Federation Manager configuration data, user authentication data and user federation data can be managed and retrieved from a database of the following type:
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) version 3 compliant directories (for example, Sun Java System Directory Server or Microsoft® Active Directory)
Relational Database Management Systems (through customer plug-in implementations only)
Flat files (default text file format for configuration data)
Federation Manager does not come with a user administration system.