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Identity Manager 9.0 LTS - Administration Guide for Connecting to LDAP

About this guide Managing LDAP environments Synchronizing LDAP directories
Setting up initial LDAP directory synchronization Adjusting the synchronization configuration for LDAP environments Running synchronization Tasks following synchronization Troubleshooting Ignoring data error in synchronization Pausing handling of target system specific processes (Offline mode)
Managing LDAP user accounts and employees Managing memberships in LDAP groups Login information for LDAP user accounts Mapping LDAP objects in One Identity Manager Handling of LDAP objects in the Web Portal Basic data for managing an LDAP environment Troubleshooting Configuration parameters for managing an LDAP environment Default project template for LDAP LDAP connector V2 settings

Configuration parameters for managing LDAP environments

Use configuration parameters to configure the behavior of the system's basic settings. One Identity Manager provides default settings for different configuration parameters. Check the configuration parameters and modify them as necessary to suit your requirements.

Configuration parameters are defined in the One Identity Manager modules. Each One Identity Manager module can also install configuration parameters. In the Designer, you can find an overview of all configuration parameters in the Base data > General > Configuration parameters category.

For more information, see Configuration parameters for managing an LDAP environment.

Synchronizing LDAP directories

One Identity Manager supports synchronization of LDAP version 3 confirm directory servers.


The One Identity Manager Service is responsible for synchronizing data between the One Identity Manager database and the LDAP directory.

This sections explains how to:

  • Set up synchronization to import initial data from LDAP domains to the One Identity Manager database.

  • Adjust a synchronization configuration, for example, to synchronize different LDAP domains with the same synchronization project.

  • Start and deactivate the synchronization.

  • Evaluate the synchronization results.

TIP: Before you set up synchronization with an LDAP domain, familiarize yourself with the Synchronization Editor. For more information about this tool, see the One Identity Manager Target System Synchronization Reference Guide.

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Setting up initial LDAP directory synchronization

The Synchronization Editor provides a project template that can be used to set up the synchronization of user accounts and permissions for the LDAP environment. You use these project templates to create synchronization projects with which you import the data from an LDAP directory into your One Identity Manager database. In addition, the required processes are created that are used for the provisioning of changes to target system objects from the One Identity Manager database into the target system.

NOTE: Other schema and provisioning process adjustments can be made depending on the schema.

NOTE: Objects imported from different directory services that have the identical canonical names and distinguished names in the One Identity Manager database, could result in duplicate display values in current attestations, such as system entitlements, as well as in reports on target system objects and target system entitlements. Customizations may need to be made to attestation procedures and reports.

To load LDAP objects into the One Identity Manager database for the first time

  1. Prepare a user account with sufficient permissions for synchronization.

  2. One Identity Manager components for managing LDAP environments are available if the TargetSystem | LDAP configuration parameter is enabled.

    • In the Designer, check if the configuration parameter is set. Otherwise, set the configuration parameter and compile the database.

      NOTE: If you disable the configuration parameter at a later date, model components and scripts that are not longer required, are disabled. SQL procedures and triggers are still carried out. For more information about the behavior of preprocessor relevant configuration parameters and conditional compiling, see the One Identity Manager Configuration Guide.

    • Other configuration parameters are installed when the module is installed. Check the configuration parameters and modify them as necessary to suit your requirements.

  3. Install and configure a synchronization server and declare the server as a Job server in One Identity Manager.
  4. Create a synchronization project with the Synchronization Editor.
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Users and permissions for synchronizing with LDAP

The following users are involved in synchronizing One Identity Manager with LDAP.

Table 2: Users for synchronization
User Permissions

User for accessing the LDAP directory

A reasonable minimal configuration for the synchronization user account cannot be recommended because the permissions depend which on the LDAP directory service is implemented. For more information about which permissions are required, see your LDAP directory service documentation.

One Identity Manager Service user account

The user account for the One Identity Manager Service requires user permissions to carry out operations at file level (adding and editing directories and files).

The user account must belong to the Domain users group.

The user account must have the Login as a service extended user permissions.

The user account requires permissions for the internal web service.

NOTE: If the One Identity Manager Service runs under the network service (NT Authority\NetworkService), you can grant permissions for the internal web service with the following command line call:

netsh http add urlacl url=http://<IP address>:<port number>/ user="NT AUTHORITY\NETWORKSERVICE"

The user account needs full access to the One Identity Manager Service installation directory in order to automatically update One Identity Manager.

In the default installation, One Identity Manager is installed under:

  • %ProgramFiles(x86)%\One Identity (on 32-bit operating systems)

  • %ProgramFiles%\One Identity (on 64-bit operating systems)

User for accessing the One Identity Manager database

The Synchronization default system user is provided to run synchronization using an application server.

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