woensdag 29 augustus 2012

Configure Filtering for Office 365 Directory Synchronization ( Dirsync )

In one of my earlier posts I mentioned creating connection filters within Dirsync.
Now, Microsoft created a Wiki page where the different filtering options are mentioned and are now supported.

There are three different types of filtering you can do within Dirsync:

Organizational-unit (OU)–based: You can use this filtering type to manage the properties of the SourceAD Management Agent in the Directory Synchronization tool. This filtering type enables you to select which OUs are allowed to synchronize to the cloud

Domain-based: You can use this filtering type to manage the properties of the SourceAD Management Agent in the directory synchronization tool. This type enables you to select which domains are allowed to synchronize to the cloud

User-attribute–based: You can use this filtering method to specify attribute-based filters for user objects. This enables you to control which objects should not be synchronized to the cloud.”

In one of my earlier posts I explained the user-attribute-based filtering.
http://blog.msgeneral.nl/2011/10/filter-unwanted-users-like-service.html

In the next couple of weeks I will describe how to setup organizational-unit-based filtering.
This requires a service account with “enterprise admin” permissions to scan your AD OU’s.

Office 365 Dirsync filtering Wiki : http://community.office365.com/en-us/wikis/sso/configure-filtering-for-directory-synchronization.aspx

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