About Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 Feature Pack 1

Microsoft Identity Lifecycle ManagerĀ 2007, Feature PackĀ 1 is a centralized service that stores and integrates information for organizations with multiple directories. The goal of ILM 2007 FP1 is to provide organizations with a unified view of all known identity information about users, applications, and network resources.

The following illustration shows how ILM 2007 FP1 is organized.

Structure of Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 Feature Pack 1

ILM 2007 FP1 manages information by receiving identity information from the connected data sources and storing the information in the connector space as connector space objects or CSEntry objects. The CSEntry objects are then mapped to entries in the metaverse called metaverse objects or MVEntry objects. This process allows data from separate connected data sources to be mapped to the same MVEntry object.

For example, an organization's e-mail system can be linked to its human resources database through the metaverse. Each employee's attributes from the e-mail system and the human resources database are imported into the connector space through management agents. The e-mail system can then link to individual attributes from the employee entry, such as the employee telephone number. If an employee's telephone number changes, the new telephone number will automatically be propagated to the e-mail system.

For more information about ILM 2007 FP1, including information about how to install and configure the server, see the ILM 2007 FP1 Help.

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