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Best Practices: Optimizing FIM Performance

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Feb 25, 2015 9:58:00 AM

The goal of this article is to provide a checklist for validating Microsoft's Forefront Identity Manager's (FIM) configuration for optimal performance. As there are many different technologies involved in a FIM deployment, I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of articles that would be useful for planning or troubleshooting performance related issues.

This post provides a significant number of things to consider in planning and/or performance optimization of a FIM solution. As with any guidance of this nature, the guidance provided in this article may not apply to all situations and should be earnestly evaluated for applicability against the current design. This document is not specifically arranged in any order or priority, but is intended to form a comprehensive listing of items that may be decreasing performance.

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Topics: Identity Federation, FIM, Identity and Access Management, Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), Identity Management, Microsoft Identity Manager, digital identity, MIM

Federated Identity Access to Windows Azure Service Bus

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Nov 13, 2013 4:42:02 AM

Identity Federation is all about trusts. As the diagram shows below, all participants within such identity federation form a cycle of trusts. One can easily extend federated authentication for Windows Azure Service Bus to external user communities with social identity, Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) tenant’s cloud identity, or business partner’s identity. It also supports federation protocols such as SAML-P, WS-Fed and OpenID.

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Topics: Federation, Windows Azure Active Directory, SWT token, Cloud, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Identity Federation, security token service (STS), SAML token, Access Control Service, Windows Azure Service Bus, Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD), identity, Blog, Microsot Azure, Azure, Active Directory, AD, Windows Azure, OpenID, WAAD, SAML-P

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