Set up a synchronization
You use Configuration Manager in Google School Directory Sync (SDS) to create, test, and run a synchronization. You can open Configuration Manager from the Start menu or by running config-manager-sds from the command line in the directory where you installed SDS. You access different settings by clicking a topic on the left. Required settings are in red.
- Never share configuration files. They contain sensitive information about your system data and your G Suite for Education domain.
- Simulate a sync before you run a real sync and again whenever you upgrade or change a configuration. If you don't, you might accidentally delete an account or restrict a user.
Set up your sync
- Connect SDS to your Google domain
You need to configure SDS to connect to your primary Google domain.
- Decide what to sync
You can specify the data to synchronize for Classroom and G Suite for Education.
- Set exclusion rules (optional)
You can set up exclusion rules to omit specific data from a sync. This way, you preserve data in your G Suite for Education domain that isn’t in your school information system.
- Set up notifications
You can specify who gets notified by email following a sync.
- Specify log settings
Decide where you want to save log files. You can also limit the maximum log size.
- Test your sync settings
Review your configuration and correct any problems before you run a simulated sync to test the process.