Active Roles 7.3.1 - 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 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

Step 3: Configure a step to update MoveMailboxTo attribute value

Step 3: Configure a step to update MoveMailboxTo attribute value
  1. In the sync workflow you created in Step 2: Create a new sync workflow, create a new update step.
  2. In the update step, select the target data system for the data synchronization operation. This must be the Exchange Server to which you created connection in Step 1: Configure a connection to Exchange Server.
  3. Configure the update step so that it updates the value of the MoveMailboxTo attribute on the appropriate Mailbox objects. The new attribute value must include the name or GUID of the Exchange Server database to which you want to move the mailboxes.

For instructions on how to create and configure an update step, see Creating an updating step.

Step 4: Run your sync workflow

Step 4: Run your sync workflow

For instructions on how to run a sync workflow, see Running a sync workflow.

Working with Active Roles

Working with Active Roles

To create a connection to Active Roles, you need to use Synchronization Service in conjunction with a special connector included in the Synchronization Service package.

The Active Roles Connector supports the following Synchronization Service features:

 

Table 50: Supported features 

Feature

 

Bidirectional synchronization

Allows you to read and write data in the connected data system.

Yes

Delta processing mode

Allows you to process only the data that has changed in the connected data system since the last synchronization operation, thereby reducing the overall synchronization operation time.

Yes

Password synchronization

Allows you to synchronize user passwords from an Active Directory domain to the connected data system.

Yes

The Active Roles Connector supports linked attributes in the Active Directory schema. Linked attributes allow you to associate one object with another object. Linked attributes exist in pairs:

  • Forward link attribute. This is a linked attribute that exists on a source object (example: the member attribute on the Group object). Forward link attributes can be single-valued or multivalued.
  • Back link attribute. This is a linked attribute that can be specified on a target object (example: the memberOf attribute on the User object). Back link attributes are multivalued and they must have a corresponding forward link attribute. Back link attributes are not stored in Active Directory. Rather, they are calculated based on the corresponding forward link attribute each time a query is issued.

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Creating an Active Roles connection

Creating an Active Roles connection

You can create a connection to Active Roles right after you install Synchronization Service on your computer.

To create a new connection

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Connections tab.
  2. Click Add connection, and then use the following options:
    • Connection name. Type a descriptive name for the connection.
    • Use the specified connector. Select Active Roles Connector.
  3. Click Next.
  4. On the Specify connection settings page, use the following options:
    • Connect to. Allows you to specify the Active Roles Administration Service to be used by the Synchronization Service. You can use one of the following options:
      • Administration Service on the specified computer. Type the name of the computer running the Administration Service you want the Synchronization Service to use.
      • Any Administration Service of the same configuration. Specify any Administration Service whose database holds the necessary configuration: type the DNS name of the computer running that Administration Service. If Active Roles replication is used to synchronize configuration data, this must be any Administration Service whose database server acts as the Publisher for the configuration database.
    • Active Roles version. Prompts you to specify the version of the Active Roles Administration Service to which you want to connect. You can choose to connect either to version 7.0 or above or to version 6.9 or earlier. In the latter case, you have to install the Active Roles ADSI Provider of the respective legacy Active Roles version on the computer running the Synchronization Service. For installation instructions, see the Quick Start Guide for Active Roles version 6.9 or earlier.
    • Access Active Roles Administration Service using. Allows you to specify an authentication option to access the Active Roles Administration Service. You can use one of the following options:
      • Synchronization Service account. Allows you to access the Administration Service in the security context of the user account under which the Synchronization Service is running.
      • Windows account. Allows you to access the Administration Service in the security context of the user account whose user name and password you specify below this option.
      • Test Connection. Allows you to verify the specified connection settings.
  5. Click Finish to create a connection to Active Roles.
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