Cardholder information is imported from data sources as entities in Security Center. A one-way synchronization of these entities can be configured to occur manually, or automatically at an interval that you set.
- Cardholder groups
After an import, Security Center synchronizes with the data source. When the data source is modified, the corresponding entities in Security Center are also modified. Because synchronization is one-way, only changes made in the external system are pulled into Security Center. You cannot modify the external system from Security Center.
Types of data sources
- The database data source can be a Microsoft SQL Server database, an Oracle database, or an ODBC compliant database that respects the Card Synchronization schema. The database must be accessible from the plugin server. One database can contain one table or view for each entity type.
- The file data source is a delimited text file, for example, a CSV file, that respects the Card Synchronization schema, and must be accessible from the plugin server. Each file contains the information for one entity type.
- Azure AD
- The Azure AD data source is an Azure Active Directory from which you can import cardholder information as cardholders, cardholder groups, credentials, and pictures into Security Center.
- Security Center
- The Security Center data source
represents existing cardholder, cardholder group, and credential entities in
Security Center. This data source is
used to merge cardholder information from other data sources to Security Center entities, according to the
global keys you configure.NOTE: You only need to add one instance of this data source in the plugin.