Overview of the Synchronization Configuration
This section describes the high-level steps required to set up synchronization between two resources. A basic synchronization configuration involves the following steps:
Set up a connection between the source and target resource.
Connector configurations reference a specific connector type and indicate the connection details of the external resource. Connector configurations are defined in
conf/provisioner-*.jsonfiles. One provisioner file must be defined for each external resource to which you are connecting.
For more information, see Configuring Connections Between Resources.
Map source objects to target objects.
Mappings are defined in your project's
conf/sync.jsonfile or in individual mapping files. Mappings are synchronized in the order in which they are specified in the
sync.jsonfile. If there are multiple mapping files, the
syncAfterproperty dictates the order in which they are processed.
For more information, see Mapping Data Between Resources.
Configure any scripts that are required to check source and target objects, and to manipulate attributes.
In addition to these configuration elements, IDM stores a
linkstable in its repository. The links table maintains a record of relationships established between source and target objects.
The following diagram illustrates the high-level synchronization configuration: