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Quick Connect Sync Engine 5.5 - Administrator Guide

One Identity Quick Connect Overview Deploying One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine Getting started Connections to external data systems Synchronizing identity data Mapping objects Automated password synchronization Synchronization history Scenarios of use Appendices

Step 2: Configure a connection to Quest One Identity Manager

  1. In the Quick Connect Administration Console, open the Connections tab.
  2. Click Add connection, and then use the following options:
    1. Connection name. Type a descriptive name for the connection.
    2. Use the specified connector. Select Quest One Identity Manager Connector.
  3. Click Next.
  4. On the Specify connection settings page, use the following options:
    • Database type. Use this list to select the type of the database in which Quest One Identity Manager stores its data. You can select one of the following database types:
    • Oracle. Select this item if Quest One Identity Manager stores its data in a database hosted on Oracle Database.
    • SQL Server. Select this item if Quest One Identity Manager stores its data in a database hosted on Microsoft SQL Server.
    • Server. If you have selected SQL Server in the Database type list, type the SQL Server instance that hosts the database where Quest One Identity Manager stores its data. Use the following format: <ComputerName>/<SQLServerInstanceName>

      If you have selected Oracle in the Database type list, type the DNS name or IP address of the Oracle Database computer that hosts the database where Quest One Identity Manager stores its data.

    • Port. Type the number of port on which you want to connect to the Oracle Database computer that hosts the database where Quest One Identity Manager stores its data.
    • Database name. Type the name of the database where Quest One Identity Manager stores its data.
    • Connect using. Use this area to specify the account with which you want to connect to the computer that hosts the Quest One Identity Manager database.

      If you have selected SQL Server in the Database type list, select one of the following authentication methods to access the SQL Server computer that hosts the Quest One Identity Manager database:

    • Use Quick Connect Service account. Allows you to access the SQL Server within the security context of the account under which the Quick Connect Service is running.
    • Use SQL Server authentication. Allows you to specify the user name and password of an account registered on the SQL Server.

      If you have selected Oracle in the Database type list, type the login and password of the account under which you want to access the Oracle Database computer that hosts the Quest One Identity Manager database.

    • Test Connection. Allows you to verify the specified connection settings.
  5. Click Finish to create a connection to Quest One Identity Manager.

Modifying a Quest One Identity Manager connection

To modify connection settings

  1. In the Quick Connect Administration Console, open the Connections tab.
  2. Click Connection settings below the existing Quest One Identity Manager connection you want to modify.
  3. Expand Specify connection settings and use the following options to modify the settings as necessary:
    • Database type. Use this list to select the type of the database in which Quest One Identity Manager stores its data. You can select one of the following database types:
    • Oracle. Select this item if Quest One Identity Manager stores its data in a database hosted on Oracle Database.
    • SQL Server. Select this item if Quest One Identity Manager stores its data in a database hosted on Microsoft SQL Server.
    • Server. If you have selected SQL Server in the Database type list, type the SQL Server instance that hosts the database where Quest One Identity Manager stores its data. Use the following format: <ComputerName>/<SQLServerInstanceName>

      If you have selected Oracle in the Database type list, type the DNS name or IP address of the Oracle Database computer that hosts the database where Quest One Identity Manager stores its data.

    • Port. Type the number of port on which you want to connect to the Oracle Database computer that hosts the database where Quest One Identity Manager stores its data.
    • Database name. Type the name of the database where Quest One Identity Manager stores its data.
    • Connect using. Use this area to specify the account with which you want to connect to the computer that hosts the Quest One Identity Manager database.

      If you have selected SQL Server in the Database type list, select one of the following authentication methods to access the SQL Server computer that hosts the Quest One Identity Manager database:

      • Use Quick Connect Service account. Allows you to access the SQL Server within the security context of the account under which the Quick Connect Service is running.
      • Use SQL Server authentication. Allows you to specify the user name and password of an account registered on the SQL Server.

      If you have selected Oracle in the Database type list, type the login and password of the account under which you want to access the Oracle Database computer that hosts the Quest One Identity Manager database.

    • Test Connection. Allows you to verify the specified connection settings.
  4. Click Save.

Quest One Identity Manager Connector configuration file

Quest One Identity Manager connector saves its configuration settings in the ConnectorConfig.xml file located in the folder <One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine installation folder>\Q1IMConnector. You can edit the XML elements in the file to configure the various parameters of the Quest One Identity Manager Connector. The table below describes the XML elements you can edit.

 

Table 10: XML elements

XML element

Description

<PathToOneIdentityManagerDlls>

Specifies the path to the Quest One Identity Manager .dll files required for One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine to connect to the Identity Manager.

Example:

<PathToOneIdentityManagerDlls>
C:\IdentityManagerDLLs
</PathToOneIdentityManagerDlls>

<ExcludeDeletedObjects>

Specifies how One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine will treat objects marked as deleted in Identity Manager. This element can take one of the following values:

  • TRUE. Specifies to ignore deleted objects during data synchronization operations.
  • FALSE. Specifies to process deleted objects during data synchronization operations.

Example:

<ExcludeDeletedObjects>
TRUE
</ExcludeDeletedObjects>

<PasswordAttributes>

Specifies the default Identity Manager attribute to be used for storing passwords for objects of a particular type. Specifying an attribute for storing passwords in the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine GUI overrides the value set in this XML element.

Example:

<PasswordAttributes>
   <PasswordAttributeDefinitions>
      <PasswordAttributeDefinition objectType="Person"       attribute="CentralPassword" />
   </PasswordAttributeDefinitions>
</PasswordAttributes>

<ReadFullSync>

Specifies a value of the FullSync variable for Read operations performed in Identity Manager.

<CreateFullSync>

Specifies a value of the FullSync variable for Create operations performed in Identity Manager.

<ModifyFullSync>

Specifies a value of the FullSync variable for Modify operations performed in Identity Manager.

<DeleteFullSync>

Specifies a value of the FullSync variable for Delete operations performed in Identity Manager.

<ObjRefFullSync>

Specifies a value of the FullSync variable for Modify Object Reference operations performed in Identity Manager.

<SyncStatusFullSync>

Specifies a value of the FullSync variable for Sync Status operations performed in Identity Manager.

For more information about the FullSync variable and the values it can take, see the Quest One Identity Manager documentation.

Working with One Identity Manager

To create a connection to One Identity Manager, you need to use One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine in conjunction with a special connector called One Identity Manager Connector.

The One Identity Manager Connector supports the following One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine features:

 

Table 11: Supported features

Feature

 

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 One Identity Manager domain to the connected data system.

No

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