end.

11 Jul 2002
Installing NAM 2.1 for W2K and eDirectory 8.6.2 (tip)
Oscar Caballero's been in the lab again. This time he came out having learned a thing or two about installing Novell Access Manager, eDirectory, and DirXML in a Windows 2000 environment. Learn from his experience here.

11 Jul 2002
In the News: Setting Up New Employees (feature)
Looking to put your eDirectory to work on a few employee provisioning (or de-provisioning) tasks? Here's a good article about that very topic from NetWorkWorldFusion. Go figure.

11 Jul 2002
In the News: Liberty Alliance Adds to Ranks (feature)
Here's the latest on the Liberty Alliance Project -- new members. Novell joined the alliance in February 2000 to help develop and deploy open standards for network identity.

11 Jul 2002
Visio2000: Fix for Drag and Drop Issue in Directory Navigator (tip)
It seems that Visio2000 has a bug that affects the way drag and drop works in the part of the program used to diagram directory structures. Microsoft has a hassle-free fix.... Check that. Microsoft has a fix that will take care of this odd behavior. Get the lowdown here.

10 Jul 2002
Salvage 98 for NetWare (tool)
Search for deleted files by owner, deletor or deletion date, then salvage or purge.

8 Jul 2002
Recovering Crashed Domain Controllers (feature)
Here's some sound advice from senior technical supporter, Patrice Clement, about using eDirectory to recover crashed domains, even if they're housed on NT servers.

8 Jul 2002
Reset NDS Password 1.17 (tool)
Help desk utility to reset or unlock passwords.

28 Jun 2002
BorderManager 3.7 90-day Eval Now Public (tip)
Finally! A downloadable eval version of NBM 3.7, with a built-in 90-day eval. Go for a test drive today.

28 Jun 2002
N2H2 Announces Filtering Solution for Novell BorderManager 3.7 (feature)
Heads Up: Novell BorderManager customers will soon have a choice of URL blocking solutions -- two industry leaders, SurfControl and N2H2!

28 Jun 2002
Tuning the NetWare 6 TCP/IP Stack via SET Parameters (feature)
Here's the latest in the continuing series of AppNotes articles by and for friends of NBM. Lots of goodies in here, including ways in which you can optimize the performance of the stack.

28 Jun 2002
eDirectory Data to MS Excel (tool)
Retrieve eDirectory 8.5 objects into Excel.

26 Jun 2002
Transitive Synchronization Revisited (feature)
Kevin Burnett gets the nitty gritty on Transitive Synchronization from the eDirectory Core Development team -- and puts it into English for the rest of us.

26 Jun 2002
More eDirectory 8.x Upgrade Tips (trench)
Here's a list of steps -- straight from Niclas Ekstedt in the support forums -- for those of you facing an eDirectory 8.x upgrade.

26 Jun 2002
NDPS Printer Management Tool (trench)
In the school system where Charles Hucks works, they needed a way to assign printers to computers instead of to users. Through trial and error they created a system, and a configuration wizard, that worked perfectly. Now they're sharing their genius -- and their tool.

26 Jun 2002
Moving the Certificate Authority From One Server to Another (feature)
Here's some good information from the engineering corps regarding moving your server's Certificate Authority (CA) from one server to another. Newer versions of eDirectory and NetWare support this move ... others don't. Find out more.

26 Jun 2002
Using an LDAP Search to Populate Dynamic Groups (tip)
Here's a way to script an LDAP query that finds objects based on an attribute of a related object. In this example, the results of the query are used to populate dynamic groups.

25 Jun 2002
Using an LDAP Search to Populate Dynamic Groups (tip)
Here's a way to script an LDAP query that finds objects based on an attribute of a related object. In this example, the results of the query are used to populate dynamic groups.

25 Jun 2002
Configuration Tip: Remote Loader for Active Directory (tip)
If you want to use an account other than Administrator to run Remote Loader for Active Directory, here's how to set it up.

25 Jun 2002
Copying Values From One Attribute to Another (tip)
Here's a stylesheet sample that shows how to copy the values of one attribute ot another using the <xsl:copy-of> element.

25 Jun 2002
Query Snippet From the Eventxform Stylesheet (tip)
Here's a small snippet that we thought might be a useful addition to your bag of tricks. It's designed to read values of eDirectory attributes using the eventxform stylesheet.

21 Jun 2002
Configuring Mail Proxy for Internal Mail servers (feature)
If you find you are unable to get mail in or out of the BorderManager Server, here are some troubleshooting techniques that should help you figure out what the problem is.

21 Jun 2002
Catching the Person Printing Contraband (tip)
Here's an ingenious way to find out who's been leaving printouts lying around of stuff that's prohibited by your company policies. This could be a very helpful technique as you try to keep the workplace or schools free of harassment.

20 Jun 2002
Authenticating to Unix Systems with eDirectory and LDAP (feature)
Stellar AppNote that covers every aspect of setting up eDirectory as a point of authentication into a UNIX system. What more can we say?

20 Jun 2002
eGuide: The Definitive $35 Org Chart App (feature)
eGuide is a browser-based product that displays the contents of your eDirectory in org-chart form. A change to your directory is automatically and immediately reflected in eGuide's org charts. Get more from this description in DeveloperNet Connections.

20 Jun 2002
Layman's Guide to NICI (feature)
Here's a nifty guide we ran across that's written to help unfold the mysteries behind Novell's cryptography infrastructure -- a key technology behind eDirectory.

20 Jun 2002
Access Data Anywhere on Any Tree with NetStorage (feature)
AppNotes writer and systems engineer Bill Calero takes a close look at NetStorage, a slick new chunk of NetWare code that allows you work with files on NetWare servers via the Internet. Bill digs into some of the more advanced tricks you can get NetStorage to do -- if you have the know how. Get all you can carry here.

17 Jun 2002
Login Shortcuts (tip)
Hoping for a way to set things up so people don't have to login multiple times? If you're using iChain 2.1, you're in luck.

17 Jun 2002
Activating an iChain 2.1 License (feature)
Bit of confusion out there about how to install and activate an iChain 2.1 license. This should clear things up.

17 Jun 2002
Localize Portal Content (tip)
If you need some of the existing portal content in a given language, these are the files you'll need to localize.

17 Jun 2002
iChain support for SecretStore (tip)
People have been asking about what kind of support iChain 2.x offers for the Secret Store used by NSL. Here's the scoop.

17 Jun 2002
iChain 2.0 Support Pack 1 (tip)
Heads Up: In case you haven't seen it yet, don't miss the iChain 2.0 SP1

14 Jun 2002
Packet Filter Exceptions (feature)
Here are the default packet filter exceptions that ship with NBM, and some examples of other ones you can add. Special bonus: how to restore the defaults if you mess things up.

14 Jun 2002
Changing the Slave VPN (tip)
It's very simple to change the slave VPN, but you absolutely must proceed in the correct order. Here's how to do it.

14 Jun 2002
SOCKS and SPAM (tip)
Here's a security issue you should know about. You can relay off the BorderManager SOCKS proxy if access rules are not set up.

12 Jun 2002
Technical Considerations for Choosing the Best Directory (feature)
Directory Services Chief Strategist, Justin Taylor, explains what to look for in a great directory in this article from Novell AppNotes.

12 Jun 2002
Dealing with Blank NT Passwords (tip)
The support team has an answer (and a fix) to the question, "When I create a user in NDS (using NDS for NT) the password (on the NT side of the house) is blank. What's up with that?"

12 Jun 2002
NDS for Unix Frequently Asked Questions (feature)
Here's a piece of bedtime reading for your favorite Unix devotee. A pile of UNIX-related NDS questions, all in one place.

11 Jun 2002
Default NDS to LDAP Mapping Info (tool)
Excel Spreadsheet file shows mappings of attributes and classes.

11 Jun 2002
Vitality Gadget (tool)
Read the loginTime attribute using a PortalConnection and present it in a statistical overview.

10 Jun 2002
BorderManager Logging Configuration (feature)
Marcus Williamson shared several deployment documents he has written for clients, and has graciously allowed us to excerpt sections that we think will be of interest to you. Here's an excellent overview of how to configure BorderManager Logging.

7 Jun 2002
Novell BorderManager Filter Configuration through iManager (feature)
In Novell BorderManager (NBM) 3.7, filter configuration can be done from Novell iManager, a Web browser-based utility, as well as from the server console (FILTCFG). Check out this great new AppNote that offers all the details.

7 Jun 2002
Deluser for Win NT/2000/XP (tool)
Delete users conditionally as specified by command line arguments.

7 Jun 2002
Quota Report for Win32 (tool)
Generate disk space usage statistics based on directory quotas for user accounts.

6 Jun 2002
Stream File Utilities (trench)
Check out these Stream File Utilities from Rick Laughinghouse. They allow you to display the contents of a stream file, search and replace stream files, and synchronize stream files between objects. Very nifty for managing ZENworks object attributes.

4 Jun 2002
Processing Stuck Obituaries (feature)
Here's some freshly updated info from the technical support team about tackling stuck obituaries with some of the new NetWare and eDirectory versions.

4 Jun 2002
Leading Edge 158: Advanced Audit Services (feature)
If you are inclined to develop new solutions using Novell technologies, here's a download that could bring a tear to your eye. Novell Developer Support has packed up some goodies that can help you use eDirectory to audit various services running on your network.

4 Jun 2002
eDirectory Quarterly Report: Q202 (feature)
eDirectory's popularity continues to rise on a record-setting pace. Here's a document that gives a brief overview of the growth.

3 Jun 2002
Got NT User Manager Problems? Here's a Solution (tip)
Here's some advice from the European Support Center's Patrice Clement for those of you trying to use NT User Manager to create users in eDirectory.

3 Jun 2002
IDACORP Energy Upgrades Their Windows/Sun Network (feature)
When IDACORP Energy started shopping for ways to improve their Windows and Sun Microsystems network, one Novell solution after another was added to their list. Here's a comprehensive report from Novell Connection Magazine.

31 May 2002
More Speeding Tips for NetWare Access From Win2K Desktops (tip)
We've gotten several more tips from readers telling us how they improved their NetWare access from Windows 2000 workstations. Here's the complete list. Send us your tip and we'll add it to the pile.

31 May 2002
Comparing BorderManager with Other Products (feature)
In case you (or your boss) are wondering, here's a matrix showing how BorderManager 3.7 stacks up against the competition.

31 May 2002
Selecting Server Size (feature)
When you're planning your BorderManager installation, the size of your servers is a critical consideration.

31 May 2002
Customizing the Proxy Error Page (feature)
Find out how to customize the look and feel of the proxy error page.

30 May 2002
eProvisioning Tales and a DirXML ROI Worksheet (feature)
Two treats in one! Check out these eProvisioning tales from Dave Kearns and download an Excel spreadsheet -- designed by Raymon Epping -- that helps you calculate the return on investment that DirXML can generate as part of an eProvisioning system.

30 May 2002
Using DSMaint to Preserve and Protect NDS During a NetWare Reinstall (trench)
Craig Nadler came up with a process to help him hang onto his data and directory settings with one hand while he deleted and reinstalled NetWare with the other. This works swell if you want to change system settings or resize volumes without losing your directory investment.

30 May 2002
Stream File Utility RLSTRSYN for NDS (tool)
Synchronizes a NDS Object's stream attribute value from a command line.

28 May 2002
Portal User Reset (tool)
Reset tool for Portal users.

24 May 2002
Speed up NetWare Access From Win2K Desktops, part 2 (tip)
Thanks to Graham Marsh for pointing us to a page that's chock full of ways to improve the performance of Win2K machines accessing NetWare -- and to one tip in particular.

24 May 2002
Expanded BorderManager Reporting (feature)
If you want customized reports, but lack the staff or internal resources to build your own, here are some good options to consider.

