Microsoft Identity Manager Public Preview is now available! #MSIM2015 #FIM2010

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/11/18/microsoft-identity-manager-preview-release-1-is-now-available.aspx

Sharon Laivand, Program Manager and Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons) have announced the publication the first public preview of Microsoft Identity Manager (a.k.a. “MIM”, the product formerly known as Forefront Identity Manager).

From the announcement:

What will be new in MIM?

Our investments in MIM are grouped into three:

  • Privileged Access Management: Aimed at mitigating cyber-attacks and insider attacks which leverage the identity systems to spread in the organization. MIM will have a new set of capabilities designed to isolate, monitor and better protect the privileged users.
  • Hybrid IAM: As more and more organizations and information workers move to SaaS applications, the IAM systems expands to the cloud, but still exists on premises. Our goal is to make the cloud based and on-premises IAM systems, co-exist, and also coupled to deliver better IAM capabilities, regardless of whether the user or app being on premise or in the cloud (and this is what we call Hybrid IAM)
  • Modernization and ease of use: We are constantly updating our supported underlying server infrastructure (Windows Server, SQL, SharePoint, etc…) and improving our user experience

New in this CTP: Privileged Access Management, Isolation and elevation

To make the story PAM short, you can watch this video demo.

New in this CTP: Password Reset with Azure MFA

Short story on SSPR with MFA:  watch this video demo.

In FIM 2010 R2, the self-service password reset (SSPR) enabled two authentication gates:

  • Questions and answers
  • OTP

Now they added another authentication gate: Azure MFA.

New in this CTP: Updates to Certificate Manager

Short story: see here.

Details in source post.

New in CTP2: Modernized Supported Platforms

In addition to the new capabilities, we have extended out platform support matrix to:

  • Windows server 2012 R2
  • Sharepoint 2013
  • SQL 2014
  • Exchange 2013
  • Visual Studio 2013 (to support extension development)
  • Exchange 2013

In addition, our PAM functionalities can make use of Windows Server 10.

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