Lawrence Kearney
By: Lawrence Kearney

June 17, 2018 2:20 am

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The SSSD, Active Directory, and growing SLES integration

From both feature and security perspectives, integrating Linux systems with Active Directory environments has been a challenge for their respective system administrators and organisations. However, modern Linux distributions include the System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) which addresses many of the legacy shortcomings handily. The daemon uses identity and authentication providers (and other service providers) to […]

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Lawrence Kearney
By: Lawrence Kearney

June 14, 2018 2:37 am

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SLES, PAM, SSSD, and MFA Soup

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions are becoming the standard for many user facing IT services. Most visibly with web applications, corporate VPNs, self-service portals and online banking platforms to name but a few. Extending MFA to the realm of system administration to harden access to the Linux operating system itself is becoming an established […]

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apuri
By: apuri

May 29, 2018 4:25 pm

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Enabling the point of service environment of a modern retailer

The plethora of challenges confronting the retailers, in this post-Amazon era, have made it incumbent upon these retailers to transform their business models, in order to generate sustainable growth. Customer preferences and shopping behavior have been evolving at a frantic pace. This new channel-agnostic customer expects the shopping experience to be personalized and […]

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

March 9, 2018 2:06 pm

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Who needs more field types if you can have all of them?

Formulas with Forms are one of the most powerful features that make SUSE Manager the ideal tool for consistently managing the configuration of hundreds or thousands of servers. If you don't know about them yet, you may want to read this previous post first. Since we added Formulas with Forms to SUSE Manager, customers, […]

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Drew
By: Drew

December 4, 2017 11:24 am

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System YES Certification with a PTF or another maintenance update

During a typical YES Certification of a server or workstation, the Gold Master (GM) release of SUSE Linux Enterprise with the latest Service Pack (SP) is installed on the hardware during certification tests. Sometimes, the GM release needs specific fixes or updates in order to be compatible with a particular hardware platform. As hardware systems […]

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apuri
By: apuri

November 6, 2017 10:22 am

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SUSE Manager for Retail – The future of managing your point of service environment

The retail IT infrastructure is a very peculiar environment to manage, particularly with regards to the point of service (POS) devices. By its very nature, the retail business is characterized by a multitude of end point devices spread across diverse geographical locations, with the IT admins always vying for centralized management of their point of […]

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Drew
By: Drew

June 21, 2017 4:05 pm

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Hardware YES Certification with an installation kit or driver kit (also known as kISO)

An installation or driver kit from SUSE is simply a method to deliver the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise related drivers or other software in a packaged and supported bootable image. Installation kits can be used for any of the following reasons: To update storage drivers, which require very early loading in the installation and boot […]

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Drew
By: Drew

February 13, 2017 2:30 pm

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Joachim Werner
By: Joachim Werner

January 19, 2017 3:52 am

2,653 views

Three-O-Three is out! What’s new in SUSE Manager 3.0.3?

If you are a regular reader of my blog posts, chances are that you are at least slightly interested in what's going on with SUSE Manager, our comprehensive Lifecycle Management solution for Linux. Well, then I've got some good news for you: Earlier this week we released SUSE Manager 3.0.3, a […]

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By: SUSE

December 19, 2016 3:56 pm

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