Bill Nelson

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It’s OK to Get Stressed Out with OpenAM

  In fact, it’s HIGHLY recommended…. Performance testing and stress testing are closely related and are essential tasks in any OpenAM deployment.

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Understanding the iPlanetDirectoryPro Cookie

So you have run into problems with OpenAM and you are now looking at the interaction between the Browser and the OpenAM server.  To assist you in your efforts you are using a..

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How to Configure OpenAM Signing Keys

The exchange of SAML assertions between an Identity Provider (IdP) and a Service Provider (SP) uses Public-key Cryptography to validate the identity of the IdP and the integrity..

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OpenDJ Indexes Explained

Suppose that you have an OpenDJ directory server with 300,000 entries.  And further suppose that the space consumed on your disk for said directory is 1.2 GB and made up of 114..

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What do OpenDJ and McDonald’s Have in Common?

The OpenDJ directory server is highly scalable and can process all sorts of requests from different types of clients over various protocols.  The following diagram provides an..

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The Dimishing Non-Digital World (or How to get Outed by a Photo Booth)

I recently attended a high school reunion where a major draw involved the use of a photo booth. You remember photo booths, right? Kiosks where one or more people hide behind a..

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The OpenDJ Architecture

An understanding of the components that make up the OpenDJ Architecture is useful for administering, configuring, or troubleshooting the OpenDJ server.

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A New Generation of Indentured Servitude

Your digital identity is comprised of information that you volunteer about yourself and information that is observed about you as you simply participate in life. You can..

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Unlocking the Mystery behind the OpenDJ User Database

One question that arises time and time again pertains to the manner in which OpenDJ stores it entry data and how this differs from the Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition..

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How Well Do Your Vendors Really Know You?

How well do our vendors know us?  I mean, how well do they really know us?  And how much do they care?

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The Most Complete History of Directory Services You Will Ever Find

I started working with Directory Servers back in 1997 when Netscape was but a fledging company. Over the past 15 years a lot has changed. Companies have come and gone and code has..

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