About Configuration Manager
Configuration Manager is a step-by-step user interface that guides you through creating, testing, and running a synchronization in Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS).
With Configuration Manager, you can:
- Set up and test a connection to your Google domain.
- Set up and test a connection to your LDAP server.
- Configure which users, groups, and other data to synchronize.
- Configure the LDAP search criteria for synchronization.
- Set up notifications and logging.
- Run a simulated synchronization to verify your settings.
- Run a manual synchronization.
If you’re using GCDS with a Microsoft® Active Directory® server or OpenLDAP, you can make your configuration easier by using the default values in Configuration Manager.
To use the default values, click Use defaults at the bottom of the page (if you don't see Use defaults, there are no default values for this page). If the Use defaults button is grayed out, make sure you selected MS Active Directory or OpenLDAP as the server type on the LDAP Configuration page.
Tips for a successful configuration
- Use the 64-bit version of GCDS if you plan to install it on a 64-bit compatible server. This version performs better than other versions when you need to synchronize large amounts of data.
- Access your LDAP server with a user who has minimal permissions. You can configure GCDS with an LDAP user who only has read access to your LDAP directory, or even anonymously if your LDAP setup allows it.
- Never share your GCDS configuration files. The files contain sensitive information about your LDAP server and your Google domain.
- Simulate a synchronization before you perform a real synchronization. And, simulate again whenever you upgrade GCDS or change a configuration. If you don't, you may accidentally delete an account or restrict a user.
- You must add at least one user rule before running a synchronization. Even if you use GCDS to only sync groups, a user rule must be specified, or the synchronization will fail.