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Quick Connect for AS/400

Identity & Access Synchronization for the Enterprise

Quick Connect for AS/400 extends quick user provisioning to IBM AS/400 and eServer iSeries midrange computer systems. Also, by integrating identities with Dell One Identity products (ActiveRoles Server, Identity Manager or Password Manager), Active Directory-based or enterprise solutions, various functions (e.g., password reset) are automated for AS/400 users via a self-service interface.

Quick Connect for AS/400 connects IBM AS/400 and eServer iSeries midrange computer systems to any platform supported by Quick Connect, including SAP, Active Directory, PeopleSoft and more. Once this integration is configured – a relatively simple process that typically requires no coding – all major actions are supported between the platforms, including:

  • Synchronizing passwords from Active Directory to matching AS/400 accounts
  • Creating AS/400 accounts from an HR-based CSV feed
  • Managing group memberships in AS/400 accounts based on AD group membership
  • Synchronizing HR identity feed data (last names) from SAP or PeopleSoft to matching AS/400 accounts

Features

  • IdentitySync - Synchronizes identities (typically user accounts) to other systems, enabling an Active Directory user to logon to non-Active Directory applications or data sources. Quick Connect uses a set of wizards to configure synchronization profiles. Unlike other synchronization solutions, Quick Connect requires no programming.
  • PasswordSync - Sets initial passwords during provisioning. Password changes in Active Directory are synchronized with connected systems, enabling universal password resets through integration with Quest Password Manager.
  • AutoMapping - Automatically reconciles associated objects (users, groups, etc.) between source and target systems, including auto-creation where no object exists, rule correlation and manual mapping for exceptions.
  • ErrorControl - Reduces the impact of synchronization errors by providing thresholds and stop conditions that determine if and when synchronization should halt due to errors.
  • Codeless Transformation - Converts object types during synchronization so that the source and target objects can be different object types.
  • GroupSync - Synchronizes authorization objects (typically groups) between directories in AD, integrated applications or data sources. Extends your enterprise-wide investment in centralized group management.

Screenshots

Quick Connect

Quick Connect

Quick Connect supports many different types of data synchronization workflows to and from different platforms and based on different conditions (data types, time of day, etc.). In this example, a CSV file to ActiveRoles Server provisioning workflow (typical of a HR Sync to ARS) is created.

Quick Connect

Quick Connect

Quick Connect now supports a full data sync, or a delta data sync, for either the source or the destination target. Important for distributed data set integration, the platform conforms to your requirements – even supporting the ability to run scripts before and/or after the sync job is complete (to send an email, move a file, do a trigger or support whatever your requirements are).

Quick Connect

Quick Connect

The definition of a source for a data synchronization task is simple and wizard driven.

Quick Connect

Quick Connect

The definition of a target for data synchronization is wizard driven – providing accurate placement and data manipulation tools to help ensure your data ends up in the correct place, in the correct format.

Quick Connect

Quick Connect

This screen provides a summary of a total workflow scenario, providing a full view of all actions you are taking on the data and the impacts of those actions. Advanced functions, such as user password settings, generation and default user account information, are taken into account here as well. Other target destinations provide other options, too.

Quick Connect

Quick Connect

Providing advanced selection criteria for data movement is one of Quick Connect's strengths.

Quick Connect

Quick Connect

When deprovisioning, Quick Connect considers the full lifecycle of the data object, and you have control over the actions to initiate upon a deprovisioning scenario.

Quick Connect

Quick Connect

With Quick Connect you are able to quickly and accurately see what is going on – and more importantly – what has occurred recently, giving you a full view of the operating environment.

Quick Connect

Quick Connect

Quick Connect provides a completely wizard-based environment for your data mapping selection criteria, giving you complete flexibility for data selection, rulesets and priorities of these rules.

Quick Connect

Quick Connect

Out of the box, Quick Connect provides full password synchronization technology for most platforms (uni- and bi-directional dependent upon target endpoint). When you are interfacing to a supported platform, you will see that you have flexibility as to how to synchronize the passwords, where to send them and how to manage/manipulate them to fit other platforms' password strength requirements.