Connector Server Configuration

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Connector server configuration lets you configure how your Provisioning Server routes individual endpoints to connector servers.
You can create multiple configurations and then associate the appropriate configuration with a given endpoint.
 
Note:
 Create the connector server configuration for the endpoint before deploying the connector.
Create a Connector Server Configuration
To specify how your Provisioning Server routes endpoint types or individual endpoints to connector servers, you create a connector server configuration.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Expand the server in the Provisioning Servers tree where you deployed your connectors.
  2. Right-click on the CS Configs node and then select New CS Config.
    The Connector Server Configuration dialog appears.
  3. Complete the fields on the dialog, then click OK.
    You have specified how your Provisioning Server routes endpoint types or individual endpoints to connector servers.
How to Set a Managing Connector Server
You can select a server to manage a particular endpoint type or endpoint. When you configure alternate Provisioning Servers and each Provisioning Server has a different CS, you can associate two or more Connector Servers with an endpoint type.
You can associate an endpoint with a CA IAM Connector Server in either of the following ways:
Set a Managing Connector Server from the Endpoint Type Node
You can select a connector server to manage a particular endpoint type or endpoint from the endpoint type node.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. In the Provisioning Servers tree, right-click the endpoint type you want to manage, then click Set Managing CS.
    The Select Connector Servers dialog appears.
  2. Select the Connector Server or Connector Servers from the list, then click OK.
    You have specified the Connector Server or Connector Servers you want to manage. Connector Xpress adds the endpoint type or endpoint to the managed branches of the selected Connector Servers.
Set a Managing Connector Server from the CS Configs Node
You can select a connector server to manage a particular endpoint type or endpoint from the CS Configs Node.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Expand the CS Configs node.
  2. Right-click the CS Config you want to associate with the endpoint, then click Edit CS Configuration.
    The Edit Connector Server Configuration dialog appears.
  3. Complete the following fields on the dialog, then click OK.
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      Object Handle
      Defines the object handles of the endpoint types being managed on the selected Provisioning Server.
      Example: 
      Namespace=dyn_jndi_democorp,Domain=forward,Server=Server
Edit a Connector Server Configuration
To change how your Provisioning Server routes endpoint types to a connector server, you can edit the connector server configuration.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Expand the server in the Provisioning Servers tree where you deployed your connectors.
  2. Expand the CS Configs node.
  3. Right-click the server configuration you want to edit, and then select Edit CS Config.
    The Connector Server Configuration dialog appears.
  4. Complete the fields on the dialog, then click OK.
    You have changed how your Provisioning Server routes endpoint types or individual endpoints to connector servers.
Remove a Connector Server Configuration
To remove a connector server configuration, you can delete it from the Provisioning Servers tree.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Expand the server in the Provisioning Servers tree where you deployed your connectors.
  2. Expand the CS Configs node.
  3. Right-click the server configuration to edit, and then select Delete CS Config.
  4. When prompted, confirm that you want to delete the connector server configuration.
    The connector server configuration is removed.
Update a CA IAM Connector Server Password
To help ensure good security practice, update the CA IAM Connector Server password periodically. Updating the password also helps ensure that only a known set of provisioning servers are using the CA IAM Connector Server. For example, after updating a password, you only update provisioning servers that should be using the CA IAM Connector Server with the new password. Provisioning servers that should not have access to the CA IAM Connector Server will not be able to use the CA IAM Connector Server after the system restarts.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. In the Provisioning Servers tree, expand the CS Configs node.
  2. Right click the CS Config you want to edit, then click Edit CS Config.
    The Edit Connector Server Configuration dialog appears.
  3. Complete the fields on the dialog, then click OK.