Connector Version Release History

Connectors link specific connected data sources to Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) and Microsoft Entra Connect. (In Forefront Identity Manager, connectors were known as management agents.) Many of the connectors are including in the installation of the MIM Synchronization Service and in the installation of Microsoft Entra Connect. In addition, more connectors, such as to third-party directory servers, are shipped as a separate download so they can be more frequently updated to add support for connecting to MIM updated versions of third-party target systems.


This document is primarily for MIM Connectors only. Unless explicitly called out in this document, these Connectors are not supported for install on Microsoft Entra Connect.

This document lists all versions of the released generic connectors package for MIM. For a list of connectors that are supported with MIM, see supported connectors in MIM 2016 SP2.

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April 2024

1.1.2038.0 (March 2024)

Fixed issues

  • Generic CSV Connector (Preview)
    • Fixed a conflict with Generic LDAP connector installer.

Engineering updates

  • All connectors

    • Migration to .NET 4.6.2.
  • Graph Connector

    • Improved delta import strategy for filtered out objects
    • Migration to MSAL authentication library.
  • Web Services Connector

    • Enforced Certification Revocation List validation for HTTPS connections
  • Lotus Domino Connector

    • Migration to VC++ 14 runtime (you need to install both x86 and x64 versions of VC++ Redistributable)

1.1.2036.0 (March 2024)

Fixed issues

  • Generic CSV Connector (Preview)
    • Fixed an issue with encoding types selected during export operations.
    • Fixed an issue with imported distinguished names of referred objects.

1.1.2031.0 (March 2024)

New Connector

  • Initial release of the Generic CSV Connector (Preview).
    • CSV Files Supported - This connector supports the management of user (required) and groups (optional), through the configuration of three CSV files:
      • Users CSV File
      • Groups CSV File
      • Group Members CSV File
    • Pre/Post Operation Processing with PowerShell - This connector supports the configuration of up to four (4) PowerShell scripts to facilitate pre-or-post processing of User and Group identity data before or after imports or exports.
    • CSV File Encoding Supported - The connector supports all default (or installed) server encoding types: (ex. Unicode, UTF-8, UTF-7, ASCII, etc.)
    • CSV Field Data Types Supported - The connector supports the following attribute data types: binaries (as base64 strings), booleans (as True/False), Integers, strings and multivalued strings, and references.
    • Support for CSV field delimitation, text qualification, and multivalued string and reference attributes.

1.1.2025.0 (August 2023)


Fixed issues

  • Generic LDAP Connector

    • Improved handling of duplicate entries in OpenLDAP access log.
  • Generic SQL Connector

    • Fixed an issue with the Member Type column not populating on export.
    • Improved error handling for MySQL table-based import and export strategies.

1.1.2005.0 (May 2022)


  • Generic LDAP Connector

    • Added support for custom EntryUUID OpenLDAP anchor


    Requires MIM Synchronization Service build version 4.6.607.0 or later and the following registry key configured: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Forefront Identity Manager\2010\Synchronization Service\IgnoreMissingObjectTypeForGLDAP = 1 (DWORD)

    • Added support for Unicode characters in password hashes sent to OpenLDAP
    • Added support for Int32 integer valued attributes
  • Graph Connector

    • Updated the object types recognized in the v1.0 and beta endpoints, adding support for administrativeUnit object type in the beta endpoint
    • Improved schema discovery to exclude attributes not supported by Graph’s /delta endpoint
    • Added support for Int64 integer valued attributes
  • Generic SQL Connector

    • Added support for PostgreSQL database
    • Added support for case sensitive table and column names


    Generic SQL connector no longer automatically converts table names and column names to upper case characters. If upgrading, and your database was case sensitive and table or column names were in upper case, after installing this version check your configuration to ensure the table and column names in the connector configuration match that of the database.

