Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Book is here! FIM Best Practices Volume 1 is Available

 

To purchase a copy of the book please follow this link.

The best view to present from the lulu site is probably this one: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/david_lundell as it has the brief description of the book and the author bio.
You also have the ability to preview a few parts of the book
The book came out to be 258 pages from cover to cover, and yes we included an index! By publishing it through Lulu.com (a Print on Demand company) we got to be much more in control of the whole process, and had faster time to market.
Here are some comments from folks that have had access to pre-release copies:
“This first volume is really one for the bookshelf, close at hand. Really looking forward for more of this! … David and Brad did a good job on this first volume, by breaking up the information in to digestible pieces. And the great sense of humor makes it nice to read” – Peter Geelen, FIM MVP, Sr. Consultant Identity Management, Traxion

“I found this to be a valuable, clear and thorough guide to the FIM 2010 installation and setup process.” – Glenn Zuckerman, Microsoft Corporation

“The volume is well laid out and provides loads of detail.” – Craig Martin, FIM MVP, Sr. Manager, Edgile

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Contents
CHAPTER 1: What is Identity Management? .................................... 1
Not Image Consulting! ....................................................................................... 1
What is Identity Management? ......................................................................... 1
Why is IDA important or why should you care? ................................................. 5
Business Problems .............................................................................................. 6
Technical Problems ............................................................................................. 7
CHAPTER 2: Forefront Identity Manager 2010 ............................... 11
The History of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 ..............................................11
FIM’s Capabilities .............................................................................................13
Provisioning ....................................................................................................... 14
Automatically updated groups .......................................................................... 16
Self-Service Password Management ................................................................. 17
Self-Service Profile Management ...................................................................... 20
Synchronization ................................................................................................. 20
Self-Service Group Management ...................................................................... 21
Provision a contractor using the FIM Portal ......................................................22
Policy Management and Workflow ...................................................................23
Certificate and smart card management ..........................................................24
Deprovisioning ..................................................................................................24
CHAPTER 3: FIM Architecture ........................................................ 25
FIM Components .............................................................................................. 26
Overview ...........................................................................................................26
Listing ................................................................................................................26
Identity Stores .................................................................................................. 27
FIM Synchronization Service ............................................................................ 29
FIM Sync Database ............................................................................................31
Management Agents .........................................................................................32
FIM Web Service .............................................................................................. 35
FIM Web Service Clients ................................................................................... 37
FIM Certificate Management............................................................................ 39
FIM Extensibility ............................................................................................... 39
Architecture Summary ..................................................................................... 40
CHAPTER 4: FIM Installation Topologies ........................................ 43
FIM Server Roles .............................................................................................. 43
Role Combinations ............................................................................................44
Scale ................................................................................................................. 45
High Availability ...............................................................................................46
Various Topologies ...........................................................................................49
CHAPTER 5: Sizing Your FIM Installation ........................................ 63
Philosophy – One size does not fit all ...............................................................63
Hardware .........................................................................................................64
Scale .................................................................................................................65
Database Sizing ................................................................................................. 68
Load .................................................................................................................69
Complexity .......................................................................................................71
Scale, Load and Complexity Points ...................................................................72
Choose your topology and hardware ................................................................72
Choosing the Right Edition of SQL Server ......................................................... 73
Sizing SQL Server for the FIM Service DB .......................................................... 76
Sizing SQL Server for the FIM Synchronization Service DB ............................... 77
Sizing FIM Service Servers and FIM Portal Servers ........................................... 77
CHAPTER 6: Installing the Prerequisites ......................................... 79
Service Accounts ..............................................................................................81
FIM Sync Domain Groups vs. Local Groups ....................................................... 82
Create Domain Global Groups for FIMSync: ..................................................... 82
Installing Prerequisites .....................................................................................88
FIM Sync Prerequisites ...................................................................................... 88
FIM Service Prerequisites ..................................................................................98
FIM Portal and Password Portal Prerequisites ............................................... 110
FIM Client Prerequisites ................................................................................. 126
CHAPTER 7: Installing FIM ........................................................... 129
Installing the FIM Synchronization Service ..................................................... 130
Verifying the Installation of FIM Sync Service ................................................ 141
Unattended install of FIM Synchronization Service ....................................... 145
FIM Sync Post Install Tasks ............................................................................. 148
Installing the FIM Service and Portals ............................................................. 149
Verifying the FIM Service and Portal Installation ........................................... 163
Installing the 2nd Instance of the FIM Service and Portal Together ............... 166
Installing Just the FIM Service ........................................................................ 166
Installing 2nd Instance of Just the FIM Service ................................................ 166
Installing Just the FIM Portal or Password Portal ........................................... 167
Installing 2nd Instance of Just the FIM Portal or Password Portal .................. 167
Unattended installation of the FIM Service and Portal .................................. 167
Post Install Tasks for FIM Service ................................................................... 172
Installing the FIM Client ................................................................................. 173
Verifying the FIM Client Install ....................................................................... 182
Unattended Install of the FIM Client .............................................................. 183
CHAPTER 8: Updating the FIM Components ................................. 187
Finding updates .............................................................................................. 187
Preparing for updates ..................................................................................... 188
Applying Updates ........................................................................................... 192
Sync ................................................................................................................. 192
Validating the Sync update ............................................................................. 194
Service and Portal ........................................................................................... 195
Validating FIM Service update ........................................................................ 197
Client Update .................................................................................................. 197
CHAPTER 9: Post Install Tasks ...................................................... 201
Database Configuration .................................................................................. 201
Database Maintenance .................................................................................. 205
Adding other users to the Portal .................................................................... 208
Portal Configurations ..................................................................................... 210
Edit the PortalConfiguration object and change the default timezone .......... 210
Remove the RegEx from EmployeeType attribute and binding ...................... 215
Enable and modify a few Management Policy Rules ...................................... 217
Create some custom search scopes ................................................................ 221
Conclusion ...................................................................................................... 227
Index .......................................................................................... 229

11 comments:

ふぁらお said...

Congratulations!!
I'll order it immediately.

Dan said...

Congrats, any chance of an ebook?

David Lundell said...

Dan,
I considered the e-book route, but at least for the time being decided to go with a printed version. Feel free to lobby and persuade me why an ebook version would be better.

Thanks for the orders!

pauld@whitman.com.au said...

Ordered!

I was hoping there'd be an eBook for instant gratification and keyword search. Maybe later.

Looking forward to volume 2 as well.

Freek Berson said...

Just received my copy in the mail and started reading it. Well done on the book!

David Lundell said...

Thank you all so much! It is very gratifying to see your comments and see your orders.

David Lundell said...

FIM Best Practice Vol 1 E-book is now available

Cryptolog said...

Congrats, any chance of an ebook?
mbulentkaya77@gmail.com

RP said...

Thank You David, such book on FIM 2010 is really helpful.

Will order it.

مدونتي الخاصة said...

Thanks, I purchased one now I'm studying..
Please if you can help me..
I'm looking to reference architecture template document for FIM projects.
It is kind of you to help me.
abjod@hotmail.com

Tom Vaughan said...

I have your book, thanks! When will we see Volume 2?