Monday Feb 21, 2011

Register Today for Free Webinar: Oracle Security Online Forum Feb. 24

Oracle and Accenture are holding a new joint event focusing on security. The event will feature great line-up of speakers and sessions that will last from 9:00-1:00pm PT on Thursday, Feb. 24. The event will focus on Security topics that face the enterprise today. The event kicks-off with a keynote presentation detailing emerging security trends and where we think security is headed in the next decade. Please join us for 30 minutes or the entire day.

Key Speakers:

  • Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle’s Chief Security Officer, on industry-leading standards, technologies, and practices that ensure that Oracle products—and your entire system—remain as secure as possible.

  • Jeff Margolies, Partner, Accenture’s Security Practice—on key security trends and solutions to prepare for in 2011 and beyond.

  • Vipin Samar, Vice President of Oracle Database Security solutions—on new approaches to protecting data and database infrastructure against evolving threats.

  • Tom Kyte, Senior Technical Architect and Oracle Database Guru—on how you can safeguard your enterprise application data with Oracle’s Database Security solutions.

  • Nishant Kaushik, Chief Identity Strategist—on how organizations can look to Oracle Identity Management solutions to help them reduce fraud and streamline compliance.

Full List of Sessions: Look here for sessions tab for list

Friday Sep 24, 2010

Day 5: Open World Wrap-up

I had a great time this week at Oracle Open World.  It is quite a show with over 47K attendees spread over 4 city blocks with great sessions and conversations about Identity Management and many other cutting edge technologies.  I am definitely in powerpoint overload and would be happy not to see another slide for awhile but the information was great!  We have collected some of the photos from the sessions up on our Facebook page here.  Here is just one of the pictures from the concert on Treasure Island with the Black Eyed Peas, The Steve Miller Band and Don Henley.  It was a great concert.

The presentations were all taped and should be up on the website shortly.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.  If you followed us on Twitter, please let us know what you think by sending us messages.

The Verizon presentation on Directory Server Enterprise Edition and using Fracational Replication was a highlight for me.  It should have been scheduled earlier in the week so that more people could have attended.  Verizon has one of the largest directory deployments in the world with 40+ million identities and many partners and LOB's using it as their repository.  The Verizon deployment is also a great example of using Fractional Replication to empower LOB's with their own identity repository but allowing the central team to maintain the control over the data.  Verizon is also a great example of using SSO to reduce cost and maintain a great User Experience across many different portals.  Madhu, thanks for sharing such great information with the identity management community.  I will post the presentation once it is available on the website.

Thursday Sep 23, 2010

Day 4: IDM at Oracle Open World

Hope you enjoyed the Black Eyed Peas last night.  We have an action packed IDM session on Thursday to finish up the show.  Here is a quick run down of the sessions.  Etienne and I will be introducing Verizon as we talk about how Replication and Fractional Replication are critical features in a high performance Directory Server deployment.


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 Time  Title  Location
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Middleware s317487 End-t-End Secure Identity Propagation Moscone South Rm 310

 Middleware, Applications s316524 Oracle Idenity Management for
Oracle JD Edwards EntrpriseOne

Moscone South Rm 309
10:30 am – 11:30 am Middleware s316991 Database User Management wit Oracle Directry
Services and Actve Directry
Moscone South Rm 310

Middleware s316837 Deploy a Highly Performant Entitlements Solution
wit Oracle Entitlements Server
Moscone South Rm 309

Middleware s317270 Service-Oriented Security: Simplifing Identity
Management for Applications
Moscone West L3, Rm
3018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Middleware s316829 Demystfing IdM: A Custmer’s Guide to a
Practical IdM Deployment Strategy
Moscone South, Rm 309
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Middleware S315086 Replication Best Approaches on Directory Server -
Fractional Replication
Moscone South Rm 309

Middleware S316829 Demystifing IdM: A Customer’s Guide t a
Practical IdM Deployment Stategy

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Middleware s314871 Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle BPEL Tools
for Digital Identity Management

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Middleware s314871 Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle BPEL Tools
for Digital Identity Management
Moscone Sout Rm 309
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Middleware/Oracle Develop S317543 Service Orientd Security 101 Hotel Nikko Mendocino I / II






