After learning Identity Manager components and how they work together in Identity Manager, it is important to understand the basics of how data is synchronized between the Identity Vault and the connected system (external application). To recapitulate, Identity Manager has four main components:
The Identity Manager engine that provides the framework.
The Identity Manager policies that control the mapping of attributes and classes and the matching and creation of entries.
Event filters that control the direction of data synchronization.
The Identity Manager driver shim that serves as an interface between the application and the Identity Manager engine.
This section contains a brief explanation of the Identity Manager processes applied to data that flows between Identity Manager and the connected system.