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Hi In our continued effort to allow our customers to use our products on the latest platforms, we are pleased to announce that we are now supporting Oracle 19c a as a supported database platforms for our Symantec IGA solutions (Identity Manager, Identity Governance and Identity Portal) Note that this certification is only relevant for customers who are running version 14.3 of our solutions. Platform support matrix link: Identity Manager 14.3:  https://docops.ca.com/ca-identity-manager/14-3/EN/platform-support-matrix/server-environments#ServerEnvironments-SupportedRepositories Identity Governance 14.3:  https://docops.ca.com/ca-identity-governance/14-3/EN/platform-support-matrix/server-environments#ServerEnvironments-Repositories ...
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One of the most important differences between project and product management (as I outlined in this post ) is the relationship with the target customer audience. Maintaining a perpetual & mutually beneficial relationship with customers is critical for products to be considered successful and deliver value (both real and properly perceived). Our group has taken to calling this set of skills and associated programs "customer engagement." What newly minted product managers may not realize, however -- or at least never given full consideration to -- is that there are typically three main personas in any given customer group. "Customer" here is defined as the ...
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Shell scripting: CLI UI handling UI handling is usually required when guiding a user through a certain process. If every developer goes line by line, every developer will have his own "design" of UI, and his own style. Some are good, some are bad, and when having lots of questions to ask, change etc., it can become confusing very fast. Using a set of functions to actually separate the logical steps can come in handy, especially when on the CLI. The functions The functions to use can be very simple. The main reason to use functions is that in case the layout is to change, one can change the content of only the required function to spread it through the ...
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Clarity is back! With the release of version 15.8 on Mar. 23, Clarity PPM will be known only as Clarity. And that's how it all started more than 20 years ago, before we were named a leader in every industry-analyst report , released strategic roadmaps or introduced Digital Product Management .
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Drives Deeper Integration Between Industry-leading Clarity and Rally Software with Introduction of ValueOps for Digital Transformation at Scale Read press release SAN JOSE, Calif. ,   March 16, 2020   (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --   Broadcom Inc.  (NASDAQ: AVGO) today announced that two major independent research firms have named Broadcom a leader in project and portfolio management (PPM). Most recently, IDC named Broadcom to the Leaders Category in the   IDC MarketScape:   Worldwide IT Project   and Portfolio Management 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment 1   and for its IDC MarketScape:   Worldwide Agile Project   and Portfolio Management Vendor Assessment ...
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It’s time to transform yourself into a software-based digital business that pleases customers, disrupts competitors and maximizes value. Easier said than done, for sure. But there’s a way. Shifting your focus to digital product management is a key step in any business transformation. Indeed, 85 percent of companies are already adopting, or plan to adopt, a product-centric delivery model. From luxury retail and global banks to makers of medical devices and candy bars, Clarity from Broadcom helps enterprises move beyond traditional projects to manage sustained assets, like logistics apps, employee portals or e-commerce sites, with persistent, business-focused ...
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DX App Synthetic Monitor (DX ASM) 10.4 is now available! There are a variety of updates in this release meant to help improve upon our existing features and functionality - to ultimately improve the overall usability of DX ASM for our customers.  The updates in this release include:  Ability to configure an HTTP proxy at the monitor level You can now choose to use a custom proxy server when creating a new monitor or editing an existing one - allowing you to better understand if an issue if occurring do to the proxy server and not your website.  You can use a custom proxy for the following monitor types in DX ASM:  HTTP, HTTPS, Fullpage and ...
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AI, it's just two letters. But if you believed the hype, those two letters will steal our jobs. That hasn’t happened and it’s not going to. But now artificial intelligence and machine learning are finally a reality in a number of industry segments. Project Portfolio Management, or PPM, is one of the most exciting areas because of the importance of managing corporate investments effectively and because of the inherent uncertainty around projects. Nowhere is the benefit of AI going to be greater than in planning, and especially when it comes to ensuring the right projects are selected and allocated in the right way. This is an element of planning that has ...
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Hi In our continues effort to allow our customers to be able to use our products on the latest platforms, we are pleased to announce to we are now officially supporting CA Directory version 14.1 for our customers who run our v14.3 solution. Customers who are running the vApp should download the latest vApp Cumulative Patch. for more information see here: https://community.broadcom.com/enterprisesoftware/blogs/budit02/2020/03/03/ga-vapp-143-cp2 Identity Suite platform support matrix links: Identity Manager http://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/layer7-identity-and-access-management/identity-manager/14-3/platform-support-matrix/server-environments.html#concept.dita_94374130b9803dd0ebc3c24dddda05882c2f2170_SupportedRepositories ...
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Hi The Symantec Identity Suite team are proud to announce the general availability of newest cumulative patch (CP2) for our Virtual Appliance versions 14.3 In this release, we have added some new and existing features, including: Support for CA Directory Attribute Encryption Virtual Appliance is certified to support the Attribute Encryption feature of CA Directory 14.1 CR1. The Directory Attribute Encryption feature enhances data confidentiality and provides higher level of access control by enabling data encryption at the attribute level. Support to Change Database Connection Configurations Virtual Appliance allows you to change the database ...
