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Active Roles 7.2 - 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

Rule-based generation of distinguished names

Synchronization Service Overview > Features and benefits > Rule-based generation of distinguished names

Synchronization Service lets you create flexible rules for generating the distinguished names (DNs) of objects being created. These rules allow you to ensure that created objects are named in full compliance with the naming conventions existing in your organization.

Scheduling capabilities

You can schedule the execution of data synchronization operations and automatically perform them on a regular basis to satisfy your company’s policy and save time and effort.


To access external data systems Synchronization Service employs special connectors. A connector enables Synchronization Service to read and synchronize the identity data contained in a particular data system. Out of the box, Synchronization Service includes connectors that allow you to connect to the following data systems:

  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services
  • Microsoft Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Skype for Business Server
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Active Roles version 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, or 6.9
  • Quest One Identity Manager version 6.1 or 6.0
  • One Identity Manager version 7.0
  • Data sources accessible through an OLE DB provider
  • Delimited text files

Technical overview

Synchronization Service Overview > Technical overview

The following illustration shows how Synchronization Service synchronizes data between connected data systems.

Figure 1: Synchronization of data between connected systems

Synchronization Service uses Capture Agents, connected data systems, connectors, connections, and sync workflows to synchronize identity data.

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