Steps to deploy a remote connector
The key component that enables One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine to access remote connectors and communicate with them is called the Connector Access Service. Each computer on which you want to install and use remote connectors must be running the Connector Access Service. The Connector Access Service is supplied with the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine as a standalone component.
To deploy a remote connector, complete these steps:
Step 1: Install Connector Access Service
To install the Connector Access Service
- Ensure the remote computer meets the system requirements for installing the Connector Access Service.
For details, see the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine Release Notes.
- On the remote computer, run one of the following files supplied with the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine:
- If the remote computer is running a 32-bit edition of Windows, run the QuickConnectConnectorAccessService_x86.msi file.
- If the remote computer is running a 64-bit edition of Windows, run the QuickConnectConnectorAccessService_x64.msi file.
- Follow the steps in the setup wizard to complete the Connector Access Service installation.
Step 2: Install connector
In order you could use a connector remotely, you need to install it on:
- The remote computer on which you have deployed the Connector Access Service.
- The computer on which you plan to use the Quick Connect Administration Console to create connections.
For instructions on installing a connector, see the documentation supplied with the Quick Connect connector pack that includes the connector.
Creating a connection using a remote connector
Before creating a new connection, make sure you deploy the connector as described in Steps to deploy a remote connector.
To create a connection using a remote connector
- Start the Quick Connect Administration Console.
- On the Connections tab, click Add connection.
- In the Connection name text box, type a descriptive name for the connection.
- From the Use the specified connector list, select the connector you want to use.
- Click to expand the Remote connector access element, and then use the following options:
- Use remote connector. Select this check box to use the connector installed on a remote computer.
- Connector host. Type the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the computer on which the remote connector is installed.
- Port. Type the port number on which you want the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine to access the remote connector. By default, this is port 8080.
- Connect using. Specify an account under which to access the remote connector. The account must be a local administrator on the computer where the remote connector is installed. Select one of the following:
- Quick Connect Service account. Allows you to access the remote connector using the account under which the Quick Connect Service is running on the One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine computer.
- Windows account. Allows you to type the user name and password of the account with which you want to access the remote connector.
Step through the wizard to complete the connection creation.
- Verify Settings. Click this button to verify that One Identity Quick Connect Sync Engine can access the remote connector using the settings you have specified.
For more information on other options available in the wizard, see the documentation for the connector you use.