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Andy Pedisich  March 30 2014 12:02:57 PM
KERBEROS
It's the term in the list that's not an ancronym.  It requires a third party to let 2 nodes prove their identity to each other.  It fits lightly into the analogy of the 3 headed dog, Cerberus, the hound of Hades.

SPNEGO
Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism.

SAML
Security Assertion Markup Language - This helps glue together dissimilar security mechanisms, very visible in the area of http single login.

You can use elements of the top three terms to create a login environment where users log into Windows and then are free to go about their way over HTTP and Domino perhaps for the rest of the day without having to log in again.  It goes beyond Windows/HTTP/Notes too.

The last two help us to control the amount of unsolicted commercial email that makes its way in to our environments.  They go in your brain into the box of DNS stuff.

SPF
Sender Policy Framework

DKIM
Domain Keys Identified Mail

-Andy

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All geeks should know the meaning of these acronyms

Andy Pedisich  March 25 2014 08:46:16 PM
It's just my opinion of course, but I do think that all professional geeks should know the meaning of these acronyms.  Although to be honest, one of them isn't an acronym.

KERBEROS
SPNEGO
SPF
DKIM
SAML

You should know what they are and how some of them fit together to produce something bigger than each one individually.  

Hint: It's a kind of functionality you might really want.

-Andy

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IBM Connect 2014 was a lot of hard work and fun

Andy Pedisich  January 30 2014 02:45:10 PM
We survived another trip to Orlando!  YAY!

Yes, Rob and I went to IBM Connect 2014 this week, which has a special track called the "Lotusphere Technical Program."   While this is a scaled down version of what the original Lotusphere's were all about, it's still nourishing for the brain.

Rob Axelrod and I did two sessions:

Rob's primary one was: SHOW100 : AD + SAML + Kerberos + IBM Notes and Domino = SSO!

This was an excellent Show and Tell which featured step-by-step converage of how to put together an environment where a user have access to Domino from a Notes client or over HTTP simply by logging into Windows a single time.  It is a masterful 120 extravaganza that you can use like a cookbook to try setting up SAML yourself.

Rob's presentation is excellent especially if you are preparing for certification as an IBM Notes Administrator.  You can learn tons about the subject, and since it encompasses many disciplines, its important to learn a lot about it.

My session was  JMP402: Master Class: Reaping Rewards and Avoiding Risks: The Secrets of Consolidating Domains.  I did it because last year Technotics was engaged to do several large complicated domain consolidations.  I'm sharing some techniques and tips.  And I am also presenting some pretty big risks you can encounter if you stretch out a domain consolidation.

Both of these sessions are now available for download.  Look to the upper right of your screen as you read this.  There is a link to IBM Connect materials that will take you to  the download page.

I am not finished putting the materials from my session up there as there are a few databases with agents in them that I talked about in the session.

The absolute best part about Lotusphere was seeing people we rarely see in person, even though we collaborate with a lot of them on a pretty regular basis. That is the most important reason that I like to go there.  There is nothing quite like seeing your friends face to face.

-Andy

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We’re doing two sessions at Connect 2014

Andy Pedisich  January 4 2014 11:55:58 AM
Well it's happened again.  We've been approved to do two session at Connect 2014.  I am humbled and yet proud.

Our two sessions are:

Session schedule:
JMP402 : Master Class: Reaping Rewards and Avoiding Risks: The Secrets of Consolidating Domains
Date/Time :
Sun, 26/Jan, 01:30 PM-03:30 PM
Room :
Dolphin-S. Hem II

SHOW100 : AD + SAML + Kerberos + IBM Notes and Domino = SSO!
Date/Time :
Tue, 28/Jan, 04:30 PM-06:15 PM
Room :
Swan-Osprey 1 & 2

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

-Andy

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