SoftwareIDM Management Agents are designed to communication with Identity Panel MIM Service Port. These management agents perform duties like the Microsoft included Management Agents, but perform the service through Identity Panel.
Management Agents are licensed when you combine a MIM Service Port license with a Panel Service Provider License. For example, if you with to providing to Active Directory, AD LDS, or LDAP, you would need Directory Panel and MIM Service Port. The MIM Service Port only needs to be license once per production Identity Panel instance. Other popular providers that include SoftwareIDM Management Agents are Data Panel (SQL tables, Text files, and your own existing ECMA2 MAs), and Office Panel.
Cloud or on-premise
SoftwareIDM MAs support MIM as a Service, MIM on premise, and MIM as Service from a third party.
Freedom from AD Domains. Sync Engine server does not need to be domain joined, allowing MIM to be hosted independent of any corporate domain.
Freedom for IP Ports. All SoftwareIDM MAs use HTTPS (port 443). The MIM server, with SofwareIDM, not longer needs a VPN to on-premise servers to provide its service.
Dramatically Faster Updates and Provisions. Delta scans are supported through Identity Panel to all sources. This is because Identity Panel services deltas to MIM, while Panel Service does full imports, if necessary, independent of the MA, This results in faster performance and the ability for MIM to support larger workloads. Additionally, Identity Panel supports event based updates as well as state based.
How does it provision to on-premise AD (and other on-premise targets) from the cloud?
The SoftwareIDM Active Directory MA communicates to Identity Panel over HTTPS. If an account needs to be changed or created by MIM, Identity Panel accepts the change on behalf of AD. The calling Panel Service from on-premise calls to Identity Panel, and accepts the request (with any others), and completes the activity. This connection supports all other typical MA activities, like provisioning, renaming, and modifying, with additional functionality.