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Geoffrey Carman's Personal Collection of Articles

Geoffrey Carman's Personal Collection of Articles

I have been writing articles for Cool Solutions from right around when Cool Solutions began.

My collection from the old system (pre-2007) is available at:

There are about 75 articles there, and a small number of those were ported over to the new system.

Currently there are about 405 articles listed on this page. Please note that when NetIQ and Novell Cool Solutions split, and moved from Drupal to Wordpress CMS the URLs all changed, and with almost four hundred articles, I am very unmotivated to go change all these links. They should work and redirect from the novell to netiq proper addresses. If they fail, just search for the title on the NetIQ Cool Solution to find the article. (Unless someone wants to volunteer to fix the links for me, I would rather write new content).

I work at a company, Computer Integrated Services LLC" and we do all sorts of consulting work across the United States and Canada. If you like my work here, and think we can help you on your project, feel free to contact us to see about hiring our services. If it is any consolation, the director of our Identity Manager practice, is way better at this stuff than I am! So consider what that implies!

My newer Cool Solutions work is listed below, sorted by topic. You can search within the page for a keyword (Ctrl-F in Firefox and IE) as the URL for the article, is the title of the article, with dashes replacing spaces. Aka: s/ /-/ (Is there anything better than Perl jokes? Well it turns out, I am informed that Perl obfuscation is better, behold the horror: )

There are a couple of useful Wiki pages that might help you out: which links to a couple of good User App pages:

General Stuff:

OS Related: Netware:






Data Center General


LDAP as a service of eDirectory:

IDM Overview:

IDM 4 Specific

IDM Engine:

Designer Packages:


DirXML Script Tokens:

XPATH: Concepts:

Cool tips:

IDM Tutorials:

Drivers: General: (Subscriber channel)



Banner (Ellucian)

BiDir eDirectory:


Cisco Unified Call Manager:

Composer:=== Data Collection Service: Delimited Text: eDirectory Google Apps GW: JDBC: Jobs: Linux/Unix Bidir: Managed System Gateway: Notes: Office 365: Oracle eBusiness Suite drivers Password Notifier: Permission Collection and Reconciliation Service (PCRS) Reporting: Remote Loaders: Roles and Resource Service Driver: RSA Driver: SAP SAP Business Logic: SAP HR: SAP Portal: Secret Store: SOAP: Student Interoperability Framework (SIF): User Application: Work Order: Tools: Designer: iManager: DXCMD: ConsoleOne: Zenworks: ZAM: ZCM: ZfH:


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