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The Password Capture Agent allows you to synchronize user passwords between Active Directory domains managed by One Identity Manager and other connected target systems. The Password Capture Agent tracks changes to user passwords in the source Active Directory domain and provides that information to the Webservice (an optional component of One Identity Manager), which in turn synchronizes the changes with target connected data systems by using the password templates you specified. To synchronize passwords, you must install the Password Capture Agent on each domain controller in the Active Directory domain you want to use, as a source for the password synchronization operations.
The following diagram shows how the password synchronization feature of One Identity Manager works.
Figure 1: How the Password Synchronization feature works
If your enterprise environment has multiple data management systems, each having its own password policy and dedicated user authentication mechanism, you may face one or more of the following issues:
With One Identity Manager, you can eliminate these issues and significantly simplify password management in an enterprise environment that includes multiple data management systems.
One Identity Manager provides a cost-effective and efficient way to synchronize user passwords from an Active Directory domain to other data systems used in your organization. As a result, users can access other data management systems using their Active Directory domain password. Whenever a user password is changed in the source Active Directory domain, this change is immediately and automatically propagated to other data systems, so each user password remains in sync within the data systems at all times.
You must connect One Identity Manager to the data systems in which you want to synchronize passwords.
|NOTE: The Webservice has to be installed. For more information read the One Identity Manager Configuration Guide.|
To automatically synchronize passwords from an Active Directory domain to another data system
For more information on how to assign employees to user accounts, see the One Identity Manager Administration Guide for Connecting to Active Directory.
The Password Capture Agent tracks changes to user passwords in the source Active Directory domain and provides this information to the Webservice (an optional component of One Identity Manager), which in turn synchronizes passwords in the target connected systems you specify.
After you have completed the above steps, the Password Capture Agent starts to automatically track user password changes in the source Active Directory domain and the One Identity Manager synchronizes passwords in the target connected system.
If necessary, you can fine-tune password synchronization settings by completing these optional tasks:
The Password Capture Agent is required to track changes to user passwords in the Active Directory domain which you want to be the authoritative source for password synchronization operations. To synchronize passwords, you must install the One Identity Manager Password Capture Agent on each domain controller in the source Active Directory domain.
Whenever a password changes in the source Active Directory domain, the Password Capture Agent captures that change and sends the changed password securely to One Identity Manager. In turn, One Identity Manager uses the provided information to synchronize passwords in the target connected systems according to your settings.