Identity Manager 8.0.2 - Administration Guide for Connecting to Cloud HR Systems

Managing Cloud HR Systems

The Cloud HR Systems (CHS) module is used to collect all synchronization templates for the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) connector to connect to available cloud HR systems such as SuccessFactors, Workday, and so on.

SCIM templates are used to get the account information linked to the identities in One Identity Manager. The Cloud HR Systems module template enables you to:

  • Fetch the HR data from various cloud systems and create corresponding identities in One Identity Manager.
  • Update the basic employee information to the cloud systems.

This integration works inline with the One Identity Starling Connect platform. This platform provides connectors to third-party cloud systems such as SAP SuccessFactors. For more information on Starling Connect, see the Starling Connect administration guide.

Technical overview

This section provides an overview of the technical aspects of the Cloud HR Systems module.

  • Cloud HR Systems module provides a SCIM template to synchronize data from a cloud HR provider.
  • The module works in conjunction with One Identity Starling Connect. Starling Connect provides connectors to HR systems such as SAP SuccessFactors. A SCIM endpoint must be configured for the SuccessFactorsHR Starling connector.
  • The module processes the non-standard SCIM object types such as Employees, Departments, Cost Centers, and so on.

    NOTE: The existing CSM or UCI modules can process only the standard SCIM object types such as Users, Groups, or Roles.

  • The module provides the templates required for configuring the One Identity Manager synchronization with all the mapping rules.
  • The HR data gets synchronized directly to the core One Identity Manager objects such as Person, Departments, Locations, and ProfitCenters.

  • The Update operation of basic Employee attributes such as Phone, PhoneMobile, and DefaultEmailAddress is allowed.

NOTE: The template bundled with the module has been tested against the One Identity Starling Connect SuccessFactorsHR connector.

The Cloud HR Systems module is used for synchronization of HR system data with One Identity Manager, using the existing One Identity Manager SCIM connector.

The diagram here explains the working of One Identity Manager with various connectors.

Figure 1: Architecture of One Identity Manager and the connectors configuration

The Starling Connect platform enables you to create connectors to the available cloud systems. A SCIM endpoint is created that can be used by One Identity Manager through the corresponding connector.

The Identity Manager SCIM connector connects to the endpoint created on Starling Connect. An interface is provided to create a channel for data synchronization and to provision updates back to the cloud systems.

After establishing the connection, you can choose a template based on the data that needs to be synchronized. Along with the Cloud HR Systems module, a new template is provided, to create identities directly on One Identity Manager.

Cloud HR Systems module currently supports synchronization of SAP SuccessFactors HR objects. The new template synchronizes object entity types such as Employees, Cost Centers, Departments, and Location.

The template that is provided as part of the Cloud HR Systems module consists of the mapping sets listed in the following table.

Table 1: Mapping sets
Starling SuccessFactors HR endpoint One Identity Manager table
Employees Person
CostCenters ProfitCenter
Departments Department
Locations Locality

For more information on configuration and mapping rules, see the Starling Connect administration guide.

Installing Cloud HR Systems module.htm

The Cloud HR Systems module installation procedure is similar to installation procedures of other One Identity Manager modules. To install the Cloud HR Systems module, 7.1.3 or a later version of One Identity Manager is required.

NOTE: The Cloud HR Systems module does not support Oracle database.

NOTE: Before updating the default mapping sets, it is recommended to take a backup of the One Identity Manager database.

For information on installing Cloud HR systems module, refer to the Installing One Identity Manager Components section of the One Identity Manager Installation Guide.

Use case scenarios

This section provides details on the two use cases related to the Cloud HR Systems module. The use cases that are detailed below can be tested on the installation of the Cloud HR Systems module.

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