Sometimes, organizations have to deal with multiple copies of user's profile information and often face the challenge of how to synchronize the data between multiple disparate identity stores. When user's profile information is stored in multiple places, only one is assumed to the authoritative source. A meta-directory solution provides the flow of data between one or more directory services and databases.
Meta-Directory products help to synchronize identity information across multiple systems. The data being synchronized typically are collections of entries that contain user's profile information. The direction of synchronization can be controlled depending upon business needs. Generally, at least one LDAP based directory is involved in the synchronization process and business rules, filtering or precedence can be applied towards it.
Our consultants have assisted clients in planning, architecting and deploying meta-directory products like Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) and others.