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Introducing the Directory Synchronization Client
Introducing the Directory Synchronization Client
 
The Directory Synchronization Client collects user directory information from one or more directory servers for use by Forcepoint cloud-based services.
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The Directory Synchronization Client supports on-premises LDAP-based directories such as Microsoft Active Directory and IBM Domino, as well as cloud-based directory services such as Microsoft Azure and Google Apps.
The Directory Synchronization Client runs either as a graphical or command-line application. Start by using the graphical application to create a configuration profile. You can then:
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You can enable an option in the cloud portal to force a full update using the command-line process.
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Email address registration
Forcepoint Email Security Cloud can protect against dictionary-type spam attacks by registering your valid email addresses and rejecting any email destined for invalid addresses. The Directory Synchronization Client helps you maintain your valid addresses by synchronizing the update of registered addresses with the cloud service. The task can be automated and, for example, integrated with Human Resources procedures for employees leaving or joining the company.
Registered addresses are synchronized using:
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Group and user synchronization overview
In the Forcepoint cloud service, your directory information is used in applying web and email security policy rules to users and groups.
If you are synchronizing groups, you must also synchronize users.
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When you apply a web policy or an email policy to a synchronized group, that policy is applied to all synchronized users who are members of that group.

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Introducing the Directory Synchronization Client
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