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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

Synchronization workflows and steps

A synchronization workflow (sync workflow) is a set of synchronization steps (or synchronization operations) that define how to synchronize objects between two connected data systems. A sync workflow can comprise one or more synchronization steps. You can use the Administration Console, a component of Synchronization Service, to configure as many sync workflows as needed.

You can configure a synchronization step to perform one of the following operations:

  • Creation. Creates objects in the target connected data systems based on the changes made to specific objects in the source connected system. When creating a new object, Synchronization Service assigns initial values to the object attributes based on the attribute population rules you have configured.
  • Update. Changes the attributes of objects in the target connected data systems based on the changes made to specific objects in the source connected system. To define the objects that will participate in the update operation you can use object mapping rules. For more information, see Mapping objects.
  • Deprovision. Modifies or removes objects in the target connected data systems after their counterparts have been disconnected from the source connected system. Synchronization Service can be configured to remove objects permanently or change them to a specific state.


Deploying Synchronization Service

Deployment steps

Perform these steps to deploy Synchronization Service:

Step 1: Install Synhronization Service

Step 1: Install Synchronization Service

To install Synchronization Service

  1. Make sure the system on which you wish to install Synchronization Service meets the system requirements provided in the Active Roles Release Notes.
  2. From the Active Roles installation package, run the Setup.exe file to launch the Active Roles setup.
  3. Follow the instructions in the setup wizard.
  4. On the Component Selection page, select the Synchronization Service check box and click Next to install Synchronization Service, console, built-in connectors, and Management Shell. The console is a graphical user interface providing access to the Synchronization Service functionality. Synchronization Service manages data flows between connected data systems. Connectors enable Synchronization Service to access specific data systems to read and synchronize identity data.

    Management Shell is an automation and scripting shell that provides a command-line management interface for synchronizing data between external data systems via Synchronization Service. For more information, see Management Shell.

  1. On the Ready to Install page, click Install.
  2. Click Finish to exit the wizard.
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