I got a few question today about FIM 2010 R2 and thought I should share the answers with you all.
The questions were:
I just want to know if the followings are possible technically and I need a way how to proceed.
- Is it possible to update or delete Managed Accounts totally, using an interface?
- Is it possible to make integration with Active Directory SAP 6.0? any tool or utility?
- Is it possible to manage the ACLs at File Server? For example can file owner manage ACL and membership on FIM Portal?
The short and quick answer to all questions is… Yes! Because basically you can do anything with FIM 2010 R2 🙂
The longer answer I will give you, will be for each question.
Is it possible to update or delete Managed Accounts totally, using an interface?
Any accounts in FIM 2010 R2 (managed or not) can be updated and deleted using the FIM 2010 R2 portal. If by “managed accounts” you mean linked accounts, like an administrative account. I also have solutions at customers where for example the linked account is automatically updated based on events on the main account.
When it comes to deleting I strongly recommend reading the article on deprovisioning written by Carol Whapshere. My personal recommendation if you plan on implementing deletes, in for example AD, is that you use rules extension to make sure you can filter the deletions to only happen on certain objects.
Is it possible to make integration with Active Directory SAP 6.0? any tool or utility?
I am not that familiar with different versions of SAP. But if we look at the Management Agents available for FIM 2010 R2 I would think that the Connector for Web Services would do the trick. If it doesn’t I am pretty sure a generic adapter like PowerShell can be used to solve the integration with SAP 6.0.
Is it possible to manage the ACLs at File Server? For example can file owner manage ACL and membership on FIM Portal?
To manage folder objects (I do hope your not working with file permissions 😉 ) I would use a PowerShell connector. Microsoft has its own on Connect (Release Candidate at the moment) or you can use the great PowerShell MA developed by Søren Granfeldt. Using PowerShell it’s quite easy to work with the security descriptor on your folders. If you look at my example regarding the HomeFolder MA you might get an idea on how to do it. In FIM we need to extend the schema to hold the objects. To begin with I would have three multi-value reference attributes (Read, Modify, FullControl) to assign the permissions. You would also need to assign owner (or Manager) attribute in order to use the portal for self-service and have an MPR like “Folder Owners can manage permissions on folders they own”. In reality I would also make sure I get some new forms by adding some RCDC’s.
As you can see… We can do a lot of things in FIM! If you have follow-up questions please comment.
We have gone live last year with SSPR and left ‘Allow Duplicate Answers’ unchecked and minimum password length of 4. Now some key stakeholders want to see that the password length be changed to 3 and we allow duplicate answers. Can this be changed now without affecting the existing registration?
Changing the settings in the SSPR WF only affects new registrations not “old” until they re-register. If you want the new policy to apply to old SSPR users you can check the Require Re-Registration on the SSPR WF.