24 May 2002
Bug Fixes included in BorderManager 3.7 (feature)
By popular demand, here's a comprehensive list of all the bug fixes in BorderManager 3.7.

24 May 2002
Mail Proxy Parameters (feature)
If you use the BorderManager Mail Proxy, these keywords must be added to the [BM Mail Proxy] section of the SYS:\ETC\PROXY\PROXY.CFG.

24 May 2002
Using Cookie-based Authentication with a Forward Proxy (feature)
BorderManager can associate a unique cookie with each user so that requests can be tracked. Here is how it works.

24 May 2002
Understanding and Troubleshooting Novell's Security Infrastructure (feature)
Marcus Gould pulled together some very useful info in this AppNotes article about Novell's security technologies -- namely PKI and NICI. Check it out to learn more and for some nifty troubleshooting tips.

24 May 2002
Using the Modify-Password Feature of DirXML 1.1 (feature)
DirXML 1.1 gives you the power to modify passwords in eDirectory when users are added to or modified in one of a network's publisher applications. Israel Forst shows us how with a sample stylesheet and detailed explanation.

24 May 2002
Modify Password Stylesheet (tool)
XSLT stylesheet for DirXML 1.1 that modifies passwords in eDirectory.

23 May 2002
DirXML ROI Worksheet (tool)
Excel worksheet to calculate the DirXML impact on a company's E/De-provisioning bottom line.

23 May 2002
Speed up NetWare Access From Win2K Desktops (tip)
This fix is guaranteed to make you the hero; almost every customer (every one we know of, that is) has issues with the speed between their Windows 2000 desktops and NetWare. Get the fix here.

23 May 2002
Windows 2000 Network Delay Fix (tool)
Resolves pause on Windows 2000 when users try to access folders on NetWare network.

22 May 2002
Removing All Replicas From a Server; DSREPAIR -XK2 (feature)
Here's a 5-star TID we ran across and figured our readers would like it as much as its raters have. It *carefully* describes the steps to force all replicas off a server and clean up the replica rings.

21 May 2002
Novell eDirectory Surpasses 420 Million Licenses Worldwide (feature)
We counted eDirectory noses again and came up with some pretty impressive numbers -- especially in the last quarter. Get the weighted average here.

20 May 2002
How to Build a Personalized, Secure Web Portal (feature)
Check out this new AppNote written by Karl Bunnell that describes how to use Novell eDirectory and iChain along with the Corporate Yahoo! Enterprise Portal to build a Web portal that provides authentication, single sign-on, identify services, and Web acceleration.

20 May 2002
Teaming iChain with Novell Portal Services (feature)
If you've ever needed the step-by-step to get iChain and Novell Portal Services working hand in hand, here's the doc you've been looking for.

20 May 2002
Sesame Workshop Success Story (trench)
Sesame Workshop selected Novell Net services software to help deliver high-quality educational entertainment to children across the globe. Read how Novell iChain, based on eDirectory, provides an unfailing layer of security to the organization's network.

20 May 2002
LDAP and HTTP load balancing and failover for iChain (tip)
If you have questions about LDAP load balancing and failover for iChain, check out this FAQ from Novell Technical Support. They may have the answer for you.

20 May 2002
Getting to Know SecureLogin (feature)
SecureLogin uses eDirectory to track *all* those username and password combinations you use to get into the web sites and web-based applications you and your users are starting to depend on. Keith Lewis digs in and shows us how to set up SecureLogin in our own shop.

20 May 2002
Move Specified Users with this Stylesheet (feature)
Here's a DirXML stylesheet from Gustavo Gallardo that: 1) moves the users you've specified from one tree to another, and 2) based on each user's context, moves them into the correct OU in the target tree.

20 May 2002
Stylesheet Designed to Move Specified Users (feature)
Here's a stylesheet from Gustavo Gallardo that: 1) moves the users you've specified from one tree to another, and 2) based on each user's context, moves them into the correct OU in the target tree.

20 May 2002
Specified Users Stylesheet (tool)
DirXML Stylesheet that targets specified users for synchronization from one tree to the user's OU in another tree.

17 May 2002
Dealing with Instant Messaging Security Issues (trench)
Many of you are grappling with the issues of handling Instant Messaging security, and more and more business owners are asking for guidelines and recommendations on how to deal with it. Come read this excellent article to help you understand the issues. OPEN CALL: We'd love to know how you are handling security for Instant Messaging in your companies.

17 May 2002
Runtime Switches in BorderManager 3.7 (feature)
To improve the ability to manage Access Control Rules, these runtime switches have been added.

17 May 2002
Authenticating to a Non-BorderManager Parent Proxy Server Using HTTP (feature)
The proxy module can be configured to send a proxy-authorization header when forwarding a request to a CERN parent. Here's how to do it.

14 May 2002
SLP Design and Implementation Guidelines (feature)
Service Location Protocol, or SLP, leverages eDirectory to allow dynamic discovery of services locally and scalability in large networks. Read more about how to get the most of SLP's advantages.

14 May 2002
Centennial College Prepares for Growth with eDirectory (trench)
Ontario's Centennial College is implementing a provisioning solution to make network authentication and administration fast, reliable, simple, and secure for 12,000 full-time students and 3,000 employees.

13 May 2002
Synchronization Processes; a Primer (feature)
Kevin Burnett takes a look under the hood of eDirectory's synchronization process and finds a number of related processes that it's good to know about.

10 May 2002
Setting up BorderManager Authentication Services on NetWare 6 (feature)
Support guy Joe Harmon knows that a picture is worth a whole lot of time on the support line. He put this document together -- complete with screen captures -- to walk us all through the installation of the BorderManager Authentication Services suite on NetWare 6.

10 May 2002
Language Select Gadget (tool)
Let a user update their language setting in eDirectory.

9 May 2002
Security Benchmarks and Tools (tip)
Heads Up: The Center for Internet Security released five new free security benchmarks and tools this week. Check it out.

9 May 2002
Highest BorderManager Server on Earth (trench)
We found a BorderManager server in Invercargill, New Zealand, and it looks like the lowest on earth (so far). Anyone from Argentina want to take issue with that?

9 May 2002
Beginner's Guides Updated (tip)
Heads up: there have been updates to both of Craig Johnson's excellent books 'A Beginner's Guide to BorderManager 3.x' and 'Novell BorderManager: A Beginner's Guide to Configuring Filter Exceptions'.

9 May 2002
Biometrics: Helping 85,000 Children Remember Their Passwords (feature)
Forget lunch money, could you imagine helping 85,000 school children keep track of their usernames and passwords? The schools in Stockholm Sweden are implementing solutions that involve fingerprint scanning. Now, that's cool. Linda Kennard gets us the details.

9 May 2002
Securing Your Wireless Network (feature)
If you're convinced that "wireless security" is an oxymoron, here's a tip that just might change your mind. Karl Reischl has added MAC addresses to his directory at Moraine Park Technical College so when a wireless user attempts to access the network, they must have a recognized username, password, *and* computer.

9 May 2002
NDS Automatic Health Check, Repair, and Report (tool)
Perform automated DS health check and DSREPAIR with logging and summary report.

9 May 2002
Trustee Rights Task (tool)
Document Trustee Rights with this task that will then generate another task to recreate/transfer the Trustee Rights.

8 May 2002
eDirectory Performance Tools (feature)
The team at NetPro has been working on directory services tools for some time now. In this piece Juli Kerr, one of NetPro's system engineers, explains how DS Expert and DS Analyzer can be used to keep your directory running like a well-oiled machine.

3 May 2002
New User-Management Stylesheet (feature)
Here's a new stylesheet from Mr. Prolific, Raymon Epping. This stylesheet does some very cool decision making based on user attributes. These decisions trigger actions like "add user", "modify user", and "move user to a different OU".

3 May 2002
Using Access Control and Caching to Fight Limited Bandwidth (feature)
A problem that almost every business faces today is rapidly increasing utilization of limited bandwidth. Unfortunately, frequent widening of pipes is impractical due to the astronomical cost of leading-edge circuit types and their supporting hardware. Come see how access control and caching can leverage existing technology to improve performance.

3 May 2002
URL Blocking vs. Content Filtering (feature)
The terms "URL blocking" and "content filtering" have been used interchangeably around here for quite some time. That's worked so far because all Novell BorderManager has done is URL blocking. That won't always be the case. So let's establish some definitions now and get thinking in the right mode for what's to come.

3 May 2002
User Management Stylesheet (tool)
Attribute-driven XSLT stylesheet for DirXML 1.1 that can create, delete, modify users and move them from one OU to another.

3 May 2002
Reviving Your Web Server After eDirectory Install (tip)
If you can't get your web server to respond after installing eDirectory (on the same machine), here's a tip from our friends in Technical Services.

1 May 2002
Formativ Applet: Read Novell eDirectory Example (tool)
Read user phone numbers out of eDirectory using Formativ.

30 Apr 2002
Troubleshooting Synthetic Time (tip)
We uncovered a Technical Information Document that explains the ins and outs of Synthetic Time. It's a very good background/troubleshooting document that's getting high marks from readers. Check it out.

30 Apr 2002
Using LDIF to Set Up Dynamic Groups (tip)
If you're looking for an automated way to set up Dynamic Groups, LDIF might be the answer. Here's a tip to get you started.

30 Apr 2002
New Timesync TID Highlights Enhancements (tip)
The support team has published a new Technical Information Document to help administrators take advantage of some new and improved time synchronization functionality. Get to it here.

25 Apr 2002
Best of the Best: NDS Guidelines TID (tip)
Here's a TID (Technical Information Document) that everyone has given a five-star rating. It's organized, it's comprehensive, and it's useful. What more could one ask for?

25 Apr 2002
New NBM 3.7 Files (feature)
Heads Up: Here are a couple of new files you'll want to check out. One is an update to FILTSRV.NLM, and the other is the BorderManager 3.7 VPN client.

25 Apr 2002
SurfControl with NBM 3.7 (tip)
We've had a number of questions about the SurfControl functionality that is shipped with NBM 3.7. Here's the scoop.

25 Apr 2002
NBM Logging and Reporting (trench)
NBM ships with a limited set of reports, and many people want more. Here are some partners who offer more choices.

24 Apr 2002
New DirXML Book; Get Chapter 1 Here (feature)
Peter Kuo's much anticipated book, "Novell's Guide to DirXML" has hit the streets. The 432-page book covers installation, configuration, optimization (and a few more "ations" that are too hard to spell). Get the first chapter here.

23 Apr 2002
iChat Corporate Instant Messenger (IM) (tool)
Instant Messenger that authenticates to eDirectory and leverages your corporate UserID.

22 Apr 2002
Notes From the Field: eDirectory 8.6.2 Upgrade (feature)
Brett Ratliff shares his tried-and-tested recipe for successful eDirectory 8.6.2 upgrades. There's nothing like cooking tips from someone who's actually in the kitchen.

18 Apr 2002
Charge for Internet use with inGOT (trench)
Here's a cool partner tool that can help you keep a lid on Internet usage by letting you bill your users for the time they spend surfing. This is being used widely in New Zealand and Australian schools, and it's worth a look.

18 Apr 2002
Comparing the Novell BorderManager Versions (feature)
See at a glance all the features in the various versions of BorderManager, from 2.1 to the brand-new 3.7.

18 Apr 2002
Checking eDirectory 8.6.2 on Solaris and Linux Hosts (tip)
Here are some super tips to troubleshoot your Solaris or Linux implementation of eDirectory 8.6.2 straight from Novell's India Development Center.

18 Apr 2002
DirectoryAlert (tool)
Monitor all network directory activity.

17 Apr 2002
TCP/IP FAQ (feature)
The Novell TCP/IP FAQ provides answers to a selection of common questions on the various protocols (IP, TCP, UDP and others) that make up the TCP/IP protocol suite.

