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Identity Manager 8.0 - Target System Synchronization Reference Guide

Target 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

Target Synchronization with the Synchronization Editor

Target Synchronization with the Synchronization Editor

The central component of the One Identity Manager is to map employees and their master data with permissions through which they have control over different target systems. For this purpose, information about user accounts and permissions can be read from the target system into the One Identity Manager database and linked to employees. This gives an overview of the permissions for each employees in all of the connected target systems. One Identity Manager provides the possibility to manage user accounts and their permissions. You can provision modifications in the target systems. Employees are supplied with the necessary permissions in the connected target systems according to their function in the company. Regular synchronization keeps data consistent between target systems and the One Identity Manager database.

The Synchronization EditorClosed instantiates connecting the various target systems to the One Identity Manager. Use this tool to configure data synchronization for any target system and specify which target system data is mapped to the One Identity Manager database. You also define the object properties mapping and the synchronization sequence as a workflow.

One Identity Manager provides default mappings and workflows for synchronizing all target systems which are supported by the installed modules.

Architecture

Architecture

Use the Synchronization EditorClosed to configure synchronization between the One Identity Manager database and a target system. A system connector takes over the connection to and communication with the target system. The system connector prepares target system objects, properties and methods such that they can be read and written by the One Identity Manager. The system connector communicates with the target system and carries out all read and write operations.

Figure 1: One Identity Manager Target SystemClosed SynchronizationClosed Components

Synchronization and Provisioning

Synchronization and Provisioning

During target system synchronization with the One Identity Manager database, system object and their properties are compared with each other. SynchronizationClosed results in the identical data situation in the target system and One Identity Manager database. One Identity Manager provides certain target systems with default processes and workflows for provisioning.

In addition, changes to One Identity Manager database object can be promptly provisioned in the connected target systems. One Identity Manager provides certain target systems with default processes and workflows.

The same workflows and mappings can be used for provisioning as for synchronization. The processing methods defined in the synchronization step are only executed during provisioning if the condition defined with the processing method is fulfilled and the synchronization and mapping directions for the object to process match.

Object changes are not provisioned in target system connections with read-access only.

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Working with the Synchronization Editor

Working with the Synchronization Editor

The Synchronization EditorClosed is the One Identity Manager tool you use to configure synchronization of the One Identity Manager database on the one side and any target system on the other. The SynchronizationClosed Editor provides a homogeneous interface for all target systems to be controlled.

You can run the following tasks with the Synchronization Editor:

  • Set up a connection to any target system
  • Load target system schema and mapping with the One Identity Manager database schema (called "One Identity Manager schema" in the following)
  • Specify key object properties based on which the other associated objects are identified during synchronization (object matching rules).
  • Specify the base object and scope of synchronization
  • Define filters to limit the number of objects to synchronize
  • Specify the direction of synchronization
  • Define the synchronization workflow
    • Select schema classes to be synchronize
    • Specify processing methods
    • Specify order of synchronization steps
  • Specify the time and frequency of synchronization

There are different ways to start the Synchronization Editor.

  • From the Windows start menu using the entry One Identity | One Identity Manager | Configuration | Synchronization Editor.
  • From the Launchpad.
  • In the Manager
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