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Identity Manager 8.0.1 - Administration Guide for Connecting to LDAP

Managing LDAP Environments Setting up LDAP Directory Synchronization Basic Configuration Data LDAP Domains LDAP User Accounts LDAP Groups LDAP Container Structures LDAP Computers Reports about LDAP Objects Appendix: Configuration Parameters for Managing LDAP Appendix: Default Project Template for LDAP Appendix: Authentication Modules for Logging into the One Identity Manager

Managing LDAP Environments

Managing LDAP Environments

The One Identity Manager allows administration of objects, such as employees, groups and organizational units that are managed in an LDAP directory. The LDAP structure in the One Identity Manager should be seen as a suggestion and seldom corresponds to the property structure in a customer specific LDAP directory. Whether or how the available properties will be used depends on the respective LDAP schema which is in use and must be custom configured.

The default One Identity Manager installation is concerned with employee administration and their user accounts, user groups and LDAP directory organizational units. The One Identity Manager data model is designed to manage administration of LDAP directory computers and servers.

One Identity Manager supplies templates for synchronizing with several server systems. However, the synchronization connection has to be custom configured in any case.

Company employees are provided with the necessary user accounts in the One Identity Manager. Different mechanisms can be used to link employees to their user accounts. These user accounts can also be managed separately from employees and therefore administrative user accounts can be set up. In order to provide the required permissions, LDAP groups are managed in the One Identity Manager. In One Identity Manager you can also manage organizational units in a hierarchical structure. Organizational units (branches or departments) are used to logically organize the objects in an LDAP directory such as user accounts and groups and thus make administration easier.

Architecture Overview

The following servers are used for managing an LDAP system in One Identity Manager:

  • LDAP Server

    LDAP server for keeping the LDAP directory. This server is a selected live server with a good network connection to the synchronization server. The synchronization server connects to this server in order to access LDAP objects.

  • Synchronization server

    The synchronization server for synchronizing the One Identity Manager database with the LDAP system. The One Identity Manager Service is installed on this server with the LDAP connector. The synchronization server connects to the LDAP server.

The LDAP connector is used for synchronization and provisioning LDAP. The LDAP connector communicates directly with an LDAP server.

Figure 1: Architecture for synchronization

One Identity Manager Users for Managing an LDAP

One Identity Manager Users for Managing an LDAP

The following users are used for setting up and administration of an LDAP system.

Table 1: User
User Task
Target system administrators

Target system administrators must be assigned to the application role Target system | Administrators.

Users with this application role:

  • Administrate application roles for individual target systems types.
  • Specify the target system manager.
  • Set up other application roles for target system managers if required.
  • Specify which application roles are conflicting for target system managers
  • Authorize other employee to be target system administrators.
  • Do not assume any administrative tasks within the target system.
Target system managers

Target system managers must be assigned to the application role Target systems | LDAP or a sub application role.

Users with this application role:

  • Assume administrative tasks for the target system.
  • Create, change or delete target system objects, like user accounts or groups.
  • Edit password policies for the target system.
  • Prepare groups for adding to the IT Shop.
  • Configure synchronization in the Synchronization Editor and defines the mapping for comparing target systems and One Identity Manager.
  • Edit the synchronization's target system types and outstanding objects.
  • Authorize other employees within their area of responsibility as target system managers and create child application roles if required.
One Identity Manager administrators
  • Create customized permissions groups for application roles for role-based login to administration tools in the Designer, as required.
  • Create system users and permissions groups for non-role based login to administration tools, as required.
  • Enable or disable additional configuration parameters in the Designer, as required.
  • Create custom processes in the Designer, as required.
  • Create and configures schedules, as required.
  • Create and configure password policies, as required.
Administrators for the IT Shop

Administrators must be assigned to the application role Request & Fulfillment | IT Shop | Administrators.

Users with this application role:

  • Assign groups to IT Shop structures.
Administrators for organizations

Administrators must be assigned to the application role Identity Management | Organizations | Administrators.

Users with this application role:

  • Assign groups to departments, cost centers and locations.
Business roles administrators

Administrators must be assigned to the application role Identity Management | Business roles | Administrators.

Users with this application role:

  • Assign groups to business roles.

Setting up LDAP Directory Synchronization

Setting up LDAP Directory Synchronization

One Identity Manager supports synchronization of LDAP version 3 confirm directory servers.

NOTE: Other schema and provisioning process adjustments can be made depending on the schema.

To load LDAP objects into the One Identity Manager database

  1. Prepare a user account with sufficient permissions for synchronization.
  2. The One Identity Manager parts for managing LDAP systems are available if the configuration parameter "TargetSystem\LDAP" is set.

    • Check whether the configuration parameter is set in the Designer. Otherwise, set the configuration parameter and compile the database.

    • Other configuration parameters are installed when the module is installed. Check the configuration parameters and modify them as necessary to suit your requirements.
  3. Install and configure a synchronization server and declare the server as Job server in One Identity Manager.
  4. Create a synchronization project with the Synchronization Editor.
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