17 Apr 2002
SList.zip (tool)
Show server connections.

16 Apr 2002
Customizing iChain 2.0 Proxy Messages (tip)
Novell Consultant Gustavo J Gallardo shares a tip on how to customize and/or translate iChain 2.0 proxy messages using javascript to make the modification in the user's browser.

16 Apr 2002
Upgrading from iChain 1.5 to 2.0 (feature)
Here is a new AppNote written by Neil Cashell and Nicolas Barcet that outlines the recommended process for upgrading from Novell iChain 1.5 to version 2.0. Check it out.

16 Apr 2002
Troubleshooting iChain 2.0 Installation Problems (feature)
If you're getting ready to install iChain 2.0, you'll want to read this new article that identifies the various stages that the iChain Proxy Server installation program goes through, points out potential problems, and gives troubleshooting tips to help you overcome these problems.

16 Apr 2002
Using and Managing Dynamic Groups (feature)
Dynamic Groups are a slick new feature in eDirectory 8.6.x that makes management of large and complex organizations a lot of fun -- for some of us. Here's an article from AppNotes that dives deep into this new technology.

16 Apr 2002
Do You Have Enough Cache? (trench)
If your directory seems to have lost its zip, maybe it could use some cache. This forum poster solved a number of problems by giving the directory a little room to work.

15 Apr 2002
Prepping Lotus Notes for SecureLogin (tip)
If you've installed SecureLogin but can't quite get it to log you into Lotus Notes, here's a tip that should get you back to work.

15 Apr 2002
Special Characters and Usernames (tip)
Sometimes those pesky Hi-ASCII characters can cause a grown network administrator to cry. If you're having to deal with uncommon characters in your usernames, here are a couple of references designed to help.

12 Apr 2002
ACLCheck and Group Membership (tip)
Scott Jones sheds some light on the best way to configure ACLCheck to walk the tree and do group membership checks.

12 Apr 2002
Rule Placement Concepts (tip)
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you're deciding where to place your rules.

12 Apr 2002
BorderManager 3.7 90-day evaluation license (tip)
Heads up: The English-only CD of NBM 3.7 that ships on April 17th has a trial license built into the install. However, that license will have already expired by the time you get your hands on it. (Oops.) Here's the right one.

11 Apr 2002
Single Sign-On Through Novell SecureLogin (feature)
JD Marymee takes a look at traditional Single Sign-On solutions before exploring what makes SecureLogin such a unique -- and powerful -- solution to this growing problem.

11 Apr 2002
DirXML 1 Grace Login Fix (tool)
Stylesheets that fix grace logins getting out of sync when using the NDS to NDS driver.

9 Apr 2002
Disaster Recovery in the 21st Century (feature)
Novell's Chief Security Strategist, Alan Mark, offers some solid advice and guidelines in this new Novell Connection article.

9 Apr 2002
NDS Snoop (tool)
Complete NDS projects without writing any code.

8 Apr 2002
Understanding the DSRepair Function: "Rebuild Operation Schema" (tip)
Here's a command in DSRepair that is often used but seldom understood (see irregardless). The support team helps us understand when and when not to use this one.

8 Apr 2002
Disaster Recovery Tips (tip)
Disaster recovery has been top-of-mind for Benedict College's Freeman Burgess. Here are a few of the disaster recovery tips he submitted as part of the Government Tip Contest.

8 Apr 2002
Manage Users in Groups with this Stylesheet (feature)
Novell Consultant Raymon Epping is at it again. This time he's written a stylesheet that uses DirXML 1.1 to add users to groups in eDirectory.

8 Apr 2002
ETS Groups Stylesheet (tool)
XSLT stylesheet that manages users in eDirectory Groups.

5 Apr 2002
Preventing Abends when PROXY.NLM is Unloaded (tip)
If your BorderManager server hangs or abends when PROXY.NLM is unloaded, here's the solution.

5 Apr 2002
Managing Browser Configuration for Novell BorderManager Proxy Clients (feature)
Check out this new AppNote which describes the various approaches to configuring and distributing your client browser configurations to match updated proxy configuration in your environment.

5 Apr 2002
DA Placement (feature)
If you have pure IP VPN clients, here's a configuration tip to remember.

5 Apr 2002
Move Data From Excel to eDirectory (trench)
Vivek B M built this tool to get Excel data into the directory-digestible LDIF format. Take a look.

5 Apr 2002
eDirectory Migration Notes (trench)
Novell consultant Kevin Vinson has been busy working on an eDirectory migration project in North Carolina. He kept notes (oooooh). And he's sharing them with us (aaaaah).

5 Apr 2002
Excel 2 LDIF 1.1 (tool)
Import information from Microsoft Excel into eDirectory.

4 Apr 2002
Installing Novell Account Manager 2.1 on eDirectory 8.6.2 (tip)
Straight from support: the latest instructions for installing Novell Account Management 2.1 for Windows 2000 on eDirectory 8.6.2.

4 Apr 2002
A Stylesheet for the Cutting Edge (feature)
Raymon Epping has been busy working with the new DirXML 1.1, eDirectory 8.6.2 and Windows XP Pro. Here's a stylesheet he's created that leverages the strengths of all three.

4 Apr 2002
ETS Stylesheet (tool)
XSLT stylesheet that works with DirXML 1.1, eDirectory 8.6.2, and Windows XP Pro.

3 Apr 2002
Scheduling DSRepair Using Cron.NLM (tip)
Jim Trotter explains how he automates some of his server maintenance tasks like periodic DSREPAIRs and regularly-scheduled volume purges.

3 Apr 2002
eDirectory 8.6.2 Upgrade Info (feature)
Here's some info you can take to the bank regarding eDirectory 8.6.2 and its sometimes confusing upgrade path. Brought to you by the good people in support and product management.

2 Apr 2002
Synchronizing Some Groups But Not Others (feature)
Novell Argentina Consultant Gustavo J Gallardo lets us take a look at a DirXML stylesheet he authored to synchronize specifically targeted groups in a company's directory.

2 Apr 2002
Container/Object Stylesheet (tool)
DirXML Stylesheet that targets specified containers for synchronization.

2 Apr 2002
AppNote Tool: Upgrading from iChain 1.5 to 2.0 (tool)
Obtain an LDIF file with a list of schema definitions for iChain 2.0, including changes from previous versions.

2 Apr 2002
AppNote Tool: iChain Java Servlets (tool)
Obtain an LDIF file with a list of schema definitions for iChain 2.0, including changes from previous versions.

29 Mar 2002
Novell Product IP Port Usage (tip)
Here's a useful reference to tuck into your bag of tricks.

28 Mar 2002
Using Indexes to Optimize DirXML Transfers (tip)
Here's a tip from support that could add some significant speed to your DirXML processes.

28 Mar 2002
Optimal Configuration for LDAP on NetWare (feature)
The support guys came up with these guidelines for getting the most out of LDAP and eDirectory on your NetWare server. Each setting comes with an explanation and rationale -- wow.

26 Mar 2002
Skins Gadget (tool)
Streamlines the process of importing or exporting portal skins.

22 Mar 2002
Automate Your Directory Maintenance (trench)
Christopher Lahiff shares his collection of StuffKey files he created to automatically (read regularly) check vitals in a directory like timesync, network addresses, connections, replica sync, and more.

22 Mar 2002
Centralis Contex Eases AD Administration (trench)
Centralis Contex for AD is a third-party tool for network administrators with users in a mixed eDirectory / Active Directory environment. It allows you to manage key user settings from Novell's ConsoleOne and synchronizes these settings with Active Directory.

21 Mar 2002
BRDSTATS v1.50a (trench)
Even more fresh! Simon Begin shares this updated version of his excellent tool. This program scans proxy server common log files and creates HTML files containing a wide range of very revealing statistics, such as Top 20 Web Sites, Traffic Analysis, Top URLs for Top Users, and many more. Keep an eagle eye on the Internet usage in your system, with Simon's help.

21 Mar 2002
XP and the VPN client (tip)
Readers have written wondering if anyone has used the VPN client with XP Pro. Here's one that has been vouched for by one of our experts.

21 Mar 2002
BorderManager Server behind ADSL Modem (tip)
If you have multiple locations with ADSL modems that support PPPoE, you may be looking to set up site-to-site VPN connections. Scott Jones shares a couple of ways to approach this situation.

20 Mar 2002
Alias Utility for Contextless Login (tip)
Here's a free utility designed to automate the process of creating multiple aliases. (Especially useful if last week's article on aliases and contextless logins struck you as extraordinarily clever).

15 Mar 2002
Troubleshooting IP Problems (feature)
Here is one of the magic tricks of resolving IP problems on NetWare. Renaming NETINFO.CFG and TCPIP.CFG, then re-entering the networking config in INETCFG often fixes inexplicable communications problems. Come get the details.

15 Mar 2002
What's New in Novell BorderManager 3.7? (feature)
Come find out all the new features in the upcoming Novell BorderManager 3.7.

15 Mar 2002
Blocking FTP Downloads with an Access Rule (tip)
If you are having trouble making an access rule that will effectively block FTP downloads through the browser, here are some troubleshooting tips from the exceptionally helpful Catarina Luppi.

15 Mar 2002
BorderManager Proxy Statistics Tool (tool)
Scan BorderManager log files and create useful reports in HTML.

14 Mar 2002
Leveraging Aliases in a Contextless Login Solution (trench)
When the department Chris Moore worked for upgraded to NetWare 5.1, their old contextless login solution stopped working. That's when they put their heads together and came up with an ingenious solution of their own.

13 Mar 2002
eDirectory 8.6 and NDS Compatibility Guide (feature)
Straight from support -- this document will help you understand the differences between the different versions of eDirectory and NDS and why some of them shouldn't be mixed in an environment.

13 Mar 2002
New eDirectory 8.6 Versioning Standard (feature)
Here's a bit of clarification about what eDirectory version numbers represent, who's in charge of them, and what each digit means to you.

13 Mar 2002
Installing eDirectory 8.6.1 on Linux 7.2 (trench)
Xavier Martorell generated this detailed checklist that can be used to install eDirectory on Linux. Avoid possible hangups by walking in his footsteps.

12 Mar 2002
Installing DirXML 1.1 on Linux 7.2 (feature)
Here's a checklist from Novell Systems Engineer Xavier Martorell that walks you through the process of installing DirXML 1.1 on a Linux box. Isn't it nice when someone *else* blazes the trail?

12 Mar 2002
AppNote: Novell iChain 2.0 Installation and Configuration Quick Start (feature)
Don't miss this new AppNote written by Neil Cashell and Shane Johns. This article highlights new features and enhanced capabilities of iChain 2.0 and also provides a quick-start installation and configuration guide.

12 Mar 2002
Troubleshooting Guide for Installing iChain 2.0 Proxy Server (tip)
Here is a great collection of troubleshooting tips from Novell Technical Support (NTS) that solve many of the problems customers have had installing iChain Proxy Server. Check here first, and save yourself a call.

12 Mar 2002
iChain 2.0 and Novell Portal Services FAQ (tip)
If you have questions about iChain and Novell Portal Services integration, check out this FAQ from Novell Technical Support. They may have the answer for you.

11 Mar 2002
Health Checks for Legacy Versions of NDS (feature)
You might think preventative maintenance was a term coined by your dentist. Nope. It was a guy in support who stresses that brushing and flossing won't keep your directory healthy, but these tips will.

11 Mar 2002
Capturing DirXML Trace Information (tip)
If you've every wanted to track or troubleshoot your DirXML implementation by capturing trace information, here's a tip or two from support that should get you filling your trace logs in no time.

8 Mar 2002
Filter Support and VPN (tip)
If you have a VPN server that you do not want to do any packet filtering, here's a nice little trick.

