FIM CM, Smart Cards, Printing Photo
Is anyone successfully using the IDcentre 6.5 software, with FIM CM, to print a smart card with a photo on it, where the photo is coming from AD, because that is the only mapping source available in FIM CM? If not, how are you getting your photo onto the smart card ID? We can do everything but the photo part.
November 15th, 2012 9:39am
Here is a real short answer. Do not use the printing functionality of FIM CM. 1) It sucks 2) It depends on other vendor's software 3) It does not integrate well with the other vendor's software 4) The supported printers appear on Antiques road show Brian
November 15th, 2012 10:24am
Haha brilliant Brian, & so true!Tom Houston
November 15th, 2012 4:36pm
Wish i could mark it as an answer, but we are between a rock and a hard place on this one. It seems that at least a few people have configured the whole solution, but I can't get a straight answer on the photo question. It was funny though.
November 15th, 2012 4:38pm
On Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:38:50 +0000, gdtilghman wrote: Wish i could mark it as an answer, but we are between a rock and a hard place on this one.? It seems that at least a few people have configured the whole solution, but I can't get a straight answer on the photo question. You may want to consider opening a case with PSS. I'm with Brian, the out of the box smart card printing with FIM CM is, umm, challenging. :-) Paul Adare MVP - Forefront Identity Manager http://www.identit.ca You forgot to do your backup 16 days ago. Tomorrow you will need that version.
November 15th, 2012 9:26pm
Ticket has been opened for a while now. They finally got to the point where they understand its a software issue and not the printer. We are waiting on them to make a decision to support or not based on results of the business impact assesment. I posted here to get an idea from the community if anyone had successfully implemented and how. Very strange to me how no one in the community or world even has used FIM CM or CLM to print a photo on what is essentially always considered to be an ID, not just a smart card for 2 factor authentication.
November 16th, 2012 10:16am
On Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:16:19 +0000, gdtilghman wrote: Very strange to me how no one in the community or world even has used FIM CM or CLM to print a photo on what is essentially always considered to be an ID, not just a smart card for 2 factor authentication. We have at least one customer who is (was?) using CM to print their cards but it really isn't that common. One of the main reasons that a lot of customers aren't interested in using a smart card management system to print stuff on their cards is that by the time they get around to deploying smart cards, they've already got an ID printing solution in place and for various reasons prefer to keep on using that solution for printing. Paul Adare MVP - Forefront Identity Manager http://www.identit.ca SCCS, the source motel! Programs check in and never check out! -- Ken Thompson
November 16th, 2012 10:24am
Would it be difficult to get them in touch with us?
November 16th, 2012 10:26am
I am the person who set up the two clients that used FIM CM for printing smart cards. - One abandoned it because of the complexities and issues that kept coming up - The other is an out of country client that cannot be discussed Although it may have sounded like a frivolous answer, I recommend looking at smart card printing products and separate the printing of the smart cards from the issuance of the certificates for the smart cards. The current printing solution just does not support anything other than simplistic printing of names and information taken from the AD/FIM CM database that are text based. Brian
November 16th, 2012 1:15pm