Creating Management Agents

Before we start to use our MIM implementation to manage identities, we need to decide where the information about the identities will come from, and where that information will go. It is best that we start off with the essential connections, and add more as we verify that the basics are working.

A very typical scenario is the one we have—The Financial Company has an HR (human resource) system that will, for the most part, work as the source of identity information. Then it has Active Directory, which is the primary system to receive the identity information.

The basic flow will be: HR -> MIM -> AD.

But that is only the basic flow. As you will see later in this book, there will be other sources of information and additional ...

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