8 Mar 2002
Crossing Two Proxies (tip)
We heard from a reader who wants to know if he can put an NBM proxy in front of an existing net appliance proxy and an existing firewall. Short answer: Yes. Longer answer here.

8 Mar 2002
Disabling Warnings for Users (tip)
Want to shield your regular users from those mystifying disk-space warning messages? Here's a suggestion.

6 Mar 2002
Automating Account Creation on Linux Systems (tip)
Here's a tip from the support team that details how to take some of the hand work out of account creation on Linux systems running eDirectory.

6 Mar 2002
Exporting Directory Info to a Database or LDAP via LDIF (tip)
Here's a relatively painless way (read; no XML) to get info out of your directory and into a database for report generation, or account management, or mailing list generation, or whatever.

5 Mar 2002
Using Low-Level Delphi to Build eDirectory Applications (feature)
In this last-in-the-series article, Wolfgang Schreiber, demonstrates the finer points of developing eDirectory applications using the Delphi: Low-Level toolset.

5 Mar 2002
Cisco Secure Access Control Server Vulnerability (tip)
Heads up: Cisco has released infomation about a security vulnerability that shows itself when their Secure Access Control Server is used with NDS. Get info on the problem and the fixes here.

1 Mar 2002
Real-time Computer Monitoring (trench)
David Merrett recommends a cool product that will send an alert to the admin whenever someone tries to access a site that's banned. Catch them in the act, while it's hard to deny.

1 Mar 2002
Blocking Instant Messengers (tip)
If you're looking for ways to block the use of Instant Messengers, you're in for a rough road. Check out these ideas from people in the Government sector, who hate to waste taxpayer money on people who AIM each other all day instead of working.

1 Mar 2002
Tracking usage of Instant Messaging Clients (trench)
Many companies are beginning to pay attention to the usage of instant messaging clients by their employees, and several people have written to see if BorderManager can help. Here's one idea.

1 Mar 2002
Setting Time on Windows Servers Running eDirectory (trench)
Pauline Robinson, one of our conscientious readers, sent in a critical step we missed in our "eDirectory Upgrade Checklist". Check out her key additions to our checklist.

28 Feb 2002
Synchronizing Passwords Between eDirectory and Active Directory (tip)
Here's a quick read about how eDirectory and Active Directory can be set up to exchange and synchronize password information.

27 Feb 2002
Troubleshooting System Issues with DS Expert (trench)
NetPro's Juli Kerr shares a few tips designed to help you troubleshoot your eDirectory operation using the advanced features of DS Expert.

26 Feb 2002
Where's NDS Manager in NetWare 6? (tip)
If you've gotten used to the slick features in NDS Manager, these readers tell where you can find similar functionality in the new NetWare 6.

22 Feb 2002
NDS user Authorization with a Radius-aware Network Access Server (tip)
Using Radius to authenticate users is a common solution for many Network Access Server implementations. Using the same technology to provide authorization for NDS users is another option available with BorderManager Authentication Services.

22 Feb 2002
eDirectory Upgrade Checklist (feature)
If there's a directory upgrade in your future, this checklist from the trenches can help you avoid the mistakes of those who have gone before you.

22 Feb 2002
NDS, AD, and Time Synchronization (tip)
According to this reader, timing is everything when it comes to Active Directory.

22 Feb 2002
Measuring Traffic Flow with MRTG (tip)
If you're looking for a way to keep track of the traffic on your routers, MRTG is definitely worth a look. It's our favorite kind of thing: it works, it's field-hardened, and it's free.

19 Feb 2002
Novell Helps Develop Federated Identity (feature)
Novell is joining with other industry players to develop an open, single sign-on identity model that will help simplify and secure the process of doing business on the net.

19 Feb 2002
DirXML eDirectory Change Log Tool (feature)
Have you ever wanted to log the changes made to the objects in your eDirectory tree? Check out this DirXML tool written by Israel Forst and Holger Dopp.

19 Feb 2002
Using Stylesheets, Java, and JDBC to Audit DirXML Events (feature)
Karl Bunnell shows us how to put some high-powered tools to work auditing the DirXML events in our directory.

19 Feb 2002
Change Log Tool (tool)
Use DirXML to create a log of changes made to objects in your eDirectory tree(s).

15 Feb 2002
Server Sizing and Other Hardware Issues (feature)
Updated: Scott Jones, product manager for Novell BorderManager and passionate security zealot, explains the delicate art of hardware selection for your BorderManager server. Don't miss this one.

15 Feb 2002
Clearing the Cache Quickly (tip)
Tommy Mikkelsen shares a tip on how to clear the proxy cache in record time, so you can get your users up and running much faster.

15 Feb 2002
Trust But Verify: A Guide to Using E-mail Correspondence (tip)
Heads Up: This is a very good paper written by the National Infrastructure Protection Center. It contains seven tips for protecting yourself and your company from email viruses, and is probably worth passing along to your users.

14 Feb 2002
Full Service Directory; The Definitive Site (feature)
We stumbled across this mother lode of really cool diagrams and explanations about eDirectory a.k.a. the Full Service Directory. It looks to be good for everything from studying for certification to developing strategic deployment plans.

13 Feb 2002
eDirectory Change Log Tool (feature)
Have you ever wanted to log the changes made to the objects in your eDirectory tree? Check out this tool written by Israel Forst and Holger Dopp.

11 Feb 2002
Transitive Vector: What Is It? (tip)
If you've always wondered what the heck a Transitive Vector is, Kevin Burnett puts on his kit gloves and helps the rest of us understand what it is and why it's important to eDirectory.

8 Feb 2002
Novell Licensing Services (NLS) and BorderManager Issues (feature)
Novell Licensing Services (NLS) and BorderManager have not coexisted very well. Here are some optimization tips that help them live together in peace.

8 Feb 2002
Transparent Proxy Limitations (tip)
If you have to keep an eye on your users' Internet activity, be aware of the current limitations of transparent proxy.

8 Feb 2002
Ye Old DOS Client (tip)
Jessica, our cheerful, yet long-suffering Novell webmaster, has received so many requests for the classic old DOS Client that she has arranged for us to post it in our Free Tools section.

6 Feb 2002
You're Hired -- Now Get to Work! (feature)
Novell Connection's Linda Kennard writes about how Novell uses eDirectory to get new employees and contractors what they need to work from the get go.

5 Feb 2002
Synchronizing Network Time (feature)
The Support Team has been fielding quite a few calls about Time Synchronization lately. Here's where to get some help without making a call.

4 Feb 2002
Solaris Upgrades and the NICI Migration Utility (tip)
It's all about reading the readme file before upgrading. If you, like us, sometimes skip this step, here's some eDirectory on Solaris disaster recovery advice.

30 Jan 2002
Performance of BorderManager 3.6 vs. 3.5 (tip)
For those of you just now upgrading to BorderManager 3.6, here's a nice little list of changes you should look for.

29 Jan 2002
Audit Your Security with These Tools (trench)
Info on tools that help system administrators audit their security.

29 Jan 2002
Group Management Eating Your Day? Try Dynamic Groups (feature)
If you're tired of managing groups, you have to take a look at a new feature in eDirectory 8.6 called Dynamic Groups. Dynamic Groups monitor user objects and when they see someone move from one job (or country) to another, they dynamically modify group memberships to reflect the change.

28 Jan 2002
Lufthansa Brings in eDirectory to Track 70,000 Employees (feature)
Deutsche Lufthansa AG recently signed a sizable license agreement that will allow the airline to create secure and structured employee access to their company intranet.

25 Jan 2002
Developing an Access Rules Plan (feature)
There are many things to consider when developing an Access Rules plan for your company, and any time you spend during the planning stages will pay off big time during the implementation and beyond. Scott Jones shares some excellent guidelines and tips to help you plan wisely.

25 Jan 2002
How to Use Wildcards in Access Rules (tip)
Writing Access Rules? Wildcards can become your new best friend. Here are some examples to get you started.

25 Jan 2002
Login Policy Object Interfering With VPN (tip)
If you're having trouble getting VPN clients to authenticate, check out this nice little troubleshooting tip.

24 Jan 2002
Beneficial Life Opens its Internet Doors (feature)
Cheryl Walton outlines the steps this life insurance company took to leverage Novell products (including eDirectory) en route to making its services available over the Internet.

23 Jan 2002
RLAPPSET 1.2 for NDS (Rick Laughinghouse Set Application Object) (tool)
Set application object attributes from a command line.

23 Jan 2002
Getting the Focused, Undivided Attention of Apps Launched with Application Launcher (tip)
If your Application Launcher users have upgraded to Windows 2000 and are noticing they now have to launch an application *and* click on its window (to bring it into the foreground) before they can use it, here's a way to open apps the way your users want them to open.

22 Jan 2002
GroupWise Gadgets and iChain (trench)
Jimmie Hay explains how to configure the GroupWise Mail and Calendar Gadgets to securely access GroupWise resources protected by a Novell iChain appliance.

22 Jan 2002
Configuring Mutual Authentication (tip)
Here is a tip with step-by-step instructions on how to configure Mutual Authentication.

22 Jan 2002
iChain Resource Center (feature)
If you're looking for info on iChain -- any info -- this new Resource Center has everything from box shots to white papers in one place! Check it out!

22 Jan 2002
RLGUISET v1.1 for NDS: Set an App Object's GUID from Command Line (trench)
The delightfully named Rick Laughinghouse shares an updated version of GUIDSET. This will set an Application Object's GUID to ANYTHING. Great freebie for you...

18 Jan 2002
VPN Client (Win2000/98/95/NT) and Silent Install (feature)
This is important info and is currently kind of hard to find in the body of a README. So here it is, for your reading and printing pleasure.

18 Jan 2002
Traffic Shaper (tip)
Highly recommended by BorderManager gurus is this nice free tool, which we have just added to our Downloadables Page. It's worth a look if you're looking for a way to manage your server bandwidth.

18 Jan 2002
Lord of the Rings (tip)
In case you're wondering how BorderManager stacks up in the firewall business, here's some cool info from a recent IDC report.

18 Jan 2002
Keep an Eye on Internet Traffic with NETMON (tip)
NETMON is a protocol analyzer that runs on NetWare. It can be useful in developing your Novell BorderManager packet filtering policy. Find out what people are actually using the Internet for, so that your firewall policy balances security with usability.

17 Jan 2002
NDS Password Checker (tool)
Can be used to inform users during login that their password will be expire if 'Force periodic password change' is enabled in NDS.

17 Jan 2002
Upgrades: There's an Order to These Things (tip)
Marcel Cox offers advice on what to upgrade when to avoid getting the proverbial cart before the horse.

17 Jan 2002
AppNote Tool: Audit DirXML Events Using Stylesheets, Java, and JDBC (tool)
Companion resource to AppNotes article.

16 Jan 2002
Creating Random Passwords for Multiple Users (tip)
Here's a quick way to batch-create, random passwords for your new accounts.

16 Jan 2002
Using DirXML and Java to Implement Complex Business Rules (feature)
Karl Bunnell shows us how to leverage Java and XSL with DirXML to build industrial-strength business-rules apps.

16 Jan 2002
Debugging DirXML Drivers (feature)
AppNotes researcher Kevin Burnett shows us some tools and shares some advice about debugging those DirXML drivers you're working on in your spare time.

15 Jan 2002
DirXML 1.1 Released; Eval Available (feature)
There's a new version of DirXML in town. This version of the data synchronization software promises to be more flexible and powerful than its predecessor. Also available today, the new DirXML Driver for SAP HR.

14 Jan 2002
Storing Notes.ID Files in eDirectory (tip)
Store your Lotus Notes.ID files in eDirectory with Single Sign-on and this tool from Holger Dopp.

