Creating an Active Directory (AD) Sync Job

Last Updated: 08/18/2016 Introduced in Verision: 2.0

Active Directory (AD) systems can be synchronized with this system to automatically create local accounts through scheduled sync jobs.

NOTE: A prerequisite to creating an AD sync job is that AD server authentication must have already been configured in the portal. See Setting up Active Directory (AD) Server Authentication.

To create a sync job for AD accounts, navigate to System > Jobs and Events > Scheduled Jobs and click the Add Schedule Job button. In the resulting Schedule Job wizard, select Active Directory Sync Job and click Next to define which AD server to synchronize and on what schedule.


We will begin by navigating to System > Jobs and Events > Scheduled Jobs and clicking the Add Schedule Job button.


In the Schedule Job wizard, we will select the type of job to create. In this instance, we need to create an AD sync job, so we will select Active Directory Sync Job and click Next.



In the Active Directory Sync Job Information step, we will select the Active Directory domain which we would like to sync from the Domain drop-down list. This domain must have been set up previously as part of configuring AD server authentication.

We click Next to continue.



In the Job Info step, we will name this job and provide a brief description.

To ensure that this sync job is re-queued in the event of a failure, we will select the Requeue Failed Action checkbox and then click Next to continue.



In the Simple Calendar step, we can choose from a list of common intervals over which the job could run. To set a custom interval, we will select Advanced and click the Next button to continue.



In the Advanced Calendar step, we will select Time Span Schedule and click the Next button.



In the TimeSpanSchedule step, we will select Immediately in the RunWhen drop-down list, and then we will use the TimeSpan controls to define an interval of 18 hours, 35 minutes and 1 second. This means that every 18 hours, 35 minutes and 1 second, our system will immediately try to synchronize with our AD server.

This completes our configuration, so we will click the Finish button.



Our new sync job will appear in the Scheduled Jobs folder, where we can run it manually or manage it.




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