TTP US 2015

Novell Offices, Provo, Utah


Dates: 13th - 17th July

Location: Novell Offices in Provo Utah


  • Compare best Practices with colleagues from other academic sites
  • Encounter roadmaps and discussions by Executives and Product Managers
  • Explore Deep Dives alongside engineers and product experts
  • Network with colleagues from similar educational institutions

Registration is free but space is limited. The conference day will be split into two with single track sessions in the morning and multiple break-out sessions in the afternoons. We also plan to have a number of hands-on labs in the afternoons to add to the learning experience. Lunch and resfreshments will be provided each day of the conference along with dinner and evening entertainment. The conference will of course be technical in nature. However there will also be an opportunity this year to hear from Micro Focus senior management who will travel from the UK to address the delegates and talk about the exciting merger of the companies going forward.


Who SHOULD attend?Any staff responsible for deploying or maintaining Novell, NetIQ and SUSE products in an academic environment (K-12 or Higher Ed)


Who CAN attend?Any member of the Technology Transfer Partners (TTP)


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Pre-Conference Workshops

As usual there will be two days of training workshops prior to the TTP Conference for those who wish to attend. The two days will be separate but the content will compliment each other if you wish to attend both. The workshops will be run by Aaron Burgemeister and will cost $220 per day.

Day 1 - 11th July

The first day will focus on Identity Management. An environment will be pre-configured with a few of the most-common drivers including eDirectory (probably using the new so-called "bidirectional" driver), Microsoft Active Directory (MAD), Generic File (alternative to Delimited Text), JDBC (to the HR demo from the NODS environment, with a couple of fixes), Null (for loopback/business things), and will also have SSPR setup just to show what is happening by default with the current version. Because there is no way to do much more than glance at this much of an environment in a single day, the environment will be used to discuss often-made mistakes, proven/best practices, common organization changes and their impact on drivers, tracing, and anything else the audience has in mind, by looking at a working example. Beginners will get hands-on experience doing administration, possibly useful if consultants have come in and setup an environment but now they are in charge of maintaining it. Intermediate users can take off and poke at anything desired, tweaking, breaking, and fixing, to get down into the heart of IDM (snapshots exist as a method of quick recovery).

Day 2 - 12th July

The second day will also cover IDM but we'll also dive into NAM; Configuring the Access Gateway and Identity Provider to connect to a filtered Identity and Access Vault (for which you set up the driver on day 1), publish resources, publish protected resources, reverse proxying and tweaking the configuration for maximum security.


A draft copy of the agenda is available at this link: Draft Agenda. This agenda is currently a work in progress. None of the sessions listed are likely to be removed but sessions will be added and things will be moved around over the next few weeks. The purpose of providing the agenda at this time is to help those who need something to justify attendance, it should not be used to plan for particular sessions on specific days.


To register for the the event please follow the Registration Link



We have arranged special rates at the Hampton Inn ($92) and the Fairfield Inn ($87) close to the Novell offices in Provo. To book your room at the Hampton use this LINK, for the Fairfield use the Corporate Code NOV on the Website.



Travel between the Salt Lake City airport and Provo can be booked using the following Shuttle Services:

It is also possible now to use the train from the airport via Route 704 to Salt Lake and then Route 750 down to Provo town center. The trains have AC plus and complimentary WiFi. Please note though that you will have to walk from the station in Provo to the hotel which is not a huge distance but may feel longer if you have a lot of luggage and it is the middle of the day.

If you have any questions concerning TTP events please email Peter Atkins who will be only too pleased to assist you.