Microsoft released the FIM connector for web services on the 1st June 2012 – a generic connector (formerly known as a management agent or MA) for interfacing with web services (WS). The connector is a generic platform for connecting to and interfacing with web services based on SOAP. The Connector for Web Services is configured via project files that express the target web service to the connector. As part of the release of the connector Microsoft has shipped the following projects for describing configuration to external non-Microsoft sources:
- Oracle eBusiness 12.1 (Oracle EBS).
- Oracle PeopleSoft 9.1.
- SAP ECC 5.0
- SAP ECC 6.0
The connector is written using the new Extensible Connectivity Management Agent 2 (ECMA2) set of interfaces. The connector is released as a separate download (a new release strategy for connectors) as it is compatible with both Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Update 2 and Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2.
The installation package and the default projects can be downloaded from:
The accompanying documentation can be downloaded from:
Online documentation will be available shortly. It is worth noting that the documentation defines some basic performance information. This performance information is not for using to scale your own deployment. The numbers are there purely to illustrate the relationship between different operations. The testing was performed on virtual machines and is not indicative of real world performance data or practical limitations.