An Azure MFA Management Agent for User MFA Reporting using Microsoft Identity Manager

Microsoft as part of the uplift in Authentication Methods capability have extended the Graph API to contain User Azure MFA information. My customers have been requesting MFA User Reporting data for some time. How many users are registered for Azure MFA?… keep reading

Automated Microsoft Identity Manager Configuration Backups & Documentation to Azure

MIM Backup and Config Nightly Reports

Two and half years ago I wrote this post on creating an Azure Function to trigger the process of Automating Microsoft Identity Manager Configuration backups. The Azure Function piece was a little obtuse. I was using it, as it was the “new thing” and it was my new hammer.… keep reading

Accessing your Ubiquiti Unifi network configuration with PowerShell

Unifi network configuration with PowerShell

Almost two years ago I rebuilt my home network with Ubiquiti Unifi equipment. Yet it wasn’t until recently I wanted to programmatically get configuration information out of it. Luckily there were a number of examples accessing the Unifi API, but none with PowerShell.… keep reading

VSCode on Raspberry Pi for PowerShell Development

VSCode on Raspberry Pi for PowerShell

This is a post that I started more than a year ago. A goal was to be able to use a Raspberry Pi as a PowerShell Development environment. Whilst a lot has changed in that time (Powershell Core, Code Server and now the new Raspberry Pi 4) and a lot of progress made, I haven’t achieved my ultimate goal of using a Raspberry Pi as a development environment for Azure PowerShell Functions.… keep reading

A Rudimentary RACF Management Agent for Microsoft Identity Manager

PowerShell RACF z/OS PowerShell MIM MA

A RACF Management Agent for Microsoft Identity Manager ? Isn’t there one in the box? No. Host Integration Management Agents were deprecated when Microsoft released Forefront Identity Manager as the successor to Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM). I understand it was partly due to lack of demand for the integration, and the reliance on Host Integration Server (HIS) along with the move in operating system support 32-bit (in ILM) to 64-bit (in FIM).… keep reading

Automating RACF Administration with PowerShell

Using PowerShell to automate administration of zOS RACF

Automating RACF Administration with PowerShell? Yes, I’m writing this post from the past as it is 2019 and certain technologies are not in my job description anymore like Faxing Solutions and Mainframe Administration. I guess its been one of those months. … keep reading

Microsoft Identity Manager PowerShell Management Agent for Oracle Internet Directory

Why a FIM/MIM PowerShell Management Agent for Oracle Internet Directory? Why not just use the Generic LDAP Connector for Microsoft Identity Manager? I needed an integration solution that was able to update an Oracle Database behind Oracle Internet Directory. That meant I required a solution that was able to use LDAP to get visibility as to who/what was in OID, but then make updates into an Oracle DB.… keep reading

Querying Oracle Internet Directory (LDAP) with PowerShell

If you are an IT Professional it is highly likely you are very familiar with Microsoft Active Directory and in turn PowerShell and LDAP. At some point though you may need to integrate with another LDAP directory such as Oracle Internet Directory and you find it isn’t as straight forward as Active Directory and the rich tooling it comes with.… keep reading

Using PowerShell to query Oracle DB’s without using the Oracle Client – Oracle Data Provider for .NET

With every Identity and Access Management project comes the often tactical integration with heritage/legacy systems that can often assist with their decommissioning. That is exactly what I was having to do a couple of weeks ago with Oracle. My public frustration with installing the Oracle Client on a Windows Server 2016 host to allow me to integrate Microsoft Identity Manager with Oracle saw me rewarded with an unsolicited but fantastic response from Sylvan Laurence.keep reading

Getting started with PowerShell IoT on Raspbian (Raspberry Pi)

During a cleanup over the weekend I found a Raspberry Pi that wasn’t doing anything. I figured now that PowerShell Core had got to version 6.2.1 I should power it up and have a play around with maybe some sensors and outputs using PowerShell IoT.… keep reading