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Generic Synchronization settings

These are settings that are generic or shared between user and group objects. For each property, an example setting of a regular LDAP system (that is, ApacheDS) and Active Directory is shown.

Property Description LDAP Example Active Directory Example

ldap.synchronization.distinguishedNameAttributeName

The attribute that is the disinguished name in the system.

dn

dn

ldap.synchronization.modifyTimestampAttributeName

The name of the operational attribute recording the last update time for a group or user. Important for the differential query.

modifyTimestamp

whenChanged

ldap.synchronization.createTimestampAttributeName

The name of the operational attribute recording the create time for a group or user. Important for the differential query.

createTimestamp

whenCreated

ldap.synchronization.timestampFormat

The timestamp format. This is specific to the directory servers and can vary.

yyyyMMddHHmmss.SSS’Z'

yyyyMMddHHmmss'.0Z'

ldap.synchronization.timestampFormat.locale.language

The timestamp format locale language for parsing. Follows the java.util.Locale semantics.

en

en

ldap.synchronization.timestampFormat.locale.country

The timestamp format locale country. Follows the java.util.Locale semantics.

GB

GB

ldap.synchronization.timestampFormat.timezone

The timestamp format timezone. Follows the java.text.SimpleDateFormat semantics.

GMT

GMT

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