Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 Handbook

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  • Install MIM components
  • Find out about the MIM synchronization, its configuration settings, and advantages
  • Get to grips with the MIM service capabilities and develop custom activities
  • Use the MIM Portal to provision and manage an account
  • Mitigate access escalation and lateral movement risks using privileged access management
  • Configure client certificate management and its detailed permission model
  • Troubleshoot MIM components by enabling logging and reviewing logs
  • Back up and restore the MIM 2015 configuration
  • Discover more about periodic purging and the coding best practices

Microsoft 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.

  • Get to grips with the basics of identity management and get acquainted with the MIM components and functionalities
  • Discover the newly-introduced product features and how they can help your organization
  • A 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 customers
Page Count 692
Course Length 20 hours 45 minutes
ISBN 9781785283925
Date Of Publication 18 Jul 2016


David Steadman

David Steadman has been an IT industry influencer and dedicated husband for more than 17 years. He has held prestigious positions at some of the world's most innovative technology companies, including his service as a senior escalation engineer within the identity platform at, possibly, the most famous tech company on the planet, Microsoft. He is an entrepreneur, active learner, and a man constantly looking to develop and expand new skills in order to leverage the technology of the future. When not at his job, David enjoys family time and coaching soccer.

Jeff Ingalls

Jeff Ingalls is a husband, father, and cancer-surviving dyslexic who works out of his Ohio home office in identity and access management. Jeff has been working with Microsoft technologies for over 20 years and with the Microsoft identity software since its conception in 2003. He has provided solutions to various private and public sectors including automotive, DoD, education, health and services, small businesses, and state and local government. He enjoys learning, teaching, and learning some more. Jeff has a graduate degree in information technology and an undergraduate degree in mathematics. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and reading non-fiction. You can reach him at