You probably recall that, last year, there was quite some confusion regarding the availability of the MS products on the Magic Quadrant for Identity & Access, right? Well, here is some good news.
“December 2-4, 2014 Microsoft will be participating in the Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit in Las Vegas, NV as a Platinum sponsor.
Building on our recent momentum around Identity-as-a-Service and on-premises Identity & Access Management, Microsoft will be featuring our solutions at a booth staffed by Microsoft IAM professionals who will be providing an overview, demonstrations and answering questions.
Please join Microsoft Tuesday December 2, 2014 at 2:45PM at the conference for our dynamic presentation “Azure Active Directory Explained.”
Microsoft Azure Active Directory will be highlighted including analysis and deep information into our market-leading solution, roadmap and customer insights.
We will also be discussing the recently-released Microsoft Identity Manager Public Preview and will be providing technical demonstrations of our Identity & Access Management solutions.
Come join us at the Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit reception, presentation and booth to discuss Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Identity Manager.”
As you have seen there was and there is a hopeful lot of activity on Microsoft Identity Management.
Alive and kicking. Better know it.
Just a few days ago the FIM/MIM product group released some interesting stuff on the Connect platform: the MIM 2015 PAM Preview – Step up experience based on VMs.
I certainly advise to use the Microsoft File Transfer Manager (Download manager), as you’ll need to pull around 16GB of data down your internet link.
Here’s what you get:
Files to download:
|File name||File size|
|TLG MIM PAM V1.7 Lab Guide on VMs release.docx||124 KB|
|CORPDC VHD EULA.DOCX||55 KB|
|CORPWKSTN VHD EULA.DOCX||65 KB|
|MICROSOFT EVALUATION SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS.docx||70 KB|
|PAMSRV VHD EULA.DOCX||105 KB|
|PRIVDC VHD EULA.DOCX||55 KB|
How easy can it be?
Issues that are fixed or features that are added in this update
This update fixes the following issues or adds the following features that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
- Symptoms: When a steward is added to an in-progress campaign, the steward receives the “New entries for Steward” email.Changes after the fix: When a steward is added to an in-progress campaign, the steward receives the “Instance Start” email.
- Symptoms: When a user has conflicting ABA roles, and the user’s “EndDate” field is changed through the BHOLD Core UI, the user may be assigned an incorrect role.Changes after the fix: Changing the user’s “EndDate” field does not affect any other ABA role attributes.
BHOLD Core and FIM provisioning
- When you use the Access Management Connector, and an import is performed immediately following an export that caused ABA role membership changes, the import may indicate that users have fewer permissions than are assigned by either their previous or new role memberships.After you install this fix: If an import is performed immediately following an export that caused ABA role membership changes, the import indicates that users have the permissions assigned by either their previous or new role memberships. After queue processing is completed, the import indicates that users have the permissions that are assigned by their new role memberships.
- In some deployments, deletion of multiple groups through the Access Management Connector is not successful if there are two or more pending exports. After you install the fix, the deletion of multiple groups through the Access Management Connector is successful.
- In some deployments, export of changes through the Access Management Connector to OU objects that specify a new parent OU do not take effect.
- After you install the fix: A Parent OU can be changed from root to any other OU through the Access Management Connector.
FIM Service and IdentityManagement Portal
- Some text that is displayed in the FIM Portal and added to email templates always uses the English language. For example, this issue occurs in the Display Name of Approval objects.
- After you install the fix: The string translation for objects that are created by the FIM Service in the FIM Service database is performed according to the FIM Service account locale that was in effect when the object was created. Note that this functionality is not affected by the client browser locale.
- To change the language that is used for string translation to a setting other than English, log on to each computer where the FIM Service is installed as the FIM Service account, and then set the locale for this account through Control Panel.
- Creating synchronization rules in the FIM IdentityManagement Portal fails to load connected system object types in the External System Resource Type drop-down list. This behavior may occur if the size of the connector instance definition (ma-data) is larger than the 14 MB default WCF message size limit in the ResourceManagementClient configuration. This size is configured by using the maxReceivedMessageSizeInBytes property of the ResourceManagementClient.
Before you apply this fix, maxReceivedMessageSizeInBytes values that are configured in the web.config for the IdentityManagement Portal are ignored in favor of the default setting. After you apply this fix, the maxReceivedMessageSizeInBytes setting is applied.
Note that this setting is case-sensitive.
For more information about this setting, go to the following Microsoft website: Registry keys and configuration file settings in FIM 2010 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff800821(v=ws.10).aspx)
FIM Certificate Management
- Online certificate updates are failing because of a constraint violation.
- The FIM Certificate Management (CM) exit module does not honor the CT_FLAG_DONOTPERSISTINDB flag on a certificate. This may cause many certificates to be written to the FIM CM database. This, in turn, causes performance issues.
- After you install this fix, the FIM CM exit module honors the CT_FLAG_DONOTPERSISTINDB flag on certificates, and those certificates are not written to the FIM CM database.
FIM Clients (Portal, Outlook, Windows logon)
- After you install the FIM Windows logon extension, and then you (or a user) try to log on to the computer through a remote desktop, you must enter your credentials two times.
- After you apply the fix, remote desktop logons work as expected.
- The Synchronization Service crashes during an Export run profile run on a SQL Server management agent.
- When you run a Delta Import on the FIM Service management agent, the MIIServer.exe process terminates with a CLR_EXCEPTION_SYSTEM.APPDOMAINUNLOADEDEXCEPTION exception.
- After you install this fix, the race condition that triggers this exception no longer occurs.
- If a synchronization rule uses the NULL() function in an incoming attribute flow rule, returning NULL() is seen as a value instead of being blank, and attribute precedence does not continue to the next precedent incoming attribute flow. After you apply this fix, attribute flow precedence on incoming attribute flow rules that use the NULL() function works as expected.
Password Change Notification Service (PCNS)
- The following error message is logged:
6914 The connection from a password notification source failed because it is not a Domain Controller service account.
- After you install this fix, adding a backslash character to a domain name causes the function to return the domain controller Security Identifier (SID) instead of an empty user SID.
FULL Detail at: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3011057
This page is a collection of bookmarks to quickly find FIM article collections and references
Short URL = http://aka.ms/fimbookmarks
Getting started with FIM 2010 – Resources for FIM starters
This article contains a limited set of links that are used frequently for fresh starters in FIM.
Short URL = http://aka.ms/starttofim
FIM 2010 Best practices – article collection
It offers 10 IT-riskmanagement domains that are often forgotten. The guide also offers a simplified framework on IT Risk management for SMB.
Further more the guide discusses useful topics on risk management, to determine the possible risks and how to implement control mechanisms on insider threats.
Download the executive guide here.
Of course, everybody hates to write documentation.
But never say again you didn’t do it, because you can easily have documentation created for you while you’re on the job.
It’s all about PSR (Problem Steps Recorder): http://letmebingthatforyou.com/?q=psr.exe
- http://aka.ms/psr (video)
From: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/tip/SearchSecuritycom-guide-to-information-security-certifications (you need to register to free access).
“This special report offers a comprehensive review of information security industry certifications, highlighting which ones can best help you achieve goals specific to your information security career path”
I assume this report will get an 2014 update, but still the 2013 version is a valuable resource for planning security certification.