To synchronize identity data between connected data systems, you can use sync workflows and synchronization steps. A sync workflow is a set of data synchronization operations called synchronization steps. A sync workflow can include one or more steps. Each synchronization step defines a synchronization operation to be run between the source and target connected data systems. To manage sync workflows and their steps, you can use the Sync Workflows tab in the Synchronization Service Administration Console.
You can configure a synchronization step to perform one of the following operations:
When configuring a synchronization step you can specify the following:
To synchronize identity data between two data systems, you need to create a sync workflow, populate the workflow with synchronization steps, and then run the sync workflow manually or schedule the sync workflow run. The following figure illustrates how Synchronization Service synchronizes identity data in connected data systems:
Figure 5: Identity Data Synchronization
Running a sync workflow causes Synchronization Service to read data in the source and target data systems according to the settings in the sync workflow steps and prepare a list of changes to be made in the target system. Then, you can commit these changes to the target data system.
Running a sync workflow manually allows you to review a list of changes before committing them to the target data system. A scheduled sync workflow run always commits changes to the target data system automatically.
You can configure as many sync workflows as needed, each performing its own set of synchronization steps.
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To create a synchronization workflow
The new workflow appears on the Sync Workflows tab.
After you have created a sync workflow, you need to populate it with one or more synchronization steps. For more information, see Managing sync workflow steps.
After you have created a sync workflow and populated it with one or more steps, you can run the sync workflow. Before running a sync workflow, you can select the workflow steps you want to run. A sync workflow can be run manually or automatically on a recurring schedule.
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