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Identity Manager 8.2.1 - Target System Synchronization Reference Guide

Target system synchronization with the Synchronization Editor Working with the Synchronization Editor Basics of target system synchronization Setting up synchronization
Starting the Synchronization Editor Creating a synchronization project Configuring 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 the synchronization configuration Checking the consistency of the synchronization configuration Activating the synchronization project Defining start up sequences
Running synchronization Synchronization analysis Setting up synchronization with default connectors Updating existing synchronization projects Script library for synchronization projects Additional information for experts Troubleshooting errors when connecting target systems Configuration parameters for target system synchronization Configuration file examples

Specifying additional processing methods

Some target systems provide extra processingClosed methods in addition to the default ones. One Identity Manager can run 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 synchronizingClosed 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 run the processing methods.

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

Object set Processing methods
Objects only found in One Identity Manager are: Insert


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Editing subsets

ProcessingClosed methods can be limited to a set of the objects. To do this, specify the condition under which the processing method is to be run. You can specify different processing methods for different sets of objects. These are run in the given order.

To define processing for different sets

  1. Select a processing method from the menu for synchronizingClosed an object set.
  2. Click to specify another processing method for this object set. Select a processing method from the menu.
  3. Create the conditions required for running the processing method. Click next to the method.

    Enter the condition. You can use comparisons, logical operators, and variables. You can write queries with a wizard or enter them directly.

    • Use the following expression in the condition to access the schema properties of the system in which you want the processing method to be run: Base.<schema property>
    • To access the schema properties of the other system in the condition, use the expression: Other.<schema property>
  4. Use and to specify the order in which to run the processing methods.

All user accounts that only exist in Active Directory are processed as follows when synchronizing Active Directory user accounts from One Identity Manager in the direction of One Identity Manager:


Object set Processing methodClosed Condition
1 All user accounts, connected to an employee, are marked for deletion. MarkForDeletion Base.UIDClosed_Person <> ''
All user accounts, not connected with an employee, are deleted. Delete Base.UID_Person = ''
2 All user accounts, in container A, are deleted. Delete Base.UID_ADSContainer = '4b53ff19-6ae4-4a87-86bd-eca3ddf5ebf2'
All user accounts, not belonging to container A, are marked for deletion. MarkForDeletion Base.UID_ADSContainer <> '4b53ff19-6ae4-4a87-86bd-eca3ddf5ebf2'
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Specifying custom processing methods

Apart from a connector’s default and additional processingClosed methods, the Synchronization EditorClosed can also use customClosed processing methods. This is done using custom scripts.

To set up and use a custom processing method

  1. In the DesignerClosed, create a script to make the necessary modifications to the loaded objects.

    Script structure:

    References VI.Projector.Database.dll
    Public Sub CCC_ScriptName(unit As IUnitOfWork, entity As IEntity(), args As VI.Projector.Database.ScriptMethodArgs)
       'Steps to run
    End Sub
    • <Tag("Projector")>: Labels the script to use as a processing method. This enables the Synchronization Editor to identify the scripts to use as processing methods.

    • <BaseObjectType("Table")>: Defines the type of objects the script will be applied to. Enter the table that contains the objects to be handled.

      If the script can be applied to several object types, define a separate object type for each table.

    • CCC_ScriptName: Script name. In the Synchronization Editor, you can select the script as the processing method under this name. Enter a name that uniquely describes the processing method.

    For more information about creating scripts with the Script Editor, see the One Identity Manager Configuration Guide.

  2. Compile the script.

  3. In the Synchronization Editor, open the synchronization projectClosed.

  4. Select the Configuration > One Identity Manager connection category and update the One Identity Manager schema.

  5. In the Workflows category, select the synchronization workflowClosed in which you want to use the new processing method.

  6. Find the synchronization step and click Edit.

    The synchronization step must handle the object type defined in the script.

  7. On the Processing tab, you can select processing methods under the script name.

Example scripts

The following example script removes the manager from all departments and location that the script will be applied to as a processing method.

References VI.Projector.Database.dll
Public Sub CCC_Department_RemoveManager(unit As IUnitOfWork, entities As IEntity(), args As VI.Projector.Database.ScriptMethodArgs)
   For Each currEntity As IEntity In entities
      If Not String.IsNullOrEmpty(currEntity.GetValue("UIDClosed_PersonHead").ToString()) Then
      End If 
End Sub

The following sample script creates or updates database objects.

References VI.Projector.Database.dll
Public Sub CCC_SpecialCommit(unit As IUnitOfWork, entities As IEntity(), args As VI.Projector.Database.ScriptMethodArgs)
   For Each entity In entities
      For Each kvp In args.Changes
         entity.PutValue(kvp.Key, kvp.Value)
End Sub
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Specifying quotas

Errors in the synchronizationClosed configuration can cause system objects to be processed incorrectly. Errors in the data through incorrect configuration can be reduced. Often, it is known how many system objects are generally modified, added, or deleted in a connected systemClosed. If this number is exceeded when a processing method is run, a warning appears and synchronization is stopped. The synchronization stepClosed and mapping configurations can be checked and corrected before repeating synchronization.

To specify the maximum set of system objects that can be processed in a synchronization step, define quotasClosed for each processing method. A quota provides the maximum number of objects to process relative to the total number of all objects in the schema class to be synchronized. When a synchronization step is run, One Identity Manager calculates the number of objects to process for each processing method with a quota. If this number exceeds the quota, processing of objects in this schema class stops. Synchronization stops and writes an error message in the synchronization log.

You can define different quotas for synchronizing with the target system and synchronizing with One Identity Manager.

Table 54: Quotas for a synchronization step



No quota

Specifies whether quotas are taken into account by synchronization. If this is set, quotas are not included.

Use these settings

Specifies which quotas the connected system and the processing method take into account.

  1. Select the connected system that you want to synchronize.
  2. Select the processing method and enter the quota in percent.

When you configure a new synchronization step for objects in One Identity Manager for the Delete processing taskClosed, a quota of 10% is automatically set. Adjust the quota as required.

One Identity Manager specifies quotas for synchronization in the target system in workflows created with the workflow wizard, by default. Adjust the quota as required.

  • Update processing method: 75%
  • Delete processing method: 10% for single objects, 20% for many-to-many schema types.
  • Quotas can only be defined for processing methods which modify data (for example, Insert, Update, Delete).

  • When the number of object to process is being calculated, One Identity Manager takes the amount of objects loaded in the slim list. Conditions defined for processing methods are not taken into account!

    Enter an higher quota for processing methods use a condition to limit the number of objects to synchronize.

  • To check whether the quota will be exceeded, all the objects to be processed are loaded first. Only then will the processing method be run. If there is a large amount of data, this can affect synchronization performance.

  • If the quota is exceeded by a single object, that object will still be processed.

    For example, if a quota of 10% is defined for a schema class with only 8 objects and exactly one object has been changed, then this object will be processed even though the quota has already been exceeded.

    In provisioning workflowsClosed, quotas are ineffective because only single objects are ever processed.

  • Quotas affect membership synchronization only when M:N schema types are processed in a separate synchronization step. (Example: Synchronization of assignments of SAP rolesClosed to SAP user accounts. The quota refers to the set of UserInRole objects).

    If memberships are stored as a base object propertyClosed (member list), the quota only affects the base object and not the individual members. (Example: Synchronization of Active Directory groups. The quota refers only to the number of groups and not to the number of members).

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