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

Step 1: Create and link a Group Policy object

Step 1: Create and link a Group Policy object

Create a new Group Policy object. Link the object to each organizational unit holding the domain controllers on which the Capture Agent is installed. For more information, see the documentation for your version of the Windows operating system.

Step 2: Add administrative template to Group Policy object

Step 2: Add administrative template to Group Policy object

  1. Use Group Policy Object Editor to connect to the Group Policy object you created in step 1.
  2. In the Group Policy Object Editor console, expand the Group Policy object, and then do one of the following:
    • In Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012, expand the Computer Configuration node, and then select Administrative Templates.
    • In a later version of Windows Server, expand Computer Configuration, expand Policies, and then select Administrative Templates.
  3. On the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and click Add/Remove Templates.

    The Add/Remove Templates dialog box opens.

  1. In the Add/Remove Templates dialog box, click Add, and then use the Policy Templates dialog box to open the Administrative Template (SyncServiceCaptureAgent.adm file) supplied with the Synchronization Service.

    The SyncServiceCaptureAgent.adm file is located in <Active Roles distribution media>\Solutions\Sync Service Capture Agent.

Step 3: Use Group Policy object to modify Capture Agent settings

Step 3: Use Group Policy object to modify Capture Agent settings

  1. In Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012, under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Active Roles, select Sync Service Capture Agent Settings.

    In a later version of Windows Server, under Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Classic Administrative Templates (ADM)\Active Roles, select Sync Service Capture Agent Settings.

  1. In the details pane, configure the appropriate Group Policy settings.

    The names of Group Policy settings correspond to the names of the Capture Agent parameters provided in the table in Configuring Capture Agent.

  1. Run the following command at a command prompt for the changes to take effect:

    gpupdate /force

Configuring Active Roles Synchronization Service

Configuring Synchronization Service

You can modify the default values of the Synchronization Service parameters related to password synchronization. These parameters and their default values are described in the next table.

 

Table 107: Synchronization Service parameters

Parameter

Description

Default Value

Interval between attempts to reset password

The Capture Agent sends information on changes made to Active Directory user passwords to Synchronization Service. After receiving this information, Synchronization Service tries to reset passwords in the target connected systems you specified.

This parameter determines the time interval (in minutes) between attempts to reset passwords in the target connected systems.

10 minutes

Synchronization Service connection point update period

Synchronization Service publishes its connection point in Active Directory.

This parameter determines the frequency of updates (in minutes) of the Synchronization Service connection point.

60 minutes

Certificate to encrypt Capture Agent traffic

This parameter specifies the thumbprint of the certificate used to encrypt the password sync traffic between Capture Agent and Synchronization Service. The same certificate must be used for the Capture Agent and the Synchronization Service.

By default, a built-in certificate is used.

You can modify the Synchronization Service parameters using Group Policy and the Administrative Template supplied with Synchronization Service.

To modify Synchronization Service parameters using Group Policy

  1. On the computer running the Synchronization Service, start Group Policy Object Editor, and then connect to the Local Computer Policy Group Policy object.
  2. In the Group Policy Object Editor console, expand the Local Computer Policy node, expand the Computer Configuration node, and select Administrative Templates.
  3. On the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and click Add/Remove Templates.
  4. In the Add/Remove Templates dialog box, click Add, and then use the Policy Templates dialog box to open the SyncService.adm file that holds the Administrative Template.

    By default, the SyncService.adm file is stored in <Active Roles installation folder>\SyncService\Administrative Templates

  1. Under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Active Roles, select Sync Service Settings, and then in the details pane, configure the appropriate group policy settings.

    The names of group policy settings correspond to the names of the Synchronization Service parameters provided in the table in Configuring Capture Agent.

  1. For the changes to take effect, refresh the Group Policy settings by running the following command at a command prompt: gpupdate /force
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