This document only aims to provide information about the specific registry settings used by Network Identity Manager. It assumes that the reader is already familiar with the Windows registry. If you need general information about the Windows registry, the following Microsoft knowledge base article will be helpful.
This documentation is provided for informational purposes only. Whenever possible, the configuration for Network Identity Manager or its plug-ins should be modified via the options dialogs provided, and not through direct modification of registry values. Incorrect or invalid configuration settings can result in unpredictable behavior.
Network Identity Manager stores most of its configuration information in the Windows registry. This information is consist of per-machine settings, per-user settings and built-in defaults. In general, Network Identity Manager adopts a policy of favoring per-user settings over per-machine settings. Per-machine settings, in turn, are favored over built-in defaults. Most plug-ins also adopt this convention.
Most of the configuration settings are stored under the registry key SOFTWARE\MIT\NetIDMgr in both the per-user (HKEY_CURRENT_USER) and per-machine (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE) registry hives.