14 Jan 2002
Single Sign-on Wrapper for Lotus Notes 1.1 (tool)
Store Lotus Notes ID files in eDirectory.

11 Jan 2002
Filter Exceptions for Basic Internet Traffic (tip)
In response to some reader questions, Cyle Dibble of our Advisory Board shared this list of TIDs that you should find useful in setting up filters for basic Internet traffic.

11 Jan 2002
Understanding Novell BorderManager's HTTP Proxy Logs (feature)
Don't miss this new AppNote by the resident genius from Connectotel Ltd. Marcus, we are proud to note, is a member of the BorderManager Cool Solutions Advisory Board, as well as the eDirectory Cool Solutions Advisory Board.

11 Jan 2002
New eDirectory Book; Get Chapter 1 Here (feature)
Novell Press author Jeffrey Hughes has just released a new book titled, "Effective eDirectory Design & Proactive Analysis". Get your preview here.

10 Jan 2002
AppNote Tool: Sample Code for eDirectory-enabled Applications (tool)
Building eDirectory-Enabled Applications Using Delphi: Low-Level.

8 Jan 2002
Setting up Outlook to Use Addresses from eDirectory (feature)
Jim Schnitter show us how to hook Outlook into eDirectory and create an address book to rival all address books.

5 Jan 2002
Dial-in Authentication (feature)
Looking for a way to let your users maintain a single password for both onsite and offsite access? Here are some ideas from our own Marcus Williamson.

5 Jan 2002
Security Testing Online (tip)
Cool Reader Vincent M. raised an issue that's of interest to many NBM users. He is looking for sites where he can test BorderManager Security, in order to get a second opinion on a consultant's recommendation. Come see what Scott Jones has to say about that.

4 Jan 2002
eDirectory Brings Order to Oslo Supplier (trench)
Shipbuilding supplier Unitor needed a way to help their 1,000 employees working from 70 sites keep track of their 10,000 products. ComputerLand consultants steered them to eDirectory.

4 Jan 2002
New Version of ADM.NLM for BorderManager 3.5 and 3.6 (tip)
Heads Up: Here's a patch that will fix the abend you might get with multiple Access Challenges.

4 Jan 2002
Upgrading from NDS: eDirectory 8 or eDirectory 8.5? (tip)
We found a user who has an eye on upgrading their directory and was looking for some advice. Luckily we also found Marcel Cox who was ready with all the right answers.

28 Dec 2001
No more tears! (Abends) (trench)
Robert posted this gem in the Proxy Forum, and we thought you might want to see it. He explains how an extra line in his proxy.cfg saved the day.

28 Dec 2001
Synching Passwords Across Multiple Trees with DirXML (trench)
This team from Mount Sinai/NYU Health rolled up their sleeves, figured out *exactly* how to leverage DirXML to synchronize passwords across multiple trees -- and they kept notes! Dig into this one.

28 Dec 2001
Upgrading From Windows NT running NDS for NT to Windows 2000 (tip)
For those of you making the jump from Windows NT to Windows 2000 and wondering how to keep your directory intact, here's a tip.

28 Dec 2001
Fifty Security Tools (feature)
From the popular www.insecure.org comes this excellent list of the fifty security tools most often recommended by those in NMAP (Network Mapper) community.

20 Dec 2001
Minimal Rights for Configuring BorderManager (feature)
Wondering what rights are required to be able to configure BorderManager? Here's what you need.

20 Dec 2001
Improving VPN Throughput (tip)
We have seen some questions about whether BorderManager 3.6 might have some VPN throughput limitations. Not so! Just tweak your settings.

20 Dec 2001
Keeping track of RADIUS Login Info (tip)
Looking for a way to track how long your users are staying logged in via RADIUS? Here's how you do it.

19 Dec 2001
Using eDirectory and DirXML to Enforce a Corporate Naming Policy (feature)
Karl Bunnell shows us how to use DirXML and eDirectory to assign and manage usernames that comply with a corporate convention and keep the multiple Jones' in your address book straight.

19 Dec 2001
eDirectory 8.6 Compatibility Matrix (feature)
Here's a great guide, put together by the guys in support, to help you drop eDirectory 8.6 into your existing mix.

19 Dec 2001
More Answers to the Directory or Database Question (tip)
The eDirectory engineers tossed us some info designed to amuse and amaze regarding the directory-or-database question.

19 Dec 2001
eDirectory Product Information (feature)
We don't make it a habit of pointing out new marketing lit, but we like these new pieces because they're fact-packed, and low on fluff.

17 Dec 2001
iChain 2.0 Field Patch 2 (tip)
This new patch provides a bundle of fixes for issues that have surfaced since iChain 2.0 shipped.

17 Dec 2001
iChain Installation and Configuration Demo (feature)
If you're new to iChain, here are some Quick Guide flash movies that will take you through the installation and configuration process - making your iChain setup quick and painless.

17 Dec 2001
Rewrite Filter Configuration for iChain 2.0 (tip)
The Rewrite filter is a powerful tool which enables administrators to search and replace user-specified strings with new strings. Read this TID to help you through the configuration process.

17 Dec 2001
Create UNIX Home Directories (tool)
Create UNIX home directories with Account Manager 2.1 for Linux or Solaris.

14 Dec 2001
Using DirXML to Define and Enforce a Corporate Naming Policy (feature)
Karl Bunnell shows us how to use DirXML to assign and manage usernames that comply with a corporate convention and keep all the David Jones' from colliding in your address book.

14 Dec 2001
Splitting Traffic (tip)
Three ideas of how to set things up so you can have one pipe to handle email, and another one to handle web stuff.

14 Dec 2001
DirXML Drivers, Engine and Story (feature)
If you're new to DirXML, or if you just want to brush up, here's a quick read that gives you everything you need for a solid foundation and understanding.

14 Dec 2001
DirXML Resource Center (tip)
If you're looking for info in DirXML -- any info -- this new Resource Center has everything from Artwork to Z ..., er, White Papers.

14 Dec 2001
DirXML Gets SAP Stamp of Approval (feature)
The DirXML Driver for SAP HR will be able to synchronize user information in mySAP HR with other enterprise applications, laying the foundation for eProvisioning solutions.

13 Dec 2001
Resetting the Default BorderManager Filters (tip)
If you've configured a bunch of BorderManager filters, and would like to erase them all and start fresh with the default filters that ship with the product, here's how to do it.

13 Dec 2001
Security Threats for NetWare and eDirectory (feature)
Here are some common security issues that you might have encountered in your work with NetWare and eDirectory. If you've had a close encounter with one of them, let us know how you dealt with it, and we'll send you a Novell t-shirt for your trouble.

12 Dec 2001
eDirectory Gets SAP Certified (feature)
eDirectory and DirXML are officially certified to power the identity aspects of mySAP.com eBusiness platform solutions.

12 Dec 2001
Using Delphi: ActiveX to Build eDirectory Apps (feature)
In part two of this three-part AppNote series, Wolfgang Schreiber explores the finer points of Delphi: ActiveX programming.

12 Dec 2001
New eDirectory Resource Center (feature)
Wow! Everything eDirectory in one place! How'd they do that? (If you're a fact fanatic that drools over white papers and product flyers, take your meds before you click on in.)

7 Dec 2001
Getting Schooled in eDirectory 8.6 Synchronization Changes (feature)
eDirectory 8.6 performs synchronization a little differently than did its predecessors. Learn all the details in this piece from the Support team.

6 Dec 2001
Hierarchical Cache: Using Novell BorderManager and Volera Excelerator together (feature)
Learn how these two products combined in a hierarchical proxy/cache infrastructure can enable you to improve user productivity and network performance without the huge investment of a new network infrastructure.

6 Dec 2001
How to install BorderManager 3.6 on NetWare 6 (tip)
By popular demand, here are short and sweet instructions for you to savor and enjoy.

6 Dec 2001
What is CLNTRUST? (tip)
Marcus Williamson of our Advisory Board explains how BorderManager handles authentication, and how CLNTRUST fits into the picture.

6 Dec 2001
eDirectory Makes Online Banking a Reality in the Philippines (feature)
Before China Bank could open their digital doors for online transactions, they looked for a way to beef up their security. Guess what they found?

6 Dec 2001
Using Delphi to Build eDirectory Apps (feature)
Whether your a true-blue developer or just want to try your hand at building something that leverages eDirectory this AppNote article by Wolfgang Schreiber will give you a place to start.

3 Dec 2001
Preparing a Disaster Recovery Plan (feature)
We struck gold when we uncovered this AppNote feature that details how to put together a good disaster recovery plan. Randy Bender has done a great job of showing you how to create a plan that fits.

3 Dec 2001
AppNote Tool: Sample Code using Delphi: ActiveX (tool)
Building eDirectory-Enabled Applications using Delphi: ActiveX

3 Dec 2001
AppNote Tool: Corporate Naming Policy Using DirXML Stylesheets Example (tool)
Enforce corporate naming standards.

30 Nov 2001
Security Services Solutions (feature)
Check out this great White Paper, which explains how you can participate in the net economy securely using Novell BorderManager. This is the perfect kind of thing to send your executives to help them understand why you NEED this tool.

30 Nov 2001
Directory, Database, or Breath Mint? (trench)
If you're struggling with the directory or database tug of war, here's a feature from Novell AppNotes that should bring peace to both fronts.

30 Nov 2001
Keeping Your Guard Up With eDirectory (feature)
Is eDirectory vulnerable to Denial of Service attacks? We ask one who knows.

30 Nov 2001
eDirectory and Active Directory; an Outsider's Perspective (trench)
Read how this writer at "ExtremeTech" thinks eDirectory and Active Directory stack up against each other.

30 Nov 2001
Managing eDirectory on Solaris (tip)
What does one need to run/manage eDirectory on Solaris? That is the question. And, yes, we do have the answer to this one.

30 Nov 2001
Setting up BorderManager for Real Player and Quicktime (trench)
In response to our Open Call for suggestions, here's what we've gotten so far. If you have experiences to share, we'd love to hear from you.

30 Nov 2001
Enhancements in BorderManager 3.6 Support Pack 1a (feature)
Come see all the enhancements in the new Support Pack 1a. It contains updates for all services contained in the BorderManager 3.6 product along with added support for NetWare 6 installations.

25 Nov 2001
DirXML Browser (tool)
DirXML Browser to start/stop and retrieve current status of DirXML Drivers using either ConsoleOne (DirXML 1.x) or iManager (IDM 2/3).

21 Nov 2001
Novell Nets Major Fish Food Manufacturer in Norway (feature)
Novell eDirectory helped reduce complexity of this manufacturer's operations by consolidating all of their networks into one virtual network and allowing each user to experience their business network in a personalized way.

20 Nov 2001
Updated PROXY.NLM (feature)
Have you heard about the newest build of PROXY.NLM? Don't be the last one on your block to get it.

20 Nov 2001
A Closer Look at SOCKS (tip)
Ever wonder exactly what SOCKS is, and why it's important to BorderManager? Here's the scoop.

20 Nov 2001
BorderManager Feature Comparison Chart (feature)
Here is a terrific BorderManager Comparision chart which lists the differences in each BorderManager release from 2.1 to 3.6. Print it, tack it to the wall, memorize it, and sound like a genius.

16 Nov 2001
Directory Services: Taming the Turbulent Business Environment (feature)
Network World Columnist and Novell Sysop, Dave Kearns, does a top-notch job exploring eDirectory's value in today's tumultous business environment.

16 Nov 2001
Novell eDirectory vs. Active Directory Competitive Guide (tip)
A great guide for those of you who are having to justify eDirectory to others in your organization who are eyeing Active Directory.

16 Nov 2001
Guide to eDirectory Obituary Troubleshooting (tip)
The support guys have put together a wonderful (read: comprehensive) guide to dealing with eDirectory Obituaries. Read on.