Fixed issues

  • Generic LDAP Connector

    • Fixed an issue with delta import from OpenDS directory server
  • Graph Connector

    • Fixed a bug with extension attributes deletions not processed during delta import
    • Fixed a regression with user password property when creating users

1.1.1610.0 (September 2021)


  • PowerShell Connector
    • Added a timeout value in connector properties to stop long-running scripts and prevent connector freezes
  • Generic SQL Connector

Fixed issues

  • Lotus Notes Connector

    • Fixed an issue with nonprintable characters left after deletion of multi-valued string attributes
  • Generic LDAP Connector

    • Fixed an issue with Kerberos authentication by enabling three-part SPN authentication for LDAP connections
    • Fixed an issue with a drop-down menu that enables hashing of OpenLDAP passwords
    • Improved LDAP schema classes processing, inherited classes are now processed when parent class is in scope

August 2021


1.1.1431.0 (March 2021)


  • Generic LDAP Connector
    • Added option to hash passwords before sending to OpenLDAP
    • Improved Oracle Unified Directory delta import entries processing
  • Webservices Connector
    • Added support for TLS 1.2

1.1.1381.0 (February 2021)

Fixed issues

  • Graph Connector
    • Fixed an issue with multi-valued string attributes handled incorrectly when sending B2B invitations
  • Generic LDAP Connector
    • Improved Oracle Unified Directory changelog entries processing

1.1.1347.0 (December 2020)

Fixed issues

  • Graph Connector
    • Fixed an issue with connector incorrectly sending B2B invitations when creating a mail-enabled group or a contact

1.1.1346.0 (November 2020)

Fixed issues

  • Graph Connector
    • Fixed an issue with local connector cache corruption causing delta import run failures
    • Fixed an issue with duplicated entries reported by connector during full import run causing discovery errors
    • Fixed an issue with incorrect import of complex data types, for example, employeeOrgData
  • Generic SQL Connector
    • Fixed an issue with SQL native authentication failure due to DSN connection string property TrustedConnection set to false
  • Generic LDAP Connector
    • Fixed an issue with OpenLDAP accessLog entries processing on delta import causing incorrect group membership changes and other errors

1.1.1302.0 (September 2020)

Fixed issues

  • Graph Connector
    • Fixed an issue with schema refresh for /beta endpoint

1.1.1301.0 (August 2020)

Fixed issues

  • Graph Connector
    • Fixed a bug with import failures caused by empty UserType attribute value
    • Fixed a bug with delta import failures connector cache not being readable caused by discovery errors
    • Service and proxy reported timeouts can be retried automatically
    • Updated schema discovery for /beta endpoint


  • Graph Connector

    • Added support for reading and writing values of custom directory extension attributes
    • Added support for reading Service Principal members of groups in the /beta endpoint
    • Performance improvements for delta import run related to schema discovery
    • Graph connector can now invite external member users


    If you have been using guest invite in build 1.1.1170.0 of the connector, please update your sync rules with the following logic:

    • Outbound flows
      • A user is invited when exporting the creation of the user, and the export includes a Mail attribute but not a UserPrincipalName attribute. If the UserPrincipalName is supplied, then a user is created rather than invited
      • UserType attribute only defines whether a user becomes a Member or a Guest (defaults to Member if not set)
    • Inbound flows
      • UserPrincipalName attribute values of external users are rendered 'as-is'

1.1.1170.0 (April 2020)

Fixed issues

  • Generic SQL Connector
    • Fixed a bug with query-based export strategy and multi-valued attributes updates
  • Lotus Notes Connector
    • The AdminP process no longer deletes the Groups from secondary Notes Address Books. Direct delete operations are used now instead.
  • Generic LDAP Connector
    • Fixed a bug with LDAP directory operations attributes, for example, pwdUpdateTime, not visible in schema


  • Graph Connector

    • UPNs of external guest users are no longer rendered 'as-is', instead they're shown in connector space to look like emails
    • Added support for B2B guest users provisioning

    To invite B2B guest users, you need to:

