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

SailPoint IdentityNow to ServiceNow Ticketing Integration

Sailpoint IdentityNow to ServiceNow Ticket Integration

SailPoint IdentityNow comes with many connectors to allow provisioning and lifecycle management of entities in connected systems. However there will always be those systems that require some manual tasks/input. In those instances SailPoint IdentityNow to ServiceNow Ticketing Integration can create a ticket in ServiceNow that can then be tracked whilst those manual steps are fulfilled.… 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

Get/Update SailPoint IdentityNow Global Reminders and Escalation Policies

SailPoint IdentityNow Access Requests for Roles or Applications usually require approvals which are configured on the associated Role or Application. The Approval could be by the Role/Application Owner, a Governance Group or the Requestor’s Manager. However for reminders and escalation policies the configuration is only available to be retrieved and set via the API.… 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

Azure AD Log Analytics KQL queries via API with PowerShell

Log Analytics is a fantastic tool in the Azure Portal that provides the ability to query Azure Monitor events. It provides the ability to quickly create queries using KQL (Kusto Query Language). Once you’ve created the query however you may want to run that query through automation negating the need to use the Azure Portal every time you want to get the associated report data.… keep reading

VSCode Configuration Sync between environments

With every new project comes another development environment. Another installation of Visual Studio Code and the inevitable loss of productivity whilst you get all the necessary extensions installed and configured. If only there was a quick and painless way to perform a VSCode Configuration Sync between environments.… keep reading

Windows Terminal with Tabs, on Steroids

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Update: 22 June 2019 Windows Terminal Preview is now available in the Microsoft Store.

At Microsoft Build last week, one of the many announcements was a new Windows Terminal.

If you spend anytime as an IT Support Person/ DevOps type role and you checkout that second link above you’ll be mightily keen for this new Terminal.… keep reading

Microsoft Build – ‘Build apps that integrate, automate, and manage security operations’ Presentation

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At Microsoft Build last week I was honoured to co-present the Build apps that integrate, automate, and manage security operations” session on the Microsoft Security Graph with Preeti Krishna and Sarah Fender

The session was recorded and is available here

The PowerPoint presentation itself is here BUILD19_SecurityDeveloperPlatform

I provided a demo of my Microsoft U.S.E.R (User Security Evaluation Reporter) Application that leverages the Microsoft Security Graph amongst others.… keep reading