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Identity Manager 8.0 - Native Database Connector User Guide for Connecting MySQL Databases

Starting Synchronization

Starting Synchronization

SynchronizationClosed is started using scheduled process plans. A scheduled process plan is added once a start up configuration is assigned to a schedule. Use schedules to define executing times for synchronization.

NOTES: Synchronization can only be started if the synchronization project is enabled.

To execute synchronization regularly, configure and activate the a schedule. You can also start synchronization manually if there is no active schedule.

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. Plan your start times carefully. If possible, specify your start times so that synchronization does not overlap.

Analyzing Synchronization

Analyzing Synchronization

SynchronizationClosed 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. Select the category Logs.
  2. Click in the navigation view toolbar.

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

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

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

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.

Post-Processing Outstanding Objects

Post-Processing Outstanding Objects

Objects, which do not exist in the target system, can be marked as outstanding in One Identity Manager by synchronizing. This prevents objects being deleted because of an incorrect data situation or an incorrect synchronization configuration.

Objects marked as outstanding:

  • Cannot be edited in One Identity Manager.
  • Are ignored by subsequent synchronization.
  • Must be post-processed separately in One Identity Manager.

Start target system synchronization to do this.

To allow post-processing of outstanding objects

Related Topics

Configuring Target System Synchronization

Configuring Target System Synchronization

Create a target system for post-processing outstanding objects. Assign tables you want to be populated by synchronization, to this target system type. Specify the tables for which outstanding objects can be published in the target system during post-processing. Define a process for publishing the objects.

To create a target system type

  1. Start the Manager.
  2. Select the category Data SynchronizationClosed | Basic configuration data | Target system types.
  3. Click in the result list toolbar.

  4. Edit the target system type master data.
  5. Save the changes.

Enter the following data for a target system type.

Table 18: Master Data for a Target SystemClosed Type



Target system typeClosed

Target system type description.


Spare text box for additional explanation.

Display Name

Name of the target system type as displayed in One Identity Manager tools.

Cross boundary inheritance

Specifies whether user accounts can be assigned to groups if they belong to different custom target systems.

NOTE: If this option is not set, the target system type is used to group the target systems.

Show in compliance rule wizard

Specifies whether the target system type for compliance rule wizard can be selected when rule conditions are being set up.

Text snippet

Text snippets used for linking text in the compliance rule wizard.

To add tables to the target system synchronization.

  1. Select the category Data Synchronization | Basic configuration data | Target system types.
  2. Select the target system type 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.

NOTE: The connector must have write access to the target system in order to publish outstanding objects that are being post-processed. That means, the option Connection is read only must no be set for the target system connection.

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.
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