    • Grant permissions to invite guests to your Microsoft Entra ID application associated with Graph connector
    • Complete connector configuration section for inviting external users: set Invite Redirect URL (mandatory) and choose whether to send invitation emails
    • Set mandatory attributes in your outbound synchronization rule:
      • "Guest"=>userType (initial flow only)
      • external email address=>userPrincipalName
      • CustomExpression("CN="+csObjectID+",OBJECT=user")=>dn (initial flow only)
      • csObjectID=>id (initial flow only)

1.1.1130.0 (February 2020)

Fixed issues

  • Graph Connector

    • Export no longer fails when trying to add a member into a group that is already added
    • 'export_password' virtual attribute support is fixed, no need to set up 'password' attribute flow anymore
    • Fixed export flow of multi-valued string attributes
    • Fixed several bugs affecting delta import
    • Various potential datetime format bugs fixed
  • Generic SQL Connector

    • Various UI bugs fixed
    • Fixed incorrect references handling during delta import
    • Fixed a bug with SQL Change Tracking delta import strategy and multi-valued tables to import group membership changes correctly
    • Fixed a bug with attribute values not being cleared on export
    • Fixed a bug with last element of multi-valued reference attribute not being deleted on export
    • Fixed a bug with schema refresh causing reference attributes to be set to strings
    • Fixed a bug with stored procedure parameters values being truncated to 397 bytes
    • Fixed a bug with Oracle tables and views schema detection being case-sensitive
  • Lotus Notes Connector

    • Performance improved when importing group members
    • Full import no longer fails with 'Null reference errors'
    • Fixed a bug with Notes mailbox deletion when ACL is set
    • Empty group names no longer cause delta import failures
    • Fixed a bug with non-printable characters left in attributes after string values deletions
  • Generic LDAP Connector

    • Delta import no longer shows 'replace' literal value when no value is set in the source changelog


  • Graph Connector
    • Added support for sovereign clouds and ability to configure Sign in and Graph Resource URLs
    • Unsupported attributes are filtered out and hidden in connector properties after schema discovery

4.4.1800.1 (July 2019)


  • SharePoint User Profile Store Connector

1.1.953.0 (June 2019)

Fixed issues

  • Generic LDAP Connector

    • Delta import no longer fails if Changes field is empty in Oracle Internet Directory
  • Generic SQL Connector

    • Fixed an issue with custom SQL query import strategy using StartIndex and EndIndex parameters resulting in only the first page be imported
    • Fixed an issue with table/view import strategy when reading from MS SQL resulting in only the first page be imported
  • Graph Connector:

    • Organizational contacts are now handled correctly. Email is no longer missing.
    • Fixed an issue with manager attribute import and export operations. Connector no longer fails when manager is empty. Manager value is updated correctly in Microsoft Entra ID
    • Fixed an issue with delta import of empty values.
    • Fixed an issue with connector crashing on delta import when local cache file is corrupted
    • Fixed several issues with incorrect export of empty values or when only attribute value changes.
    • Connector now handles delete/add operations for the same attribute during export run correctly
    • Fixed several issues with long-running imports and exports when access tokens were expiring during connector run. Connector now renews access tokens when needed without failure
    • Fixed an issue with last member of a group not being deleted


  • Generic SQL Connector
    • commandTimeout parameter of a data reader is set to match connector timeout. If you have long-running queries, taking more than 30 seconds to complete, you can increase the "Command Timeout" parameter value in the "Connectivity" section
  • Graph Connector:
    • Added multi-threaded group membership full import strategy to improve import performance. Delta import remains single-threaded operation
    • Added support for complex schema types resulting attributes like OnPremisesExtentionAttributes.* being available now
    • Added support for export_password attribute to avoid export-change-not-reimported errors and don't show initial password in the connector space. Behavior is similar to other ECMA2 connectors
    • Added a handler to support HTTP requests throttling. When Microsoft Entra ID replica receives too many requests from a client, it might respond with Retry-After instruction. Connector pauses and retries instead of failing
    • Delta import profile no longer starts if query filters are defined. If you want to import only specific objects from Microsoft Entra ID, for example, users having last name that starts with A*, then delta import functionality is blocked

1.1.913.0 (January 2019)

Fixed issues

  • Generic SQL:
    • Fixed a regression bug on the Generic SQL Connector where it was only reading the first 5,000 objects.
  • Graph Connector:
    • Fixed an issue where the Graph API Connector failed to read/write from a tenant or create a new connector when the beta option is selected on connectivity.


