Within the same organization identity information can be stored in many different data systems, such as directories, databases, or formatted dump files. To manage identity information and synchronize it between these data systems, administrators sometimes have to spend a considerable amount of time and effort. On top of that, performing the data synchronization tasks manually is error-prone and can lead to the duplication of information and incompatibility of data formats.
With Quick Connect, you can completely automate the process of identity data synchronization between the data systems used in your enterprise environment.
Quick Connect increases the data management efficiency by allowing you to automate the provision, deprovision, and update operations between the data systems you use. For example, when an employee joins or leaves the organization, the related information in the data systems managed by Quick Connect is automatically updated, thereby reducing your administrative workload and getting the new users up and running faster.
The use of scripting capabilities provides a flexible way to automate day-to-day administration tasks and integrate the administration of managed data systems with other business processes. By automating regular synchronization tasks, Quick Connect allows administrators to concentrate on strategic issues, such as planning the directory, increasing enterprise security, and supporting business-critical applications.
Quick Connect includes a core module called One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine and a number of connectors that enable One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine to access external data systems to read and synchronize the identity information they contain.
In order to synchronize identity data between external data systems, you must connect One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine to these data systems through connectors. A connector enables One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine to access specific data system to read and synchronize data in that system according to your settings.
Out of the box, One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine includes a number of built-in connectors. These connectors allow you to access the following data systems:
The built-in connectors do not require any license file.
To connect One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine to other data systems, you need to obtain and install special Quick Connect packages (also known as bundles), each including connectors for particular data systems.
To learn more about available Quick Connect packages, please visit www.quest.com/activeroles-server/quickconnect-connectedsystems.aspx.
One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine offers the following major features:
Bidirectional synchronization allows you to synchronize all changes occurred to identity information between your data systems. Using this type of synchronization, you can proactively prevent potential identity information conflicts between different data sources.
|IMPORTANT: The bidirectional synchronization is not supported for some data systems. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide supplied with the Quick Connect package you use. For more information about available Quick Connect packages, please visit www.quest.com/activeroles-server/quickconnect-connectedsystems.aspx.|