The Identity Manager Component

Connected Services Framework
The Connected Services Framework Identity Manager component provides a WSE interface to Active Directory and Microsoft BizTalk® Single-Sign On (SSO).

The Identity Manager component provides identity services for users and organizations, and provides identity mapping between the Connected Services Framework and the Web services that use the Connected Services Framework.

The Identity Manager component consists of five endpoints: UserManager, OrganizationManager, UserGroupManager, UserMapManager, and UserMapQueryManager. 

In 2.5, a single combined endpoint, IdentityManager was added to aggregate all the Identity Manager calls.  The separate end points have been maintained.  The new single endpoint may be used instead of the separate endpoints in most cases. If there are modifications to existing calls, the new aggregate endpoint will support only the newest version of the call. 

The IdentityManagerClient is designed to send requests to any of these endpoints, the target end point is specified when the request is passed in to the client in the MessageContext class.  Use of the new aggregate endpoint is recommended.