Certificate authority module in CzechIdM, part1 – the overview

Many companies use an on-premise certificate authority (CA) for their internal purposes. Without a doubt, one specific function of the certificate authority in a company is handling users’ certificates. Those certificates are bound to physical persons and as such, they fit neatly into the identity management problematics.

For this reason, CzechIdM implements the CA functionality in the form of a module. In this short series of posts, we will describe basic workings of our CA implementation and how it can be fit into the company’s infrastructure.

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Transforming attributes in CzechIdM 7

You installed CzechIdM and then connected systems to it. You prepared provisioning and synchronization definitions with attributes mapping. Well done, now you can automatically distribute information about identities, roles and other object between connected systems. But what to do, if there is some attribute value transformation required? You will find you in the following text.

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CzechIdM, full documentation available online, where?

CzechIdM is an opensource identity management tool that automates the operations associated with establishing, canceling, or changing identity lifecycle. We create and offer CzechIdM as a product. Our goal is to make it as simple as possible, a good GUI and a pleasant UX. That’s why documentation is very important to us.
CzechIdM documentation can be divided into basic 3 areas. For developers, administrators and implementers, and for users.

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CzechIdM 7 – easy app configuration and module activation

New version of CzechIdM brings new approach to the application configuration. We can use easy static configuration or define configuration properties in the application itself and do some advanced magic. In the article we will go through the application configuration and show the reader how easily activate installed modules. Continue reading

Long running tasks in CzechIdM 7

New generation of CzechIdM brings many improvements to our identity manager. How we dealt with the long running task (LRT) management you can read in my post.

Introducing LRT

First of all it would be nice to introduce the LRT to those, who are not familiar with the term. Many actions in CzechIdM are supposed to run in the background since they do not need the interaction with the user or its run takes a long time.

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Virtual systems

Imagine a situation when you need to manage accounts in systems, but it does not make sense to connect these systems to IdM for direct management. Then you have the function of “Virtual Systems”. How does it work?
To create, change (e.g. assign rights), or delete accounts on a virtually connected system CzechIdM will instruct the administrator via email to do that . The administrator of the virtual system will make the changes and then confirm it in the CzechIdM.

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