Configure Snow Cloud Extender

This section describes how to configure Snow Cloud Extender. The tool consists of several “extensions”.

To configure Snow Cloud Extender:

  1. In the Snow Cloud Extender Setup dialog box, perform one of the following actions:

    • If you have a configuration file, click Load Config and select the configuration file.

      The Settings dialog box appears and the Server Connection settings are automatically loaded.

    • If you don’t have the configuration file, click Settings.

      The Settings dialog box appears. Type the Server Connection settings in the dialog box. The Settings are provided by Snow server administrator.

      Note

      If you click Skip in the Snow Cloud Extender Startup dialog box, Snow Cloud Extender will open, but it will not start.

      To manually configure Snow Cloud Extender, click Settings on the menu and manually type the Server Connection settings in the Settings dialog box.

  2. In the Settings dialog box, select the User Directory check box and click Configure.

  3. In the LDAP User Directory Explorer dialog box:

    1. According to your directory infrastructure, type one of the following in the LDAP box:

      • LDAP://<FQDN>

      • LDAP://<HostName>

    2. If needed, select an additional connection option in the list to the right of the LDAPbox.

      Note

      If you have connectivity issues, try with SSL since some companies require LDAP traffic to be signed and/or encrypted.

      If you select IP as the LDAP address, LDAP signing and encryption might fail to work.

    3. Type the Username and Password.

    4. Click Connect.

      You will now connect to the directory server and the content will be displayed in the AD window to the right.

      The content that will be synchronized to Snow Device Manager is displayed in the Preview box.

    5. If you want to connect to another directory, for example eDirectory, click Schema and define the settings in the dialog box.

Configure selections

To configure and view the selections for the synchronization, perform one or more of the following actions in the LDAP Active Directory Explorer dialog box:

  • To add an object from the Active Directory to theselection:

    • Select the object in the AD window, right-click and then click Add Include.

    • If needed, an object can be manually defined. Click Add and define the object in the Selection dialog box.

  • To change the order of the objects, select an object and then click Up or Down. The order of the selections is important because the selections will be applied in an up to down order.

  • To update the Preview box, click Refresh.

  • To find more information about a specific object, right-click the object in the AD window and then click Properties.

Add paths

A path is used for exclusive Active Directory queries, for example the path to an OU. Once a path has been defined, the selections will be applied for that path only or for several paths.

There are two different procedures to add a path in the LDAP Active Directory Explorer dialog box:

  • In the AD window, right-click an object and then click Add path.

  • If needed, a path can be manually defined:

    • Click Add and type the path, for example “OU=ExchangeUsers,DC=dev3,DC=local”, in the Path box.

    • Type an appropriate Display name. The name will be the name of the path in Snow Device Manager.

Synchronize Snow Cloud Extender

Snow Cloud Extender is synchronized daily. To manually synchronize Snow Cloud Extender, click Manual synchronization on the menu bar.

Note

If there is an error message in the synchronization log, it is probably caused by a misspelled account user name or key.

Logs are found in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\The Institution\RevivalRUA\log