With the inclusion of the Auto configuration process, we have a direct mapping between Management Agents and Operation lists.
The FIM portal workflow could be updated to request that the "Incoming" or "Outgoing" or "Synchronization" operation list be executed for the management agent.
This would remove the need to select operation lists / give an operation list id for MA OpLists, and would also mean that re-configured operation lists would not force the reconfiguration of FIM Portal.
A method would need to be added to the EB service which would look similar to:
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