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Identity Manager 2016 licensing questions RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need to know if I need CAL's or "External connector" licenses to use Identity Manager 2016 under this scenario:

    We are currently using the old Microsoft IIFP (Free version of MIIS Server from back in the 2005 timeframe) which as you know is LONG end of life, to connect to 5 completely separate business units in Different AD Forests. What I am doing is connecting to these AD's and synchronizing all AD User Objects in the remote Forests to AD Contact Objects in my forest. This is for the purpose of Exchange GAL Syncs. I also synchronize all of my AD User objects in my Forest and push/synchronize those out to the remote Forests as AD Contact Objects in THEIR forest.

    I run a separate Exchange script to make these Contact objects available in the GAL, as do the Exchange Admins of the other AD Forests

    I am only syncing objects, not passwords and users themselves, no users interact with Identity Manager itself, and no users "log in" using any of these Contact Objects (obviously).

    On Microsoft documentation, it says this "A CAL is not required for customers only using the Forefront Identity Manager synchronization service.".

    I need confirmation that what I am trying to do falls within the scope of the above statement. My Microsoft reseller cannot give me a straight answer on this. I know their job is to sell licenses, but they are not being helpful, so I need to ask here.

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:42 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    You are all set.  You are only looking to use the synchronization engine component therefore you do not need to buy any additional licenses.  As soon as you manage an identity using the FIM or MIM web portal or through the Certificate Management component you will need a CAL for each identity.

    Reference: How to License FIM 2010 and MIM 2016

    Best,

    Jeff Ingalls

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:56 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    You are all set.  You are only looking to use the synchronization engine component therefore you do not need to buy any additional licenses.  As soon as you manage an identity using the FIM or MIM web portal or through the Certificate Management component you will need a CAL for each identity.

    Reference: How to License FIM 2010 and MIM 2016

    Best,

    Jeff Ingalls

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:56 PM
  • No, I don't do any management via MIM, I just sync the identities using the "management agents". So a Full Import and Full Synchronization on each domain management agent, then an export for each management agent. I did see that document, and was unsure,  so that's why I asked. Thanks.
    • Edited by Troy12n Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:39 PM
    Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:38 PM