Connect to your directories

Connectors link specific connected data sources to Microsoft Identity Manager SP1 (MIM). A connector moves data from a connected data source to MIM. When data in MIM is modified, the connector can also export the data to the connected data source to keep it synchronized with MIM. Generally, there is at least one connector for each connected directory.

In Forefront Identity Manager, connectors were known as management agents. That term is still used in some articles or parts of the product, but know that both terms refer to the same concept.

This article covers the connectors that are included & supported in MIM, but the connector for Extensible Connectivity 2.0 makes it possible to connect with even more data sources. Some partners have created their own connectors in this way, and a full list is available in the wiki FIM 2010: Management Agents from Partners.

Supported connectors in MIM 2016 SP1

Name Supported versions of the connected data source & Technical links
Active Directory Domain Services Active Directory 2012, 2016
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS)
Active Directory Global Address List (GAL) Active Directory Global Address List (GAL) – Exchange 2013 , 2016
Extensible Connectivity 2.0 Any call-based or file-based data source
FIM Service FIM Service Management Agent (Synchronization Service) must be at the same version of the "Forefront Identity Manager Service" installed
IBM DB2 Universal Database IBM DB2 version 9.5 or 9.7; IBM DB2 OLEDB v9.5 FP5 or v9.7 FP1
IBM Directory Server IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.x
Novell eDirectory Novell eDirectory version 8.7.3, 8.8.5 and 8.8.6
Oracle Database Oracle Database 10g or 11g; 64-bit client
Microsoft SQL Server SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016
Oracle (previously Sun and Netscape) Directory Servers Sun Directory Server 6.x, 7.x and Oracle 11
Windows PowerShell Connector for FIM 2010 R2 Windows PowerShell 2.0 or better
Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connector for FIM 2010 R2 Microsoft Azure Active Directory
Generic LDAP Connector for FIM 2010 R2 LDAP v3 server (RFC 4510 compliant)
Generic SQL Connector for FIM 2010 R2 / MIM The Connector is supported with all 64-bit ODBC drivers
Connector for Lotus Domino Lotus Notes Release v8.5.x
SharePoint Services Connector UPA SharePoint server 2013 or 2016 with User Profile service application (UPA)
Connector for Web Services SAP ECC 5.0 or 6.0; Oracle PeopleSoft 9.1; Oracle eBusiness 12.1
Attribute-Value Pair text file Attribute-value pair text files
Delimited text file Delimited text files
Directory Services Mark-up Language (DSML) Directory Services Markup Language (DSML) 2.0
Fixed-Width text file Fixed-width text files
LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF)

Management agents in FIM 2010 R2