JWTDetails PowerShell Module for Decoding JWT Access Tokens with readable Token Expiry Time

I’ve just published my first PowerShell Module to the PowerShell Gallery. The JWTDetails PowerShell Module contains the Get-JWTDetails cmdlet that decodes a JWT Access Token and converts it to a PowerShell Object. But wait, there’s more. The reason I created this module is because I always need to know what is the Expiry Time for a JWT Access Token.… keep reading

Cannot load Windows PowerShell snap-in MIIS.MA.Config on Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 SP1

On a Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 SP1 Server running the Add-PSSnapin MIIS.MA.Config PowerShell snap-in throws the error

Add-PSSnapin : Cannot load Windows PowerShell snap-in MIIS.MA.Config because of the following error: The Windows PowerShell snap-in module C:\Program 
Files\Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager\2010\Synchronization Service\UIShell\Microsoft.DirectoryServices.MetadirectoryServices.Config.dll does not have the required Windows PowerShell snap-in strong name Microsoft.DirectoryServices.MetadirectoryServices.Config, Version=4.5.286.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35.
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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

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