All the schema data (schema types and schema properties) of the target system schema and the One Identity Manager schema are available when you are editing a synchronization project. Only a part of this data is really needed for configuring synchronization. If a synchronization project is finished, the schema is compressed to remove unnecessary data from the synchronization project. This can speed up the loading of the synchronization project. Deleted schema data can be added to the synchronization configuration again at a later point.
If the target system schema or the One Identity Manager schema has changed, these changes must also be added to the synchronization configuration. Then the changes can be added to the schema property mapping.
To include schema data that have been deleted through compression and schema modifications in the synchronization project, update each schema in the synchronization project. This may be necessary if:
To update a system connection schema
Select the Configuration > Target system category.
- OR -
Select the Configuration > One Identity Manager connection category.
Select the General view and click Update schema.
- Confirm the security prompt with Yes.
This reloads the schema data.
To edit a mapping
In the Synchronization Editor, open the synchronization project.
Select the Mappings category.
Select a mapping in the navigation view.
Opens the Mapping Editor. For more information about mappings, see the One Identity Manager Target System Synchronization Reference Guide.
NOTE: The synchronization is deactivated if the schema of an activated synchronization project is updated. Reactivate the synchronization project to synchronize.
Configuring single object synchronization
Changes made to individual objects in the target system can be immediately applied in the One Identity Manager database without having to start a full synchronization of the target system environment. Individual objects can only be synchronized if the object is already present in the One Identity Manager database. The changes are applied to the mapped object properties. If the object is no longer present in the target system, then it is deleted from the One Identity Manager database.
A synchronization step exists that can import the changes to the changed object into One Identity Manager.
The path to the base object of the synchronization is defined for the table that contains the changed object.
Single object synchronization is fully configured for synchronization projects created using the default project template. If you want to incorporate custom tables into this type of synchronization project, you must configure single object synchronization for these tables. For more information about this, see the One Identity Manager Target System Synchronization Reference Guide.
To define the path to the base object for synchronization for a custom table
In the Manager, select the Azure Active Directory > Basic configuration data > Target system types category.
In the result list, select the Exchange Online target system type.
Select the Assign synchronization tables task.
In the Add assignments pane, assign the custom table for which you want to use single object synchronization.
- Save the changes.
Select the Configure tables for publishing task.
Select the custom table and enter the Root object path.
Enter the path to the base object in the ObjectWalker notation of the VI.DB.
- Save the changes.
Accelerating provisioning and single object synchronization
To smooth out spikes in data traffic, handling of processes for provisioning and single object synchronization can be distributed over several Job servers. This will also accelerate these processes.
NOTE: You should not implement load balancing for provisioning or single object synchronization on a permanent basis. Parallel processing of objects might result in dependencies not being resolved because referenced objects from another Job server have not been completely processed.
Once load balancing is no longer required, ensure that the synchronization server runs the provisioning processes and single object synchronization.
To configure load balancing
Configure the server and declare it as a Job server in One Identity Manager.
All Job servers must access the same Azure Active Directory tenant as the synchronization server for the respective base object.
In the Synchronization Editor, assign a custom server function to the base object.
This server function is used to identify all the Job servers being used for load balancing.
If there is no custom server function for the base object, create a new one.
For more information about editing base objects, see the One Identity Manager Target System Synchronization Reference Guide.
In the Manager, assign this server function to all the Job servers that will be processing provisioning and single object synchronization for the base object.
Only select those Job servers that have the same configuration as the base object's synchronization server.
For more information about editing Job servers for Azure Active Directory components, see the One Identity Manager Administration Guide for Connecting to Azure Active Directory.
Once all the processes have been handled, the synchronization server takes over provisioning and single object synchronization again.
To use the synchronization server without load balancing.
For more information about load balancing, see the One Identity Manager Target System Synchronization Reference Guide.
Synchronization is started using scheduled process plans. It is possible to start synchronization manually in the Synchronization Editor. You can simulate synchronization beforehand to estimate synchronization results and discover errors in the synchronization configuration. If synchronization stopped unexpectedly, you must reset the start information to be able to restart synchronization.
If you want to specify the order in which target systems are synchronized, use the start up sequence to run synchronization. In a start up sequence, you can combine start up configurations from different synchronization projects and specify the order in which they are run. For more information about start up sequences, see the One Identity Manager Target System Synchronization Reference Guide.
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