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Identities

Use this API to implement identity functionality. With this functionality in place, administrators can synchronize an identity's attributes with its various source attributes.

IdentityNow uses identities as users' authoritative accounts. Identities can own other accounts, entitlements, and attributes.

An identity has a variety of attributes, such as an account name, an email address, a job title, and more. These identity attributes can be correlated with different attributes on different sources. For example, the identity John.Smith can own an account in the GitHub source with the account name John-Smith-Org, and IdentityNow knows they are the same person with the same access and attributes.

In IdentityNow, administrators often set up these synchronizations to get triggered automatically with a change or to run on a schedule. To manually synchronize attributes for an identity, administrators can use the Identities drop-down menu and select Identity List to view the list of identities. They can then select the identity they want to manually synchronize and use the hamburger menu to select 'Synchronize Attributes.' Doing so immediately begins the attribute synchronization and analyzes all accounts for the selected identity.

Refer to Synchronizing Attributes for more information about synchronizing attributes.