M-Tech Information Technology's ID-Org
August 12, 2005
Cleaning Up Green Bay
I tested a beta version of ID-Org with NWC Inc.'s org structure in our business-applications lab in Green Bay, Wis. (Read more about our real-world environment for testing enterprise-class software) A Windows 2000-based application, ID-Org takes advantage of existing Web servers, supporting deployment to Microsoft's Internet Information Server 4 and higher, Apache, SunONE and iPlanet. If ID-Org will be managing accounts in applications as well as directories, the server it's installed on must have the appropriate client software, such as the Notes R5, Oracle, SQL Server or Novell client.
ID-Org Self Service Portal
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After installation, I had to configure at least one target system within ID-Org. The application uses target systems to harvest user information in order to create and manage the corporate organizational hierarchy. Among the target systems supported are various directories, including Active Directory, Novell Directory Server and LDAP-based ones, as well as databases such as Oracle and SQL Server. I pointed ID-Org at NWC Inc.'s Active Directory installation and performed a manual update to force ID-Org to fetch the user information. The program synchronizes data nightly (based on a time you set), or you can force a synchronization.
ID-Org correctly imported all 234 NWC Inc. users from Active Directory. You can configure ID-Org's self-service portal to authenticate to one or more target systems as well.