Remote Connectors

In most cases, IDM bundles the connectors required to connect to remote resources, and assumes that the connector will run on the same host as IDM. Sometimes, a connector cannot run on the same host as IDM. This might be for security or network reasons, or because IDM runs in the cloud while the resource is on prem. Connectors that do not run on the same host as IDM are called remote connectors. To run remotely, a connector needs a connector server, that runs on the same host as the connector. The connector server lets IDM access the connector.

Running connectors remotely requires the following high-level steps:

  1. Install a connector server (either .NET or Java) on your remote server.

  2. If the connector you want to use is not bundled with the connector server, download it from the ForgeRock BackStage download site, and put the .jar or .dll file on your remote server, in the /path/to/openicf/connectors/ directory.

  3. Install any required connector dependencies on your remote server, in the /path/to/openicf/lib/ directory.

  4. Configure IDM to connect to the remote connector server.

For a list of supported connector server versions, and compatibility between versions, see "IDM / ICF Compatibility Matrix".

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