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Identity Manager 8.0.2 - Target System Synchronization Reference Guide

Target System Synchronization with the Synchronization Editor Basics of Target System Synchronization Setting up Synchronization
Starting the Synchronization Editor Creating a Synchronization Project How to Configure Synchronization
Setting Up Mappings Setting up Synchronization Workflows Connecting Systems Editing the Scope Using Variables and Variable Sets Setting up Start up Configurations Setting up Base Objects
Overview of schema Classes Customizing Synchronization Configuration Checking Synchronization Configuration Consistency Activating the Synchronization Project
Running Synchronization Synchronization Analysis Setting up Synchronization with Default Connectors Updating Existing Synchronization Projects Additional Information for Experts Error Handling Appendix: Example of a Configuration File

How to Edit System Connection Properties

To edit database connection properties.

  1. Select the category Configuration | One Identity Manager connection.

    The sections General, ScopeClosed, Connection parameters and SchemaClosed classes are displayed in the document view with the database connection properties.

  2. To edit general properties of the database connection, select the General view and click Setup....

To edit target system connection properties

  1. Select the category Configuration | Target systems.

    The sections General, Scope, Connection parameters and Schema classes are displayed in the document view with the target system connection properties.

  2. To edit general properties of the target system connection, select the General view and click Setup....

System Connection Properties

The following information about system connections is mappedClosed.

Table 56: System Connection Properties



System connection

Default display value for the system connection.

NOTE: If the connection parameters of the connected system differ from the loaded schema, the schema's display name is also displayed. In this case, the schema must be updated before the synchronization projectClosed can be used,


Opens a dialog box for editing the system connection's general properties and configuring the contents of the synchronization log.

Updating Schemas

Updates the schema.

The synchronization project is saved before the schema is updated. This allows the existing schema to be reloaded if an error occurs during update.

NOTE: The synchronization is deactivated if the schema of an activated synchronization project is updated. Reactivate the synchronization project to synchronize.

Shrink schema...

All schema types of the respective schema, which cannot be used in the synchronization project, are deleted from it. You can select schema type to be retained even though they are not used.


Start the Target SystemClosed Browser.

Use the target system browser to view the target system data/One Identity Manager database. You can add, change and delete system objects. You can test virtual schema properties.

The variable set selected in the Synchronization EditorClosed's toolbar is used to connect to the target system.

Edit connection...

Starts the system connection wizard.

The system connection wizard allows you to edit the connection parameters of the current system connection, for example, if the synchronization server has changed.

NOTE: Certain connection parameters correspond with the loaded schema. If these connection parameters are changed, the schema must be updated in the synchronization project so that synchronization can be configured and run successfully. This is necessary, for example, if the connection to another One Identity Manager database is established, which has a different schema to the connection database.

  • Click Update schema before continuing to edit the synchronization project.

Connection parameter

Lists all connection parameters. You can define connection parameter values as variables in order to use one synchronization configuration for synchronizing different target systems.


Specifies whether a scope is defined. You can edit the scope.

SchemaClosed Classes

All schema classes are listed in groups of schema types.

Schema Browser

This displays the target system schema with all its schema types and their properties.

The schema browser is only available in expert mode.

Table 57: General Properties of a System Connection




Name of the schema.

Display Name

Schema display name.

Connection is read-only

If this option is set, the system connector only has read access to the target system. Write operations are not executed, only logged. Changes to objects in the One Identity Manager database are not provisioned in the target system.

Retry count

Number of attempts at establishing the connection.

Delay between retries

Time delay between retry attempts.

Create synchronization log

Specifies whether a synchronization log with detailed information about the synchronization object is created.

Data to log

Data to be recorded in the synchronization log.

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Configuring the Synchronization Log

Table 58: Configuration Parameters for Configuring Synchronization Logs
Configuration parameter Meaning
DPR\Journal\LifeTime This configuration parameter specifies the synchronizationClosed log's retention period (in days). Use the configuration sub parameters to specify the retention period for each warning level. Older logs are deleted from the database.

All the information, tips, warnings and errors which occur during synchronization are recorded in the synchronization log. You can configure the type of information to record separately for each system connection.

To configure the content of the synchronization log

  1. Edit the system connection properties.

    For more information, see How to Edit System Connection Properties.

  2. Select the Synchronization log view and set Create synchronization log.
  3. Enable the data to be logged.

    NOTE: Certain content create a lot of log data.

    The synchronization log should only contain the data necessary for error analysis and other evaluations.

  4. Click OK.

Synchronization logs are stored for a fixed length of time.

To modify the retention period for synchronization logs

  • In the Designer, set the "DPR\Journal\LifeTime" configuration parameter and enter the maximum retention time.

Editing the Scope

In the scope, you can specify system objects to be handled by synchronizationClosed. This allows you to limit the number of objects to synchronize. If no scope is defined, all objects in the connected system are synchronized.

If the synchronization projectClosed was creating using a default project templateClosed, a scope is defined. You may edit this scope. A scope is not define if the synchronization project was created without a project template.

NOTE: To avoid data inconsistencies, define the same scope in both of the connected systems.
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