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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

How to Delete Synchronization Steps

How to Delete Synchronization Steps

To delete a synchronization step

  1. Select the category Workflows.
  2. Select a workflow in the navigation view.
  3. Click in the synchronization step in the workflow view to open the synchronization step dialog box.
  4. Click .
  5. Confirm the security prompt with Yes.

General Properties of a Synchronization Step

General Properties of a Synchronization Step

Enter the following general properties for a synchronization step.

Table 49: General Properties of a Synchronization Step
Property Meaning
Name An arbitrary name for the synchronization step. The name must be unique within a synchronization workflow.
MappingClosed Select the mapping to be processed by the synchronization step.
Direction of SynchronizationClosed Select the direction in which synchronization should take place.
Use workflow template The direction of synchronization is specified with the workflow.

For more information, see Properties of a Workflow.

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.

Use workflow template The desired behavior is specified with the workflow.
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.
Use workflow template The desired behavior is specified with the workflow.
Continue on error Processing is continued with the next object. Errors are logged.

This option should be used for productive systems.

Break on error The entire synchronization is aborted.

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

Data import

Set this option if the synchronization step synchronizes a secondary system and changes are immediately provisioned in the primary system.

Do not set this option if the synchronization step synchronizes a primary system.

For more information, see Synchronizing User Data with Different Systems.

Description Spare text box for additional explanation.
Disabled If this option is set, the synchronization step is not synchronized.

Specifying Processing Methods

Specifying Processing Methods

Specify how changes to system objects should be handled on the Processing tab. You can select the following default methods. Furthermore, the schema types of the various target systems provide additional processing methods if required.

The processing methods are defined for different sets of synchronization objects.

  • Objects only found in the target system and missing in One Identity Manager.
  • Objects only found in One Identity Manager and missing in the target system.
  • Objects with modified properties

    This means there are object pairs whose objects differ.

  • Objects without modifications:

    This means there are object pairs whose objects are identical.

Table 50: Default Processing Methods in a SynchronizationClosed Step
Processing MethodClosed (technical name) Meaning
Insert Objects that only exist in one of the connected system are added to the other system.
Delete Objects that only exist in one of the connected system are deleted from the system.

The following applies to synchronization in One Identity Manager.

The object is immediately deleted if it came from a primary system. Deferred deletion is not taken into account. Deferred deletion is taken into account if the object comes from a secondary system. For more information, see Synchronizing User Data with Different Systems.For more information about deferred deletion, see the One Identity Manager Configuration Guide.

Update Objects whose properties have change are updated.
MarkAsOutstanding Objects that only exist in the One Identity Manager are marked as outstanding during synchronizing in the direction of One Identity Manager. These objects can be reworked after synchronization is complete. Objects marked as outstanding are ignored by subsequent synchronization.
No processing No processing methods are executed.
Table 51: Meaning of the Icons
Icon Meaning
Adds an extra processing method for the object set.

If you allow several processing methods for one object set, add conditions for executing these methods.

Create a condition for executing the method.

All objects are processed the same way if you do not create a condition.

Moves the processing method forwards in the order of execution.
Moves the processing method backwards in the order of execution.
Deletes the processing method.
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Specifying Additional Processing Methods

Some target systems provide extra processing methods in addition to the default ones. One Identity Manager can execute different processing methods in sequence for the same set of objects.

To define different processing methods for a set of objects

  1. Select a processing method from the menu for synchronizing an object set.
  2. Click to specify another processing method for this object set. Select a processing method from the menu.
  3. Use and to specify the order in which to execute the processing methods.
Example

You can enter external user IDs for SAP user accounts in One Identity Manager. User accounts that only exist in One Identity Manager are added if SAP user accounts from One Identity Manager are synchronized with SAP R/3. The associated external user ID's are also transferred into the target system.

Object Set Processing MethodClosed
Objects only found in One Identity Manager are: Insert

AddExtID

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