Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager "2:" Careful of how you use those question-and-answer gates

One of the features of Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” is self-service password re-set.  That feature sits on top of a generic facility of the Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager service that provides for multi-factor authentication.  To explain, one can define any number of management policy rules in Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2,” each of which may…

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Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager "2:" Some definitions you may find useful

Requests   In the argot of Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager, a request is a request to perform some operation on resource or on all or some of the attributes of a resource.  The resource to which a request refers is generally known as the target of the request.    Sets   A set is a…

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Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager "2:" What is it about Canadians and identity?

A startling proportion of our team, including myself, are Canadians, either by birth, or, like me, by naturalization.  Also, two of the products that Microsoft purchased and are now incorporated into Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2”–the synchronization engine that used to be marketed by itself as Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003, and the smart card…

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Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager "2:" Why am I able to talk about it now?

That I am able to spend time blogging about Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” has nothing to do with some scary marketing person suddenly declaring that we are allowed to talk about the product now, when we weren’t able to before.  We’ve been public about the product in general, and most of its intended features…

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Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager "2:" The Policy User Interface

A previous post introduced you to Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2”‘s concept of policy.  We provide a user interface for managing and creating policies.  Here are some screenshots stepping through the process of creating a policy to allow users to read any information about themselves (which may or may not be a policy that you…

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Microsoft Identity Lifeycycle Manager "2:" Policies

Now that I have explained that the concept of organizing things into sets is the most fundamental idea in Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2,” I can tell you about a notion that builds upon it: management policy rules.  Now I have no idea why we use that wordy term, when the single word, policy, would…

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Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager "2:" Sets, the easy way

In an earlier post, I explained the crucial concept of organizing things into sets, in Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2.”  I wrote that sets are collections of things that match some criterion, expressed in an XPath expression.  Well, because Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” is meant to be used by anyone in an organization, we…

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Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager "2:" Sets

The concept of organizing things into sets is the most fundamental idea behind Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager “2.”  Our Group Program Manager, Alex Weinert, had listened to the requirements our customers had expressed for a self-service update to Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003, and found that he was able to translate all those requirements into…

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