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Identity Manager 9.0 LTS - Administration Guide for Connecting to Active Directory

Managing Active Directory environments Synchronizing an Active Directory environment
Setting up initial synchronization with an Active Directory domain Adjusting the synchronization configuration for Active Directory environments Running synchronization Tasks following synchronization Troubleshooting Ignoring data error in synchronization Pausing handling of target system specific processes (Offline mode)
Managing Active Directory user accounts and employees
Account definitions for Active Directory user accounts and Active Directory contacts Assigning employees automatically to Active Directory user accounts Supported user account types Updating employees when Active Directory user account are modified Automatic creation of departments and locations based on user account information Specifying deferred deletion for Active Directory user accounts and Active Directory contacts
Managing memberships in Active Directory groups Login information for Active Directory user accounts Mapping of Active Directory objects in One Identity Manager
Active Directory domains Active Directory container structures Active Directory user accounts Active Directory contacts Active Directory groups Active Directory computers Active Directory security IDs Active Directory printers Active Directory sites Reports about Active Directory objects
Handling of Active Directory objects in the Web Portal Basic data for managing an Active Directory environment Configuration parameters for managing an Active Directory environment Default project template for Active Directory Processing methods of Active Directory system objects Active Directory connector settings

Testing password generation

When you generate a password, all the password policy settings, custom scripts and the restricted passwords are taken into account.

To generate a password that conforms to the password policy

  1. In the Manager, select the Active Directory > Basic configuration data > Password policies category.

  2. In the result list, select the password policy.

  3. Select the Change main data task.

  4. Select the Test tab.

  5. Click Generate.

    This generates and displays a password.

Initial password for new Active Directory user accounts

You have the following possible options for issuing an initial password for a new Active Directory user account:

  • When you create the user account, enter a password in the main data.

  • Assign a randomly generated initial password to enter when you create user accounts.

    • In the Designer, set the TargetSystem | ADS | Accounts | InitialRandomPassword configuration parameter.

    • Apply target system specific password policies and define the character sets that the password must contain.

    • Specify which employee will receive the initial password by email.

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Email notifications about login data

You can configure the login information for new user accounts to be sent by email to a specified person. In this case, two messages are sent with the user name and the initial password. Mail templates are used to generate the messages. The mail text in a mail template is defined in several languages. This means the recipient’s language can be taken into account when the email is generated. Mail templates are supplied in the default installation with which you can configure the notification procedure.

The following prerequisites must be fulfilled in order to use notifications:

  1. Ensure that the email notification system is configured in One Identity Manager. For more information, see the One Identity Manager Installation Guide.

  2. In the Designer, set the Common | MailNotification | DefaultSender configuration parameter and enter the sender address for sending the email notifications.
  3. Ensure that all employees have a default email address. Notifications are sent to this address. For more information, see the One Identity Manager Identity Management Base Module Administration Guide.
  4. Ensure that a language can be determined for all employees. Only then can they receive email notifications in their own language. For more information, see the One Identity Manager Identity Management Base Module Administration Guide.

When a randomly generated password is issued for the new user account, the initial login data for a user account is sent by email to a previously specified person.

To send initial login data by email

  1. In the Designer, set the TargetSystem | ADS | Accounts | InitialRandomPassword configuration parameter.

  2. In the Designer, set the TargetSystem | ADS | Accounts | InitialRandomPassword | SendTo configuration parameter and enter the message recipient as a value.

  3. In the Designer, set the TargetSystem | ADS | Accounts | InitialRandomPassword | SendTo | MailTemplateAccountName configuration parameter.

    By default, the message sent uses the mail template Employee - new user account created. The message contains the name of the user account.

  4. In the Designer, set the TargetSystem | ADS | Accounts | InitialRandomPassword | SendTo | MailTemplatePassword configuration parameter.

    By default, the message sent uses the mail template Employee - initial password for new user account. The message contains the initial password for the user account.

TIP: To use custom mail templates for emails of this type, change the value of the configuration parameter.

Mapping of Active Directory objects in One Identity Manager

User accounts, contacts, groups, computers, and container structures of an Active Directory domain are mapped in One Identity Manager. These objects are imported into the One Identity Manager database during synchronization. You cannot display or edit their properties in the Manager.

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