  • Graph Connector:

    • Set the TLS 1.2 protocol as the default for the Graph connector.
  • Generic SQL Connector:

    • Generic SQL Connector is now supported for use with Oracle 12c and Oracle 18c.



This connector build version is only for use within Microsoft Entra Connect deployments, and is not provided for use in MIM deployments.

Compared to the previous connector release, it contains no improvements or updates for MIM customers.

  • Updates the non standard connectors (for example, Generic LDAP Connector and Generic SQL Connector) shipped with Microsoft Entra Connect.


Fixed issues

  • Change titles for all connector setup from 'Forefront to Microsoft'

  • Lotus Notes:

    • Errors in COM with Lotus sometimes return no errors
  • Generic LDAP:

    • Gldap Extra symbol for DI with PING directory server
  • Generic Web Services:

    • Error on Exporting json parsing
  • Generic SQL:

    • Export Binary Attribute
    • Object types can't be substrings of each other
    • Changes in multi-valued table aren't tracked in the operation of "Delta import", if "Delta Strategy" is "Change Tracking"
  • Graph Connector(Public Preview)

    • Error on Group Deletes
    • Updated User-Agent to http header
    • Connector doesn't validate Client ID and Client Secret
    • Tenant name filed should be trimmed


  • Lotus Notes: *Add the ability to increase timeout through UI

  • Graph Connector(Public Preview) *Password attribute is filtered on Import to eliminate `Export-not-reimported. *Add support of $filter query parameter -Limited to operations with all filters that work in delta query, also works in the connector *Updated to use nextLink directly instead of extracting skipToken for paging detail here


Fixed issues

  • Resolved ConnectorsLog System.Diagnostics.EventLogInternal.InternalWriteEvent("Message: A device attached to the system isn't functioning")

  • In this release of connectors, you need to update binding redirect from to in miiserver.exe.config

  • Generic Web Services:

    • Resolved Valid JSON response couldn't be saved in configuration tool
  • Generic SQL:

    • Export always generates only update query for the operation of deleting. Added to generate a delete query
    • The SQL query, which gets objects for the operation of Delta Import, if 'Delta Strategy' is 'Change Tracking' was fixed. In this implementation known limitation: Delta Import with 'Change Tracking' mode doesn't track changes in multi-valued attributes
    • System.ArgumentException handling when implemented OUTPUT parameters by SP
    • Incorrect query to make the operation of export into field of the varbinary(max) type
    • Issue with parameterList variable was initialized twice (in the functions ExportAttributes and GetQueryForMultiValue)

1.1.649.0 (AADConnect 1.1.649.0)

Fixed issues

  • Lotus Notes:

    • Filtering custom certifiers option
    • Import of the class ImportOperations fixed the definition of what operations can be run in the 'Views' mode and which in the 'Search' mode.
  • Generic LDAP:

    • OpenLDAP Directory uses DN as anchor rather than entryUUI. New option to GLDAP connector, which allows to modify anchor
  • Generic SQL:

    • Fixed export into field of a varbinary(max) type.
    • When adding binary data from a data source to CSEntry object, The DataTypeConversion function failed on zero bytes. Fixed DataTypeConversion function of the CSEntryOperationBase class.


  • Generic SQL:
    • The ability to configure the mode of execution for stored procedures with named or unnamed parameters has been added.
      • On the 'Global Parameters' page, there is now a check box with the label 'Use named parameters' to execute a stored procedure.
      • NOTE: The ability to execute stored procedure with named parameters works only for IBM DB2 and MSSQL databases and not for Oracle and MySQL because MySQL or the ODBC driver for Oracle doesn't supports the use of named parameters in stored procedures.

