Migrate from FIM/MIM to Versasec Credential Management

Date: 2023-03-24
Author: John Asan, Technical Leader Worldwide

Migrate from FIM/MIM to Versasec

Every year, millions of monarch butterflies fly thousands of kilometers from their breeding grounds in Canada and the U.S to their wintering grounds in Mexico. The journey is arduous and can take up to two months. Monarchs fly up to 80 kilometers per day.

Just like the monarchs, we at Versasec understand the difficulties and tasks when migrating credential management systems. However, we have seen many customers make this journey successfully. And they all have the same question, can Versasec support their migration? And the answer is yes! Versasec provides multiple migration wizards, and can provide customized professional services should our customers need it.

Today’s post will focus on the Versasec’s FIM/MIM CM migration wizard. With this wizard, vSEC:CMS makes it simple to migrate from Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) and Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) Certificate Management (CM) to Versasec. The wizard facilitates the migration process, making it practical and efficient to import. Additionally, the users and their existing credentials are untouched without any interruptions to the users nor their daily tasks.

Finding a replacement is important since Microsoft ended the general support for FIM on October 10th 2017 and its extended support ended on October 11th 2022. Versasec credential managements are an excellent choice for those looking for a reliable and secure credential management system that will meet their needs well into the future.

“We possess effective means to transfer extensive amounts of data from MIM/FIM and will provide consultation on important considerations.

Recently, we had a productive meeting with one of the branches of the Armed Forces who have been tracking various PIV users over the years. During this meeting, we discussed their requirements for a new, advanced, and efficient credential management system accompanied by reliable support services. They chose to collaborate with us due to our significant expertise and our commitment to assisting with the migration of both users and data. We are excited to provide this valuable experience to our customers.”

– Michael Samara, Business Development Engineer at Versasec

Versasec products are designed to be user-friendly, so even those who are not experts in credential management will find it easy to use. The solution provides a single platform for all credential-related activities, making it easier to manage and maintain your organization’s credentials. This eliminates the need for separate systems and ensures a more streamlined process for all use cases.

Case study: Sandia National Laboratories migrates from FIM/MIM to Versasec

One organization that has benefited from the migration to vSEC:CMS is Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by the National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc.

Sandia faced the discontinued support from Microsoft for FIM/MIM CM. Should anything go wrong with their system, they would have no support from Microsoft technical experts. In addition, the organization’s credential management processes would no longer have feature updates, nor security updates responding to new regulations, so it decided to explore alternative solutions.

After evaluating several options, Sandia chose vSEC:CMS. They were pleased with the overall ease of use and efficiency of the new system. The vSEC:CMS solution has enabled Sandia to save time and money by streamlining credential management activities. The organization has also benefited from the improved security and compliance provided by the system. They are able manage YubiKey FIPS, Gemalto IDPrime series smartcards and import management data from MIM. Versasec could support the credentials they were using in FIM, avoiding the purchase of new hardware. Versasec supports a wide range of credentials allowing them to switch to different credentials in the future, or compliment the existing ones with another for other use cases.

Journey to the cloud

Another win, Versasec enables organizations to begin their journey to the cloud. Versasec offers many no-code out-of-the-box technology integrations to cloud solutions, such as, Azure AD, cloud PKIs, and HSMs. Furthermore, with software-as-a-service, vSEC:CLOUD, organizations are also able to perform fully in the cloud.

In conclusion, if you are currently using Microsoft FIM/MIM CM and are looking for a reliable, secure, and user-friendly credential management system, Versasec’s products are an excellent choice. With its migration wizard, you can easily switch from your current system, ensuring a smooth transition and a more efficient credential management process. Don’t wait any longer – start planning your migration now! Contact us for a free demo today and migrate from FIM/MIM to Versasec!


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