Active Roles 7.3.3 - Synchronization Service Administration 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

Creating an AD LDS (ADAM) instance connection

Creating an AD LDS (ADAM) instance connection

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 AD LDS (ADAM) Connector.
  3. Click Next.
  4. On the Specify connection settings page, use the following options:
    • Server. Type the fully qualified domain name of the computer on which the AD LDS (ADAM) instance to which you want to connect is running.
    • Port. Type the LDAP communication port number used by the AD LDS (ADAM) instance.
      • Access AD LDS (ADAM) instance using. Use this option to select one of the following:
        • Synchronization Service account. Allows you to access the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance in the security context of the account under which the Synchronization Service is running.
        • Windows account. Allows you to access the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance in the security context of the account whose user name and password you specify below this option.
    • Advanced. Click to specify advanced settings for connecting to the AD LDS (ADAM) instance.
    • Test Connection. Click this button to verify the specified connection settings.
  5. Click Finish to create a connection to the AD LDS (ADAM) instance.

Modifying an existing AD LDS (ADAM) instance connection

Modifying an existing AD LDS (ADAM) instance connection

To modify connection settings

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Connections tab.
  2. Click Connection settings below the existing AD LDS (ADAM) instance connection you want to modify.
  3. On the Connection Settings tab, click the Specify connection settings item to expand it and use the following options:
    • Server. Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the computer on which the AD LDS (ADAM) instance to which you want to connect is running.
    • Port. Type the LDAP communication port number used by the AD LDS (ADAM) instance.
      • Access AD LDS (ADAM) instance using. Use this option to select one of the following:
        • Synchronization Service account. Allows you to access the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance in the security context of the account under which the Synchronization Service is running.
        • Windows account. Allows you to access the target AD LDS (ADAM) instance in the security context of the account whose user name and password you specify below this option.
    • Advanced. Click to specify advanced settings for connecting to the AD LDS (ADAM) instance.
    • Test Connection. Click this button to verify the specified connection settings.
  4. Optionally, you can narrow the number of AD LDS (ADAM) objects participating in the connection scope by setting up filter conditions: on the Connection Settings tab, click the Advanced item to expand it, and then use the following list columns:
    • Object type. Use this column to select the AD LDS (ADAM) object types for which you want to configure filter conditions: click the Add Object Type button to add an object type to the list. Once you have added an object type to the list, use the Filter condition column to specify a condition the objects of that type must meet in order to participate in the connection scope.
    • Filter condition. Use this column to specify a filter condition for the corresponding AD LDS (ADAM) object type. To specify a filter condition, type an LDAP query. The AD LDS (ADAM) objects that meet the specified filter condition will participate in the connection scope. When no filter condition specified for an object type, all objects that belong to that type participate in the connection scope.
  5. When you are finished, click Save.

Working with Skype for Business Server

Working with Skype for Business Server

This section describes how to create or modify a connection to Microsoft Skype for Business Server so that Synchronization Service could read and write data in Skype for Business Server. This section also describes what data you can read and/or write in Skype for Business Server by using Synchronization Service.

To create a connection to Microsoft Skype for Business Server, you need to use Synchronization Service in conjunction with a special connector called Skype for Business Server Connector. This connector is included in the Synchronization Service package.

The Skype for Business Server Connector supports the following features:

 

Table 10:  Supported features

Feature

Supported

Bidirectional synchronization

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

Yes

For more information on what data you can read and write in Skype for Business Server, see Skype for Business Server data supported out of the box.

Delta processing mode

Allows you to more quickly synchronize identity data by processing only the data that has changed in the source and target systems since their last synchronization.

No

Password synchronization

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

No

In this section:

Creating a new Skype for Business Server connection

Creating a new Skype for Business Server connection

Before creating a new connection to Skype for Business Server, make sure that unsigned Windows PowerShell scripts are allowed to run on the computer on which Synchronization Service is installed. This is required because Synchronization Service uses Windows PowerShell scripts to work with Microsoft Skype for Business Server.

NOTE: To view the current Windows PowerShell execution policy, you can use the Get-ExecutionPolicy cmdlet supplied with Windows PowerShell. To change the Windows PowerShell execution policy, you can use the Set-ExecutionPolicy cmdlet supplied with Windows PowerShell.

To create a new connection

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Connections tab.
  2. Click Add connection, and then do the following:
    1. In the Connection name box, type a descriptive name for the connection.
    2. From the Use the specified connector list, select Skype for Business Server Connector.
    3. Click Next.
  3. Use the following text boxes:
    • Skype for Business Server computer name. Specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the Skype for Business Server computer to which you want to connect.
    • User name. Specify a domain user account that has sufficient rights to administer Skype for Business Server users. The account must be a member of all of the following groups that Skype for Business Server creates in Active Directory: CsAdministrator, CsUserAdministrator, and CsServerAdministrator.
    • Password. Type the password of the specified user account.

    When you are finished, you can click Test Connection to verify the specified connection settings.

  1. Click Finish.
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