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

Technical overview

Technical overview

The following illustration shows how Synchronization Service synchronizes data between connected data systems.

Figure 1: Synchronization of data between connected systems

Synchronization Service uses Capture Agents, connected data systems, connectors, connections, and sync workflows to synchronize identity data.

Synchronization Service

Synchronization Service

Synchronization Service performs data synchronization operations and include the Administration Console that provides a graphical user interface for managing connections to data systems and data synchronization operations.

Capture Agent

Capture Agent

Synchronization Service Capture Agent allows you to synchronize user passwords between Active Directory domains managed by Synchronization Service and other connected data systems. The following diagram shows how the Password Synchronization feature of Synchronization Service works:

Figure 2: Password synchronization

Capture Agent tracks changes to user passwords in the source Active Directory domain and provides that information to Synchronization Service, which in turn synchronizes the changes with target connected data systems by using the password synchronization rules you specified. To synchronize passwords, you need to install Capture Agent on each domain controller in the Active Directory domain you want to use as a source for the password synchronization operations.

Connectors and connected data systems

Connectors and connected data systems

Synchronization Service lets you synchronize identity information between a wide variety of external data systems. To synchronize identities, you must connect Synchronization Service to your data systems through special connectors. A connector enables Synchronization Service to access a specific data system and read and synchronize identity data in that system.

Out of the box, Synchronization Service supports the following data systems:

  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services
  • Microsoft Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Skype for Business Server
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Active Roles version 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, or 6.9
  • One Identity Manager version 7.0 (D1IM 7.0)
  • One Identity Manager version 8.0
  • Data sources accessible through an OLE DB provider
  • Delimited text files
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