15 Nov 2001
The Pureness of IP, and how really Icky IPX Can Be (trench)
Can you make these two protocols coexist within your network in a nice, harmonic way?

13 Nov 2001
Swiss Retailer Uses DirXML to Merge 14 Organizations Into One (feature)
This new success story explains how Coop, the second largest retailer in Switzerland used Novell technologies, including DirXML, to streamline its business processes.

13 Nov 2001
College Merici Chooses DirXML (trench)
College Merici, a Quebec-based private educational institution, has chosen Novell DirXML to enhance the efficiency of its administrative services and student record management.

13 Nov 2001
New Online Course: DirXML Driver Installation (tip)
DeveloperNet University has released online training designed to help programmers install DirXML drivers.

13 Nov 2001
DirXML 1.0 patch for NetWare 6 (tip)
If you're planning to use DirXML within your NetWare 6 infrastructure, you'll want to check out this patch.

13 Nov 2001
New DirXML Technical Information Documents (tip)
Here's a list of the latest new and updated Technical Information Documents for DirXML.

12 Nov 2001
iChain helps German Farmers Track the Weather (feature)
Come learn how the Bavarian farmers' association uses iChain to provide weather forecasts to farmers.

12 Nov 2001
Using iChain Single Sign-on with Microsoft Outlook Web Access (feature)
Don't miss this great article explaining how to simplify, secure and accelerate the clumsy, unsecured double login process Microsoft Exchange users perform when using Outlook Web Access Server. Your Exchange users will worship the ground you walk on.

12 Nov 2001
Problems Logging in to iChain 2.0 (tip)
When attempting to login to the iChain 2.0 authentication page, some people are getting 403 errors, or find that takes a long time to complete. Here's what's happening, and how you can work around it.

12 Nov 2001
How to update drivers during an iChain 2.0 install (tip)
Here is the right way to update the IDE and SCUZZI drivers when installing iChain 2.0.

12 Nov 2001
Novell LDAP Address Book (tool)
Manage addresses in LDAP-based directories (including eDirectory).

9 Nov 2001
Open Call: Looking for Some App: Application Smarts (trench)
If you know this headline isn't a typo, you could know just enough to help one of our readers out. If you're a wiz at programming with directory objects, do we have a quiz for you.

9 Nov 2001
Configuring Contextless Login to Search Part of the Tree (tip)
Cool contributor Debbie Carraway has figured out a way to keep the dirExperts contextless login utility from searching your entire tree.

2 Nov 2001
eDirectory Tree Merge Guidelines (feature)
Novell Consulting's Ken Lenihan authored this report about the complexities of merging eDirectory trees. It comes with the warning: professional drivers on a closed course, do not attempt without adequate training and supervision.

2 Nov 2001
Tip for eDirectory Upgrade to 8.5 or 8.6 Synchronization Error (tip)
Here's some solid info (from Novell Technical Support) on getting your directory back on its feet if you've upgraded to version 8.5 or 8.6 and are faced with a nasty synchronization error.

2 Nov 2001
Tip for Continuous Synchronization Issue (tip)
If you've recently upgraded to eDirectory 8.5 or 8.6 and have noticed that your directory objects are unnecessarily synchronizing, here's a new Technical Information Document (TID) that could help you out.

2 Nov 2001
Cool Tool: NDSCount v3 (tip)
Nope, this isnt' a typo. Some of our Systems Engineers saw the previous piece on counting directory objects and sent us info on this utility. You'll have to shell out a few dollars for this one but it gets two big thumbs up from those in the know.

26 Oct 2001
Another Tree-Splitting Example From the Trenches (trench)
From the "more than one way to split a tree" department, eDirectory arborist Peter J Strifas sent us this fantastic example of how his team split off part of their company, packed them up, and moved them out.

26 Oct 2001
eDirectory, Tru64 UNIX, LDAP, and rfc2307 (tip)
If you're struggling to get eDirectory running on Tru64 with LDAP and rfc2307, these tips may just nudge you in the right direction.

23 Oct 2001
Novell iChain 2.0 Now Available (feature)
Come get a high-level overview of the new features in iChain 2.0, and find out where you can get some training on it.

23 Oct 2001
Clustering iChain 1.5 (feature)
Clustering on the iChain 1.5 server only allows you to cluster and accelerate services without SSL or authentication. Rick Meredith offers a nifty workaround.

23 Oct 2001
Installing iChain on a Dell PowerEdge 2450 or 2550 (tip)
Several people have reported difficulty installing iChain on the Dell PowerEdge. The problem is almost always the PERC chip. Here's what you need to do to get the install to complete.

23 Oct 2001
The iChain Wizard (tip)
Learn how to use this great timesaver which automates many of the tasks of setting up and configuring the iChain system.

23 Oct 2001
Getting DirXML to Display Trace Messages (feature)
Trace messages give you a good way to see what's going on under the hood or your DirXML solution. Here are a few tips from the Novell Technical Support team to help you access those all-important messages and error logs.

23 Oct 2001
Overcoming Problems with Memory Size (tip)
Problems running more than one DirXML driver at a time? Check this tip for help.

23 Oct 2001
DirXML Driver Initialization Error (tip)
Here's a tip from the support team to help those of you with problems getting your DirXML drivers to bind properly.

23 Oct 2001
SSL Stops Functioning (tip)
The support team has a solution for users who installed NetWare 5.10 Support Pack 2a (NW51SP2a) on server with DirXML and are now having problems with SSL. Read on.

23 Oct 2001
Error on server console: Java SSL Exception (feature)
Here's a problem that's not really a problem -- just reeeeealy annoying. The tech support team has a fix and an explanation.

19 Oct 2001
Splitting eDirectory Trees (trench)
So your CEO sold off the right hand (Albany) without telling the left (Dublin)? What's a network administrator to do? We went to the trenches and found a guy who's split more than his share of eDirectory trees.

19 Oct 2001
Upgrading to eDirectory 8.6 on NetWare 6 (tip)
The tech support team has released some great (read: useful) tips for you to read through to help you upgrade to eDirectory 8.6

19 Oct 2001
Improvements, Updates, and Changes to eDirectory in NetWare 6 (tip)
The Novell Appnotes team has come through with another great piece -- this one spells out the improvements made to the new eDirectory. Time to bone up!

9 Oct 2001
How to Use eDirectory-Based Home Directories with the Apache Web Server (feature)
Don't miss this excellent AppNote, which can help you expand user home directories to the web.

9 Oct 2001
Ten Guidelines for Designing Effective Schema Extensions (feature)
Excellent AppNote to print and tuck away for future reference. These ten guidelines will help you extend and customize the schema to tailor NDS for your specific needs.

9 Oct 2001
Uninstalling eDirectory from a Windows NT/2000 Server (tip)
Come see the three methods of uninstalling eDirectory on Windows NT. Pick the one that suits your fancy.

1 Oct 2001
Active Directory Password Security (feature)
Have you ever created a new user and gotten a blank password on the AD account? Many people who encounter that consider it to be a huge security hole, and have written most eloquently about it. Jay Burrell adds a new suggestion to this article.

1 Oct 2001
Bulkloading eDirectory Objects (tip)
If you ever have the need to load a huge number of eDirectory objects in a short period of time, you know how daunting that task can be. Here are some suggestions to speed up the process.

1 Oct 2001
eDirectory Cache Settings for Million Object Trees (tip)
Subbu K. K. offers some excellent tips for anyone working on high-end tree deployments.

1 Oct 2001
NDS for UNIX Tools and Tips (feature)
If you use eDirectory 8.5 for Solaris/Linux or NDS Corporate Edition for Solaris/Linux, this one's for you.

28 Sep 2001
DirXML Move Proxy Driver (feature)
With DirXML 1.0, moves will fail unless you are running the driver on the master of both the source and destination container. This was addressed in DirXML 1.1 but not completely. Until it is completely resolved you will need to use the Move Proxy Driver.

28 Sep 2001
What is eProvisioning? (feature)
Bringing a new employee on board entails a series of actions involving compensation, security, and physical assets. Technology can play an important part in ensuring that business practices are implemented efficiently, cost effectively, and quickly. The new buzzword for this is eProvisioning.

28 Sep 2001
DirXML Patch for Notes Driver 1.0 (tip)
Check out this patch which contains enhancements and fixes for the Lotus Notes DirXML driver.

28 Sep 2001
DirXML Patch for Exchange driver (tip)
This file contains a patch with new features and fixes for the DirXML Driver 1.0 for Exchange 5.5.

27 Sep 2001
To Get OLAC & Auth Header to work (feature)
Come get these step-by-step instructions, complete with test cases you can use to make sure everything is configured properly.

27 Sep 2001
OLAC QuickStart and Troubleshooting Guide (feature)
The Object Level Access Control (OLAC) service of iChain enables you to integrate and allow access to Web-based applications. Sometimes these resources or objects need additional access control or application information about the user to be passed into the application. This additional information about the user can be stored in NDS or some other database.

27 Sep 2001
LDAP ASN1 Schema Definitions for iChain 2.0 (feature)
Here are the schema definitions used to administer access control rules and Community Services features.

7 Sep 2001
Building Your Own LDIFs (feature)
Want to build your own LDIFs automagically? Consultant Rich Roberts shares his cool tool.

7 Sep 2001
Adding a Second Domain Controller (tip)
Frank Keessen shares a tip he learned the hard way.

7 Sep 2001
Browse NDS Object Attributes, Generate NDS Reports (trench)
Come get this nifty tool from one of the smart guys in Worldwide Developer Support. It will allow you to run reports on any attributes of any object in an NDS tree.

22 Aug 2001
Upgrading to eDirectory 8.5 (tip)
As you prepare to upgrade your servers to eDirectory 8.5, you may be looking for a bit of practical advice. We checked with David Nicoll (Novell Consulting Scotland) and Mark Schouls (Consultant, Novell Canada) who have done this recently, and here is what they suggest.

22 Aug 2001
Using Mail Merge to Create an LDIF (tip)
Tony Gettig figured out a smooth way to give all the high school students their own user accounts. If you're a school administrator, check this out.

22 Aug 2001
Novell Single Sign-on/SecureLogin Product Strategy (feature)
In June 2001 Novell released its SecureLogin 2.5 single sign-on product. Since Novell already markets a single sign-on product, NSSO 2.1, the existence of NSL 2.5 has created some questions and concerns about the future of these products. Bob Bentley tells all.

3 Aug 2001
LDIFBUILD (tool)
Build your own LDIFs automatically.

2 Aug 2001
Cross-tree Access (feature)
Need a way to move groups of users from several trees and consolidate them into one NDS tree? Check out the TREE login script command.

2 Aug 2001
Novell LDAP Address Book (feature)
This sample application was demonstrated during Brainshare 2001. It is used for managing addresses in LDAP-based directories (including eDirectory). Enjoy, compliments of the ActiveX/JavaBeans team.

9 Jul 2001
Using CRON and STUFFKEY to Prepare Servers for Upgrade (trench)
Jonathan Laudicina shares his tools and automated scripts. Without these two tools, he'd have to manually run health checks, DSREPAIR and DSTRACE actions on almost 400 servers.

18 Jun 2001
Capture DSTRACE Conversations Without Speed Reading (trench)
DSTRACE messages fly off the screen at the speed of light and to glean any value from the content, you have to master the art of speed reading. Come see how our partners at NetPro have made it easier, and try the free eval of DS Expert and Multi-Server Trace.

18 Jun 2001
Uninstalling NDS eDirectory from a Windows NT Server (feature)
Several ways to skin this cat. Don't you love it when you have choices?

18 Jun 2001
Downloading NDS 8 (eDirectory) (tip)
A few little tips about when you can and can't use NDS 8 (aka eDirectory).

11 Jun 2001
Setting User Passwords to Expire (tip)
Looking for a utility that can set people's passwords to expire? Here are some suggestions.

