New Books on Identity and Access (FIM 2010 and WIF)

David Lundell and Brad Turner at Ensynch have just released a book : FIM Best Practices Volume 1: Introduction, Architecture And Installation Of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 This is a great companion to the online FIM training as well that I posted about earlier. Vittorio Bertocci recently released a book on WIF : Programming Windows… Read more

FIM 2010 Online Training

Evaluating FIM for identity management, already looking at deploying or are you in the middle of a project? The Online Ramp Up Training that we released this summer can really help you. As you can see from the goals with the training below this is not just an overview training, it is a technical training… Read more

FIM custom activity walkthrough published on MSDN

A new topic was published to MSDN that shows the end-to-end process for creating a custom logging activity in Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM 2010). How to: Create a Custom Logging Activity http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff859524.aspx The topic covers how to create a FIM custom activity in Visual Studio that logs information about a request to a file. The… Read more

Microsoft IT using AD FS 2.0 case study

This new case study describes how Microsoft IT migrated their federated applications from AD FS 1.0 to AD FS 2.0 and how Microsoft IT uses new AD FS 2.0 features for claims-based identity to simplify and enhance Human Resources Services. Great story describing how MSIT is using AD FS to federate with external application so… Read more

FIM Management Agents from Partners

Update 11 October 2010: This blog post has been converted into a Wiki page instead so that we can provide a more living document. Please go to: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/fim-2010-management-agents-from-partners.aspx Forefront Identity Manager includes a number of different management agents to connect to a variety of data sources. To enable you to connect to other data sources,… Read more

Guide on how to integrate ADFS 2.0 and CA Federation Manager

Recently we posted the latest step-by-step instructions for configuring a basic identity federation deployment between Microsoft® Active Directory® Federation Services 2.0 (AD FS 2.0) and CA Federation Manager by using the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 protocol with the SAML 2.0 HTTP POST binding. The environment for this guide starts with one our other… Read more

Visio stencil and what is a FIMster?

Any time I create a PowerPoint to present the architecture of FIM and different topologies I go back to the same slide decks to copy the server icons … I can imagine that you do the same and in most cases you don’t even have a deck so end up creating your own icons or… Read more

Technical overview whitepaper on FIM 2010

FIM 2010 has been out a couple of months and we have tons of documentation on TechNet and now finally I have published the technical whitepaper that should give you a walkthrough of the product in 50 short pages.  The idea was to create a document and a presentation that could be used to understand… Read more

FIM Community Knowledge Box

The Offline resource that will help you in all FIM  projects. The FIMSters (Forefront Identity Manger Experts) on the forums have put together this help file which includes powershell scripts, tips and tricks as well as links to key resources. Brjann FIM Community Knowledge Box… Read more

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 – What is new in Update 1

A great write-up of all the changes that came with Update 1 to FIM 2010 has been posted to the FIM 2010 Forum. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ilm2/thread/b21e08a5-d2be-4bf1-a53f-248b5a9cc6e3 This will get released as a KB article as well but there has been some issues with it so we went ahead and posted to the Forum to begin with. Brjann… Read more