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-will identity manager replace all the functionality of meta 5.1.1?
A: Yes, and add many more like provisioning, delegated admin, RBAC, self service, password management, and tons of OOTB connectors.
-can i natively (no 3rd party products) connect AD and IDMgr and do bi-directional flows?
-would that connection require an addictional windows server?
A: If you plan to deploy Identity manager on a non windows platform, then you need to run a 'Gateway' process on a windows platform. This Gateway can be on any wndows machine that is part of the AD domain (it can be the AD DC itself)
-can this be done using meta v5.1.1, if so what is the recommended connection method?
A: You can do bi directional sycn with Meta's AD Connector (no passwords), but here again the requirement is that you can run the connector only on a wondows box (ADSI translation)
-any other recoomendations you could make that i should take into consideration before undergoing this project?
A: If you are going for Identity Manager, then I suggest you do a full scoping and phased deployment. Many companies are doing identity management in its true sense (not merely sync), and realising good value.
-lastly, would it make more sense to wait until we have upgraded to IDMgr to start the synching the two systems, AD and our instance of META/DS
A: I think so
thanks in advance!