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Quick Connect Express for AD 5.6 - Administrator Guide

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Installing Quick Connect Express for AD

Installing Quick Connect Express for AD

Installing One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory

Before installing One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory make sure that your system meets the system requirements provided in the One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory Release Notes.

To install the product by using the Setup Wizard

  1. Do one of the following:
    • In a 32-bit edition of Windows, run the QuickConnectExpressForAD_x86.msi file supplied with the One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory installation package.
    • In a 64-bit edition of Windows, run the QuickConnectExpressForAD_x64.msi file supplied with the One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory installation package.
  2. Follow the steps in the Setup Wizard until you are on the Completion page.
  3. Select the Restart Quick Connect service now for changes to take effect check box.
  4. Click Finish to close the wizard.

To perform a silent installation

  • On a 32-bit system, enter the following command at a command prompt:

    msiexec /i "<Path to QuickConnectExpressForAD_x86.msi>"
    RESTART_QCSERVICE=
    <Value> /qb /l*v
    "
    <Path to file that will store the Setup log>"

  • On a 64-bit system, enter the following command at a command prompt:

    msiexec /i "<Path to QuickConnectExpressForAD_x64.msi>"
    RESTART_QCSERVICE=
    <Value> /qb /l*v
    "
    <Path to file that will store the Setup log>"

In the above syntax:

 

Table 1: Arguments 

Argument

Description

RESTART_QCSERVICE

Specifies whether or not to restart the Quick Connect Service. The changes made by the Setup program may not take effect until you restart the Quick Connect Service.

This argument can take one of the following values:

  • 0. Specifies not to restart the Quick Connect Service. This value is used when the RESTART_QCSERVICE argument is omitted.
  • 1. Specifies to restart the Quick Connect Service.

For instructions on how to configure connections to supported data systems, see the following sections in this guide:

Working with Active Directory

Working with Active Directory

This section describes how to create or modify a connection to Active Directory so that One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory could work with data in that data system.

To create a connection to Active Directory domain, you need to use One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine in conjunction with a special connector called Active Directory Connector. This connector is included in the One Identity Quick Connect Express for Active Directory package.

The Active Directory Connector supports the following features:

 

Table 2: Supported features

Feature

Supported

Bidirectional synchronization

Allows you to read and write data in the connected data system.

Yes

Delta processing mode

Allows you to process only the data that has changed in the connected data system since the last synchronization operation, thereby reducing the overall synchronization operation time.

Yes

Password synchronization

Allows you to synchronize user passwords from an Active Directory domain to the connected data system.

Yes

The Active Directory Connector supports linked attributes existing in the Active Directory schema. Linked attributes allow you to establish associations between two objects.

Linked attributes exist in pairs, as follows:

  • Forward link attribute. This is a linked attribute that exists on a source object (example: the member attribute on the Group object). Forward link attributes can be single-valued or multivalued.
  • Back link attribute. This is a linked attribute that can be specified on a target object (example: the memberOf attribute on the User object). Back link attributes are multivalued and they must have a corresponding forward link attribute. Back link attributes are not stored in Active Directory. Rather, they are calculated based on the corresponding forward link attribute each time a query is issued.

In this section:

For instructions on how to rename a connection, delete a connection, or modify synchronization scope for a connection, see the Quick Connect Administrator Guide.

Creating an Active Directory connection

Working with Active Directory > Creating an Active Directory connection

To create a new connection

  1. In the Quick Connect Administration Console, open the Connections tab.
  2. Click Add connection, and then use the following options:
    • Connection name. Type a descriptive name for the connection.
    • Use the specified connector. Select Active Directory Connector.
  3. Click Next.
  4. On the Specify connection settings page, use the following options:
    • Any available domain controller in the specified domain. Allows you to connect to an available domain controller in the Active Directory domain you specify. In the Domain text box, type the fully qualified domain name of the domain to which you want to connect.
    • Specified domain controller. Allows you to connect to a specific domain controller in a particular Active Directory domain. In the Domain controller text box, type the fully qualified domain name of the domain controller to which you want to connect.
    • Active Directory forest. Allows you to connect to the Active Directory forest you specify in this option. When synchronizing data to or from a connected forest, Quick Connect Sync Engine automatically selects the appropriate domain controllers in the forest to read and write data according to the synchronization scope configured for the connection.
    • Secure Sockets Layer usage. Use this list to select one of the following:
      • None. Allows you to connect without using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
      • Use. Allows you to connect through SSL.
      • Preferred. Allows you to attempt the connection through SSL first. If this connection attempt fails, the Sync Engine tries to connect without using SSL.
    • Access Active Directory using. Use this option to select one of the following:
      • Quick Connect Service account. Allows you to access the Active Directory domain in the security context of the account under which the Quick Connect Service is running.
      • Windows account.Allows you to access Active Directory in the security context of the account whose user name and password you specify below this option.
    • Test Connection. Click this button to verify the specified connection settings.
  5. Click Finish to create a connection to Active Directory.

Modifying an existing Active Directory connection

Working with Active Directory > Modifying an existing Active Directory connection

To modify connection settings

  1. In the Quick Connect Administration Console, open the Connections tab.
  2. Click Connection settings below the existing Active Directory connection you want to modify.
  3. On the Connection Settings tab, click the Specify connection settings item to expand it, and then use the following options:
    • Any available domain controller in the specified domain. Allows you to connect to any available domain controller in the Active Directory domain you specify. In the Domain text box, type the fully qualified domain name of the domain to which you want to connect.
    • Specified domain controller. Allows you to connect to a specific domain controller in a particular Active Directory domain. In the Domain controller text box, type the fully qualified domain name of the domain controller to which you want to connect.
    • Active Directory forest. Allows you to connect to the Active Directory forest you specify in this option. When synchronizing data to or from a connected forest, Quick Connect Sync Engine automatically selects the appropriate domain controllers in the forest to read and write data according to the synchronization scope configured for the connection.
      • Secure Sockets Layer usage. Use this list to select one of the following:
        • None. Allows you to connect without using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
        • Use. Allows you to connect through SSL.
        • Preferred. Allows you to attempt the connection through SSL first. If this connection attempt fails, the Sync Engine tries to connect without using SSL.
      • Access Active Directory using. Use this option to select one of the following:
        • Quick Connect Service account. Allows you to access Active Directory in the security context of the account under which the Quick Connect Service is running.
        • Windows account. Allows you to access Active Directory in the security context of the account whose user name and password you specify below this option.
    • Test Connection. Click this button to verify the specified connection settings.
  4. Optionally, you can narrow the number of objects participating in the connection scope by setting up filter conditions: on the Connection Settings tab, click the Advanced item to expand it, and then use the following list columns:
    • Object type. Use this column to select the Active Directory object types for which you want to configure filter conditions: click the Add Object Type button to add an object type to the list. Once you have added an object type, use the Filter condition column to specify a condition the objects of that type must meet in order to participate in the connection scope.
    • Filter condition. Use this column to specify a filter condition for the corresponding Active Directory object type. To specify a filter condition, type an LDAP query. The Active Directory objects that meet the specified filter condition will participate in the connection scope. When no filter condition specified for an object type, all objects that belong to that type participate in the connection scope.
  5. When you are finished, click Save.
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