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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

Steps to install Synchronization Service and built-in connectors remotely

Steps to install Synchronization Service and built-in connectors remotely

To use connectors remotely, you need to install Synchronization Service and built-in connectors on a required remote computer and switch the installed instance of Synchronization Service to remote mode. For installation instructions, see Step 1: Install Synchronization Service.

To set Synchronization Service in remote mode

  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, do the following and click Finish:
    • Enter the account under which you want Synchronization Service to run.
    • Select the remote mode for this instance of Synchronization Service.

Creating a connection using a remotely installed connector

Creating a connection using a remotely installed connector

To create a connection using a remotely installed connector

  1. Start the Synchronization Service Administration Console.
  2. On the Connections tab, click Add connection.
  3. In the Connection name text box, type a descriptive name for the connection.
  4. From the Use the specified connector list, select the connector you want to use.
  5. Click to expand the Remote connector access element, and then use the following options:
    • Use remote connector. Select this check box to use the connector installed on a remote computer.
    • Connector host. Type the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the computer on which the Synchronization Service in the remote mode and the corresponding connector are installed.
    • Port. Type the port number on which you want the Synchronization Service to access the remote connector. By default, this is port 8080.
    • Connect using. Specify an account under which to access the remote connector. The account must be a local administrator on the computer where the remote connector is installed. Select one of the following:
    • Synchronization Service account. Allows you to access the remote connector using the account under which Synchronization Service is running locally.
    • Windows account. Allows you to type the user name and password of the account with which you want to access the remote connector.
    • Verify Settings. Click this button to verify that Synchronization Service can access the remote connector using the settings you have specified.
  6. Step through the wizard to complete the connection creation.

 

Creating a connection

Creating a connection

To create a connection

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Connections tab.
  2. Click Add connection.
  3. On the wizard page that opens, use the following options:
    • Connection name. Type a descriptive name for the connection being created.
    • Use the specified connector. From this list, select the connector you want to use.
    • Remote connector access. Expand this element to specify settings to access the connector installed on a remote computer. For more information, see Using connectors installed remotely.
  4. Follow the steps in the wizard to create a connection.

For information on the options you can use in the subsequent steps of the wizard, see the section for the connector you have selected.

Renaming a connection

Renaming a connection

To rename a connection

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Connections tab.
  2. Click the name of the existing connection you want to rename.
  3. On the General tab, edit the connection name in the Connection name box.
  4. Click Save.
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