View a PAM User’s Roles with Advanced Search Scope Configuration

During a recent MIM PAM deployment, I was asked if it would be possible to create a page in the portal to display a user’s roles in PAM. Out of the box, MIM does not provide such a view for an administrator. The only view that comes close is the “My PAM Roles” page and…

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MIM Handy Tip Series – Breadcrumbing

Everyone put your phones down and get your pencils ready. It’s Pop Quiz time! If Kris Tackett and Anthony Marsiglia are given equal precedence for the knowledge attribute as they are the creator’s of this blog and I possess the NULL gene – who wins? Did you figure it out.. Ok, that was a little…

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Managing ActiveSync and OWA Natively in FIM

So here’s a little bit of additional functionality you can bring into your FIM with a little bit of customization. Today’s topic, ladies and gentlemen, is ActiveSync and Outlook Web Access (OWA) and how to bring them into (and manipulate them with) FIM. Scenario: a user goes on extended leave (for months, perhaps). They are…

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Updating the FIMMA to include Custom Attributes in the FIM Portal.

You may find yourself creating new Custom Attributes or even a custom Resource in the FIM Portal. If you only plan on managing these Custom Resources and or Attributes in the FIM Portal than you would not need to add them to the Synchronization Service and FIMMA, but if you intend to manage these new…


Quickly and Easily Managing FIM Portal Administrators

With this post, I’d like to address the issue of FIM portal administrators. Too often, I see one of two scenarios: either a customer has entirely too many administrators in FIM (which poses a security risk), or a customer only has one (which creates a risk of losing access to FIM). One reason for this…

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Understanding userAccountControl management with FIM.

Before we begin lets look at the Attribute userAccountControl in Active Directory. You may also be interested in understanding the Bit Values for each flag that defines the userAccountControl of a user, the following site details what each flag is and it value. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/305144/ Before you can begin to manage an employees status in the…


Creating and Binding Custom Portal Attributes

Today I’d like to discuss something that comes up with pretty much all FIM deployments: custom attributes. There may be times where you find yourself in need of an attribute that doesn’t exist (i.e. a custom attribute from an HR system that displays an employee ID number). In such instances, we can create the custom…

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Portal Customization – Creating Search Scopes

Following up with the Previous Post “Portal Customization – Understanding Search Scopes” We will now look into the process of creating a custom Search Scope. For this posting we will Create a Search Scope for “All Politicians” From the Administration Page click on “Search Scopes” Click on New On the General Tab Enter in information about the…


Portal Customization – Understanding Search Scopes

Lets not reinvent the wheel and for a basic introduction of what Search scopes are I would reference the following links. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff393653(v=ws.10).aspx#bkmk_search https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee534913(v=ws.10).aspx Now Lets discuss what a Search Scope is “A search scope is a customizable resource in FIM 2010 that determines what resources are displayed in the list view of a Portal page…