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IDC Is Third Analyst Firm to Name Clarity a Leader The market-leading Clarity solution was recently named a leader in IDC MarketScape for IT PPM. The analyst firm highlighted Clarity's modern user experience, robust enterprise capabilities and deep integration with Rally for agile planning and work execution. Clarity Boosts Productivity at Leading System-on-Chip Maker Broadcom's Set-top Box group used Clarity to switch to a more product-centric delivery model. As a result, the unit saw time spent on setting up projects drop 70%, while team productivity jumped $200,000 a year. Real full story. Digital Product Management Blog: Prioritize based ...
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Shell scripting: using lock-files Many developers write a shell-script just to circumvent a small issue they don't want to implement in the program, or because it is easier to do so. Very often too, this little shell script is then spawned as a child process from within a loop. And that's when the problem happens. The loop turns faster than the shell-script exits from the previous run. These shell-script runs will start to stack up until an out of memory condition happens and the kernel intercepts the next runs or just starts randomly killing running applications to free up resources to survive. The other time a shell-script should not run twice, is when ...
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Shell scripting: Error handler Most scripts will be used by writing commands in a certain order, some if's and switch statements. But the fewest scripts actually do something if something does not execute as expected. Then - the program is stuck because the "exception" - or in other words, the return code of the executed program, is not interpreted correctly. This is the main reason shell-scripts execute, but errors are not detected and nothing is done about. The simplest way of catching the return code of an executed program in a shell-script is done reading the $? variable. For example: #!/bin/sh # Move a file as a user to a place we don't have ...
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Problem / Symptoms: The login is possible but CDA/ARA page stays blank. Release Automation perspective is constantly reloaded. In the browser console log repetitive messages regarding "start sending authenticate post message" can be found. Technical Background: The .Net Framework roll-ups from November 2019 (and later) mark all Session and Authentication cookies that do not have a SameSite attribute present as being SameSite=Lax. With authentication cookie SameSite attribute set to Lax, CDA/ARA will only work if Release Manager URL and AWI URL are from the same domain. How to fix it: Use full hostname (FQHN - Fully Qualified Host Name) to configure ...
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Proud to announce that Service Virtualization/DevTest - SV 10.6 is now GA! With the release of Service Virtualization/DevTest 10.6, we have further enhanced our promise towards assisting Developers with tools to enable them on their Service Virtualization journey. This enables Developers and Agile teams to Shift-Left & use Service Virtualization earlier in their SDLC and as a part of their CI/CD pipeline. As a part of this release, we are providing you with blogs on the exciting new features of SV 10.6. Click on each feature to read details on those features. IntelliJ Plugin v3 API Enhancement Virtual Service  Catalog  ...
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Hi The Symantec Identity Suite team are proud to announce the general availability of newest cumulative patch (CP2) for our Virtual Appliance versions 14.2 In this release, we have added some new and existing features, including: Support to Change Database Connection Configurations Virtual Appliance allows you to change the database connection configurations from the web UI without redeploying the entire solution . Connection Pool Configuration Support for an Add-on Datasource Virtual Appliance supports the following connection pool configuration parameters for an add-on datasource Support for Proxy Configuration Virtual Appliance ...
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It is costly to reinvent the wheel again. The major concern in the developer and testing community is reusability of test assets . It is always a challenge to know whether a virtual service (VS) is already created, who created it and to download already created VS. The Virtual Service Catalog has been completely redesigned (the look and feel) so that it is easier to use. We made it easier by providing download VS option (mar format) which your teams can use to share and reuse the assets. It provides information about who deployed the VS, functional/performance VSEs and config details of VS. Also, admin now has the ability to restrict user columns. ...
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One of the key challenges for our customers is to measure the usage of VSE especially that is inactive. This is vital as the usage metrics clearly depicts how the teams are using SV and also help them in analysing how SV is a real cost saver. A new v3 API simplifies and enhances the user experience; by using this single endpoint you can fetch the inactive VSE metrics without the need to logging into the Workstation or the Portal. With this brand-new API, you can also fetch the active VSE metrics. Metrics of Active/Inactive VSEs such as -  List of VSEs, VSE name, Hostname, Lifetime transaction count, Up time List of VS, VS name, Status, Transaction count ...
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Developers prefer to be able to conduct all of their work directly from their IDE.  If they have dependencies and need to create virtual services, they want to be able to manage these from their IDE as well.  Virtual services are designed to help developers emulate the missing, unavailable, or costly components or systems so that testing can happen early, errors can be identified quickly, and fixes can happen long before issues enter production systems.   With Service Virtualization/DevTest 10.6, we have developed IntelliJ Plugin to provide support for developers to create  virtual services  from the IntelliJ IDE. With this plugin, you can do the following: ...
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Return on Investment (ROI) is a key focus for any organisation. ROI  is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment. Our customers  always needed to know the ROI in very detail, that is, at VSE level. Without such intricacies, the customers were having difficulty to prove SV as a real cost saver. A new report that details the cost saving based on their VSE and infrastructure usage is available to generate for ROI analysis. ROI calculation is based on your organisation's use of Service Virtualization. To save cost, you could either replace a real system with a virtual service or avoid paying for each transaction.  This ROI ...
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