Difference between Reconciliation and Synchronization

This topic has 3 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 2 years, 5 months ago by ray.deng83.

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  • #21064
     ray.deng83
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    Hi there, I’m learning IDM currently and was a little confused by Reconciliation and Synchronization. What are the differences between the two? Thanks.

    #21065
     Bill Nelson
    Participant

    There are four basic types of synchronization of which reconciliation is one type.

    Implicit Sync – changes made to managed objects are sent to external resources based on configured mappings
    Reconciliation – a **full** comparison is made between a mapping source and a mapping target and differences are processed.
    LiveSync – change events are discovered on an external source and processed by OpenIDM (requires a method of detecting the changes – i.e. change log or timestamp)
    Password Sync – a plugin in opendj or ad discovers a password change and sends it back to OpenIDM for processing and further propagation

    There is an entire chapter on this in the OpenIDM Integrator’s Guide.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by Bill Nelson.
    #21069
     Mike Jang
    Spectator

    Hi Ray,

    Here’s a link to the chapter that Bill noted, “Synchronizing Data Between Resources”.

    Thanks,
    Mike

    #21072
     ray.deng83
    Participant

    This is helpful. Thanks for the quick replies guys!

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