General availability of Azure Active Directory, Generic LDAP and SharePoint User Profile Store (UPS) connectors for Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2

On Thursday 21st November 2013 Microsoft officially released three new connectors for Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 for public General Availability (GA).  The three connectors released are:

Windows Azure Active Directory Connector

This Connector can be used in scenarios not supported by DirSync, for example multi-forest or non-Active Directory topologies.  The Connector comes with sample code and configuration for a resource/account-forest scenario.  For more information, please refer to the TechNet documentation.

Note.  Microsoft still recommend to use DirSync as the primary solution to synchronise AD to AAD and use it whenever possible.

Generic LDAP

This Connector will allow you to connect to an LDAPv3 compliant directory.  It currently supports the same LDAP directories (IBM, Novell, and Oracle) shipped with FIM 2010 R2 and will, over time, replace the built-in LDAP Management Agents.  For more information, please refer to the TechNet documentation.

SharePoint User Profile Store

This Connector will connect to the SharePoint User Profile Store and can be used as a replacement for the built-in synchronization engine that comes with SharePoint in, for example, multi-forest or non-Active Directory scenarios.  For more information, please refer to the TechNet documentation.

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About Paul Williams

IT consultant working for Microsoft specialising in Identity Management and Directory Services.
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