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Michel Bluteau

items published: 46
points earned: 14,650
points redeemed: 14,650

A Bit About Michel

Michel Bluteau got his M.Sc. from McMaster University in 1994 in Computational Physics, and then moved to a career in networking, obtaining several certifications like MCNE (Master Certified Novell Engineer), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), CLP (Certified Lotus Notes Professional), ACE (Accredited Compaq Engineer), OCP (Oracle Certified Professionnal) and Comptia's Linux+. He joined Novell in 1998 as a Technology Solutions Architect, and has been working with DirXML and now Identity Manager since 1999.

The Complete Works of Michel

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

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

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

11 Apr 2007
Simplified Install of Certificate/Trusted Root on Workstations
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.

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

22 Feb 2007
Quickstart Guide for Installing Domino 7 on SLES 9
Updated with new suggestions. The purpose of this document is to provide a quick way for someone who wants to test drive Domino on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, for example for a lab pilot, etc. This document is not a comprehensive installation guide for Domino 7 on SLES 9, but I hope that it may save some time to others like me who needed a running Domino server fast, to eventually tune it or use it together with other solutions like Novell Identity Manager.

22 Sep 2006
Migrating User Storage from Windows NTFS to Linux and AD to a Samba Domain
Michel Bluteau explains how user storage (home directories) and shared storage is moved or migrated from Windows NTFS to a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Samba server.

20 Sep 2006
Preview - Installing Oracle 10g R2 Database on SLES 10
Michel Bluteau shows you how to install a Oracle 10g R2 Database (Enterprise Edition) on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.

14 Sep 2006
Single Sign-On in the box with SLED10: CASA
Michel Bluteau gives a great overview of CASA, which stands for Common Authentication Service Adapter. For those who have been using Novell Single Sign-On or Securelogin in the past, CASA offers similar functionalities, including the capability to Single Sign-On users to Desktop applications and Web sites, and also to interact with a directory for storing and retrieving secrets.

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

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

24 May 2006
Enabling Entitlements for the eDirectory Driver(s) without In-the-box Entitlements
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.

22 Feb 2006
Multiple OUs Scoping for Identity Manager Drivers
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.

15 Dec 2005
Configuring the Identity Manager driver for Active Directory with SSL
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.

16 Nov 2005
LDAP Enabling for Oracle
Cool Solutions points leader Michel Bluteau continues his suite of Oracle articles with this AppNote on enabling LDAP for Oracle.

04 Nov 2005
Installing Oracle Apps 11i on SLES9
Michel Bluteau provides valuable information in the step-by-step article on how to install Oracle Apps 11i on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.

04 Nov 2005
AppNote: Installing Oracle Applications 11i on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP1
Michel Bluteau explains in this great step-by-step AppNote how to install Oracle Applications 11i on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP1.

21 Oct 2005
Reporting on eDirectory Objects with XSLT
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.

23 Sep 2005
AppNote: Using IDM to Synchronize with Oracle Internet Directory and Integrate Multiple Oracle Databases
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
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
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.

17 Aug 2005
Advanced Triggerless Oracle JDBC Driver - Part 2
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.

01 Jun 2005
AppNote: Clustering eDirectory and IDM on Windows 2003
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.

04 May 2005
AppNote: Designing and Building Applications on Directories
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.

17 Mar 2005
Case Study: Integrating an Oracle Application with Identity Manager
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
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
Failover for Novell Identity Manager (DirXML) Drivers on Windows
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!

19 Jan 2005
iManager and Windows 2003 NLB (Network Load Balancing)
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 Nov 2004
AppNote: Moving a .NET C# LDAP Browser Application to Mono on Linux
This is about putting together a small LDAP browser graphical application with Visual Studio.NET that talks to eDirectory, and then moving it to a Linux server running mono. This helps to illustrate how to move existing C#.NET apps from Windows to mono on Linux.

11 Nov 2004
Setting Up the Remote Loader on UNIX Tru64 with SSL
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!

05 Nov 2004
An XML interface for UNIX and Linux filesystems extended ACLs
Novell's Michel Bluteau explains how XML can be implemented as an interface to POSIX filesystem Extended Access Control Lists. The main goal is to find a way to migrate filesystems from Windows, UNIX and NetWare to Linux, while providing granular ACLs and taking advantage of a Graphical User Interface, or GUI, in order to manage filesystem ACLs.

17 Sep 2004
PAM/LDAP/start_tls Authentication via eDirectory for Linux Mandrake and EduLinux
Here's another great article from Novell's Michel Bluteau. This is a quick setup guide for using PAM/LDAP authentication against eDirectory for Linux Mandrake 10 and EduLinux 2004.

10 Sep 2004
Setting up LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) and SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 for PXE Support
This document is a quick step-by-step setup guide for the installation of LTSP on top of the latest distro release of Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SLES 9, which is leveraging kernel 2.6. It complements the official documentation, and demonstrates the feasibility of setting up a LTSP server over SLES 9 for supporting PXE.

12 Aug 2004
Time-Triggered Actions for DirXML
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
Time-Triggered Actions for eDirectory
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.

14 May 2004
Novell Identity Manager driver for Oracle Internet Directory 10g
Manages Users, Roles and passwords from eDirectory to OID.

18 Feb 2004
MSSQL Advanced Driver for Native Security
An enhanced version of the JDBC 1.6.2 driver for MSSQL.

04 Feb 2004
Oracle Advanced Driver
An extension of the EMP/Eventlog example provided with the JDBC 1.6 Driver for Oracle.

04 Feb 2004
DirXML 2 Driver
Detect groups without members or users without group memberships.

04 Feb 2004
DirXML 2 Driver for ACF2 6.5 sp01
Deliver a bi-directional driver for ACF2, including the password.

15 Jan 2004
New Driver Lets You Set Up Time-Based Memberships
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 ...

14 Jan 2004
Oracle Advanced Driver
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.

07 Jan 2004
Oracle Agent
Activation/expiration time for a Group Membership in eDirectory, using an Oracle table.

11 Sep 2003
Installing the DirXML Lotus Notes Driver with Domino 6
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.

15 Jul 2003
eGuide Driver
Allows eGuide users to download contacts into their personal address book.

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