Within every MIM solution you have multiple systems that are connected via management agents. A management agent is the connection between a source/destination system (like LDAP, Database, Text files etc.) and Microsoft Identity Manager (formerly known as ILM & MIIS). There is out of the box no solution for scheduling and triggering management agents based on time or events, reporting or alerting and integrating scripts or applications to complete the synchronization process.
Within the MIM solution you to schedule the management agents based on a specific interval or events, events like an HR text file is updated or data within the MIM portal is ready to be synchronized. These events can all indicate there is a need to start the synchronization. Administrators always need to verify the data which is being synchronized and if errors occurred. When errors arise, appropriate counter measures need to be taken to prevent corruption in the IDM system or other connected systems.
Why you need the IM Sequencer
- Can you synchronize your data real time?
- Can you visually and intuitively schedule your agents?
- Do you have an overview what data is being synchronized in your systems?
- Can you say at what time or event your agents will run?
- Do you have taken measures to protect your connected systems from getting corrupted?
- Can you synchronize multiple connected systems at the same time?
- Are you in complete control of your synchronization system?
- Can you fully automate all tasks within your synchronization system?
- Can you analyse your synchronization data for trends or anomalies?
If you cannot answer Yes to all these questions, you should start using the IM Sequencer to protect and real time synchronize your identity information without any difficulties. This will make your work a lot easier and your system more reliable.
Get in total control!
Traxion has developed software that help the IDM administrators to get in total control. The IM sequencer is capable to start any synchronization cycle on a time based scenario, like every hour or every day.
More important the IM Sequencer can start the synchronization cycle based on events that can occur when text files are being updated, or when data within the FIM portal is ready, even if data is ready in Omada Identity manager or other applications can cause the IM sequencer to trigger the run cycle. This means real time synchronization with FIM!
Every run or step is reported to give administrators insight in which data is being synchronized and which errors occur, and with the alerting feature administrators only have to act in case of errors and do not have to monitor the system the entire day!
Another important feature is the extensibility, the IM Sequencer uses a plugin model for other developers or companies to integrate other systems (event based) or execute steps to complete you synchronization work or use custom conditions to block synchronization in very specific circumstances.