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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

Properties of a Workflow

Properties of a Workflow

Enter the following properties for a workflow.

Table 48: General Workflow Properties
Properties Meaning
WorkflowClosed Workflow display name.
Direction of synchronizationClosed Select the direction in which synchronization should take place.
Specify on execution The direction of synchronization is specified in the start up configuration.

For more information, see Start Up Configuration Properties.

Target system One Identity Manager is the master system for synchronization.
One Identity Manager The target system is the master system for synchronization.
RevisionClosed filtering The revision filtering can be used to limit synchronization to just the objects that have been modified since the last synchronization.

For more information, see How does Revision Filtering Work.

Specify on execution The desired behavior is specified in the start up configuration.
Use revision filter Only modified object are synchronized.
Do not use revision filter All objects are synchronized.

Error Handling

Specify whether synchronization should be continued if an error occurs during processing of synchronization objects (adding, deleting, updating and reloading objects). Object processing is continued using the next object; the error is logged.

To optimize error localization, you can abort synchronization if an error occurs during the processing of synchronization objects. In this case, no further synchronization objects are processed.

NOTE: This property does not affect configuration, network or general synchronization errors (for example, if it is not possible to resolve a reference). The effectiveness of this property depends on the actual error, error position, the target system and the implementation of the target system connectors.
Continue on error Processing is continued with the next object. Errors are logged.

This option should be used for productive systems.

Break on error SynchronizationClosed is aborted.

This option should only be used to find errors, for example in going live processes.

Dependency resolution Specify how dependencies between synchronization step are resolved.

For more information, see How does Dependency Resolution Work.

Automatic

Dependencies are resolved automatically.

One Identity Manager finds the order of the synchronization steps automatically. It takes into account dependencies between schema classes to synchronize and schema properties.

Manual

Dependencies are not resolved.

The synchronization steps are processed sequentially in the order listed in the workflow view. Dependencies between schema classes and schema properties must be taken into account when you put together the synchronization steps.

Description Spare text box for additional explanation.

Editing Synchronization Steps

The synchronization steps in a workflow specify which mappings are processed in which order during synchronization. There may be dependencies between synchronization steps. These must be resolved automatically or manually.

SynchronizationClosed steps are displayed in the workflow view. Here, you can edit synchronization step properties and their order.

Defining synchronization steps:

  • Mappings to be processed
  • Property mapping rules to apply
  • Processing methods
  • Number of objects to compare
  • Objects to compare (revision filter)
  • Direction of synchronizationClosed
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How to Create Synchronization Steps

How to Create Synchronization Steps

To create a synchronization step

  1. Select the category Workflows.
  2. Select a workflow in the navigation view.
  3. Click in the workflow view.
  4. Enter the synchronization step properties.
  5. Click OK.

How to Edit Synchronization Steps

How to Edit Synchronization Steps

To edit synchronization step properties

  1. Select the category Workflows.
  2. Select a workflow in the navigation view.
  3. Double-click on the synchronization step in the workflow.
  4. Edit the synchronization step properties.
  5. Click OK.

To manually specify the order of synchronization steps

  1. Select the category Workflows.
  2. Select a workflow in the navigation view.
  3. Click in the workflow view toolbar to open all the synchronization steps.
  4. To change the order of the synchronization steps, click and on the synchronization step.

To enable or disable synchronization steps

  1. Select the category Workflows.
  2. Select a workflow in the navigation view.
  3. Click in the workflow view's toolbar.
  4. Check the boxes of all synchronization steps you want to disable.

    - OR -

    Uncheck the boxes of all synchronization steps you want to enable.

    Multi-select is possible.

  5. Click OK.
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