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The FIM team is pleased to announce the availability of some additional Connectors for FIM2010R2.
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TechNet docs:
Release Candidate of Generic SQL Connector
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with bhold. This template will require the previously published WebService Connector:
If you have participated in any other Connector preview program you will have access to the Release Candidate downloads. If you have not participated before then to get access to the preview programs on Connect either join the program “Identity and Access
Management”, “FIM Synchronization Service Connectors Pre-release” on or follow this link
We have also published an update to the Generic LDAP Connector adding support for some additional LDAP directories, see If you have additional LDAP directories you think we should support, please feel free to contact me.
                On behalf of the FIM Sync team,
                /Andreas Kjellman

On Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:09:43 +0000, David Burghgraeve wrote:
We've been using the OpenLDAPXMA to be able to connect to ACF2 CA-LDAP (from Computer Associates) running on a IBM Z-OS Mainframe System. We've been using it for password synchronization since 2004 on MIIS. Today it's still used via the
OpenLDAPXMA (64bit) on FIM 2010 R2.
We had to tweak the password management component in the OpenLDAPXMA to support the error messages we get from the ACF2 System, as we support a multi-master password setup between Mainframe and Active Directory (one can change the password on
MF and/or on Windows). by example  "LDP0406E ACF2 error modifying lid(ACF00155 NEW PASSWORD CANNOT BE THE SAME AS CURRENT PASSWORD)".
Additionally, we cannot get the delta import to work with the CA-LDAP, there's no capability in it and we tried to use the time attribute to use in the query for recent changes, but it does not work. (I think we need it in a large integer format
or unix time integer).
Would be great to have Microsofts' support in this :)
In a case like this where your follow-up has nothing to do with the
original post you should create a new thread.
Having said that, neither of the MAs to which you refer are official
Microsoft MAs and as such there is no support from Microsoft available.
Also, keep in mind that the ECMA1/XMA extensibility framework has been
deprecated and replaced by the ECMA 2.0. You should plan on replacing
existing ECMA1 management agents with ECMA2.0 connectors.
Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP
"It's 106 light-years to Chicago, we've got a full chamber of anti-matter,
a half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing visors."
"Hotsync." -- Paul Tomblin & Peter da Silva

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