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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

Steps to map objects

You can map objects in two data systems to which Synchronization Service is connected. To map objects in two connected data systems, complete the following steps:

Step 1: Create mapping pairs

In this step, you create mapping pairs that specify the types of objects you want to map in two connected systems. You can create as many mapping pairs as necessary.

To create a mapping pair

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Mapping tab.
  2. Click the name of the connection for which you want to map objects.
  3. Click Add mapping pair.
  4. On the Specify source page, next to Connected system object type, click Select, and then select the type of object you want to map.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the Specify target page, do the following:
    1. Next to Target connected system, click Specify, and then specify the other connected system where you want to map objects.
    2. Next to Connected system object type, click Select, and then select the type of object you want to map.
  7. Click Finish to create the mapping pair.

    Repeat the above steps to create mapping pairs for as many object types as necessary.

Step 2: Create mapping rules

Once you have created a mapping pair, you can configure mapping rules for that pair. Mapping rules define the conditions where the objects that belong to the object types specified in the mapping pair will be mapped. Synchronization Service maps objects only if all mapping rules specified for a mapping pair are met.

To add a new mapping rule

  1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Mapping tab.
  2. Click the name of the connection for which you want to create a mapping rule.
  3. Click the mapping pair for which you want to create a mapping rule.
  4. Click Add mapping rule.
  5. Use the Define Mapping Rule dialog box to define the condition where the objects in the connected systems are to be mapped. To do so, click the down arrow on the button next to each of the two provided options and select one of the following:
    • Attribute. Allows you to select an attribute in the connected system.
    • Rule. Allows you to set up a list of rules to generate a value for the connected system. For details, see Using value generation rules.
    • PowerShell Script. Allows you to type a Windows PowerShell script that generates a value for the connected system.
  6. When you are finished, click OK to create the mapping rule.

Step 3 (optional): Change scope for mapping rules

Each mapping rule applies to a scope of objects. By default, this scope includes all objects that belong to the object types specified in the mapping rule. If necessary, you can narrow the scope specified for a particular mapping rule or you can revert to the default scope.

To change the scope of a mapping rule

  1. Go to the mapping pair that includes the mapping rule whose scope you want to change:
    1. In the Synchronization Service Administration Console, open the Mapping tab.
    2. Click the name of the appropriate connection.
    3. Click the appropriate mapping pair entry.
  2. Locate the mapping rule whose scope you want to change. Use the following elements provided for each mapping rule entry:
    • Mapping scope for system 1. Shows the mapping rule scope applicable to the data system shown on the left part of the mapping pair entry.
    • Mapping scope for system 2. Shows the mapping rule scope applicable to the data system shown on the right part of the mapping pair entry.

    These elements can take one of the following values:

    • Default. Indicates that the mapping rule applies to all objects of the specified type.
    • Custom. Indicates that the mapping rule scope is narrowed down and only applies to some objects of the specified type.
  3. Change the mapping rule scope as necessary:
    1. Click the value displayed next to Mapping scope for system 1 or Mapping scope for system 2, and then specify the scope you want to use.
    2. When you are finished, click OK.
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