This section describes a deployment scenario in which Identity Synchronization for Windows is used to synchronize user object creation and bidirectional password modification operations between Directory Server and Active Directory sources.
Even though Windows NT is not used in this scenario, Identity Synchronization for Windows also supports synchronization with NT domains.
The two goals for this scenario are as follows:
To synchronize user passwords bidirectionally between the user subtrees (ou=people in Directory Server and cn=users in Active Directory), which means that whenever a user password changes in either directory, the password change is synchronized to the associated user in the other directory.
For example, if you change the password for uid=Jsmith in the ou=people container in the Directory Server, the new password should automatically be synchronized to cn=James Smith in the cn=users container in Active Directory.
For example, if you create a new user uid=WThompson in the ou=People container with a specified set of attributes, Identity Synchronization for Windows will create a new account cn=William Thompson in the cn=Users container with the same set of attributes in Active Directory.
Identity Synchronization for Windows supports multiple synchronization sources of the same type. For example, you can have more than one Directory Server in a deployment or multiple Active Directory domains.
Creation, modification, and deletion synchronization settings are global for the entire set of directories, and cannot be specified for individual directory sources. If you synchronize user object creations from Directory Server to Active Directory, user object creations will propagate from all Directory Servers to all Active Directory domains and Windows NT domains configured in the installation.
The following figure illustrates how all the product’s components are physically deployed on a single Solaris system, while the Active Directory domain resides in a separate Active Directory domain controller where no components have been installed.
This topology contains the following:
Identity Synchronization for Windows Core components
Identity Synchronization for Windows Directory Server Connector
Identity Synchronization for Windows Directory Server Plug-in
Identity Synchronization for Windows configuration directory (located in a different Directory Server instance than the one being synchronized)