Over the years since FIM was first beta’d as ILM2 we have seen some cool workflows be released to open source. This is my review of the workflows I can find that are open source. First let me salute everyone who has contributed to the FIM and MIM community with these big undertakings. That said I am trying to give guidance to my readers as to what is the most useful in various situations and so I will make specific recommendations.
Recently, I needed to take Longitude and Latitude data that was given to me in the following format and break it into its individual components and then flow it out to AD. Let’s suppose the data looks like this: “Point -10.1223 45.945” I could just use the Left and Right functions to get out the Longitude and Latitude. The problem was it could also look like this depending on the level of precision:
MIM 2016 is now available MIM – Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 builds on and replaces Microsoft’s Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2. On Microsoft’s site they include an introductory (2 min) video about Hybrid Identity but don’t mistake that for the MIM UI. So has anything been removed? No. While the list of deprecated features are still deprecated none of them have been removed from this new version. So what’s new?
With the latest hotfix MSFT now supports running PCNS on Windows Server 2012 R2. FIM still should not be installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 (2012 yes, 2008 R2 yes, 2008 yes). Only PCNS can be installed on Windows Server 2012 R2. The hotfix article has a slight error indicating that it is ok to install FIM Sync Service on 2012 R2 if you have installed the hotfix PCNS on 2012 R2 – not true (the article should get corrected soon).
An easy way to take care for your FIM databases is to “use Ola Hallengren’s script (http://ola.hallengren.com/scripts/MaintenanceSolution.sql). Download the script, adjust the backup paths and run the script on each instance of SQL Server. It will automatically create several jobs some for maintaining the system databases and some for maintain the user databases. You will need to create schedules for each of the jobs.” – FIM Best Practices Volume 1
In some environments, like government, having that… REALHIPHOPINYOURLIFE - May 5, 2014In some environments, like government, having that local SQL means a whole different security profile…a lot of security groups aren’t going to make a distinction between that local SQL and Full Blown SQL when they scan the system since they use some of the same binaries. Good comment. So in those environments that could be an extra reason to farm to avoid local SQL and the extra security
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take Farms against a sea of patches and by opposing end them? To, die, to sleep – Today I will be “moderating” the debate about using SharePoint Farms vs. Stand-Alone as the foundation for the FIM Portal. In this corner we have Paul Williams of Microsoft sharing knowledge from his hard fought victories with FIM and painful experiences with Farms.
Actually it’s MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager)… Oliver Hanappi - Apr 3, 2014Actually it’s MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager). See http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2014/04/23/forefront-identity-manager-vnext-roadmap-now-microsoft-identity-manager.aspx Like any good futurist I guessed so many things that one of them was bound to be right http://blog.ilmbestpractices.com/2013/07/the-mvp-7-year-itch.html?m=1
Did you know that if you subscribe to Azure AD Premium you also get licenses for FIM? Well if that isn’t a hand tipper I don’t know what is. I think we can safely assume the next version of FIM will have Azure in the name. Safe or not I am going speculate that it will. Azure Identity Manager (AIM) – I would be ok with this Azure Role Based Access Manager (ARBAM) – Explosive sounding name
For years I have been trying to predict the future of Identity Management, but every time I look in my crystal ball it is just too cloudy to see anything. In fact anytime I look in my crystal ball on just about any technology topic the only thing it shows me are clouds! I was beginning to think it was broken. But then, yesterday, I watched Andreas Kjellman present at the FIM user group