ADFS RADIUS Authentication Provider v1.1

The Authentication Provider I wrote for ADFS to make use of RADIUS (for use with something like SAFENET) has been updated to v1.1.

Changes include the NL localisation and support for differing claim types. Thanks to Dave Liefbroer for his work on these bits.

Custom identify claims make use of the IdentityClaims registry key, which will default to ttp://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/upn for User PrincipalNames. samAccountName etc can be used.

Updated binaries are available, but please do build this yourself.

Download: ADFS Authentication Adapter v1.1

Complaining to CISAS about your ISP

Earlier this year I moved home, unfortunately during the process of installing a new telephone line a problem arose that led to me lodging a formal complaint with my ISP. After a few months this complaint required alternative dispute resolution (ADR) with CISAS. This blog post is going to summarize the process and document some of my experiences with ADR.
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VMware Certified Associate (VCA) Exam

Last week I was browsing the VMware website in an attempt to figure out the certification paths available when I noticed some new certifications had launched, VMware associate. The associate certificate sits at the very start of the certification route, and is available as an on-line exam. No need to head to a testing centre.

VMware offer the associate certification in four flavours:

  • Cloud (VCA-Cloud)
  • Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)
  • End User Computing (VCA-WM)
  • Network Virtualization (VCA-NV)

The most relevant for me is the Datacenter certification. After registering on the VMware website I sat through the three hour training course. The first part of the course is a high level overview, before part two which covers the VMware products available and the business problems they help solve.

VMware Certified Associate Data Center

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