Office 365 Directory Synchronization Tidbits, Part 2: More about Filtering

In this post I will comment a little bit more on object filtering. As you probably know, Microsoft does not support any modifications in the out of the box configuration of Office 365 Synchronization Tool. There is a good reason for that, including that incorrect changes may trash your online services, including data loss. And…

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Office 365 Directory Synchronization Tidbits, Part 1

In this post I will try to cover some details that may help to understand how Microsoft Online Services Directory Synchronization Tool (MOSDST) works when it synchronizes on-premises Active Directory with Office 365. MOSDST is nothing else than a custom solution built on top of Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007, but for non-ILM people it…

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Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Ramp Up

At my job role, I have being asked several times about what resources I would recommend to technical consultants that want to start with Identity Management solutions. Fortunately we at Microsoft  have a recommended training roadmap created for internal staff that – again fortunately – uses lots of public resources. While I cannot share here…

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Things to Consider when Provisioning to AD / ADAM

Active Directory / ADAM provisioning can be tricky (and same may apply to other LDAP directories) when you attempt to provision objects using potentially non-unique things like names, surnames or object descriptions (such as “CN=John Smith”). There are a few things you need to consider for best results and less errors during bulk provisioning: RDNs…

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Connecting to Critical Path Directory Server with ILM 2007 FP1

In my current customer I have to extract identity information from Critical Path directory. I was not able to find much information about this LDAP directory from the vendor’s website (http://www.criticalpath.net/Services/Training/Directory%20Server.html) neither in WikiPedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directory_service), so I first gave a try to built-in ILM 2007 FP1 MAs. In particular, I was previously able to connect…

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