Understanding the FIM Service Management Agent (FIM MA)

The FIM MA is just another Management Agent The FIM Service Management Agent (FIM MA) is a call-based MA used to communicate with the FIM Web service.  This management agent extends the functionality of Forefront Identity Manager to leverage codeless provisioning, management policy application, reporting, and self-service by connecting aggregated identity data in the Metaverse with a separate data…


Introducing Synchronization Rules – Part 2

Continued from Introducing Synchronization Rules – Part 1 How Synchronization Rules manage data Probably the most difficult concept to grasp for some is the direction of the Attribute Data Flow when using Sync rules, as mentioned earlier Sync Rules only flow data either into the Connector Space of the External Data Source (except for the…


Introducing Synchronization Rules – Part 1

 Prior to FIM 2010, which introduced the concept of “Codeless Provisioning” (Using Sync rules) there was only 1 way to provision accounts / objects from 1 Directory to another. This was accomplished via “Custom Code” (Rules extensions) which we’re usually written with a Program such as Visual Studios which you would compile the code to build…


Resource Management – Configure Synchronization Service to manage New Resource.

Now that you have created a new resource possibly with the assistance of the post Schema Management – Creating a New Resource you may wish to synchronize this resource with an External Data source. Before you can synchronize data from external data sources to the FIM Portal via the Synchronization Service we need to do a few…


Schema Management – Creating a New Resource

Recommended Understanding: Basic Schema Management Creating a New Attribute – Schema Management – Creating a new attribute Binding a New Attribute – Schema Management – Binding a New Attribute Managing attribute permissions – Schema Management – Setting Permissions to manage new attributes Once you have Become familiar with Basic Schema Management we can begin to…


RCDC – Session 3 – Adding a Dropdown selection to an attribute in the RCDC and Regular Expression Control

Previously in the post RCDC – Session 2 – Adding a new Attribute to an Existing TAB We added the attribute Employee Status to the Create User RCDC. Currently this attribute is displayed via a standard Text Box. we could control what values a user can type within that text box by adding a Regular Expression….


Schema Management – Setting Permissions to manage new attributes.

In this post we will discuss what needs to be completed after you have successfully created a new attribute and bound the attribute to an MPR. This is a follow up post to Schema Management – Creating a new attribute and Schema Management – Binding a New Attribute which walk through the steps of creating and…


Schema Management – Binding a New Attribute

In this Series of Blogs we have been focusing on the necessary steps to mange the FIM Portal Schema. We started out this series with the posting “Schema Management – Binding a new attribute” which focused on the creation of a new attribute, we will now focus on the Binding of the attribute to specific…


Understanding Game Time Revisited

For as simple a task as it seems, tracking time in Windows games is full of potential pitfalls. There are a number of different ways to do it, and the naive ones seem to work fine initially but then you have all kinds of problems later. Case in point: the Visual Studio 2012 templates for…


Schema Management – Creating a new attribute

The FIM Portal offers a vast selection of Default Attributes that can be used to store data for resources that the attribute is bound to. There may be an occasion when you need to add an additional attribute to the FIM Portal Schema, There are a few steps that need to be followed to ensure…