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Management Agents in MIIS 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP1

Management agents link specific connected data sources to Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 (MIIS 2003). A management agent is responsible for moving data from a connected data source to MIIS. When data in MIIS is modified, the management agent can also export the data out to the connected data source to keep the connected data source synchronized with the data in MIIS. Generally, there is at least one management agent for each connected directory.

Management Agent Terminology

Management Agent Designer
The user interface in the Identity Manager of ILM 2007 FP1 that you use to configure data synchronization between a connected data source and the metaverse.

Call-based management agent
Any management agent that uses an API function call to a data source to import or export data.

File-based management agent
Any management agent that uses a text file to import data from and export data to a connected data source.

Full import
An import of all data from a file, or a scoped view, of a connected data source to the connector space. Data from the connected data source is compared with data in the connector space. If there are no attribute changes, the object is not changed in the connector space.

Delta export
An export of only data that has been changed in the metadirectory. All exports to the connected data sources are delta exports. Depending on the type of management agent that you use, the changes implemented by an export can be at the attribute, object, or value level.

Password management
Managing passwords for multiple user accounts is one of the complexities of managing an enterprise environment with multiple data sources. MIIS 2003 provides two password management solutions:

  • Password synchronization –Utilizes the password change notification service (PCNS) to capture password changes from Active Directory and propagate them to other connected data sources.

  • User-based password change management – Utilizes the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) through Web-based Help Desk and self-service password reset applications.

Management Agents in MIIS 2003

 

Management Agent Name Connected Data Source Versions Supported MIIS Versions Supported Type

Management Agent for Active Directory

Active Directory 2000, 2003

IIFP, MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)

Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) – 2000, 2003

IIFP, MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for Active Directory Global Address List (GAL)

Active Directory Global Address List (GAL) – Exchange 2000, 2003

IIFP, MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for Attribute-Value Pair Text File

Attribute-value pair text files

MIIS 2003

File-based

Management Agent for Certificate and Smart Card Management

Microsoft Certificate Lifecycle Manager Version 1.0 and greater

MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for Delimited Text File

Delimited text files

MIIS 2003

File-based

Management Agent for Directory Services Markup Language (DSML)

Directory Services Markup Language (DSML) 2.0

MIIS 2003

File-based

Management Agent for Exchange Server

Exchange Server 5.5

Exchange Server 5.5 (bridgehead server)

MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for Extensible Connectivity

Any call-based or file-based data source

MIIS 2003

File-based, Call-based

Management Agent for Fixed-Width Text File

Fixed-width text files

MIIS 2003

File-based

Management Agent for IBM DB2

IBM DB2 - v7.x, v8.1

MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for IBM Tivoli Directory Server

IBM Directory Server - v4.1,v5.1,v5.2

MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF)

LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF)

MIIS 2003

File-based

Management Agent for Lotus Notes

Lotus Notes - v4.6,v5.0,v6.0,v6.5,v7.0

MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for Novell eDirectory

Novell eDirectory - v8.6.2,v8.7,v8.7.3

MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for Oracle Database

Oracle Database - 8i, 9i, 10g

MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for SQL Server

SQL Server - 7.0, 2000, 2005

MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for Sun and Netscape Directory Servers

Sun ONE Directory Server 4.12, 4.13, 5.0, 5.1, and 5.2

Netscape Directory Server 4.1 and 6.11

MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for Windows NT 4.0

Windows NT 4.0

(No longer supported by Microsoft)

MIIS 2003

Call-based

Management Agent for IBM RACF

IBM RACF OS/390 V2R10

IBM RACF Z/OS V1R4

IBM RACF Z/OS V1R5

IBM RACF Z/OS V1R6

MIIS 2003

File-based

Management Agent for CA-ACF2

eTrust CA-ACF2 Security r8 for z/OS Service Pack 2

eTrust CA-ACF2 Security for z/OS r6.5

MIIS 2003

File-based

Management Agent for CA-Top Secret

eTrust CA-Top Secret for z/OS r6.5

eTrust CA-Top Secret Security r8 for z/OS Service Pack 2

MIIS 2003

File-based

All management agents are versioned with the same versioning information as MIIS. For a list of key features supported in latest cumulative hotfix for MIIS 2003, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74078.

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