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Active Roles 7.4.3 - 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 Oracle Working with Exchange Server Working with Active Roles Working with One Identity Manager Working with a delimited text file Working with Microsoft SQL Server Working with Micro Focus NetIQ Directory Working with Salesforce Working with ServiceNow Working with Oracle Unified Directory Working with an LDAP directory service Working with IBM DB2 Working with IBM AS/400 Working with an OpenLDAP directory service Working with IBM RACF connector Working with MySQL database 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 a delimited text file 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 Delimited Text File Connector.
  3. Click Next.
  4. On the Specify connection settings page, use the following options:
    • Delimited text file. Click Browse to locate and select the delimited text file to which you want to connect.
    • Access delimited text file using. Select an access option:
      • Synchronization Service account. Access the delimited text file in the security context of the account under which the Synchronization Service is running.
      • Windows account. Access the delimited text file in the security context of the account whose user name and password you specify below this option.
    • Test Connection. Click this button to verify the specified connection settings.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the Specify delimited text file format page, use the following options to provide information about the delimited text file format:
    • Delimiter. Select the delimiter used in the file you specified.
    • Use first row for attribute names. Select this check box if the first line of the specified file contains names of attributes. Otherwise, leave this check box cleared.
    • Advanced. Click this button to specify advanced options to access the delimited text file, such as encoding, row delimiter, value delimiter, and text qualifier.
  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Specify attributes to identify objects page, use the following options to select the attributes with which you want to uniquely identify each object in the file:
    • Available attributes. Lists the attributes that are available in the external data system. Use this list to select the attributes whose values you want to use to generate a unique identifier for each object in the external data system. You can filter attributes by typing in the text box at the top of this list. To select multiple attributes, hold down CTRL and click to select attributes in the list.
    • UniqueID attributes. Lists the attributes whose values are currently used to generate a unique identifier for each object in the external data system.
    • Add->. Moves the selected attributes from the Available attributes list to the UniqueID attributes list.
    • <-Remove. Moves the selected attributes from the UniqueID attributes list to the Available attributes list.
    • Constructed UniqueID. Displays a combination of the attributes whose values will make up a unique identifier for each object in the external data system.
  9. Click Finish to create a connection to the delimited text file.

Modifying an existing delimited text file connection

To modify connection settings

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Connections tab.
  2. Click Connection settings below the existing delimited text file connection you want to modify.
  3. On the Connection Settings tab, click an appropriate item to expand it and use the options it provides.
  4. You can expand the following items:

    See the next subsections for the descriptions of these items.

  1. When you are finished, click Save.

Specify connection settings

In this expandable item, you can use the following options:

  • Delimited text file. Click Browse to locate and select the delimited text file to which you want to connect.
  • Access delimited text file using. Select an access option:
    • Synchronization Service account. Access the delimited text file in the security context of the account under which the Synchronization Service is running.
    • Windows account. Access the delimited text file in the security context of the account whose user name and password you specify below this option.
  • Test Connection. Click this button to verify the specified connection settings.

Specify delimited text file format

This expandable item provides the following options:

  • Delimiter. Select the delimiter used in the file you specified.
  • Use first row for attribute names. Select this check box if the first line of the specified file contains names of attributes. Otherwise, leave this check box cleared.
  • Advanced. Specify advanced options to access the delimited text file, such as encoding, row delimiter, value delimiter, and text qualifier.
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