Install the MIM 2016 Management Agent (MIM MA)

Introduction: This document is intended to be used as an operational preparatory document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 base MIM MA installation. Using this Guide: You may perform search and replace on the variables listed below to create a detailed implementation guide customized for your environment. Document Variables: Description Search and Replace Variable Primary…


Management Agent Configuration – Part 4: Delimited Text File Management Agent

This is Part 4 in a series of commonly used management agents. In Part 1 we looked at configuration of an Active Directory Management Agent (ADMA); in Part 2 we looked at the configuration of the FIM Service Management Agent (FIMMA), and in Part 3 we looked at the configuration of a Microsoft SQL Management…

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Management Agent Configuration – Part 3: SQL Management Agent

This is the third part in a series dealing with basic configuration of commonly used management agents. In Part 1 we looked at configuration of an Active Directory Management Agent (ADMA), and in Part 2 we looked at the configuration of the FIM Service Management Agent (FIMMA). With this post, we’ll take a look at…

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Management Agent Configuration–Part 2: FIM Service Management Agent

This is the second post in a series on management agent configuration. In Part 1, I covered configuration of an Active Directory management agent. In this post, I’d like to step through the FIM Service Management Agent (FIMMA). While you don’t necessarily have to have a FIMMA, you cannot move data between the Portal and…


Management Agent Configuration – Part 1: Active Directory Management Agent

Hey party people – long time, no see! You may have noticed (or maybe you didn’t) that I took a hiatus from blogging for a while. Well I’m back and kicking off my return with another post series, this time about management agents. Although eventually I’d like to cover the configuration of all commonly used…

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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…


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…


Configuring the FIM Management Agent

Configuring the FIM Management Agent Before we can manipulate users and/or groups with the FIM Synchronization Service it is necessary that we create Management Agents. Here, we will create a Management Agent for connecting the Synchronization Engine with the FIM Service Portal. Begin by opening the Synchronization Engine In the menu on the top right-hand corner,…


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…