SharePoint/FIM Synchronization with Anonymous access to Sun/Java LDAP RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to configure the FIM synchronization service to connect to an anonymously accessed LDAP directory?

    In attempting to connect SharePoint's user profile synchronization (FIM synchronization) service to an LDAP directory, we've run into a technical issue.  We're connecting to a third-party, anonymous directory to which we do not have accounts (user/pass).  When we attempt to configure the user profile synchronization service, or the FIM synchronization directly, we are blocked by a required user name and password.  Ironically, the SharePoint UI container enumeration works fine without supplying a user name or password, but the page will not create the synchronization connection because the user name and password are required fields.  When attempting to use the FIM synchronization UI, a connection agent can not be created because the wizard requires a user name and password.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012 5:56 PM