Getting SharePoint Back Under Control

with Active Directory Groups – Part 3 When Users need to control their own SharePoint portals, delegate Active Directory  group membership management One of the best practices as it relates to group management is to delegate what you cannot automate. This concept is true especially when you’re an organization that uses SharePoint and want to move…

Have an IAM Project?

Groups are your cornerstone You cannot build your identity house without a solid identity foundation. Have you ever found yourself with an idea that grows in scope until the original idea has morphed into one that does not accomplish the original intention of the idea? This type of scope bloat is typical for many IT…

Identity Crisis

The Case for Linked Identities I am but one person and my computer does not recognize me. That is the feeling many get while attempting to attest to some application or service. Keeping your identity protected is necessary and we do this typically behind a password firewall that verifies we are who we say we are.…

Group Membership Lifecycle

The case for temporary membership You are sitting around a table to discuss the current status of a critical project. Things are not looking real good and it seems that there is no way to reach the end of the project by the necessary deadline with the staff currently tasked with the work. There is…

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Getting SharePoint Back Under Control

with Active Directory Groups – Part 2 Use GroupID to leverage ABAC concepts for intelligent SharePoint memberships. What you know about your staff is usually what drives identifying what resources they need in order to be productive. For example, you may know that a person who works in your Chicago office and is responsible for…

Getting SharePoint Back Under Control

with Active Directory Groups – Part 1 SharePoint is one of the fastest growing applications in the enterprise.  It has many uses and some of those uses have given rise to its popularity such as a collaborative tool for small groups of people, being used as a document repository, and a centralized communications portal for…

ownership

Enforcing Active Directory Group Ownership

Ensuring a Group Management Best Practice Building on the blog of “the case for multiple owners“, the concept of multiple owners with Active Directory Groups becomes of lesser value if those who you’ve delegated group creation to do not actually establish an owner or additional ownership as part of the creation process. Now considered a…

HRIS and Exchange Recipient Policies

Getting email addresses from here to there and back again Active Directory is ever increasingly becoming the center-piece technology on which corporate identity strategies depend on. Orbiting Active Directory identities are the needs to provision those identities along with the applications that then consume those same identities to provide access and services. The art of successful provisioning is…

Mergers and Acquisitions

Avoid planetary disasters – Quickly bridge two organizations What happens when two organizations decide to merge or when a larger enterprise envelopes a smaller organization? Without a plan in place for an effective integration, the two organization are bound for disaster from an IT perspective. Much like two planetary objects colliding in space. It can…

Active Directory Tutorial

We are all surrounded by dummies. Be Active Directory smart. There are many experts in our field. I could not start naming them without leaving someone off what would be a very lengthy list of people I look up to. What I enjoy about knowing a little bit about these intelligent people is that they…