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Active Roles 7.2.1 - Synchronization Service Administrator Guide

Synchronization Service Overview Deploying Synchronization Service Getting started Connections to external data systems
External data systems supported out of the box
Working with Active Directory Working with an AD LDS (ADAM) instance Working with Skype for Business Server Working with Exchange Server Working with Active Roles Working with Quest One Identity Manager Working with One Identity Manager Working with a delimited text file Working with Microsoft SQL Server Sample queries to modify SQL Server data Working with an OLE DB-compliant relational database Working with SharePoint Working with Microsoft Office 365 Working with Microsoft Azure Active Directory
Using connectors installed remotely Creating a connection Renaming a connection Deleting a connection Modifying synchronization scope for a connection Using connection handlers Specifying password synchronization settings for a connection
Synchronizing identity data Mapping objects Automated password synchronization Synchronization history Scenarios of use Appendix A: Developing PowerShell scripts for attribute synchronization rules Appendix B: Using a PowerShell script to transform passwords

Deploying Synchronization Service

Deploying Synchronization Service

Deploying Synchronization Service

Deployment steps

Perform these steps to deploy Synchronization Service:

Step 1: Install Synhronization Service

Deploying Synchronization Service > Deployment steps > Step 1: Install Synhronization Service

Step 1: Install Synchronization Service

To install Synchronization Service

  1. Make sure the system on which you wish to install Synchronization Service meets the system requirements provided in the Active Roles Release Notes.
  2. From the Active Roles installation package, run the Setup.exe file to launch the Active Roles setup.
  3. Follow the instructions in the setup wizard.
  4. On the Component Selection page, select the Synchronization Service check box and click Next to install Synchronization Service, console, built-in connectors, and Management Shell. The console is a graphical user interface providing access to the Synchronization Service functionality. Synchronization Service manages data flows between connected data systems. Connectors enable Synchronization Service to access specific data systems to read and synchronize identity data.

    Management Shell is an automation and scripting shell that provides a command-line management interface for synchronizing data between external data systems via Synchronization Service. For more information, see Management Shell.

  1. On the Ready to Install page, click Install.
  2. Click Finish to exit the wizard.

Step 2: Configure Synhronization Service

Deploying Synchronization Service > Deployment steps > Step 2: Configure Synhronization Service

Step 2: Configure Synchronization Service

To configure Synchronization Service you installed in Step 1: Install Synchronization Service, you can use one of the following methods:

  • Specify new SQL Server databases for storing the Synchronization Service data.
    With this method, you can select to store the configuration settings and synchronization data either in a single new SQL Server database or in two separate databases.
  • Share existing configuration settings between two or more instances of Synchronization Service.

To configure Synchronization Service from scratch using a new database

  1. Start the Synchronization Service Administration Console.
  2. Follow the steps in the wizard that starts automatically to configure Synchronization Service.
  3. On the Service Account and Mode page, specify the following and click Next:
    • The account under which you want Synchronization Service to run.
    • The mode (local or remote) in which you want to use Synchronization Service. Use the remote mode to work with connectors installed remotely. For more information, see Using connectors installed remotely. If you select the remote mode, click Finish to close the wizard.
  4. Select Create a new configuration and click Next.
  5. On the Database Connection page, specify an SQL Server database and authentication method, and click Next.

    If you want to store the configuration settings and synchronization data in a single SQL Server database, clear the Store sync data in a separate database check box, and then specify the database name.

    If you want to store the configuration settings and synchronization data in two separate databases, select that check box, and then specify the database in which you want to store the synchronization. data.

  1. On the Configuration File page, select the file for storing the created configuration profile, protect the file with a password, and click Finish.

To configure Synchronization Service using an existing database

  1. Start the Synchronization Service Administration Console.
  2. Follow the steps in the wizard that starts automatically to configure Synchronization Service.
  3. On the Service Account and Mode page, specify the following and click Next:
    • The account under which you want Synchronization Service to run.
    • The mode (local or remote) in which you want to use Synchronization Service. Use the remote mode to work with connectors installed remotely. For more information, see Using connectors installed remotely. If you select the remote mode, click Finish to close the wizard.
  4. Select Use an existing configuration and click Next.
  5. On the Configuration File page, select the I have the configuration file check box to provide the configuration file you exported from an existing Synchronization Service instance, enter the password if necessary, and click Next. If you do not have the configuration file, after clicking Next you will need to enter the required settings.
  6. If you provided the configuration file, specify the authentication method for accessing the database. Otherwise, enter the required database name and select the authentication method. Click Finish.

After you configure Synchronization Service, you can change its settings at any time using this Configuration wizard. To start the wizard, start the Administration console and click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the console.

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