Configure people data connections

In the Management Portal at Data Model > Data Connections, use data connections to synchronize data from an external source with your environment. Use people data connections to synchronize data related to people.

Configuration

Field

Explanation and Tips

Properties tab

In the Data Source field, specify the Data Source that contains the external data that you want to synchronize. You can configure Data Sources in the Setup and Sync Tool.

Mappings tab

Specify which external data you want to synchronize and how.

  • In the Look up people on field, specify the method that identifies people in Ivanti Identity Director AND the external data.
  • Select Ignore duplicates, Allow inserts, Allow updates, and Allow deletes (marked for deletion) for additional synchronization options. These options are particularly useful if you have synchronized the data connection before.
    • If you select Allow inserts, it is mandatory to map the people property Person Name to a value in the Data Source.
  • If you use a Data Source for Microsoft Active Directory users, map the people property Person Picture to the Data Source field Picture. With person pictures, you can visualize the person in the Web Portal.
    • If the data connection cannot retrieve a picture, the default picture is shown.
    • If person pictures are provided via a URL that requires security credentials, you cannot use other credentials than the ones to access the Data Source.
    • If you use file references:
      • Use the file URI scheme file://host/path. Each URI needs to represent an absolute path.
      • Only use UNC paths. Example file://server/folder/file.txt
  • Select the people property Marked for deletion to mark people for deletion (or to remove this property), based on a conditional expression. For example, if the external data contains a value Account Disabled, and you have configured an expression Account Disabled=Yes, matching people are marked for deletion when you synchronize the data connection.
  • Select the people property Mark as inactive to mark people as inactive (or to remove this property), based on a conditional expression. For example, if the external data contains a value Account Expired, and you have configured an expression Account Expired = Yes, matching people are marked as inactive when you synchronize the data connection.

Additional context

Specify additional organizational context. This is only applied to new people who you added after the previous synchronization of the data connection.

Diagnostics

View information about the previous synchronization, including its duration and the number of affected records.

See also

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