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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

Getting started

Getting started

Synhronization Service Administration Console

Getting started > Synchronization Service Administration Console

Synchronization Service Administration Console

The Synchronization Service Administration Console is a graphical user interface that provides access to the Synchronization Service functionality. You can use the Administration Console to connect Synchronization Service to external data systems, manage existing connections, and perform data synchronization operations between the connected data systems. The Administration Console is installed as part of Synchronization Service.

To start the Administration Console

  • Complete the steps related to your version of Windows:


Table 2:  Steps to start the Administration Console

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012

  1. Click Start.
  2. All Programs | One Identity Active Roles 7.2
  3. Click Active Roles 7.2 Synchronization Service.
  • On the Apps screen, click the Active Roles 7.2 Synchronization Service tile.

The Synchronization Service Administration Console looks similar to the following:

Figure 3: Administrator Console

In the upper right corner of the console, you can click the following items:


Table 3:  



The Gear icon

Provides the following commands:

  • Configure Sync Service  Starts a wizard that helps you change the configuration settings of the current Synchronization Service instance.
  • Import Configuration  Starts a wizard that helps you to import configuration settings from a configuration file created by another instance of Synchronization Service.
  • Export Configuration  Starts a wizard that helps you to save the configuration profile of the current Synchronization Service instance to a file. You can use this file to apply the saved configuration to other instances of Active Roles Synchronization Service 7.2 deployed in your environment.
  • Mail Profiles  Allows you to add, edit, or delete mail profiles for sending notification emails about sync workflow runs. For more information on how to use the email notification, see Using sync workflow alerts.
  • Diagnostic Logging  Allows you to specify settings for writing Synchronization Service diagnostic data to the Synchronization Service log file or Windows Event Log.
  • Communication Port  Allows you to change the communication port number used by the Synchronization Service.

In this section:

For more information about the elements you can use on these tabs, see the next subsections.

Sync Workflows tab

Allows you to manage data synchronization workflows for connected data systems. A sync workflow can include a number of synchronization steps, each performing a specific data synchronization operation (creation, deprovision, or update). For more information on sync workflows and their steps, see Synchronizing identity data.

You can also use this tab to manage email notification settings for each existing sync workflow. For more information, see Using sync workflow alerts.

On the Sync Workflows tab, you can use the following elements (some of these elements become available only after you create at least one sync workflow with one or more synchronization steps):

  • Add sync workflow. Creates a new sync workflow.
  • Filter by. Allows you to filter existing sync workflows by the letters or text you type in the text box. The filter applies to the sync workflow names.
  • Sort by. Allows you to sort existing sync workflows by workflow name, last run time, or the number of synchronization steps.
  • <Workflow Name>. Represents a sync workflow. You can click the workflow name to view and add, delete, or modify synchronization steps in that workflow.
  • Schedule. Allows you to create a schedule for running the sync workflow.
  • Manage alerts. Allows you to add, delete, or edit alerts for a sync workflow. An alert allows you to automatically send notification emails about the completion of the sync workflow run to specified recipients.
  • Rename. Allows you to rename the sync workflow.
  • Delete. Deletes the sync workflow.

Sync History tab

Allows you to view and selectively clean up the synchronization history. This is the history of sync workflow runs and object mapping operations. For more information, see Synchronization history.

On the Sync History tab, you can use the following elements:

  • Clean up now. Allows you to selectively clean up sync history entries by specifying the age of the entries that you want to clean up.
  • Schedule cleanup. Allows you to schedule a recurring cleanup operation for the sync history.
  • Sync Workflow History. Allows you to view a list of completed sync workflow runs and the details of objects that participated in a particular sync workflow run.
  • Mapping History. Allows you to view a list of completed map and unmap operations and the details of objects that participated in those operations.
  • Search. Allows you to search the Synchronization Service synchronization history for completed creation, deprovision, update, and sync passwords operations. You can search by a number of criteria, such as the target connected data system and object type on which the operation was performed and the time period during which the operation completed.
  • Usage Statistics. Allows you to view usage statistics for each connector i.e. a number of processed objects, sync runs, etc.
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