Tuesday Aug 17, 2010

Free Webinar Aug. 18: Quick-Start Compliance with Identity Analytics

Identity compliance projects don't have to be hard!  The key to any successful project in IT is delivering value to the business quickly!  It is critical to then leverage those early wins into larger wins for the organization.  When I used to coach I likened this to walking up a staircase.  McKinsey used the analogy to describe the approach successful companies took to manage successful growth. (take a look here)  

Oracle Identity Analytics provides a set of tools that can help organizations take the first step up that staircase to Compliance quickly.  The approach allows organizations to show value quickly and then build upon those early wins to build better security into the organization.  This webcast tomorrow will give insight into how organizations can build in proper segregation of duties, 360 degree review's and proper attestation of roles.  One customer of the product used to print out a conference room of paper and had his compliance auditors and business managers review the roles and access rights to meet compliance.  Imagine if you had the tools to ensure you could make this process easier.  Register today and find out how.

Register Today Here:

 

Customer Stories: Tackling Compliance Challenges with Oracle Identity Analytics

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Time: 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET

Featured Speakers:

Naynesh Patel,
Partner,
Simeio Solutions
Neil Gandhi,
Principal Product Manager,
Oracle Identity Analytics,
Oracle Corporation

Wednesday Aug 11, 2010

New Download Instructions for Oracle Directory Services Enterprise Edition

The Zone Manager, also known as Brad Diggs, has written a comprehensive blog post (here) on how to get Directory Server Enterprise Edition from Oracle.  As a strategic product, we released a new version of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11gR1 which Brad also gives great instructions on how to download.  

Also, stay tuned for updated information on our upcoming Oracle Open World plans.  If you have not registered yet, please go to the following page to get more information and register today.


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Wednesday Jun 23, 2010

Identity Synchronization for Windows 6.0 Service Pack 1 Just Released !

Picture credit: Sador.

Identity Synchronization for Windows 6.0 Service Pack 1 is a bug fixes release available as patches.

Please check README file included in patches for detailed list.

To upgrade from 6.0 to 6.0 SP1 please download the appropriate patch from SunSolve (you need to have a valid maintenance contract):

For Solaris SPARC : 144589-01, for Solaris X86: 144590-01, for RHEL 3.0 and 4.0: 144591-01, for Windows: 144592-01

The migration procedure is described in the README file in the "Special Install Instructions" section .

A full distribution for ISW 6.0SP1 including a specific document that describes in particular the installation procedure is expected to come at a later point.


Thursday Apr 29, 2010

Register Today for this Webinar! Improve Time-to-Market and Reduce Cost with Oracle Directory Services

In some studies, enterprises are spending up to 60% of their IT budgets on operational costs thus impacting the available budget to spend on innovation. The challenge we all face in the identity and IT departments is how to get the most out of our existing licenses and reduce cost where possible in delivering IT projects. One of the costly areas of projects is getting at identity data when it lives in legacy applications. This is especially true when you look at Federation projects, mergers and acquisitions or in data center consolidation projects.

If you are running a Federation project and have to access identity data in legacy or disparate data sources and feel like you are herding cats then this webcast is for you! Virtual directories provide a critical tool for Federation projects as they allow you to expose identity attributes without changing code in legacy applications. Additionally, you have control over how the data is accessed allowing you to manage sensitive service level agreements which can cause difficult political battles in organizations when discussing access.

If you have worked on a data center consolidation project either driven by a merger, acquisition or as part of a cost control exercise you need to have a full bag of tools.  The tools you bring to the project provide the critical agility needed to meet time-lines but also to minimize impact on business operations.  Virtual Directories allow you the ability to connect to data sources without having to alter the application code.  This reduces resource requirements, increases speed but most importantly maximizes business continuity.   

Register here for this webinar and we will look at ways virtual directories can help you become an identity hero in your organization.

Friday Jan 22, 2010

OpenDS and DSEE 7 Offer Compression

This week we have been sharing the different ways customer's can use compression to improve performance and reduce cost within your Directory Server Enterprise Edition environment.  On Wednesday, Brad Diggs, shared how customer's can use compression to reduce their storage footprint by 60%. Today, Ludo Poitou, Community Manager for OpenDS, wrote a great blog post on how to use compression in your OpenDS 2.2 instance.  Ludo shows how OpenDS can reduce the overall size of your directory instance.  He also gives pointers to how to configure in your directory environment.

