Using the MIMWAL for Setting and Communicating the Initial Password for Newly Provisioned Users

A challenge when provisioning accounts to Active Directory using FIM / MIM is how to securely set the initial password and communicate that password to the new user so that they can logon to their computer. In this blog posting I describe a solution that leverages activities available in the MIMWAL to do the following: Configure a Random and Complex Password Sets the Password on the Active Directory User Account that was Provisioned by FIM Continue reading Using the MIMWAL for Setting and Communicating the Initial Password for Newly Provisioned Users

Installing the MIMWAL

The MIMWAL is the publically released version of the FIM WAL v1 and FIM WAL v2 that were previously only available to Microsoft engagement engineers. The MIMWAL is described by Microsoft as a “powerful solution accelerator for MIM / FIM that provides foundational activities which can be combined to create complex workflows to implement business processes within a MIM / FIM solution simply by configuration instead of coding for days and months.” It is very exciting Continue reading Installing the MIMWAL

Forcing Users to Register for FIM Self Service Password Reset – SSPR

You have implemented FIM Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) to reduce the number of calls to your Help Desk. After a few months the Help Desk is reporting that users are still calling to have their passwords reset. You pull a report and find that a significant number of users have not registered for SSPR. In this blog post we will detail an option that forces users to register for SSPR thereby increasing your return on investment (ROI) for its implementation. Continue reading Forcing Users to Register for FIM Self Service Password Reset – SSPR

Provisioning to AD Using the MIMWAL

In January of 2016 Microsoft made the MIMWAL publically available. The MIMWAL is a Workflow Activity Library (WAL) for building complex workflows in the Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) 2016 and Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 solution. For more information about the MIMWAL to include project source code, releases and documentation, and discussion forums visit http://microsoft.github.io/MIMWAL/. As a Microsoft Partner, we have had access to the MIMWAL prior to it being released to the public. We have utilized Continue reading Provisioning to AD Using the MIMWAL