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Active Roles 8.1.4 - Administration Guide

Introduction Getting started with Active Roles Configuring rule-based administrative views Configuring role-based administration Rule-based autoprovisioning and deprovisioning
Provisioning Policy Objects Deprovisioning Policy Objects How Policy Objects work Policy Object management tasks Policy configuration tasks
Property Generation and Validation User Logon Name Generation Group Membership AutoProvisioning Exchange Mailbox AutoProvisioning AutoProvisioning in SaaS products OneDrive Provisioning Home Folder AutoProvisioning Script Execution Microsoft 365 and Azure Tenant Selection E-mail Alias Generation User Account Deprovisioning Office 365 Licenses Retention Group Membership Removal Exchange Mailbox Deprovisioning Home Folder Deprovisioning User Account Relocation User Account Permanent Deletion Group Object Deprovisioning Group Object Relocation Group Object Permanent Deletion Notification Distribution Report Distribution
Deployment considerations Checking for policy compliance Deprovisioning users or groups Restoring deprovisioned users or groups Container Deletion Prevention policy Picture management rules Policy extensions
Using rule-based and role-based tools for granular administration Workflows
Key workflow features and definitions About workflow processes Workflow processing overview Workflow activities overview Configuring a workflow
Creating a workflow definition for a workflow Configuring workflow start conditions Configuring workflow parameters Adding activities to a workflow Configuring an Approval activity Configuring a Notification activity Configuring a Script activity Configuring an If-Else activity Configuring a Stop/Break activity Configuring an Add Report Section activity Configuring a Search activity Configuring CRUD activities Configuring a Save Object Properties activity Configuring a Modify Requested Changes activity Enabling or disabling an activity Enabling or disabling a workflow Using the initialization script
Approval workflow Email-based approval Automation workflow Activity extensions
Temporal Group Memberships Group Family Dynamic groups Active Roles Reporting Management History Entitlement profile Recycle Bin AD LDS data management One Identity Starling Join and configuration through Active Roles Managing One Identity Starling Connect Configuring linked mailboxes with Exchange Resource Forest Management Configuring remote mailboxes for on-premises users Migrating Active Roles configuration with the Configuration Transfer Wizard Managing Skype for Business Server with Active Roles
About Skype for Business Server User Management Active Directory topologies supported by Skype for Business Server User Management User Management policy for Skype for Business Server User Management Master Account Management policy for Skype for Business Server User Management Access Templates for Skype for Business Server Configuring the Skype for Business Server User Management feature Managing Skype for Business Server users
Exchanging provisioning information with Active Roles SPML Provider Monitoring Active Roles with Management Pack for SCOM Configuring Active Roles for AWS Managed Microsoft AD Azure AD, Microsoft 365, and Exchange Online Management
Configuring Active Roles to manage Hybrid AD objects Unified provisioning policy for Azure M365 Tenant Selection, Microsoft 365 License Selection, Microsoft 365 Roles Selection, and OneDrive provisioning Changes to Active Roles policies for cloud-only Azure objects
Managing the configuration of Active Roles
Connecting to the Administration Service Managed domains Using unmanaged domains Evaluating product usage Creating and using virtual attributes Examining client sessions Monitoring performance Customizing the Console Using Configuration Center Changing the Active Roles Admin account Enabling or disabling diagnostic logs Active Roles Log Viewer
SQL Server replication Using regular expressions Administrative Template Configuring federated authentication Communication ports Active Roles and supported Azure environments Integrating Active Roles with other products and services Active Roles Language Pack Active Roles Diagnostic Tools Active Roles Add-on Manager

General tab

The General tab displays the Group Family name, and allows you to edit the description. This tab cannot be used to modify the Group Family name. You can change the name by using the Rename command on the Group Family configuration storage group.

By clicking Storage Group Scope and Type (Advanced), you can view or modify the group scope and group type of the configuration storage group. Changes to these settings do not affect the Group Family. The group type and group scope are set to Security and Global by default, and normally need not be modified.

Controlled groups tab

The Controlled Groups tab lists the groups that are controlled by this Group Family. The tab includes the following items:

Table 52: Controlled groups tab items



Controlled groups

This is a list of all groups that are under the control of this Group Family. For each group, the list displays the name of the group along with the path and name of the container that holds the group.

Capture Groups

Click this button to examine the list of controlled groups in detail. For each of the controlled groups, you can identify the grouping assigned to that group.

Manage Rules

Click this button to view or change the Group Family settings that determine properties of the controlled groups such as the naming properties, the group type and scope, the container that holds the groups, and Exchange-related properties.

Each of the groups listed on this tab is either created or captured by the Group Family, and linked to a certain grouping. You can view or modify those links by clicking Capture Groups.

NOTE: For a newly created Group Family configuration, the list on this tab only includes the groups specified in the Capture Existing Groups Manually step of the New Group Family wizard. If that step was skipped, the list is empty until the Group Family has been run.

Clicking Capture Groups displays a window where you can view the list of controlled groups in more detail. The Capture Groups window allows you to add, modify, or remove entries from that list.

