ILM "2" also comes as a hybrid…

For those of you who are MIIS / ILM 2007 pros, when seeing the Codeless Provisioning functionality one of the first questions that comes to mind is “can I use my existing rules extension in ILM “2”?”. Of course. At a basic level, with ILM “2” RC, you can take an existing ILM 2007 deployment…

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How to make ILM "2" scream.

One of the big features of ILM “2” RC are the changes we have made to the portal and server to enable ILM to scale higher. In the portal and in the ILM service we’ve tuned, and jiggered with the way we interact with SQL and on the wire to make the ILM experience faster…

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Announcing Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” Release Candidate

We’re back! Today we have a guest blogger to announce the Release Candidate for ILM “2”:     I’m Lori Craw, group product manager covering identity and security at Microsoft. Today I am pleased to announce the exciting news that the Identity Lifecycle Manager “2” Release Candidate (RC) is now available.   ILM “2” builds…

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Custom expressions in advanced attribute flows

If you are at the point where you’re comfortable with using the functions and various options in attribute flow creation, I’d like to introduce you to a really cool feature to add some efficiency and extra capabilities to your attribute flow creation:  Custom Expressions. The synchronization rule designer provides you the ability to type in…

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One DRE and a large shake to go…

For those of you who have used ILM “2” Beta 3, you have probably used in some form the new codeless provisioning functionality included within it. There is a ton of functionality encapsulated within this one area, and one of the less-talked about and centrally important pieces of this functionality is something we call the…

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Data transformation and attribute flow without writing code: functions to the rescue!

If you read the post on setting up the synchronization rule for the flowing of Computers to AD, you’ll notice we make use of a concatenation option to concatenate multiple values and flow them to a destination attribute.  Concatenation is an example of a data transformation function that allows you to operate on and transform…

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The Mysteries of the ILM Management Agent Uncovered:

  One of the many changes we made across the ILM to support the new declarative synchronization and provisioning concepts (aka ‘codeless provisioning’) was with the ILM Management Agent (hence forth referred to as ILM MA)  configuration experience.    While at first glance the ILM MA may walk like, look like and act like any one…

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Extending ILM "2" to manage and provision computer objects

One topic for ILM “2” that came up repeatedly at TechEd IT Pro North America this year was extensibility.  Specifically, many customers asked how the system can be configured to manage an arbitrary resource, enabling them to apply policies to and provision any resource they care about.  To demonstrate this, I included a demo in Fred…

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Greetings!

  This is us! We’re Nima Ganjeh, and Bobby Gill, two Program Managers working on Microsoft’s Identity Lifcycle Manager “2” product. We started this blog to serve as a resource to all of you for both learning about how the product works as well how to use ILM to solve specific scenarios.  Topics will be…

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