Identity Management's Shim and Automating OIA Linux with Chef

May 7, 2015 at 9:30

Watch the recorded session

Location: Walter Library, Room 402

For the May DevOps/Code People Meeting!

We have two all-star presenters that will be talking this month!

First, Mike Reeves (OIT Custom Solutions) will be talking about IDM’s Shim:

The Shim is our new solution to move identity information between Peoplesoft data and X.500. The ESUP IdM team will discuss the current state for these processes, technologies being used, the new tool, and walk us through an example. Join us to learn about this critical business process, and gain a better understanding of how we handle identities.”

Then, Shawn Houston (OIT Linux) will be talking about: Infrastructure as Code: More Than Tools How OIA Linux is Bringing DevOps Principles to Automation

OIT’s OIA Linux group is bringing system automation through Chef cookbooks to OIT Hosting. Throughout the process DevOps principles have been incorporated into the cookbook design allowing automation to follow service, and for customers to gain powerful access to the features of the OS they need to manipulate without requiring deep knowledge of the OS itself.”


Lunch on the Plaza?

We’ll be walking over by the McNamara Alumni Center, grabbing lunch wherever you fancy nearby (or bringing from home), and having a picnic, assuming the weather is nice!

We also hope to have a couple of Lightning talks at this event! If you have any ideas for a quick (5 minute or less) informal talk, please let us know at or

First meeting on WebEx

Finally, the May event will be the first event recorded using WebEx instead of UM Connect. We’ll be sending out more information soon on how to connect via WebEx!