Two and half years ago I wrote this post on creating an Azure Function to trigger the process of Automating Microsoft Identity Manager Configuration backups. The Azure Function piece was a little obtuse. I was using it, as it was the “new thing” and it was my new hammer. And everything was a nail. The reality is that the rest of the process is completely valid (nightly backups of your development Identity Manager configuration).… [Keep reading] “Automated Microsoft Identity Manager Configuration Backups & Documentation to Azure”
The criteria of the hackathon was;
- Build or update a functioning Microsoft Graph-powered solution that leverages the Microsoft Graph Security API
Following the announcement of the Hackathon I was encouraged by Kloud management to enter. During the busy month of December I started to formulate a concept for entry in the Hackathon taking learnings from the hackathon I entered in 2018.… [Keep reading] “Azure AD/Active Directory User Security Evaluation Reporter”
Last year I wrote this post on installing and configuring the Lithnet REST API for the FIM/MIM Service and integrating it with Azure API Management.
This week on a fresh installation of Microsoft Identity Manager with SP1 I was installing the Lithnet REST API for the FIM/MIM Service and was getting errors from the WCF Web Service finding the correct version of the Microsoft.ResourceManagement.dll.
After a little troubleshooting and no progress I recalled Kent Nordström posting the following tweet last month.… [Keep reading] “Configuring the Lithnet REST API for the FIM/MIM Service post MIM Version 4.4.x.x”
This is the third and final post in my series around using your voice to query/search Microsoft Identity Manager or as I’m now calling it, the Voice Assistant for Microsoft Identity Manager.
The two previous posts in this series detail some of my steps and processes in developing and fleshing out this concept. The first post detailed the majority of the base functionality whilst the second post detailed the auditing and reporting aspects into Table Storage and Power BI.… [Keep reading] “A Voice Assistant for Microsoft Identity Manager”
Last month I wrote this post that detailed using your voice to search/query Microsoft Identity Manager. That post demonstrated a working solution (GitHub repository coming next month) but was still incomplete if it was to be used in production within an Enterprise. I hinted then that there were additional enhancements I was looking to make. One is an Auditing/Reporting aspect and that is what I cover in this post.
The one element of the solution that has visibility of each search scenario is the IoT Device.… [Keep reading] “Using your Voice to Search Microsoft Identity Manager – Part 2”
Yes, you’ve read the title correctly. Speaking to Microsoft Identity Manager. The concept behind this was born off the back of some other work I was doing with Microsoft Cognitive Services. I figured it shouldn’t be that difficult if I just break down the concept into individual elements of functionality and put together a proof of concept to validate the idea. That’s what I did and this is the first post of the solution as an overview.… [Keep reading] “Using your Voice to Search Microsoft Identity Manager – Part 1”
Earlier this week I wrote this post that detailed implementing the Lithnet REST API for FIM/MIM Service. I also detailed using PowerShell to interact with the API Endpoint.
Now lets imagine you are looking to have a number of Azure Serverless features leverage your Rest API enabled Microsoft Identity Manager environment. Or even offer it “as-a-Service”. You’ll want to have some visibility as to how it is performing, and you’ll probably want to implement features such as caching and rate limiting let alone putting more security controls around it.… [Keep reading] “Implementing Azure API Management with the Lithnet Microsoft Identity Manager Rest API”
A common theme with my posts on Microsoft Identity is the extensibility of it particularly with the Lithnet tools that Ryan has released.
One such tool that I’ve used but never written about is the Lithnet REST API for the Microsoft Identity Manger Service. For a small proof of concept I’m working on I was again using this REST API and I needed to update it as Ryan has recently added some new functionality. I realised I hadn’t set it up in a while and while Ryan’s documentation is very good it was written some time ago when IIS Manager looked a little different.… [Keep reading] “Getting started with the Lithnet REST API for the Microsoft Identity Manager Service”
Last year Microsoft released the Microsoft Identity Manager Configuration Documenter which is available here. It is a fantastic little tool from Microsoft that supersedes its predecessor from the Microsoft Identity Manager 2003 Resource Toolkit (which only documented the Sync Server Configuration).
Running the tool (a PowerShell Module) against a base out-of-the-box reference configuration for FIM/MIM Servers reconciled against an exported configuration from the MIM Sync and Service Servers from an implementation, generates an HTML Report document that details the existing configuration of the MIM Service and MIM Sync.… [Keep reading] “Automating the generation of Microsoft Identity Manager Configuration Documentation”
Working for Kloud all our projects involve Cloud services, and all our customers have varying and unique requirements. Recently one of our customers embarked on their migration from On-Premise Exchange to Exchange Online. Nothing really groundbreaking there though, however they had a number of unique requirements including management of Litigation Hold. And that needed to be integrated with their existing Microsoft Identity Manager implementation (that currently provisions new users to their Exchange 2013 environment). They also required that management of the Exchange environment still be possible via the Exchange Management Console against a local Exchange server.… [Keep reading] “Provisioning Hybrid Exchange/Exchange Online Mailboxes with Microsoft Identity Manager”