Next week, Wajih Ahmed will be talking about how customer's can "Improving Import Speed Through ZFS Caching of LDIF import file".  He will show import rate of ds7 and opends with and without primary and secondary cache disabled vs. enabled.  This is another great example of the proven performance that Sun on Sun provides.  

Monday Nov 02, 2009

Farewell to a Directory Hero

This weekend the Directory Community said goodbye to a true hero, Don Bowen.  Many on the Directory Team at Sun had the pleasure of working with Don and will miss his energy and enthusiasm for life, technology and his family.  Our condolences go out to his family.  We will miss you Don!

 You can read more or leave a comment for his family here!  

Wednesday Jul 08, 2009

Webinar: Government Identity Management (Register Today)

Identity management in government is a very important topic as it crosses a number of domains.  There are a number of issues as government's across the world pursue e-Government initiatives.  Norway is a great example as they have launched a portal to allow citizens to opt into services that they wish to consume from the government (e.g. postal, doctor, etc.).  The government portal in Norway uses OpenSSO.  This is only one of the ways in which Sun is helping governments further information sharing and reduce the cost of providing citizens and organizations the services they need to be successful.

If you are interested in hearing more about the different way's Sun can help governments help solve Identity Management issues such as the following, please attend the following webinar.

  • Secure control over information access by dynamic and diverse user populations
  • Single sign-on and identity federation for seamless operations across multiple IT environments
  • Automated provisioning and deprovisioning to reduce costs
  • Delegrated and self-service account management to improve the user experience
  • Auditing and reporting to meet internal security and compliance requirements

Event:  Identity Management for Government
Date:   Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Time:   10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT / 19.00 CET
Reserve Your Seat Today!


Sunday Apr 20, 2008

DSEE 6.3 Released

We have just released the latest update in the Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.x product line.  

This patch release brings:

  • Improved performance for some specific deployments. For example, deletion of a suborganization is now faster.

  • Support for the SuSE 10 operating system. See Operating System Requirements for details.

  • Support for HP-UX 11.23 (PA-RISC). See Operating System Requirements for details.

  • Increased flexibility and security for deployments, with the Directory Service Control Center registry allowing port change and listening on addresses defined by an IP address.

  • Reduced disk space used, by purging replication metadata using a new purge-csn option in the dsadm command.

  • Improved interoperability with other products through the Directory Proxy Server, with improved LDAP control support.

  • The Directory Proxy Server allows bind operations to multiple data sources including Active Directory and to Sun Java System Directory Server. Bad password attempts now block users from multiple data sources, increasing security.

  • Install the ZIP distribution as any user on Windows.

You can download Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 software from the following location.

http://www.sun.com/software/products/directory_srvr_ee/get.jsp

The download page serves as a starting point to direct you to the proper downloads depending on the distribution type you need to download.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 is available in the following full distributions.

  • ZIP Full distribution (Solaris, Red Hat, SuSE, HP-UX, Windows) - standalone delivery to install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 or upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and 6.1 and 6.2 ZIP installations.

Identity Synchronization for Windows is not delivered in the Directory Server Enterprise Edition native package distribution and is only available in the ZIP distribution.

Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 is available in the following patch distributions.

  • Native patch – patches to upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2 native packages installed using the Java ES installer.

  • ZIP patch distribution – standalone delivery to install Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 or upgrade Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 and 6.1 and 6.2 ZIP installations.

    If you are not familiar with the difference between the Native installation and ZIP installation please read the following information in the documentation before upgrading or installing DSEE 6.3:  Directory Server Enterprise Edition Software Distributions


Note –
  1. The patch release for native installations of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on the Microsoft Windows platform is not available at the same time as the patch releases on other platforms. The patch release for native installations of Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 on the Microsoft Windows platform will be available at a later time and we will update this blog when we have a known date for this.

    Zip distribution is currently available for on the Microsoft Windows platform.

  2. The localization patch files for the native installations have not been released yet on SunSolve but should be available within a week. The ZIP downloads contain all the localization files so there are no extra downloads required for ZIP installations.  We will update this blog once they are available on native installations.

For information on patch numbers, see Software Installation in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide.

For the detailed information on what you need to install based on your current installation, refer to the Installation Procedure Quick Reference in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.3 Installation Guide.

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