Decision makers are not required to have prior knowledge of Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 (MIIS 2003), Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 (ILM 2007), or FIM.
Technical decision makers will get a technical overview of declarative provisioning and deprovisioning, self-service management of users (and users managing their passwords), groups, certificates, and smart cards, as well as the policy-based management capabilities provided by FIM.
This section focuses on the fundamental aspects of the architecture necessary for you to know to manage identity and comprises the basic request management process that FIM provides.
The FIM Synchronization Service communicates with the various .
Management agents (MAs) are code modules that reside on the computer running the FIM Synchronization Service and interface with the target systems, such as Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS), human resources (HR), lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP), and others.
For example, the HR department updates the title of an employee following their promotion.
This update is made in the HR application, which writes the update to the HR database serving as an identity store or connected data source for FIM.
This document provides a technical overview of Microsoft® Forefront® Identity Manager (FIM) 2010.
The document focuses on the core scenarios of declarative provisioning and deprovisioning, self-service management of users, groups, certificates and smart cards, user self-service management of passwords, and policy-based management.
The topics covered include request processing, provisioning, self-service, customizing FIM 2010, reporting, and an overview of the deployment architecture.
This document is intended for all technical decision makers, including technical information technology (IT) managers, IT architects, and IT security analysts.
Then, the FIM Synchronization Service runs an import through the MA for the HR database.
This brings the data into a staging area in the FIM Synchronization Service database.
The FIM Synchronization Service then synchronizes the update to the user’s title into a central area (the metaverse) and into the staging areas for AD DS, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and the FIM Service.