Active Roles 7.3.3 - Skype for Business Server User Management Administration Guide

Substituted properties

Substituted properties

The Master Account Management policy defines a list of properties that appear on the master account but reflect the properties of the shadow account. These properties are referred to as substituted properties. When you use Active Roles to view properties of a master account, the policy causes Active Roles to retrieve the values of the master account’s substituted properties from the shadow account. When you use Active Roles to set or change a substituted property of a master account, the policy causes Active Roles to set or change the value of that property on the shadow account.

The policy does not allow you to narrow down the list of substituted properties. However, you can specify your custom list of substituted properties in addition to the default list. If you do so, the resulting list of substituted properties includes all properties from both the default list and your custom list.

Table 4: Default list of substituted properties

edsva-Skype for Business-AccountExists

edsva-Skype for Business-ArchivingPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-ClientPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-ClientVersionPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-ConferencingPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-DialPlanPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-Disable

edsva-Skype for Business-Enable

edsva-Skype for Business-ExchangeArchivingPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-ExternalAccessPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-HostedVoiceMail

edsva-Skype for Business-IsEnabled

edsva-Skype for Business-LineServerURI

edsva-Skype for Business-LineURI

edsva-Skype for Business-LocationPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-MasterAccount

edsva-Skype for Business-MobilityPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-Move

edsva-Skype for Business-MoveTargetRegistrarPool

edsva-Skype for Business-PersistentChatPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-PIN

edsva-Skype for Business-PINPolicy

edsva-Skype for Business-PrivateLine

edsva-Skype for Business-ReEnable

edsva-Skype for Business-RegistrarPool

edsva-Skype for Business-SIPAddress

edsva-Skype for Business-SIPAddressType

edsva-Skype for Business-SIPDomain

edsva-Skype for Business-SIPUserName

edsva-Skype for Business-TasksAllowed

edsva-Skype for Business-TelephonyOption

edsva-Skype for Business-TemporarilyDisable

edsva-Skype for Business-VoicePolicy

 

Back-synchronized properties

Back-synchronized properties

The Master Account Management policy defines a list of properties to copy from the shadow account to the master account. By default, the list is empty. If you add a property to that list, the policy ensures that any changes to that property on the shadow account are replicated to the master account.

Master Account Management policy actions

Master Account Management policy actions

The Master Account Management policy causes Active Roles to perform the following actions depending on the change request submitted to the Active Roles Administration Service.

Table 5: Policy Actions

Request

Actions

Enable an existing Active Directory user for Skype for Business Server

Active Roles retrieves the properties of the existing user (in the external forest), and then performs the following actions:

  • Create a shadow account in the Skype for Business Server forest, and populate its properties with the properties of the user from the external forest
  • Enable the shadow account for Skype for Business Server
  • Set the msRTCSIP-OriginatorSID attribute of the shadow account to the value of the objectSID attribute of the user from the external forest
  • Create a reference to the shadow account on the master account

If the user from the external forest already has a shadow account (for example, created by Exchange Resource Forest Management), then the policy re-uses the existing shadow account instead of creating a new one.

When creating the shadow account, Active Roles executes all policies that are applied to the container that holds the shadow account.

Modify Skype for Business Server user properties of a master account

If the change request includes any changes to substituted properties, Active Roles first makes the requested changes to the substituted properties of the shadow account. Next, Active Roles makes the requested changes to the properties of the master account, and then updates the synchronized properties of the shadow account with the new property values found on the master account.

Deprovision a master account

Active Roles deprovisions the master account, and then temporarily disables the shadow account for Skype for Business Server.

Undeprovision a deprovisioned master account

Active Roles undeprovisions the master account and then re-enables the shadow account for Skype for Business Server.

For undeprovisioning master accounts to have an effect on shadow accounts, the container that holds deprovisioned master accounts must be in the scope of the Built-in Policy - Skype for Business - Master Account Management Policy Object (or a copy of that Policy Object).

Delete a master account

Active Roles deletes the master account, and then removes the shadow account from Skype for Business Server.

The Master Account Management policy requires that shadow accounts be in the scope of the User Management policy provided by Skype for Business Server User Management. This enables Active Roles to perform the Skype for Business Server related actions on the shadow account.

Scheduled synchronization

Scheduled synchronization

Skype for Business Server User Management includes an Active Roles scheduled task that complements the Master Account Management policy to enforce synchronization of master and shadow account properties, and to capture existing Skype for Business Server users whose master account happens to fall under the control of that policy. The scheduled task object is in the Configuration/Server Configuration/Scheduled Tasks/Builtin container. The name of the object is Skype for Business - Master Account Management. The task is scheduled to run on a daily basis. Normally, you do not need to modify that scheduled task.

The operation of the task affects only the user accounts that are in the scope of the Built-in Policy - Skype for Business - Master Account Management Policy Object (or a copy of that Policy Object). When run, the task performs the following actions on each of those user accounts:

  • If the user account does not have a shadow account that is enabled for Skype for Business Server, then skip over that user account.
  • If the user account has a shadow account that is enabled for Skype for Business Server but does not store a reference to that shadow account, then create the reference to the shadow account on that user account.

    This action enables Skype for Business Server User Management to administer exiting Skype for Business Server users, possibly enabled for Skype for Business Server by using an earlier version of Skype for Business Server User Management or without the use of Skype for Business Server User Management.

  • If the user account has a shadow account that is enabled for Skype for Business Server and stores a reference to the shadow account, then copy the synchronized properties from the master account to the shadow account, and copy the back-synchronized properties from the shadow account to the master account.

    This action ensures that the shadow account properties are updated with the latest changes to the master account properties and vice versa.

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