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FIM Certificate Management Overview

Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) provides identity synchronization, user provisioning, certificate and password management and policy management in a single solution that works across heterogeneous systems. (see Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Developer Reference). Forefront Identity Manager Certificate Management (FIM CM) provides functionality to support certificate and smart card management.

Certificate and Smart Card Management with FIM CM 2010

FIM also provides sophisticated credential management features to both Windows Server and 3rd party certification authorities (CAs) by acting as an administrative proxy. Once installed within an organization, all digital certificate and smartcard management functions pass through FIM.

For more information on FIM CM, see Understanding 3rd Party Certification Authorities on TechNet, as well as the FIM Certificate Management Developer Reference.

See Also


Forefront Identity Manager Service Overview

Other Resources

Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Developer Reference
FIM CM Notification API Overview
FIM CM Provision API Overview
FIM CM Customizable Interfaces Overview
CM 2010 Technical Library