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Import Challenge Data from Other System


I am helping a customer transition from another IDM system to NetIQ.
One of the transition pieces is to import the challenge data from their
old system to their new system so that users will not be required to
re-enter that data in SSPR. This is a hard requirement. The customer
has the ability to export the challenge data from the old system so I
know what questions and answers have already been recorded. Is there a
new driver in IDM 4.5 that can do this or can IDM 4.5 drivers work with
NMAS attributes? I found a cool solution (http://tinyurl.com/zrhj3kb)
that I might be able to repurpose for my need but would like to look for
a more standard approach as this article is several years old now.
Thanks in advance.


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Re: Import Challenge Data from Other System

gdrtx;2435417 wrote:
I am helping a customer transition from another IDM system to NetIQ.
One of the transition pieces is to import the challenge data from their
old system to their new system so that users will not be required to
re-enter that data in SSPR. This is a hard requirement. The customer
has the ability to export the challenge data from the old system so I
know what questions and answers have already been recorded. Is there a
new driver in IDM 4.5 that can do this or can IDM 4.5 drivers work with
NMAS attributes? I found a cool solution (http://tinyurl.com/zrhj3kb)
that I might be able to repurpose for my need but would like to look for
a more standard approach as this article is several years old now.
Thanks in advance.


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It is looks like right person who has up-to-date answer for you, is Aaron (author of this CS).
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Re: Import Challenge Data from Other System

On 07/25/2016 07:54 AM, gdrtx wrote:
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> I am helping a customer transition from another IDM system to NetIQ.
> One of the transition pieces is to import the challenge data from their
> old system to their new system so that users will not be required to
> re-enter that data in SSPR. This is a hard requirement. The customer
> has the ability to export the challenge data from the old system so I
> know what questions and answers have already been recorded. Is there a
> new driver in IDM 4.5 that can do this or can IDM 4.5 drivers work with
> NMAS attributes? I found a cool solution (http://tinyurl.com/zrhj3kb)


That CoolSolution should work assuming you are using the NMAS-based
challenge/response stuff, whether or not you are using SSPR.

> that I might be able to repurpose for my need but would like to look for
> a more standard approach as this article is several years old now.
> Thanks in advance.


Typically challenge/response data is stored in a way that is not
reversible, like most password-storage systems. I presume you have
verified that the data you have now is not hashed in some way meaning you
could potentially import it into another system; if not, then there's no
reason to continue since it is unlikely anything non-custom will work if
you do not have cleartext responses.

SSPR has a REST API which I believe can set challenge/response data, but
that's an old thought with cobwebs around it so verify and let me know
regardless of whether I'm correct or not.


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