Category Archives: Active Directory

Active Directory is NOT an IdM Technology (without #MIM2016 or similar)

It continues to frustrate me that publications such as this recent white paper from the Microsoft EMS (Enterprise Mobility and Security) team still underplay the need for organisations to get their on-premises identity management under control before turning on AAD Connect. … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager) 2016 | 2 Comments

Managing Office 365 Licenses with #MIM2016 and #AzMan – Part 1

One of the things we Microsoft FIM/MIM folks find ourselves doing of late is having to find ways of automating Office 365 license assignment for our “hybrid” (AD+AAD) customers, initially as part of provision the initial Exchange Online mailbox which … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, FIM (ForeFront Identity Manager) 2010, MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager) 2016, Windows AzMan | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Building in #MIM2016 Solution Resilience

Disasters can happen for all sorts of reasons, and when we’re automating we risk large-scale mishaps. What sort of precautions do you take to disaster-proof (or at least contain) your IAM solution? Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, FIM (ForeFront Identity Manager) 2010, MIM (Microsoft Identity Manager) 2016, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Replay your #FIM2010 ADDS MA

An interesting take on the Replay MA idea came to me that I want to share today. So far the published use cases for this idea have been restricted to the ‘replaying’ of the FIM Service MA alone – such … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, FIM (ForeFront Identity Manager) 2010, ILM (Identity Lifecycle Manager) 2007 | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A midsummer LITE dream

With our own personal identity details being proliferated on the web at an unprecedented rate, many of us are finally taking steps of our own to protect ourselves. But it is a daunting proposition to reign in what has already become a runaway train in many … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, FIM (ForeFront Identity Manager) 2010, Identity Broker LITE | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Managed Service Accounts

A friend posted a link to the latest edition of a document entitled Best Practices for Securing Active Directory from Microsoft IT. Nice document – full of useful tips on the subject. One thing that I noticed was missing, however, … Continue reading

Posted in Active Directory, FIM (ForeFront Identity Manager) 2010, ILM (Identity Lifecycle Manager) 2007 | Tagged , | 3 Comments