11 Jun 2001
Synchronizing Passwords after Migrating Users (tip)
NDS for NT does not synchronize passwords during initial migration because of the encryption of both NT and NDS passwords. Here's how to work around that for your users.

11 Jun 2001
Using the Force Password Sync (FPS) option for NDS for NT (feature)
We've had several inquiries about how to use FPS, so here's a nice explanation of how to set it, and how it affects migrated users.

5 Jun 2001
Novell e-Login: A single identity for Internet customers (feature)
There are more than one million separate digital identities in over a dozen different relational databases that are accessed by hundreds of applications to support the online authorization and authentication needs of Novell.com. Novell needed a way to begin working towards a common Web Identity and Profile that could be migrated over time but that would still provide value to the end user and to the corporation. Come see how they did it.

5 Jun 2001
Installing iChain Community Server Software on NetWare 5.1 (feature)
We've had a few inquiries about this, so here's the scoop.

1 Jun 2001
eBusiness Kit (tool)
Create an online store with these tips and sample scripts.

31 May 2001
NDS Snoop--An NDS Prototyping Tool (feature)
The author of the enormously popular NDS Snoop has made numerous bug fixes to the original, and here's the new and improved version. Thanks, Karl! Quick go grab it for your personal toolbox.

31 May 2001
Forcing Clients to Login to Local Replica (tip)
Adam Pacchiana shares a great tip he picked up during some idle chit-chat time with one of our splendid support technicians.

31 May 2001
Managing your ConsoleOne Snapins (trench)
Wallace Marks explains how he creates a master directory so everyone can keep their PCs up-to-date with the latest greatest snapins.

16 May 2001
Mutual containment with NDS eDirectory (tip)
In many ldap servers, all objects are containers. In NDS eDirectory, the concept of a leaf object is preserved. Leaf and container objects may be contained by (instantiated within) containers. How do you define two container objects, both of which may contain the other?

16 May 2001
How to add an auxiliary class to an object in NDS (trench)
Prior to NDS 8 the only way to add additional attributes to an NDS object was to extend the object class of that object. The down-side to this mechanism was that schema extensions added to the base class cannot be removed. NDS 8 has added the capability to use an auxiliary class to define additional attributes on an NDS object. So how does it work?

16 May 2001
eDirectory and NDS Differences (tip)
What is the difference between eDirectory and NDS Corporate Edition? Are they the same product?

24 Apr 2001
DirXML Comparative Information (feature)
There is no product on the market today that competes head-to-head with DirXML. DirXML crosses the categories of meta-directory, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and eProvisioning.

24 Apr 2001
DirXML Technologies Available to OASIS for DSML 2.0 (feature)
Novell announced that it will turn over significant directory-related research and intellectual property to a key standards body to help accelerate the development and adoption of an industry-wide approach to integrating directory technology into eBusiness.

20 Apr 2001
Enabling and Viewing the Mail Server Log File (tip)
If you want to keep track of what's happening on your mail server (and who wouldn't?), here's how to set it up.

20 Apr 2001
iChain Internet Caching Server Features (feature)
Wondering what the differences are between ICS 1.3 and the iChain Internet Caching 1.5 Server? You're not alone. Here's a quick overview.

20 Apr 2001
eBusiness Spending Remains Strong (feature)
An article published by NetworkWorld Fusion shows that opportunities for Net Directory Services Software remain strong.

6 Apr 2001
Troubleshooting Password Management (tip)
Here's how to avoid two common mistakes in the configuration of the Password Management Servlet.

6 Apr 2001
iChain Custom Development (feature)
If you are looking for info about how to do custom development for your implementation of iChain, don't miss this excellent new AppNote by a Senior Software Engineer from Novell Developer Labs.

5 Apr 2001
How to Enable the DirXML Trace Screen in Netware (trench)
A reader shares his tips.

5 Apr 2001
DirXML Training for Partners (tip)
In search of the next big opportunity? Now you can partner with Novell to deliver business solutions using DirXML, the advanced data-sharing service flexible enough to accommodate any application, database, or directory!

5 Apr 2001
DirXML and support for Deltas on Import (trench)
You've got a system X with users, that you need to synchronize with eDirectory using DirXML. Can you be sure that you only synchronize changed / new / deleted users?

5 Apr 2001
DirXML - Removing eBusiness Boundaries (feature)
A key component of Novell's One Net strategy, DirXML is Novell's outstanding data-sharing and synchronization solution for revolutionizing directory management and e-business.

28 Mar 2001
DirXML Goodies (feature)
DirXML is an awesome technology and is a very valuable skill set to acquire. Resources and information are scarce, but it's getting better.

13 Mar 2001
DirXML Placement Rule (tip)
The sole purpose of the placement rule is to generate a dest-dn attribute for an <ADD> command. For the Publisher channel it is required that your app/db/dir shim provides a src-dn attribute as part of the <ADD> event.

12 Mar 2001
What the Heck is iChain All About? (feature)
We've had a few letters from people who want a no-nonsense explanation of what iChain is all about. So here it is in a nutshell.

12 Mar 2001
Password Management is Case Sensitive (tip)
Do you get a 404 File Not Found error when you try to change someone's expired password via PasswordExpired.html? Come see why that happens, and what to do about it.

2 Mar 2001
Installing Community Services on Apache/Tomcat for NT (feature)
Rick Meredith offers step-by-step instructions and the files required to install Community Services on this server.

2 Mar 2001
Quick Guide to Installing and Configuring Novell ICS and iChain 1.5 (feature)
Don't miss this new AppNote from Novell Consulting's Scott Messick. It covers the initial configuration needed to remotely manage the iChain ICS appliance from a web browser, and then provides a walk-through for activating much of iChain ICS' core functionality.

28 Feb 2001
Customer Success Story (trench)
Bracknell Forest Borough Council implemented the first eGovernment solution in the UK that enables citizens to access personalized information and interact directly with Council staff online using their own secure, digital identities.

28 Feb 2001
Login Script Management Tool (trench)
This program is very useful if you would like to have a lot of loginscripts 'synchronized'.

23 Feb 2001
Test OAC Plugins Before Installation (feature)
Test an OAC plugin in a debugger-enabled environment (such as Jbuilder, Forte, Metrowerks, etc.) before installing it on the iChain ICS where debugging is a much more difficult task.

22 Feb 2001
Customer Story (trench)
Protocom Development Systems announces their new office in The Netherlands. Learn more about Protocom and its products here.

15 Feb 2001
Web Site Maintenance Solution Using iChain/ICS and DirXML (feature)
A company conducting business on the Internet needs to ensure that their web site functions continually, with no interruption of service due to outside attacks or internal maintenance. Come see how to do it.

15 Feb 2001
SSO Capability for iChain and NIMS (feature)
Kevin James shares a nifty little servlet which provides SSO capability for iChain and NIMS. Once a user is logged into iChain, if you put a link in their iChain pages to this servlet it transparently redirects requests and responses to and from the NIMS system, and pulls the authentication data out of the iChain UserSession object stored in the http Session.

8 Feb 2001
Creating Public Access Printers with the Novell NDPS Gateway (tip)
Public access printers do not appear in NDS as objects and anyone with network access can print to a public access printer. To create a public access printer using the Novell NDPS gateway perform these steps.

6 Feb 2001
NDSContext (tool)
Write context and server to the registry.

1 Feb 2001
Remove a Server Reference (tip)
Ever have a new, not-yet-backed up server that has died and you now need to remove any reference to the server from the tree? Well, do not fear, help is near.

31 Jan 2001
NDS-Database Sync for ZfD 2 (tool)
Synchronize Inventory objects with NDS.

25 Jan 2001
DNS Federation (feature)
Learn the ins and outs of the DNS Federation feature for NDS 8.5 in this article.

18 Jan 2001
eDirectory Positioning (feature)
How does eDirectory stack up against the competition? Find out who has the edge ...

18 Jan 2001
Changing your personal NDS information (tip)
Here are several ways to make this happen, without calling IS&T.

11 Jan 2001
Merging Trees with NDS8 (trench)
If you are using an early version of NDS8, you might want to upgrade to the latest version which will include the ability to merge trees again.

11 Jan 2001
Authentication with NDS-AS (tip)
With NDS Authentication Services (NDS-AS), you can use NDS as your primary authentication database, even for client platforms that currently don't support NDS.

4 Jan 2001
Conflict with NDS8 in a tree that has a 4.10 server (tip)
The short answer - upgrade to 4.11 or higher ...

4 Jan 2001
eDirectory Overview (feature)
A good place to start getting a handle on the terms and techniques of NDS ... is right here.

4 Jan 2001
DirXML and support for Deltas on Import (trench)
Using APPSHIME to do the filtering, you can selectively synchronize only the changed / new / deleted users, even with a base textfile of hundreds of thousands.

6 Dec 2000
Inventory Show (INVSHOW) (tool)
Shows a Workstation Object's Inventory Data from a command line.

17 Nov 2000
Can't Find It? Now You Can (feature)
Get the facts on the Novell.com Search Engine - and rev it up!

31 Oct 2000
NcSv2Ldf (tool)
Convert legacy data to LDIF format.

6 Oct 2000
Login to NDS Using E-Mail ID? Yes. (trench)
Find out how to log in to NDS using your e-mail ID and NDS password in this article.

13 Sep 2000
DS Analyzer - an NDS eDirectory Troubleshooting Tool (trench)
Read how a branch of the Canadian government increased perormance and improved directory design by using NetPro's DS Analyzer.

9 Aug 2000
Login.Tar.Gz (tool)
Login to NDS using email IDs

28 Jul 2000
Password Changer (tool)
Allow users to change their passwords even if you've restricted control panel access with ZENworks.

19 Jul 2000
The Art of Troubleshooting (feature)
Keep calm, stay focused, get your tools and solve the problem - and survive to take on the next challenge.

28 Jun 2000
NDS-Based Workflow on Your Intranet or Extranet (feature)
Read how GroupLink's E-Business suite helped the DuPont Registry quickly design and implement their own e-business processes.

18 Jun 2000
NDS Browser (tool)
Shows NDS User objects and offers the possibility to change the users password and/or unlock accounts without using NetWare Administrator.

14 Jun 2000
NDS Explorer (tool)
Allow NDS objects to appear in Windows Explorer.

9 Jun 2000
DirXperts (tool)
Allow LDAP contextless login, extend valid password rules, display an administrator-defined message.

6 May 2000
Contextless Login (tool)
Perform contextless login.

5 Apr 2000
NDS eDirectory Design Guide (tip)
By Justin Taylor, Corporate Technology Strategist

23 Mar 2000
NDS eDirectory - Ending Directory Myopia (feature)
Here's a broader look at the directory and what it's good for ...

22 Mar 2000
ScheMax 1.11 (tool)
Easily customize, administer and extend NDS.

10 Mar 2000
Seeing Your Whole Tree (trench)
Visualize this - a tool that reads NDS and shows in a visual tree who has what rights and where they got them from.

28 Feb 2000
Fill in Forms with NDS data Using NDS-Enabled Office (feature)
NDS-Enabled Office is a convenient and practical utility that allows you to provide your users with standard forms and documents that will automatically be filled in with data from their NDS objects.

24 Feb 2000
All About Redirect, NDS, and Windows 2000 (tip)
Get the facts on the NDS Corporate Edition product.

22 Feb 2000
NDS-Enabled Office (NEO) & Administration Guide (tool)
Everything needed to install and use NDS-Enabled Office for automatic fill of data fields.

2 Feb 2000
Cool New Tools (tip)
Contextless login and more, check out these tools for eDirectory.

28 Jan 2000
Single Sign-On Secrets (feature)
Well, they won't be secrets after you've read them, but you'll be all the wiser.