1.1.604.0 (AADConnect 1.1.614.0)

Fixed issues

  • Generic Web Services:
    • Fixed an issue preventing a SOAP project from being created when there were two or more endpoints.
  • Generic SQL:
    • In import operations, the GSQL was not converting time correctly when saving it to the connector space. The default date and time format for the GSQL connector space was changed from 'yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ssZ' to 'yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ssZ.'

1.1.551.0 (AADConnect 1.1.553.0)

Fixed issues

  • Generic Web Services:

    • The SConfig tool didn't convert correctly the Json array from "sample request" for the REST service method. This caused problems with serialization this Json array for the REST request.
    • Web Service Connector Configuration Tool doesn't support usage of space symbols in JSON attribute names
      • A Substitution pattern can be added manually to the WSConfigTool.exe.config file, for example, <appSettings> <add key="JSONSpaceNamePattern" value="__" /> </appSettings>


        JSONSpaceNamePattern key is required as for export you will recieve the following error: Message: Empty name is not legal.

  • Lotus Notes:

    • If the option Allow custom certifiers for Organization/Organizational Units is disabled, then the connector fails during export (Update) After the export flow all attributes are exported to Domino but at the time of export a KeyNotFoundException is returned to Sync.

      • This happens because the rename operation fails when it tries to change DN (UserName attribute) by changing one of the attributes below:
        • LastName
        • FirstName
        • MiddleInitial
        • AltFullName
        • AltFullNameLanguage
        • ou
        • altcommonname
    • When Allow custom certifiers for Organization/Organizational Units option is enabled, but required certifiers are still empty, then KeyNotFoundException occurs.


Fixed issues

  • Generic Web Services:

    • Can't import Server configuration if WebService Connector is present
    • WebService Connector is not working with multiple Web Services
  • Generic SQL:

    • No object types are listed for single value referenced attribute
    • Delta import on Change Tracking strategy deletes object when value is removed from multi-value table
    • OverflowException in GSQL connector with DB2 on AS/400
  • Lotus Notes:

    • Added option to enable\disable searching OUs before opening GlobalParameters page


Released: 2017 March


  • Generic SQL:
    Scenario Symptoms:  It is a well-known limitation with the SQL Connector where we only allow a reference to one object type and require cross reference with members.
    Solution description: In the processing step for references were "*" option is chosen, ALL combinations of object types will be returned back to the sync engine.


  • This will create many placeholders
  • It is required to make sure the naming is unique cross object types.
  • Generic LDAP:
    Scenario: When only few containers are selected in specific partition, then the search still will be done in whole partition. Specific will be filtered by Synchronization Service, but not by MA, that might cause performance degradation.

    Solution description: Changed GLDAP connector's code to make it possible go through all containers and search objects in each of them, instead of searching in the whole partition.

  • Lotus Notes:

    Scenario: Domino mail deletion support for a person removal during an export.
    Solution: Configurable mail deletion support for a person removal during an export.

Fixed issues

  • Generic Web Services:

    • When changing the service URL in Default SAP WSconfig projects through WebService Configuration Tool, then the following error happens: Could not find a part of the path


  • Generic LDAP:

    • GLDAP Connector doesn't see all attributes in AD LDS
    • Wizard breaks when no UPN attributes are detected from the LDAP directory schema
    • Delta Imports Failing with discovery errors not present during full import, when "objectclass" attribute isn't selected
    • A "Configure Partitions and Hierarchies" configuration page, doesn't show any objects which type is equal to the partition for Novel servers in the Generic
      LDAP MA. They showed only objects from RootDSE partition.
  • Generic SQL:

    • Fix for Generic SQL watermark Delta Import multivalued attribute not imported bug
    • When exporting deleted\added values of multivalued attribute, they are not deleted\added in data source.
  • Lotus Notes:

