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Identity Finder - Running Console Service Jobs

This article provides an overview of the various service jobs available from the Identity Finder Console. All documentation was performed with Identity Finder Enterprise Console version

The Identity Finder Console has several service jobs that are useful for purging data, getting rid of unwanted endpoints, and ensuring that policy updates are maintained. The jobs are scheduled much like scheduled tasks except they provide options that can not be set with scheduled tasks.

For additional documentation see the help document at Identity Finder Service Jobs.

WARNING: Some Service Jobs, like Purge Matches and Purge Results, are destructive. Therefore, it is critical that you configure your Service Jobs carefully to avoid causing accidental data loss for other users. If you are creating a Service Job that alters the database, you must make sure to include a filter for your tag(s), and do not use a dynamic tag for your filter.

To setup a service job:

  1. Login to the console and navigate to the Admin tab. Once on the Admin tab, select the Service Jobs list item.

  2. Choose the AddButton.jpg button from the ribbon menu.

  3. The Add Service Job window will open. From here you can choose the job type and when it will run.

  4. After you have set your job as you want it, click the OK button. The service job will run at the time you specified.
    NOTE: Certain tasks such as purging data can take a long time if you perform it on many endpoints. It is preferable to do such jobs at a time where you will not be accessing the console for those endpoints.
There are a variety of tasks that can be set.

Synchronize Active Directory Tags:
This job updates existing Active Directory Tag types with computers that have been added or removed to the active directory object.

Update Policy States:
Updates a policy's state across all endpoints.

NOTE: There are two scheduled jobs for the job types above already set on the console. Do not change these as they are the defaults needed by the console!

Prune Endpoint:
This removes unmanaged endpoints that do not have any results data. It is not recommended to run this job as it affects all endpoints.

Purge Results:
All results for selected endpoints are deleted from the console. Filters can be set based on a variety of criteria from tags to match type.

Purge Logs:
Similar to purging results except logs are deleted from the console.

Keywords:idf pii identity finder data discovery console enterprise windows log results purge deletion clear schedule   Doc ID:14815
Owner:Allen M.Group:Office of Campus Information Security
Created:2010-08-08 18:00 CSTUpdated:2015-02-26 13:41 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office of Campus Information Security
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