Repercussions of Being Leading Edge

Only a couple days before go time on an ISIM upgrade, I ran into an issue that was introduced in IBM’s latest fixpack at the time.  Unfortunately for my team, we were forced to upgrade to the latest fixpack due to some other issues that the fixpack resolves.  However, I knew there was a big risk of being on the leading edge. For those curious of the technical aspect, using IdentityPolicy.userIDExists within an Identity Policy is now broken in ISIM 6.0.0.3 (FP3).  Rumor has it, a code change that was intended to improve performance broke […]

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IAM Upgrades

Major version upgrades on IBM security software has been occupying my life for the past few months.  Many of my friends have been wondering where I am, and I should refer them to SIM and SAM who could better answer that question.  Of course, just a few months ago it was TIM and TAM, but the bean counters over at IBM figured it made more sense to brand their IAM (Identity and Access Management) products as “Security” instead of using the “Tivoli” name. The trickiest part of the upgrades has been […]

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