Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 Developer Reference

About Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003

Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 is a centralized service that stores and integrates information for organizations with multiple directories. The goal of Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 is to provide organizations with a unified view of all known identity information about users, applications, and network resources.

The following illustration shows how Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 is organized.

Identity Integration Server structure

Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 manages information by receiving identity information from the connected data sources and storing the information in the connector space as connector space objects or CSEntry objects. The CSEntry objects are then mapped to entries in the metaverse called metaverse objects or MVEntry objects. This process allows data from separate connected data sources to be mapped to the same MVEntry object.

For example, an organization's e-mail system can be linked to its human resources database through the metaverse. Each employee's attributes from the e-mail system and the human resources database are imported into the connector space through management agents. The e-mail system can then link to individual attributes from the employee entry, such as the employee telephone number. If an employee's telephone number changes, the new telephone number will automatically be propagated to the e-mail system.

For more information about Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003, including information about how to install and configure the server, see the Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 Help.