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…


Unable to create new inbound or outbound SR flow rules

Symptom Unable to create new flow rules for either inbound or outbound SR in FIM portal. This appears to be non-OS specific.   Cause  This is because of issue with MS14-080 cumulative security update for IE: December 9, 2014. From KB 3008923:   Known issues with this security update Issue 1 We are aware of…


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….


Deleting "Ghost Objects" from the Metaverse

Some of you may have run into an issue with what I like to call “ghost data”. Ghost objects are essentially fragments or artifacts left over in the metaverse when a deletion should have occurred but, for one reason or another, didn’t and are left as such in astate of limbo. Before we can understand…

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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…


Managing Send-To Permissions With FIM

So we all know FIM is great at managing the lifecycle of a user, handling their group membership and even allowing for password self-service. However, FIM’s capabilities (especially with regards to self-service) don’t end there. One of the great things about this technology is the ability to customize and build on what you get out…

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