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Identity Manager 8.0.1 - Administration Guide for Connecting to Active Directory

Managing Active Directory Environments Setting up Active Directory Synchronization Base Data for Managing Active Directory Active Directory Domains Active Directory User Accounts Active Directory Contacts Active Directory groups Active Directory Security IDs Active Directory Container Structures Active Directory computer Active Directory Printers Active Directory Locations Reports about Active Directory Objects Appendix: Configuration Parameters for Managing Active Directory Appendix: Default Project Template for Active Directory Appendix: Authentication Modules for Logging into the One Identity Manager

Show Synchronization Results

Show Synchronization Results

Synchronization results are summarized in the synchronization log. You can specify the extent of the synchronization log for each system connection individually. One Identity Manager provides several reports in which the synchronization results are organized under different criteria.

To display a synchronization log

  1. Open the synchronization project in the Synchronization Editor.
  2. Select the category Logs.
  3. Click in the navigation view toolbar.

    Logs for all completed synchronization runs are displayed in the navigation view.

  4. Select a log by double-clicking on it.

    An analysis of the synchronization is shown as a report. You can save the report.

To display a provisioning log.

  1. Open the synchronization project in the Synchronization Editor.
  2. Select the category Logs.
  3. Click in the navigation view toolbar.

    Logs for all completed provisioning processes are displayed in the navigation view.

  4. Select a log by double-clicking on it.

    An analysis of the provisioning is show as a report. You can save the report.

The log is marked in color in the navigation view. This mark shows you the execution status of the synchronization/provisioning.

Synchronization logs are stored for a fixed length of time. The retention period is set in the configuration parameter "DPR\Journal\LifeTime" and its sub parameters.

To modify the retention period for synchronization logs

  • Set the configuration parameter "Common\Journal\LifeTime" in the Designer and enter the maximum retention time for entries in the database journal. Use the configuration sub parameters to specify the retention period for each warning level.
  • If there is a large amount of data, you can specify the number of objects to delete per DBQueue Processor operation and run in order to improve performance. Use the configuration parameters "Common\Journal\Delete\BulkCount" and "Common\Journal\Delete\TotalCount" to do this.
  • Configure and set the schedule "Delete journal" in the Designer.

Customizing Synchronization Configuration

Customizing Synchronization Configuration

You have used the Synchronization Editor to set up a synchronization project for initial synchronization of an Active Directory domain. You can use this synchronization project to load Active Directory objects into the One Identity Manager database. If you manage user accounts and their authorizations with One Identity Manager, changes are provisioned in the Active Directory environment.

You must customize the synchronization configuration in order to compare the Active Directory database with the regularly and to synchronize changes.

  • Create a workflow with the direction of synchronization "target system" to use One Identity Manager as the master system for synchronization.
  • You can use variables to create generally applicable synchronization configurations which contain the necessary information about the synchronization objects when synchronization starts. Variables can be implemented in base objects, schema classes or processing methods, for example.
  • Use variables to set up a synchronization project which can be used for several different domains. Store a connection parameter as a variable for logging in to the domain.
  • To specify which Active Directory objects and database object are included in synchronization, edit the scope of the target system connection and the One Identity Manager database connection. To prevent data inconsistencies, define the same scope in both systems. If no scope is defined, all objects will be synchronized.
  • Update the schema in the synchronization project, if the One Identity Manager schema or target system schema has changed. Then you can add the changes to the mapping.

IMPORTANT: As long as synchronization is running, you must not start another synchronization for the same target system. This applies especially, if the same synchronization objects would be processed.

  • The moment another synchronization is started with the same start up configuration, the running synchronization process is stopped and given the status, "Frozen". An error message is written to the One Identity Manager Service log file.
  • If another synchronization is started with another start up configuration, that addresses same target system, it may lead to synchronization error or loss of data. Specify One Identity Manager behavior in this case, in the start up configuration. Group start up configurations with the same start up behavior.

For more detailed information about configuring synchronization, see the One Identity Manager Target System Synchronization Reference Guide.

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Configuring Synchronization in Active Directory Domains

Configuring Synchronization in Active Directory Domains

The synchronization project for initial synchronization provides a workflow for initial loading of target system objects (initial synchronization) and one for provisioning object modifications from the One Identity Manager database to the target system (provisioning). You also require a workflow with synchronization in the direction of the "target system" to use One Identity Manager as the master system for synchronization.

To create a synchronization configuration for synchronizing Active Directory domains

  1. Open the synchronization project in the Synchronization Editor.

  2. Check whether existing mappings can be used for synchronizing the target system. Create new maps if required.
  3. Create a new workflow with the workflow wizard.

    This adds a workflow for synchronizing in the direction of the target system.

  4. Create a new start up configuration. Use the new workflow to do this.
  5. Save the changes.
  6. Run a consistency check.

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Configuring Synchronization of Several Active Directory Domains

Configuring Synchronization of Several Active Directory Domains

Prerequisites

  • The target system schema of both domains are identical.
  • All virtual schema properties used in the mapping must exist in the extended schema of both domains.

To customize a synchronization project for synchronizing another domain

  1. Prepare a user account with sufficient permissions for synchronizing in the other domain.
  2. Open the synchronization project in the Synchronization Editor.

  1. Create a new base object for the other domain. Use the wizards to attach a base object.
    • Select the Active Directory connector in the wizard and enter the connection parameters. The connection parameters are saved in a special variable set.

      A start up configuration is created, which uses the new variable set.

  2. Change other elements of the synchronization configuration as required.
  3. Save the changes.
  4. Run a consistency check.

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