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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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…


Excel Functions–Data Comparison and Manipulation

Ok so you might ask what does this posting have to do with FIM, MIM, or Identity Management … Well it doesn’t not Directly. I was involved in a scenario where I am Synchronizing Data across many Data Sources that Some are Read only to the Synchronization Service and when dealing with legacy data we…


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…


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,…


Deprovisioning In-Depth: Part 3 – Deletions

This is the third and final post in my series on deprovisioning. In case you missed them, check out post one (regular disconnectors) and post two (explicit disconnectors). In this post, I’ll be discussing deletions. In many organizations, I find deletions to be the most fitting form of deprovision. Some organizations do have a requirement…

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Deprovisioning In-Depth: Part 2 – Explicit Disconnectors

This is Part 2 of the series on deprovisioning. Having covered regular disconnectors here, I’d like to use this post to talk about explicit disconnectors. If you have not already done so, I would encourage you to read part one as it lays down the ground work that this post builds on. As explained in…

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Deprovisioning In-Depth: Part 1 – Disconnectors

I’m going to say some words now that may be frightening to you, so consider yourself warned: disconnector, explicit disconnector, deprovision, deletion. For those of you who survived that, I’d like to discuss the above in some degree of detail. This is part one of three in a series about deprovisioning. To begin, let’s establish…

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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…


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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