By David Steadman, Jeff Ingalls
A complete handbook on Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 – from design considerations to operational best practicesAbout This BookGet to grips with the basics of identity management and get acquainted with the MIM components and functionalitiesDiscover the newly-introduced product features and how they can help your organizationA step-by-step guide to enhance your foundational skills in using Microsoft Identity Manager from those who have taught and supported large and small enterprise customersWho This Book Is ForIf you are an architect or a developer who wants to deploy, manage, and operate Microsoft Identity Manager 2016, then this book is for you. This book will also help the technical decision makers who want to improve their knowledge of Microsoft Identity Manager 2016. A basic understanding of Microsoft-based infrastructure using Active Directory is expected. Identity management beginners and experts alike will be able to apply the examples and scenarios to solve real-world customer problems.What You Will LearnInstall MIM componentsFind out about the MIM synchronization, its configuration settings, and advantagesGet to grips with the MIM service capabilities and develop custom activitiesUse the MIM Portal to provision and manage an accountMitigate access escalation and lateral movement risks using privileged access managementConfigure client certificate management and its detailed permission modelTroubleshoot MIM components by enabling logging and reviewing logsBack up and restore the MIM 2015 configurationDiscover more about periodic purging and the coding best practicesIn DetailMicrosoft Identity Manager 2016 is Microsoft’s solution to identity management. When fully installed, the product utilizes SQL, SharePoint, IIS, web services, the .NET Framework, and SCSM to name a few, allowing it to be customized to meet nearly every business requirement.The book is divided into 15 chapters and begins with an overview of the product, what it does, and what it does not do. To better understand the concepts in MIM, we introduce a fictitious company and their problems and goals, then build an identity solutions to fit those goals. Over the course of this book, we cover topics such as MIM installation and configuration, user and group management options, self-service solutions, role-based access control, reducing security threats, and finally operational troubleshooting and best practices.By the end of this book, you will have gained the necessary skills to deploy, manage and operate Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 to meet your business requirements and solve real-world customer problems.Style and approachThe concepts in the book are explained and illustrated with the help of screenshots as much as possible. We strive for readability and provide you with step-by-step instructions on the installation, configuration, and operation of the product.Throughout the book, you will be provided on-the-field knowledge that you won’t get from whitepapers and help files.