Microsoft Identity Manager in AD shop in Higher Ed
February 19, 2018

Microsoft Identity Manager in AD shop in Higher Ed

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Forefront Identity Manager

We are in the beginning stages of starting to look at using Forefront Identity Manager. We are using Microsoft's Educational version of the suite of offerings from Office 365. So far the product looks promising for our need. We have a need to sync our on-premises active directory environment with our cloud environment. We need users to be able to self-manage their credentials as well. We are also looking at using the two-factor authentication portion for users that may have access to sensitive data. And for other users on a if they want to use it basis.
  • Sync of local on premises with the cloud
  • Allows for users to manage their credentials
  • Allows for two-factor authentication
  • Fortunately we have a higher education campus license so it is not as bad for us, but, in my opinion, the product is otherwise very much over-priced.
  • I think documentation is lacking. This is the case with many Microsoft products. You have to do a lot of self research and self teaching to get the product up and running and learn how to use it. Thank goodness there are a lot of resources that can be Googled.
  • It saves admins and helpdesk employees a lot of time by allowing for users to manage their own credentials.
  • Two-Factor authentication allows for a lower threshold security risk.
It is Microsoft. We are a Microsoft shop, primarily. It integrates deeply with Active Directory making it good for Microsoft Active Directory shops.
  • Users' self-management of credentials is a big help. It takes a lot of work off the helpdesk and admins.
  • Sync of on-premises to the cloud.
  • The web interface makes it easy to access.