In today’s environment there are ever-increasing demands on businesses to monitor and track so much of their network activity that tools such as Novell Sentinel have become an absolute necessity for managing a enterprise. The beta release of the Sentinel SDK provides developers with the tools they need to build plug-ins that extend the basic functionality of Sentinel and allow customization to fit the business’s specific requirements. The beta SDK also supports development of plug-ins for Novell Identity Audit. Novell Sentinel is complete Security Information and Event Management product, while Identity Audit provides a more limited event collection solution.
Developers may access the beta release of the Sentinel SDK at http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/Develop_to_Sentinel
From this page you will have access to the kit itself, installation guidance and extensive documentation to help you get started developing your own Sentinel plug-ins. While the beta SDK is currently not officially supported, users are directed to the Sentinel Product Support Forums at http://forums.novell.com/novell-product-support-forums/sentinel/.
The SDK includes a development environment based on Eclipse, access to extensive documentation, samples and templates to help ease the development process. It also features a skeleton plug-in, created using full featured templates, built through an automated process.
For much more in-depth and up-to-date information on the Sentinel beta SDK visit the SDK page at http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/Develop_to_Sentinel .
Sentinel SDK beta page
Novell Sentinel product web page
Sentinel Product Support Forums
Novell Identity Audit product page