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Certificate Management Documentation

Updated: April 5, 2010

Applies To: Forefront Identity Manager 2010

FIM CM Documentation Summary

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Documentation Roadmap

Guidance for using the Microsoft® Forefront® Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 2010 and Microsoft® Forefront Identity Manager Certificate Management (FIM CM) documentation.

FIM 2010 Technical Overview

This document is an overview of FIM and how it provides solutions for the identity technology problem space.

Release Notes

This document provides information about the latest changes to FIM and FIM CM.

Technical Concepts

 

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Understanding Third-Party Certification Authority Extensions

This document describes the environment and configuration necessary to integrate a third-party (non-Microsoft) certification authority (CA) with FIM CM.

Getting Started

 

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Introduction to FIM CM

This document describes the requirements necessary to install and implement FIM CM.

Introduction to FIM CM Smart Cards

This document describes the requirements necessary to install and implement smart cards on FIM CM.

Deployment

 

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Installing and Configuring the FIM CM Server

This document describes the steps necessary to install and implement the FIM CM server.

Installing and Configuring the FIM CM Client

This document describes the steps necessary to install and implement the FIM CM client.

Configuring the FIM CM Service

This document describes the steps necessary to configure the FIM CM service for using Renewal Requests, External APIs, online updates, and temporary smart cards.

Installing and Configuring the Bulk Smart Card Issuance Client

This document describes the steps necessary to install the Bulk Smart Card Issuance Client, and configure it to print and issue Smart Cards and security envelopes.

How to Set Up FIM CM Active Directory Permissions

This document describes how to configure the necessary Active Directory permissions for FIM CM, including schema extensions, constrained delegation, and permissions for self-service and initiating and approving requests.

How to Set Up FIM CM Behind a Network Load Balancing (NLD) Cluster

This document describes a process for configuring Network Load Balancing (NLB) and for setting up FIM CM to work behind NLB.

How to Use Smart Card Control

This document describes how to configure this feature to personalize a smart card that has no existing personalization performed, and then to use the Global Platform (GP) keys that are stored in the Hardware Security Module (HSM) to establish a secure channel with the card.

How to Import an External Certificate

This document describes a process for importing external certificates into the FIM CM system, and how to make external certificates available in new profiles that are created for users.

Configuring SSL on FIM CM Server

This document provides step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring a FIM CM profile template and management policies so you can then active SSL connection capability to your FIM CM server.

Operations

 

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FIM CM Backup and Restore Guide

This guide describes the steps for locating data in FIM CM components, finding resources to perform the actual backup, and then restoring the data in a test environment.

Technical Reference

 

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Terminology and Glossary

This document is a lexicon of commonly used identity management terms, as well as terms that are specific to FIM and FIM CM.

Common Tasks

This section contains suggested approaches to the FIM CM documentation.

If you are new to FIM CM

If you are migrating from CLM 2007 to FIM CM

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