Introducing an all new tool from APL. This one is a login id transformation plugin that works with BMC’s RSSO product. There are times where the source that you are using to get your authentication (CAC Specifically) doesn’t provide you with the information you want to use for logging into Remedy. This plugin is a simple drop in place plugin for RSSO that allows you to utilize Remedy as a transformation source allowing you to store the ‘from’ and ‘to’ values inside of Remedy, then the ‘to’ value is used as your username after authentication. I hope you like it and please, as always, reach out to me if you want features that the tool doesn’t already have.
After many years, I found another use for this plugin. The ability to strip email addresses from the string based on domain, either specify the domain you want to strip, or specify the domain you want to keep and it returns the email string properly modified.
Had a customer come to me the other day needing to use the plugin on a server needing a proxy configuration. I have worked through the changes in the code and provided that feature to them. Also added a few enhancements to the plugin that other customers have asked for. Enjoy
A user came to me yesterday with problems doing a create when the restful service was another Remedy service. I found the bug and have released 2.5 in response to the problem, sorry about the issues.
As part of a support effort a customer was having issues with JSON validation, so I added a method in the call that validates the template contents for accuracy before sending the details over to the destination server. I also enhanced the debug logging a bit and updated the Jackson libraries to the latest versions available. Upgrade is a bit more cumbersome this time with the need to update xml files with new file names, but it’s worth it with the new validations that have been added.
Added some new features to the UserCount app to make application licensing a bit easier to see and manage.
FTS Index just got a facelift, it now supports all of the places (that I know of) that cause a field to be indexed by the FTS engine, and even offers a removal service so you can quickly and easily remove any/all fields from being indexed.
The updated version of the User Count program now supports all licenses, not just ARServer licenses
So….in late March I took a new job that greatly curtailed my ability to actively work on this site and various tools….but, yet another even better change is coming, I’m starting ANOTHER new job at the beginning of July with BMC themselves. I have yet to fully explore and understand what this means for activities here on my site as well as development of tools, but rest assured, I’m not just dropping things…so, keep your eyes glued here (if that’s something you enjoy at least) for things as they evolve. As always though…if you have any tools you want me to write, just let me know and I might just do it.
It’s been a busy month, but this should be the last of the changes for awhile, unless there are bugs that are pointed out…that’s always possible
This little plugin now does everything I was envisioning for it at the original concept and MUCH MUCH more….thank you for all of you out there using it and integrating your Remedy system with new capabilities.
As always, let me know if there is more I can do 🙂