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Identity Manager 8.0 - Administration Guide for Connecting to Custom Target Systems

Managing Custom Target Systems Setting up Script Controlled Data Provisioning in a Custom Target System Base Data for Custom Target Systems Setting up a Custom Target System Container Structures in a Custom Target System User Accounts in a Custom Target System Groups in a Custom Target System Entering Permissions Controls Reports about Custom Target Systems Appendix: Configuration Parameters for Managing Custom Target Systems

Configuring Target System Synchronization

Configuring Target System Synchronization

To post-process outstanding objects, assign the custom target system's target system type to tables, which can contain outstanding objects. Specify tables for which outstanding objects can be published in the target system during post-processing.

To add tables to the target system synchronization.

  1. Select the category Custom target systems | Basic configuration data | Target system types.
  2. Select the target system type of the custom target system in the result list.
  3. Select Assign synchronization tables in the task view.
  4. Assign tables whose outstanding objects you want to handle in Add assignments.
  5. Save the changes.
  6. Select Configure tables for publishing.
  7. Select tables whose outstanding objects can be published in the target system and set the option Publishable.
  8. Save the changes.

To publish outstanding objects

  • Create a process for each table with outstanding objects you want to publish. The process is triggered by the event "HandleOutstanding" and provisions the objects. Use the process function "AdHocProjection" of the process component "ProjectorComponent". For more detailed information about defining processes, see One Identity Manager Configuration Guide.

NOTE: You must set up matching processes in One Identity Manager to publish outstanding objects that are being post-processed. For more information, see Setting up Script Controlled Data Provisioning in a Custom Target System.

If you use the CSV connector for provisioning, ensure that the CSV connector has write access to the CSV files. That means, the option Connection is read only must no be set for the target system connection. For more information, see theOne Identity Manager Target System Synchronization Reference Guide.

Post-Processing Outstanding Objects

Post-Processing Outstanding Objects

To post-process outstanding objects

  1. Select the category Custom target systems | Basic configuration data | Target system synchronization: <Target system>.

    All tables assigned to the target system type are displayed in the navigation view.

  2. Select the table whose outstanding objects you want to edit in the navigation view.

    All objects marked as outstanding are shown on the form.

    TIP:

    To display object properties of an outstanding object

    1. Select the object on the target system synchronization form.
    2. Open the context menu and click Show object.
  1. Select the objects you want to rework. Multi-select is possible.
  2. Click one of the following icons in the form toolbar to execute the respective method.
    Table 5: Methods for handling outstanding objects

    Icon

    Method

    Description

    Delete

    The object is immediately deleted in the One Identity Manager. Deferred deletion is not taken into account. The "outstanding" label is removed from the object.

    Indirect memberships cannot be deleted.

    Publish

    The object is added in the target system. The "outstanding" label is removed from the object.

    The method triggers the event "HandleOutstanding". This runs a target system specific process that triggers the provisioning process for the object.

    Prerequisites:

    • The table containing the object can be published.
    • The target system connector has write access to the target system.

    Reset

    The "outstanding" label is removed from the object.

  3. Confirm the security prompt with Yes.

NOTE: By default, the selected objects are processed in parallel, which speeds up execution of the selected method. If an error occurs during processing, the action is stopped and all changes are discarded.

Bulk processing of objects must be disabled if errors are to be localized, which means the objects are processed sequentially. Failed objects are named in the error message. All changes that were made up until the error occurred are saved.

To disable bulk processing

  • Deactivate in the form toolbar.
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Base Data for Custom Target Systems

The following base data is relevant for managing a custom target system in One Identity Manager.

  • Configuration parameter

    Use configuration parameters to configure the behavior of the system's basic settings. One Identity Manager provides default settings for different configuration parameters. Check the configuration parameters and modify them as necessary to suit your requirements.

    Configuration parameters are defined in the One Identity Manager modules. Each One Identity Manager module can also install configuration parameters. You can find an overview of all configuration parameters in the category Base data | General | Configuration parameters in the Designer.

    For more information, see Appendix: Configuration Parameters for Managing Custom Target Systems.

  • Account definitions

    One Identity Manager has account definitions for automatically allocating user accounts to employees during working hours. You can create account definitions for every target system. If an employee does not have a user account in the target system, a new user account is created. This is done by assigning account definitions to an employee using the integrated inheritance mechanism followed by process handling.

    For more information, see Setting Up Account Definitions.

  • Password policies

    One Identity Manager provides you with support for creating complex password policies, for example, for system user passwords, the employees' central password as well as passwords for individual target systems. Password polices apply not only when the user enters a password but also when random passwords are generated.

    Predefined password policies are supplied with the default installation that you can user or customize if required. You can also define your own password policies.

    For more information, see Password Policies.

  • Initial Password for New User Accounts

    You have the different options for issuing an initial password for user accounts. The central password of the assigned employee can be aligned with the user account password, a predefined, fixed password can be used or a randomly generated initial password can be issued.

    For more information, see Initial Password for New User Accounts.

  • Email notifications about login data

    When a new user account is created, the login data are send to a specified recipient. In this case, two messages are sent with the user name and the initial password. Mail templates are used to generate the messages.

    For more information, see Email Notifications about Login Data.

  • Server

    A server on which One Identity Manager Service is installed configured and started must be provided to provision data from One Identity Manager into a custom target system using synchronization by script. The server must be declared in One Identity Manager and entered as the synchronization server in the target system. For more information, see Setting up a Server for Data Provisioning in a Custom Target System.

  • Target system managers

    A default application role exists for the target system manager in the One Identity Manager. Assign this application to employees who are authorized to edit the target systems in One Identity Manager.

    Define other application roles, if you want to limit target system managers' access permissions to individual target system managers. The application roles must be added under the default application role.

    For more information, see Target System Managers.

  • Target system types

    Target system types for groups custom target systems. You can assign user accounts to groups belonging to different target systems within a target system type. For more information, see Target system types.

  • Custom schema extensions to base tables

    You can display custom columns in tables UNSAccountB, UNSContainerB, UNSGroupB, UNSItemB and UNSRootB in the Manager. To do this, modify the custom column's column definition. For more information, see Displaying Customized Schema Extension for Custom Target Systems.

Setting Up Account Definitions

Setting Up Account Definitions

One Identity Manager has account definitions for automatically allocating user accounts to employees during working hours. You can create account definitions for every target system. If an employee does not have a user account in the target system, a new user account is created. This is done by assigning account definitions to an employee using the integrated inheritance mechanism followed by process handling.

The data for the user accounts in the respective target system comes from the basic employee data. The assignment of the IT operating data to the employee’s user account is controlled through the primary assignment of the employee to a location, a department, a cost center, or a business role (template processing). Processing is done through templates. There are predefined templates for determining the data required for user accounts included in the default installation. You can customize templates as required.

For more details about the basics, see the One Identity Manager Target System Base Module Administration Guide.

The following steps are required to implement an account definition:

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