SimpleSAMLphp / quick&ez

Background: For about 5 years at my place of work we have used a software called SimpleSAMLphp to help offer identity solutions to TVE (TV Everywhere) customers. In essence I have been one of a team of 20th century cable people.

This software, in it’s current version has been heavily customized to offer quick deployment solutions for new customers. All I can say is that it’s awesome running an Identity Stack with 50+ IdPs and 5000+ SPs.

I decided to see how quick I could set up a SAML SP -> IdP relationship between two Centos 7 Virtual Computers:

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No more local mail

Today I set myself the goal of centralizing all my email. Before I finished this change I had 50/50 POP email that was delivered to my home computer, and the other mail is sitting on an IMAP server.

For years (since 2006) I have had email stored between different POP clients, from Micro$oft Outlook Express, to their non-Windows XP Microsoft Mail client, and then finally importing it all to Thunderbird. After performing some experiments I comfortably learned that I can take a file stored in Thunderbird and have Dovecot read it perfectly with no issues.

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