~Getting Stuck as a Super Power~

There is a fantastic blog that reviews the common ways in which people get stuck.

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Reviewing the list with your team will likely quickly identify who is getting stuck where just by the comments!

 

 

 

Siteminder Configuration View Script

Like a lot of Siteminder Admins, I spend a lot of time looking at the WebAgent.conf + SmHost.conf using standard quick UNIX command line commands:

  • ps -ef | grep LL
  • copy the path to the running WebAgent.conf
  • cat /copied/path/to/WebAgent.conf
  • copy the path the the SmHost.conf from WebAgent.conf HostConfigFile line
  • cat /copied/path/to/SmHost.conf

I want to do this using a simple function key–so I need to pipe it all through something reasonable.

so I start with this:

server (user):/home/user>ps -ef | grep LL | grep -v grep
user 8383     1  0  2016 ?        01:00:27 LLAWP /path/to/the/conf/WebAgent.conf -APACHE22

And then I get this:

ps -ef | grep LL | grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $9}’

which gives me the /path/to/the/conf/WebAgent.conf file & adding cat to that is simple:

cat `ps -ef | grep LL | grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $9}’`

and you can feed this to a grep to get the SmHost file location:

cat `ps -ef | grep LL | grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $9}’` | grep Host  HostConfigFile=”/path/to/installed/webagent/config/SmHost.conf”

which is getting fairly complicated

cat `ps -ef | grep LL | grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $9}’` | grep Host  HostConfigFile=”/path/to/installed/webagent/config/SmHost.conf”| grep Host | awk ‘{gsub(“HostConfigFile=”, “”);print}’

 

 

 

Los Angeles Identity & Access Management User Group

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I gave a talk on Monitoring the IAM stack at the LA IAM UG–the Presentation is online for review.

The meeting was well attended & the conversation after my talk was definitely the most informative part of the day.

 

 

“Department of Engineering and Maintenance”

 

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So I have been thinking about why we call it Engineering and Maintenance. I think the answer may lie in the understood need for continuous improvement.

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More importantly, I think that the issue is that Engineering needs to remain always grounded in reality & connecting it to the maintenance of a running system we force this to occur.

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As we move to systems that are actually engineered real time by agents unaware of requirements the challenge of staying grounded is only going to increase.

Tim Fargo

Analyze your mistakes.

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You’ve already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson.

Installing the Administrative User Interface

CA Communities has a new article which includes screen shot of Admin UI install.

 

Installing the Administrative User Interface

CA Communities has a new article which includes screen shot of Admin UI install.

Pasquale Russo wrote the piece which is clear and to the point–he covers Solaris [which I miss], but does have some warnings about how to do this in other environmnets.

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