#FIM2010 & MIM 2016 licensing model is changing as of 1st of april 2015

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/products/products.aspx

Download the “Microsoft Product Use Rights (WW, English, April 2015)” document at http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/userights/Downloader.aspx?DocumentId=8488 In short, prior to 1st of april 2015, you required

  • a FIM server license for every FIM server installed and a CAL for every user managed in the FIM Service, or
  • Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 External Connector
Functionality Covered by
FIM Server Components (FIM Sync, FIM Services, FIM portal, …) FIM Server SKU
CAL Standalone FIM CAL, or Azure Active Directory Premium (AADP), or Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) User, orEnterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) User SL
External Users FIM External Connector license (per server)

After 1st of april 2015:

  • Windows Server license (Standard & Datacenter) will include FIM server entitlement
  • FIM Server 2010 R2 licenses will not be available anymore on the price lists
Functionality Covered by
FIM Server Components (FIM Sync, FIM Services, FIM portal, …) Windows Server license (Standard & Datacenter) will include FIM server entitlement
CAL Standalone (FIM) CAL, or Azure Active Directory Premium (AADP), or Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) User, or Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) User SL
External Users Windows Connector license

Certificate and Identity Management

  • A CAL is also required for any person for whom the software issues or manages identity information.

Synchronization Service

  • A CAL is not required for users only using the Forefront Identity Manager synchronization service.

From the PUR:

  • External Connector License means a license attached to a Server that permits access to the server software by External Users.
  • External Users means users that are not either your or your Affiliates’ employees, or your or your affiliates’ onsite contractors or onsite agents.
  • CAL means client access license. There are two kinds of CALs: user and device. A user CAL allows access to the server software from any device by one user. A device CAL allows access to the server software from one device by any user.

FIM / MIM is using a user CAL. The FIM server will no longer be sold as a separate license, but instead Windows Server licenses will allow customers to install the FIM Server software. Since FIM users already required a Windows Server CAL or equivalent to access FIM running on Windows Server, no additional Windows Server CALs (or Windows Server External Connector) will be required. Still it’s important to understand that you still need FIM/MIM CALs to manage identities with FIM/MIM (unless you only use the FIM/MIM Sync). Azure Active Directory Premium (AADP) and any suite that contains AADP, including Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) and Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) or a additive FIM CAL will also entitle users to access FIM. MIM will have the same licensing model. All current FIM customers with active SA on the underlying Windows Server, (since the right to install FIM server is now granted with a Windows Server license), will have rights to upgrade to MIM when it launches. And for my Dutch speaking followers… Tous la même chose:

PS: The FIM licensing page on TechNet Wiki will be updated ASAP (http://aka.ms/LicenseToFIM)

[ADD-ON, Jan 2016]
https://identityunderground.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/fimmim-licensing-clarification-on-the-requirement-to-use-cals/

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Troubleshooting #FIM2010: The Office 365 MA Connector export cycle has stopped. Object with DN CN={1234567890AABBCCDDEEFFGGHGGFFEEDDCCBBAA987654321} failed validation for the following attributes: member.

 

Event Viewer

Log Name: Application
Source: Directory Synchronization
Date:
32/13/2015 4:48:55 AM
Event ID: 107
Task Category: None
Level:
Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: <servername
/>.<domain />.<root />
Description:
The Office 365 MA Connector
export cycle has stopped. Object with DN
CN={1234567890AABBCCDDEEFFGGHGGFFEEDDCCBBAA987654321} failed validation
for the following attributes: member. Please refer to documentation for
information on object attribute validation.
Event Xml:
<Event
xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event”&gt;

<System>
<Provider Name=”Directory Synchronization” />
<EventID
Qualifiers=”0″>107</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>

<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated
SystemTime=”2015-13-32T03:48:55.000000000Z” />

<EventRecordID>994163</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>

<Computer><servername />.<domain />.<root /></Computer>
<Security />

</System>
<EventData>
<Data>The Office 365 MA Connector export
cycle has stopped. Object with DN
CN={1234567890AABBCCDDEEFFGGHGGFFEEDDCCBBAA987654321} failed validation
for the following attributes: member. Please refer to documentation for
information on object attribute validation.</Data>
</EventData>

</Event>

Root Cause

There is a technical limit of 15000 members, that the Office 365 management
agent can support.

Solutions

1. Keeping member numbers under 15000

  • Eg. splitting groups

2. Migrating your O365 connector to AADSync

 

Additional info

Prepare for directory synchronization:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/jj151831.aspx

#AADSync v1.0.0470.1023 released, with new features

Few days ago Microsoft launched a new release of the Azure AD Sync tool.

As mentioned in the AAD Sync Version Release History, this build adds the following features:

  • Password synchronization from multiple on-premise AD to AAD
  • Localized installation UI to all Windows Server languages

Get an overview and comparison for Directory Integration with Azure AD here .

  1. Azure Active Directory Synchronization Tool (DirSync)
  2. Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync)
  3. Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2

The download location for AADSync (http://aka.ms/AADSyncDownload) has not changed, but has been updated with the new version.

Overview:

Note-to-Self: Microsoft Security Newsletter September 2014

Source: http://aka.ms/MSSecuritynewsletter

In this months newletter you’ll find guidance on:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 Security Overview
  • Windows Phone Security Forum for IT Pros
  • Create Stronger Passwords and Protect Them
    • Inlcuding  free online tool offered by Microsoft Research, called Telepathwords, for those that would rather have a randomly generated strong password created for them.
  • Two-Factor Authentication for Office 365
  • Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365
  • Configuring Two-Factor Authentication in Lync Server 2013
  • Adding Multi-Factor Authentication to Azure Active Directory
  • Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication for On-Premises Applications and Windows Server
  • Building Multi-Factor Authentication into Custom Apps

And:

  • Get Started with Virtual Smart Cards

Plus much more… check it out at http://aka.ms/MSSecuritynewsletter

Azure Active Directory Sync is now GA! #FIM2010 #DirSync #AADSync

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2014/09/16/azure-active-directory-sync-is-now-ga.aspx

New Azure Active Directory Synchronization Services (AAD Sync) has reached general availability.

Here are more details about this – and here is the related documentation.

If you just want to get started, just click here to download AAD Sync.

As discussed on the release blog post:

“AAD Sync capabilities in this release include the following;

  • Active Directory and Exchange multi-forest environments can be extended now to the cloud.
  • Control over which attributes are synchronized based on desired cloud services.
  • Selection of accounts to be synchronized through domains, OUs, etc.
  • Ability to set up the connection to AD with minimal Windows Server AD privileges.
  • Setup synchronization rules by mapping attributes and controlling how the values flow to the cloud.
  • Preview AAD Premium password change and reset to AD on-premises.”

First beta release of #AADSync

The pre-release program of Azure AD Sync on Connect has been updated with the first beta release of AADSync.

The beta release is available on Connect from this link:

https://connect.microsoft.com/site433/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=53361

Make sure to read the updated installation guide and release notes available on TechNet:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=393942

As requested by the PG, please continue to provide feedback through Connect. This allows MS to deliver a high-quality product which is solving your scenarios.