Chat now with support
Chat with Support

Active Roles 7.4.1 - Solutions Guide

Active Roles Solutions Overview ERFM Solution Overview Configuration Transfer Wizard overview Understanding SPML Provider Skype for Business Solution Overview
Introducing Skype for Business Server User Management Supported Active Directory topologies User Management policy Master Account Management policy Access Templates for Lync Server Deploying the Solution Managing Skype for Business Server Users
Management Pack for SCOM

Configuring Active Roles SPML Provider

Configuring Active Roles SPML Provider

Configuration settings allow the administrator to configure SPML Provider and its schema in order to adjust the SPML Provider behavior. Administrators can, for example, specify the required managed objects and attributes in the schema, or choose the type of execution (disabling or deprovisioning objects) for the Suspend operation.

Configuration settings in SPML.Config

The SPML Provider configuration settings can be found in the SPML.Config file located in the Web sub-folder of the SPML Provider installation folder. The SPML.Config file contains data in the XML format. You can open and edit the configuration file with a common text editor such as Notepad.

NOTE: After you modify configuration settings, the IIS application pool for the SPML Provider Web site must be restarted in order for the changes to take effect.

The following table describes the XML elements used in the SPML Provider configuration file.

 

Table 5: XML elements used in the SPML Provider configuration file

Element

Parent element

Description

service

configuration

In proxy mode, specifies the name of the computer running the Active Roles Administration Service. In direct access mode, specifies the name of the AD domain controller or AD LDS server. The name of the AD LDS server must be in the form <servername:portnumber>.

adsiProvider

configuration

Specifies the progID of the ADSI Provider. In proxy mode, the progID is EDMS. In direct access mode, the progID is LDAP.

schemaFile

configuration

Contains the name of the file that defines the DSML Profile schema for SPML Provider. By default, the file name is SPMLSchema.Config. The schema file must be located in the same folder as the SPML.Config file.

defaultMaxSelect

search

Specifies the maximum number of search results that SPML Provider can return without page splitting. The default value is 1000.

pageSize

search

Specifies the maximum number of search results per page. The default value is 25.

NOTE: If pageSize is set to 0, SPML Provider returns search results without page splitting.

class

password

Contains the LDAP display name of the schema class of objects on which SPML Provider is expected to perform the Password Capability-related operations such as setPassword and expirePassword.

class

suspend

Contains the LDAP display name of the schema class of objects on which SPML Provider is expected to perform the Suspend Capability-related operations such as suspend, resume, and active.

suspendAction

suspend

Possible values: disable or deprovision. The default value is disable.

If suspendAction is set to disable, SPML Provider disables the specified user account on the target.

If suspendAction is set to deprovision, SPML Provider deprovisions the specified user account in accordance with the deprovisioning policies defined by Active Roles.

checkOutput

configuration

Possible values: true or false. The default value is false.

true causes SPML Provider to check the string attribute values retrieved from the underlying directory before adding them to a response. If an attribute value contains illegal characters that could break the XML parser on the client side, SPML Provider converts the attribute value to the base64binary format and then adds the result of the conversion to the response. Note that this option may result in performance degradation of SPML Provider as checking every attribute value is a resource-intensive operation.

false causes SPML Provider not to check the string attribute values retrieved from the underlying directory. An attribute value is added to the response without any conversion even if the value contains illegal characters.

NOTE:In accordance with the XML specification, the legal character range is as follows: #x9 | #xA | #xD | [#x20-#xD7FF] | [#xE000-#xFFFD] | [#x10000-#x10FFFF]. With checkOutput set to true, SPML Provider ensures that attribute values in a response contain only characters from the legal character range.

Sample configuration file

The following is an example of the configuration file for SPML Provider configured to operate in proxy mode. If SPML Provider and the Active Roles Administration service are installed on the same computer, the default configuration settings look as follows:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<configuration xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns="urn:quest:names:SPMLProvider">

  <service>localhost</service>

 <adsiProvider>EDMS</adsiProvider>

 <schemaFile>SPMLSchema.Config</schemaFile>

 <capabilities>

  <search>

   <defaultMaxSelect>1000</defaultMaxSelect>

   <pageSize>25</pageSize>

  </search>

  <password>

   <appliesTo>

    <class>user</class>

   </appliesTo>

  </password>

  <suspend>

   <appliesTo>

        <class>user</class>

      </appliesTo>

      <suspendAction>disable</suspendAction>

  </suspend>

 </capabilities>

 <checkOutput>false</checkOutput>

</configuration>

Extending the SPML Provider schema

The SPML Provider schema defines the XML structure of the objects and attributes that SPML Provider manages. You can modify the schema to manage new types of objects or object properties. Thus, you can add the class and attribute definitions to the schema in order to meet the needs of your organization.

NOTE: In proxy mode, you can add only those object classes and attributes that are valid according to the Active Roles schema.

The SPML Provider schema is stored in the SPMLSchema.Config file. The SPMLSchema.Config file is located in the Web sub-folder of the SPML Provider installation folder.

The schema format corresponds to the DSML Version 2 profile (DSMLv2). For detailed information on the DSML v2 profile, refer to the OASIS SPML v2 - DSML v2 Profile specification. The specification describes the use of the DSML protocol as a data model for SPML- based provisioning and can be accessed from the OASIS Web site at http://www.oasis-open.org/specs/index.php#spmlv2.0.

Related Documents