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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

Specify how to select and modify data

This expandable item provides the following options that allow you to specify the data you want to participate in the synchronization:

  • Use data from this table. Allows you to select the database table that includes the data you want to participate in the synchronization operations. You can click Preview to preview the database table you have selected.

  • Use an SQL query to specify data. Allows you to compose an SQL query that provides a more flexible way for specifying data for synchronization. For example, you can use this option to specify multiple database tables.

  • Configure Settings. Click this button to specify settings for modifying data in the connected system during synchronization operations. For example, you can specify the database tables in which you want to insert, update, or delete data during synchronization operations.


Allows you to configure the execution timeout for all SQL queries you specified in the connection settings (for example, those specified in the Specify How to Select and Modify Data option). Use the SQL query execution timeout box to type the timeout value you want to use.

Specify attributes to identify objects

This expandable item provides the following options that allow you to specify the attributes with which you want to uniquely identify each object in the connected data system:

  • 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.

Working with IBM AS/400

This section describes how to create or modify a connection to IBM AS/400 Directory so that Synchronization Service could work with IBM AS/400 Directory data in that data system.

To create a connection to IBM AS/400 Directory, you need to use Synchronization Service in conjunction with a special connector called IBM AS/400 Directory Connector. This connector is included in the Synchronization Service package.

The IBM AS/400 Directory Connector supports the following features:


Table 65:  Supported features



Bidirectional synchronization

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


Delta processing mode

Allows you to process only the data that has changed in the connected data system since the last synchronization operation, thereby reducing the overall synchronization operation time.


Password synchronization

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




  • The IBM AS/400 server must have LDAP directory services installed and configured.

  • An LDAP service account must be created on your IBM AS/400 server which has the appropriate permissions to administer users and groups on this platform.


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