    • A specific field "Full Name" is shown in the metaverse correctly however when exporting to Notes the value for the attribute is Null or Empty.
    • Fix for duplicate Certifier error
    • If the Object without any data is selected on the Lotus Domino Connector with other objects then we receive the Discovery error while performing Full-Import.
    • If Delta Import is being running on the Lotus Domino Connector, at the end of that run, the Microsoft.IdentityManagement.MA.LotusDomino.Service.exe service sometimes returns an Application Error.
    • Group membership overall works fine and is maintained, except when running the export to try to remove a user from membership it shows as successful with an update, but the user doesn't actually get removed from membership in Lotus Notes.
    • An opportunity to choose mode of export as "Append Item at bottom" was added in configuration GUI of Lotus MA to append new items at bottom during the export for multi-valued attributes.
    • Connector will add the needed logic to delete the file from the Mail Folder and ID Vault.
    • Delete membership not working for cross NAB member.
    • Values should be successfully deleted from multi-valued attribute

Released: 2016 March

New Connector
Initial release of the Generic SQL Connector.

New features:

  • Generic LDAP Connector:
    • Added support for delta import with Isode.
  • Web Services Connector:
    • Updated the csEntryChangeResult activity and setImportErrorCode activity to allow object level errors to be returned back to the sync engine.
    • Updated the SAP6 and SAP6User templates to use the new object level error functionality.
  • Lotus Domino Connector:
    • For export, you need one certifier per address book. You can now use the same password for all certifiers to make the management easier.

Fixed issues:

  • Generic LDAP Connector:
    • For IBM Tivoli DS, some reference attributes were not detected correctly.
    • For Open LDAP during a delta import, whitespaces at the beginning and end of strings were truncated.
    • For Novell and NetIQ, an export that moved an object between OUs/containers and at the same time renamed the object failed.
  • Web Services Connector:
    • If the web service had multiple end-points for same binding, then the Connector did not correctly discover these end-points.
  • Lotus Domino Connector:
    • An export of the fullName attribute to a mail-in database did not work.
    • An export which both added and removed member from a group only exported the added members.
    • If a Notes Document is invalid (the attribute isValid set to false), then the Connector fails.



When updating Microsoft Identity Manager or AADConnect with use of any of ECMA2 connectors.

You must refresh the connector definition upon upgrade to match or you will receive the following error in the application event log start to report warning ID 6947: "Assembly version in AAD Connector configuration ("X.X.XXX.X") is earlier than the actual version ("X.X.XXX.X") of "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Microsoft Entra ID Sync\Extensions\Microsoft.IAM.Connector.GenericLdap.dll".

To refresh the definition:

  • Open the Properties for the Connector instance
  • Click the Connection / Connect to tab
    • Enter the password for the Connector account
  • Click each of the property tabs, in turn
    • If this Connector type has a Partitions tab, with a Refresh button, click the Refresh button while on that tab
  • After all property tabs have been accessed, click the OK button to save the changes.

Other connectors

In addition to the connectors listed above, connectors for SharePoint, and a now-deprecated connector for Windows Microsoft Entra ID, were also distributed separately from MIM.

SharePoint User Profile

The Forefront Identity Manager Connector for SharePoint User Profile Store helps you synchronize identity information to the User Profile Store in SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2019. Version 4.4.1800.1 of this connector, published 7/12/2019 can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

More information could be found in this article: Use a sample MIM solution in SharePoint Server 2016.

Forefront Identity Manager Connector for Windows Microsoft Entra ID (deprecated connector)

The Microsoft Entra Connector for FIM was an early technology for synchronizing identity information to Microsoft Entra ID. The Microsoft Entra Connector for FIM, version 1.0.6635.0069 from February 19, 2014, is at feature freeze and deprecated. The solution of using FIM and the Microsoft Entra Connector has been superseded. Existing deployments should migrate to Microsoft Entra Connect, Microsoft Entra Connect Sync, or the Microsoft Graph Connector. Do not begin a new deployment using the Forefront Identity Manager Connector for Windows Microsoft Entra ID.

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