Microsoft Identity Server Prepped For Windows Server 2003

Microsoft is turning its attention to the identity management space.

To that end, the software giant is preparing to launch the Microsoft Identity Server, formerly referred to as Microsoft MetaDirectory Services 2003, said Bill Veghte, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Windows Server Group.

The Microsoft Identity Server builds off the Active Directory improvements in Windows Server 2003 and gives customers a solution for integrating identity information across directories, databases and files.

It will ship with a variety of providers for external enterprise applications such as PeopleSoft and LDAP directories.

LDAP-enabled directories include Active Directory, Novell eDirectory, Sun ONE Identity Server and IBM Directory Server. It includes support for a wide range of repositories such as PeopleSoft or LDAP directories, Veghte said.

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