8 Dec 1999
Restoring the Admin Password, Without Calling Support (trench)
Here's a tip about using SETPASS.NLM - it's cheaper than a support call for restoring passwords.

8 Dec 1999
Viewing the NDS Hidden Directory (tip)
Let me look ... just a peek ... well, OK ...

2 Dec 1999
Resources on Demand for Roaming Users (trench)
Here's a solution for providing local mappings to mobile users.

2 Dec 1999
Uncover Your NDS Stuck Obituaries with DS Expert (feature)
Find out how NetPro's DS Expert can shine the light on stuck obituaries so you can move on with your work.

24 Nov 1999
DSRepair and Placing Your DIBs (feature)
Did you know you can use DSRepair to place a DIB file in any location on the server? Well, now you do - so check out the details here.

23 Nov 1999
Secrets to Deleting and Restoring Group Objects (tip)
With a handy utility tool, you can fix those disassociated users (and it won't hurt ...)

19 Nov 1999
Scheduler for ZENworks 2 (tool)
Schedule the Inventory Storer based on the ZEN:ScheduleTime attribute in the NDS object.

19 Nov 1999
Create Home Directories with Long Filenames (trench)
Longer filenames for home directories are now just a login script away. Find out how, with some tips from reader Craig Wilson.

16 Nov 1999
NDS Administration Tools for eDirectory and NDS Corporate Edition (feature)
Here's a sneak peek at a great book on administering NDS 8.

11 Nov 1999
NDS Snoop: Look before You Leap (trench)
Wouldn't it be nice if you could actually try out your NDS changes before they went live? Say yes, say yes ... and with the NDS Snoop tool you're in business.

4 Nov 1999
Speed up Backup Operations with CRON (trench)
Find out how Novell's CRON utility can speed NDS backup for multiple servers.

4 Nov 1999
Be a Hero: Make Life Easy for Your Mobile Users (tip)
Adding a simple alias in the right place can make all the difference.

17 Oct 1999
NDSPass (tool)
Allow the HelpDesk to view users' network account information.

13 Oct 1999
Eliminate Hassles in NWAdmin with SnapinManager (trench)
If you're tired of manually copying and managing snap-ins for NWAdmin, try this cool utility and reclaim some of your workday hours.

13 Oct 1999
Taking Stock of Your System: Secrets to a Successful NDS and File System Audit (feature)
Backup, input, output - get a handle on moving your NDS data with these tips.

30 Sep 1999
Different-server Migration using DSMAINT (feature)
Make the move faster and easier with these tips on migrating with the DSMaint tool.

30 Sep 1999
LDAP: Installation and Configuration Notes (tip)
Plenty of FAQ material here to get you started with LDAP installation and configuration ...

30 Sep 1999
Merge Partitions Across a WAN at Lightning Speed (trench)
Don't let the prospect of a WAN link slow down your plans for merging partitions. You can do it with this handy advice.

30 Sep 1999
Managing Multiple Users Requesting Access to NDS over an HTTP Connection (tip)
Servlet and Java Bean technology make the difference in solving this problem.

22 Sep 1999
MakeAXT (tool)
Use Perl script to produce an .axt from an entire directory structure .

22 Sep 1999
Eliminate Disk Hogs with this Utility (trench)
There's a faster way to find the disk pork and trim it down to size. Try Andrew Cobbs UserSpace utility.

22 Sep 1999
Keep Servers without Replicas in the Loop when the Replica Server is Unavailable (tip)
Here's a quick tip on how to keep those non-replica servers in touch with your replicas.

16 Sep 1999
NDS for NT 2.01: Don't Forget to Add the Directory Agent Address (tip)
The tip is short and sweet ... and useful.

16 Sep 1999
NDS for NT: What can I administer from NWAdmin? (feature)
This article helps you clear the road on your test drive of NDS for NT.

16 Sep 1999
Change the Display Order of Objects in NWAdmin (trench)
Get to the User objects you want, faster. Use these handy steps to stop the scrolling pain in NWAdmin.

9 Sep 1999
Disaster Recovery: NDS Backup Using DSRepair (tip)
DSRepair can be a useful disaster recovery tool, as illustrated in this handy article.

9 Sep 1999
Upgrading to NDS 8? Avoid Extra Hassles by Applying Schema Updates First (feature)
Here's some proactical advice on upgrading to NDS 8 - apply the schema first!

3 Sep 1999
Pull a Fast One: Replace User Info in the Registry with NDS Info (trench)
Sort out the Microsoft mess; avoid the unique user name and ID constraints with a handy utility - NDS2Word.

1 Sep 1999
Implementing DNS/DHCP @ Novell (feature)
Learn the inside story on DNS and DHCP here.

31 Aug 1999
Synching Passwords with NDS for NT (tip)
It can be a lot easier with these handy tips.

26 Aug 1999
Don't Sweat It: A -625 Error is Normal in This Scenario (tip)
The title says it all, for NetWare 5 and an NDS tree with a mixed protocol ring.

18 Aug 1999
Check the pulse of NDS using DS Analyzer (feature)
The DSAnalyzer tool can help you determine the impact of a NetWare 5 upgrade to your network.

18 Aug 1999
Weekly Health Check for NDS (tip)
Check the health of your NetWare 4.11 servers.

18 Aug 1999
How to make use of Multi-valued Property Fields (trench)
There's a faster way to deal with multi-valued properties - check out the user template solution.

12 Aug 1999
Catalog Services on NetWare 4.11 (trench)
If you thought Catalog Services could only run on NetWare 5, think again. Here's a handy tip to get it running on a NetWare 4.11 server.

29 Jul 1999
Use NETBASIC to determine the file size of NDS (trench)
And there's yet another way to measure the file size of Directory Services - try NETBASIC on for size.

22 Jul 1999
Designing and Using NDS Partitions and Replicas (feature)
Straight from the book, get the inside story on handling partitions and replicas.

22 Jul 1999
Just how much space do your NDS files use? (trench)
Here's another way to gauge the size of NDS files - it's Toolbox.nlm.

9 Jul 1999
Moving a Subtree? Watch Out for This (tip)
We had to beat the bushes for this tip ...

8 Jul 1999
Create Home Directories for NDS for Solaris Users (tip)
Don't create those home directories manually - use these script tips to get the job done on Solaris.

8 Jul 1999
Round-up of the NDS for NT Live Discussion (feature)
Get the facts on NDS for NT from the product manager in this lively Q&A session.

30 Jun 1999
Manage Your NDS Database Files the Easy Way (trench)
How do you quickly find the sizes of NDS files? Easy - use Peter Kuo's NDSDir utility, described in this article.

22 Jun 1999
NDS 8 and NetWare 5 @ Novell (feature)
What is NDS 8 and how did it get rolled into production? Get the scoop here ...

14 Jun 1999
Guide to NAL 2.01 (tool)
Administrator's Guide for using Novell Application Launcher (NAL) 2.01

7 Jun 1999
Implementing NetWare 5 @ Novell (feature)
Here are some useful strategies for making the most of your NetWare 5 deployment.

4 Jun 1999
More Advice on Hardware Upgrades (trench)
Get a handy checklist here of what to do before you start your next hardware upgrade.

27 May 1999
Make Sure You've Got the Best NDS (tip)
Check out the versions of NDS available for NetWare 5.

25 May 1999
Backing Up and Restoring NDS for Planned Hardware Upgrades (feature)
Check out a few good options for installing NetWare 4.11 - that don't involve uninstalling NDS.

21 May 1999
Bring that Partition Closer (tip)
Out of reach, out of touch ... partitions should be neither. Bring them closer with these tips.

19 May 1999
Find Articles Fast in Novell's Knowledgebase (trench)
Using the QuickTID tool can help you get to the bottom of your TID search faster and easier.

11 May 1999
Appload (tool)
Launch URLs, files, or directories through Novell Application Launcher (NAL).

5 May 1999
NDS Tips, Tricks, and Switches (tip)
Check out these tips on troubleshooting NDS with NetWare 5.

22 Apr 1999
NDS 8: It's the Real Potato (feature)
If you have a hankering for hot potatoes and hot technology, this article is for you.

22 Apr 1999
Speed Up Your Replica Ring (tip)
A slow replica ring can cause all sorts of headaches, including slow logins for students in a hurry. Find out what you can do about the problem here.

16 Feb 1999
AppNote Tool: NDS102-NDAP (tool)
Authenticating to NDS Using C (NDAP) APIs

9 Feb 1999
AppNote Tool: NDS102-LDAP (tool)
Using C and LDAP

28 Dec 1998
SCRIPT (tool)
Import/Export NDS Login Scripts.

22 Nov 1998
NDSTime (tool)
DOS command-line utility that allows an Admin to change the Login Time Restriction attribute value of any NDS user object.

14 Nov 1998
Screensaver Password AOT (tool)
Synchronize Screensaver password with NDS.

12 Nov 1998
Chgpass 2 (tool)
Change NDS passwords.

29 Oct 1998
TrustNDS 1.4 (tool)
Find all file and directory trustee rights and inherited rights on all volumes.

3 Oct 1998
Novell Consulting Desktop Integration (tool)
Provide functionality to forward NDS information to desktop applications via OLE automation.

3 Sep 1998
NDS101 Accessing NDS With Novell's C libraries (NDAP) (tool)
Use Novell's C development kit to build a client-side-only application that can read NDS directory information.

3 Sep 1998
NDS101 With Java Bean (tool)
Use Novell's NWDir bean to build a Java client-side-only application that can read NDS directory information.

3 Sep 1998
AppNote Tool: AnyInfo Example 7 (tool)
Using Java's Database Connectivity solution (JDBC) to interact with Oracle8 on NetWare.

3 Sep 1998
AppNote Tool: AnyInfo Example 6 (tool)
Using RMI to Access a Database Service.

3 Sep 1998
AppNote Tool: AnyInfo Example 5 (tool)
Using the Novell NWDir Bean for NDS Access.

3 Sep 1998
AppNote Tool: AnyInfo Example 4 (tool)
Transformation of API_Info into a Multi-tiered, Database Application.

6 Aug 1998
Icons Fix for NAL 2.5 (tool)
Fix mixed-up icons on Novell Application Launcher (NAL) 2.5.

17 Jun 1998
AppNote Tool: AnyInfo Example 3 (tool)
ConsoleOne Snapins to Modify NDS Schema for Application Scalability.

17 Jun 1998
AppNote Tool: AnyInfo Example 2 (tool)
JNI Gateway between Java App and NetWare service NLM.

10 Jun 1998
AppNote Tool: Formatdmp (tool)
Utility to format LDAP subschem data returned by an LDAP subschemaSubentry request.

22 Apr 1998
SAP List (tool)
View all SAP information on network.

18 Apr 1998
OBJECT.SAP - SAP/Binery object IDs (tool)
List of NetWare objects.

15 Dec 1997
NWAdmin NDS object Copy and Paste Snapin (tool)
Copy NDS objects to storage file.

10 Dec 1997
AppNote Tool: AnyInfo Example 1 (tool)
C-Based, NDS Enabled Client/Server Application

7 Aug 1997
DS View (tool)
View objects and their attributes in your NDS tree(s).

26 Mar 1997
Bmigrate (tool)
Migrate Banyan VINES networks to NetWare 4.1 networks.

26 Jul 1996
TIMESYNC (tool)
Use full NDS names to locate time servers, instead of being tied to SAP.

21 Jun 1996
NDS Aware RCONSOLE (tool)
Browse tree in NDS Mode or SAP Mode.

2 Jun 1996
Hidden Object Locator (tool)
Find hidden NDS objects.

15 Mar 1995
Filter for NDS on NetWare 4 (tool)
Configure the frequency and times of NDS packet delivery.

12 Sep 1994
Set Profile (tool)
Add profile for groups.

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