Author Archives: Hongbo

Should IAM solution manage admin accounts of applications

This post stems from a recent major breach at U.S.-based credit card processor¬†Global Payments.¬†Personally I was affected by this breach as well: One of my credit card issuer sent me a new card even though it’s neither expiring soon nor … Continue reading

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It is a great idea to front Tomcat with Apache httpd

There are many benefits to front Tomcat with httpd, chief among them are: Allow Tomcat to stay behind firewall It mitigates a big security problem for Tomcat based web applications. httpd and Tomcat can be separated to run on different … Continue reading

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Opt-In,Do Not Opt-In, Opt-Out and Do Not Opt-Out

When moving your organization’s email system to Google Apps, often an Opt-In/Opt-Out feature is desirable, particularly in the academic world, i.e., the Google Apps for Education world. Here is the Google Opt Out Feature that Lets Users Protect Privacy By … Continue reading

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Bring a techie along in a sales pitch

Have been busy these days participating in vendor sales pitch and presentations. Some good, some bad, some ugly. Three of those are really bad. This vendor was short listed for a RFP. It came on site to do a presentation, … Continue reading

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Wading into the Node.js water – Part I

I have been wanting to get into the Node.js game for a while. Finally I made the plunge and installed Node in MacBook. I will summarize my experience in a series of post. The first post is on installation of … Continue reading

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User Centric Design

User Centric Design We have recently rolled a new feature in the our IdM (Identity Management System). Essentially we added a new role. But to activate the new role, the user needs to go through a series of web pages, … Continue reading

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Share Point Protocol Support in Alfresco 3.4 – Continued

In my last post I talked about how we configured the SPP (Share Point Protocol) support in Alfresco 3.4, including how to add SSL (https). We have since also load balanced the SPP ports. But the journey is not as … Continue reading

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