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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

How to edit a scope

To edit the scope

  1. Edit the system connection properties.

    For more information, see How to edit system connection properties.

  2. Select the ScopeClosed view.
  3. Click Edit scope.

To edit the reference scope

  1. Edit the system connection properties.

    For more information, see How to edit system connection properties.

  2. Select the Scope view.
  3. Click Edit reference scope.

How to delete a scope

To delete the scope or scope reference.

  1. Edit the system connection properties.

    For more information, see How to edit system connection properties.

  2. Select the ScopeClosed view.
  3. Click Delete.

Scope properties

Enter the following properties for a scope. Set a filter for the target system whose object are referenced from the connection systemClosed. For more information, see What is a scope?.

Table 58: Scope properties
Property Description
SchemaClosed Display name for the schema to which the scope will be applied.
Name Scope display name. The name must be unique within a synchronization projectClosed.
Scope hierarchy List of all schema types for the selected schema. To filter the list, click .
Show all object types All object types of the schema are displayed.
Only show hierarchically structured object types Only the object types of the schema that form a hierarchical structure are displayed.
Is filtered? All schema types with a filter are marked.
A filter is defined and effective.
A filter is effective.
Condition Specify the filter condition for the scope. Select an object type in the scope hierarchy for this.

System filterClosed

FilterClosed that immediately affects the connection system.

Enter the filter in system specific notation, for example, as Where clause for a database system or as LDAP filter for an LDAP system.

If tested against a fixed value that contains at least two dollar characters, the dollar characters must be masked.

This filter is only effective when loading the system objects.

Object filterClosed

Filter that affects loaded objects.


Formulate a query for loaded objects. Use the wizard for entering filter.


You can also store a script which determines system objects. The script must be written in the script language specified in the synchronization project.

Hierarchy filterClosed Filter created on the bases of existing system objects. This filter limits the number of objects to load in the connected system.

This filter is only available for individual target systems.

For more information, see Creating hierarchy filters.

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Creating hierarchy filters

Certain target systems support the definition of a scope based on the hierarchy of existing target system objects. The hierarchy filterClosed limits the number of objects to load in the connected systemClosed. The hierarchy filter can only be applied to objects and not to their schema properties.

The objects are displayed in their hierarchical structure on the right-hand side of the scope view. The Synchronization EditorClosed establishes a connection to the target system to do this. using the variable set selected in the Synchronization Editor's toolbar.

To create a hierarchy filter

  • Mark all the objects in this hierarchy which are included in the scope.

    All unmarked objects remain outside the scope.

    If you enable the hierarchy's root note, new objects within the hierarchy are included by the scope. If the root node is disabled, only the marked objects are within the scope. New objects are not synchronized.

To select all objects that match certain criteria, use the wizard.

To create a hierarchy filter using the wizard

  1. In the hierarchy filter's toolbar, click .

  2. Enter a search pattern.

    Select whether you want to filter objects by wildcard or regular expression.

  3. To apply the search criteria, click Assign.

    You can apply different search patterns one after another.

NOTE: Create an additional object filter to include schema properties as criteria in the scope definition.

A fully defined hierarchy filter can be transformed into a variable. Thus the filter can be redefined in a specialized variable set and used for other synchronization configurations.

To convert a variable into a hierarchy filter

  1. Click Convert into a variable.

  2. Confirm the security prompt with Yes.

    The hierarchy filter is saved as variable. To change the filter, edit the variable.

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