Updating Attributes Based on a Detected Name Change

Scenario: In a MIM environment, a user goes through a name change (marriage, divorce, etc.) and they have several attributes which need to be updated accordingly. Common examples include DisplayName, Email and Mail Aliases. While it is possible, and relatively easy, to build these values directly in the inbound user synchronization rule from the authoritative…

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Rules Extensions –Understanding Date Time Conversion Part 2

In this post we will continue the understanding of using functions in a rules extension to manage Date Time Attributes into and out of the Metaverse. The most popular use of these DateTime functions is to convert the accountExpires attribute to the employeeEndDate attribute in the FIM / MIM Portal. Now lets take a look…


Rules Extensions –Understanding Date Time Conversion Part 1

    Recently I have received several questions and “Ridiculous”  Comments on the Posting 2 Way Account Expires Rules Extension , before I continue please understand that this Blog Site is intended to be a guide, and a tool to assist with your Identity Management Solution. But without know what modification, changes or updates that…


(WAL) – Workflow Example – Removal of a multivalued reference attribute

Special Thanks to Mr. David Hodge for putting the WAL Workflow Documentation together Things to keep in mind • the RemoveValues function requires a “List” to be passed to it. Adding in the GUID into the RemoveValues function didn’t seem to do it. • An example PowerShell activity that allows you to build a list…


Outbound Synchronization Rule Type Application – Explained

Something I get asked about a lot are the different types of outbound synchronization rules. When creating a new outbound synchronization rule, the astute observer will notice there are two specific types here: Those of you who remember the old days of FIM 2010 RTM will recall we only had the first type available to…

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Sync Rule Walk Through: Outbound System Scoping Filter User Synchronization Rule

  Welcome to Part 2 of the “Sync Rule Walk Through” series. In Part 1 we talked about an inbound user synchronization rule from AD into MIM. Now that we have users in the portal, the next logical step is getting them back out. As with the inbound sync rule example, this one will be…

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Sync Rule Walk Through: Inbound User Synchronization Rule

  While we’ve touched on sync rules in the past with some examples, I’d like to dedicate some time to actually stepping through the creation of various types of sync rules. To start off, we’re going to do what I would consider the most common and one of the first (if not the first) to…

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Rules Extensions – MA Extension

  The following is just an example of what an MA Extension would like like and should only be used as a reference on how to build your own MA Extension, I use this post as a reference for all my MA Extension Post which I have broken up into sections Rules Extensions – ShouldProjectToMV…


Rules Extensions – Helper Functions

  This post is focused on Helper Functions  that Multiple Methods can call to complete a task, additionally talks about Function Overloading, “Overloaded functions enable programmers to supply different semantics for a function, depending on the types and number of arguments.” See Referenced Documents: Understanding the Helper Function Function Overloading Account-Expires attribute Pwd-Last-Set attribute Last-Logon-Timestamp…