Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Developer Reference

Visual Studio 2010

Microsoft® Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2, the next generation of Forefront Identity Manager,provides an integrated and comprehensive solution for managing the entire lifecycle of user identities and their associated credentials. It provides identity synchronization, user provisioning, certificate and password management and policy management in a single solution that works across heterogeneous systems. As a result, IT organizations can define and automate the processes used to manage identities from creation to retirement.

The functionality of FIM is separated into three different areas of the documentation as described below:

 

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Service Developer Reference

The FIM 2010 R2 Service includes solutions for management of users, access, credentials, and policies. FIM 2010 R2 Service improves operational efficiency by automating common identity lifecycle management tasks and providing self-help solutions to end users. It provides self-service identity and access management capabilities such as password reset. It can be extended through the use of web service APIs, modifying the object schema, and creating custom workflows and activities. New to the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Service is the use of the SSPR SMS provide which provides a solution for sending one-time passwords to mobile phones.

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Synchronization Service Developer Reference

FIM 2010 R2 Synchronization Service provides identity synchronization and user provisioning across multiple directories. FIM 2010 R2 Synchronization Service now includes an updated extensible management agent framework that allows for the development of management agents that can access directories and data repositories not provided by the out-of-the box management agents.

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 BHOLD Developer Reference

Microsoft BHOLD Suite extends the capabilities of FIM 2010 R2 by adding role-based access control to FIM 2010 R2, enabling organizations to define user roles and to control access to sensitive data and applications in a way that is appropriate for those roles. BHOLD Suite includes services and tools that simplify the modeling of the role relationships within the organization, map those roles to rights, and to verify that the role definitions and associated rights are correctly applied to users. These capabilities are fully integrated with FIM 2010, providing a seamless experience for end users and IT staff alike. BHOLD also provides a Web service API, which developers may use to create custom applications that can interact with BHOLD. These applications can be developed creating any .NET language or by using Active Server Pages and vbscript.

With the release of FIM 2010 R2 the Certificate Management Developer reference has not changed. For information on FIM 2010 R2 Certificate Management Developer Reference see FIM Certificate Management Overview.

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