Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) 2007 enables IT organizations to reduce the cost of managing the identity and access life cycle by providing a single view of a user's identity across the heterogeneous enterprise and through the automation of common tasks. ILM 2007 builds on the metadirectory and user provisioning capabilities in Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003 and adds new capabilities for managing strong credentials such as smartcards, providing an integrated approach that pulls together metadirectory, certificate and password management, and user provisioning across Windows and other enterprise systems.
ILM 2007 simplifies the process of matching and managing identity records from disparate data repositories, and prevents anomalies, such as active records for employees who have left the organization. ILM 2007 provides IT with a policy framework to control and track the identity and access data that helps manage compliance. It also includes self-help tools for end users, enabling IT to imp