The Capture Groups window lists all the controlled groups. For each group, you can see which grouping is linked to that group. As usual, groupings are identified by combinations of values of the group-by properties. Thus, each entry in the list includes the following information:

  • Combination of values of the group-by properties: The combination of property values that identifies a grouping.

  • Group Name: Identifies the group linked to the grouping.

  • In Folder: The canonical name of the container holding the group.

  • Last Update: The date and time the group was last updated by the Group Family. The update occurs during a Group Family run, when any changes to the grouping are detected and the membership list of the group is modified so as to reflect those changes.

  • Members: The number of members that the group holds after the last update. Equals to the number of objects the Group Family found in the grouping as of the time of the last update.

The Capture Groups window provides these buttons for managing the list:

  • Add: Opens a window where you can select a group and specify a grouping to which you want to link (assign) an existing group. To specify a grouping, you need to enter a certain value of each of the group-by properties. The result is that the group you select is linked to the grouping identified by the combination of values you have entered.

  • Edit: Allows you to modify an entry you select from the list. Opens a window where you can select a different group, or specify a different grouping by making changes to the combination of values of the group-by properties.

  • Remove: Deletes the entries you select from the list. The result is that the Group Family will create new groups for the groupings you remove from the list.

  • Scan: Detects new combinations of values of group-by properties, and displays them in the list so that you can link existing groups to new combination manually if you do not want the Group Family to create new groups for those combinations.

When managing the list of groups in the Capture Groups window, consider the following:

  • You can assign an existing group to a grouping regardless of whether the grouping actually exists in the directory. For example, you can assign a group to a grouping with a Department property value that is not encountered in the directory. Once the Department property for some users is set to that value, the Group Family will add those users to the specified group instead of creating a new group for the new Department.

  • Only one group can be assigned to a grouping. If the list already includes a given grouping, you will not be allowed to add a new entry referring to that same grouping. In this case, you have the option to use Edit, to link a different group to the grouping.

  • When you edit a list entry to link a different group to a grouping, the group that was earlier linked to the grouping remains intact. It neither is deleted nor has the membership list updated. In other words, the members of the grouping still belong to the group even though you have removed that group from the list, and thus from under the control of the Group Family.

  • When you remove an entry from the list, the group that the entry refers to is not deleted. During a subsequent run, the Group Family will detect a grouping that has no group assigned and try to create a group for that grouping. This operation may fail due to a name conflict so long as there is an existing group with the same name—the group that was earlier linked to the grouping. To avoid name conflicts, rename or delete the groups you remove from under the control of the Group Family.

Group creation-related rules

When a Group Family discovers a grouping that is not linked to any group, it creates a new group, links the new group to the grouping, and adds the members of the grouping to that group. The Group Family configuration specifies a number of rules on how to set up certain properties for new groups.

The rules that control the group creation process are defined when the Group Family configuration is created. You can examine or modify those rules by using Manage Rules on the Controlled Groups tab, in the Properties dialog of the Group Family configuration storage group.

  • The Manage Rules button gives you access to a series of pages that are similar to those of the New Group Family wizard discussed earlier in this chapter. Clicking Manage Rules starts a step-by-step process organized into these pages:

    • Group Naming Rule: Group Family uses this rule to generate the Group name, Display name, Group name (pre-Windows 2000), and E-mail alias when creating new groups. For more information, see Group naming rule.

    • Group Type and Scope: The group type and group scope that is assigned to the groups created by the Group Family.

    • Location of Groups: The rule that determines the container in which the Group Family creates new groups. For more information, see Location of groups.

    • Exchange-related Settings: The rule that determines whether the groups created by the Group Family are mail-enabled, and a number of options pertinent to mail-enabled groups. For more information, see Exchange-related settings.

You can navigate through these pages by using the Back and Next buttons. The Finish button on the last page commits the changes, if any, from all pages to the Properties dialog, and completes the task of managing the group creation rules. The changes are applied when you click OK or Apply in the Properties dialog, and can be discarded by clicking Cancel.

Groupings tab

From the Groupings tab, you can view or change the Group Family settings that control the Group Family calculation processes.

During each run, the Group Family re-calculates groupings by breaking up the set of managed objects (scope) into sub-sets, with each sub-set consisting of the objects that have a particular combination of values assigned to the group-by properties.

The scope and the group-by properties are specified when the Group Family configuration is created, and can be changed on the pages that appear when you click Configure on the Groupings tab. By clicking Configure, you can view or change the following settings:

  • Location of Managed Objects: The containers that hold the objects to be managed by this Group Family. For more information, see Location of managed objects.

  • Selection of Managed Objects: The rules that determine what objects are to be managed by this Group Family. For more information, see Selection of managed objects.

  • Group-by Properties: The list of properties based on which the Group Family calculates groupings. For more information, see Group-by properties.

    If you add or remove a group-by property, the naming rules that currently exist are replaced with the default naming rule and the list of groups to capture is erased.

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