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

Running a sync workflow

Running a sync workflow

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.

In this section:

Running a sync workflow manually

Running a sync workflow manually

This method allows you to select specific steps in a sync workflow and run them. You can also specify how you want to commit the changes to the target data system: automatically or manually. With the manual method you can review a list of changes before committing them to decide whether or not you want these changes in the target system.

To run a sync workflow manually

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Sync Workflows tab.
  2. Click the name of the sync workflow you want to run.
  3. Click Run now.
  4. Select the check boxes next to the sync workflow steps you want to run.
  5. If you want to automatically commit the changes made by the sync workflow run, select the Automatically commit changes check box. If you want to review the changes before committing them, leave this check box cleared.
  6. Click one of the following to run the sync workflow:
    • Full Run. With this option, Synchronization Service retrieves the data required to run the sync workflow from the connected data systems.
    • Quick Run. With this option, Synchronization Service first tries to run the sync workflow by using the data that is available in the local cache. If the local cache is missing or cannot be used to run the sync workflow, then Synchronization Service retrieves the required data from the connected data systems.

Running a sync workflow on a recurring schedule

Running a sync workflow on a recurring schedule

This method allows you to create a recurring schedule to automatically run specific steps in a sync workflow.

When scheduling a sync workflow, you can choose the workflow steps to run, specify how frequently you want to run the steps, and set the date and time when you want the run schedule to come into effect. If you have two or more Synchronization Service instances installed in your environment, you can also select a Synchronization Service instance to be used for running the sync workflow.

A scheduled sync workflow automatically commits changes to the target data system.

To run a sync workflow on a recurring schedule

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Sync Workflows tab.
  2. Click Schedule below the name of the sync workflow you want to run on a recurring schedule.
  3. In the dialog box that opens, select the Schedule the task to run check box, and then specify a schedule.
  4. If there are several Synchronization Service instances deployed in your environment, under Run the task on, select the computer that hosts the Synchronization Service instance you want to use for running the sync workflow.
  5. Expand Sync Workflow Steps, and then select the check boxes next to the workflow steps you want to run on the schedule.
  6. Click OK to activate the schedule.

Disabling a sync workflow run schedule

Disabling a sync workflow run schedule

To disable a sync workflow run schedule

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Sync Workflows tab.
  2. Click Schedule below the sync workflow for which you want to disable the run schedule.
  3. In the dialog box that opens, clear the Schedule the task to run check box.
  4. Click OK to disable the schedule.
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