Directory Synchronization

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Directory Synchronization allows you to securely automate the management of Mimecast users and groups using your company directory, whether that be hosted on-premises or in the cloud. Integrating your company's directory with Mimecast has a number of benefits, ranging from feature enablement to reducing the administrative overhead of configuring and maintaining Mimecast features.


On Premises Exchange


If you have an on-premises Exchange environment the following options are available for you.


LDAP Active Directory Sync


Using an inbound LDAP(S) connection, Active Directory users and groups are automatically synchronized to Mimecast. This requires a firewall change to allow connectivity from Mimecast to your Domain Controllers.


Active Directory Sync using the Mimecast Synchronization Engine


Using the Mimecast Synchronization Engine and a secure outbound connection from your internal network, Active Directory users and groups are securely and automatically synchronized to Mimecast.


Office 365 / Windows Azure Active Directory


If your organization uses Office 365 or is already synchronizing an on-premises Active Directory to Windows Azure, Mimecast offers a cloud to cloud Azure Active Directory Sync to allow you to automate the management of your users and groups.


Domino Directory


If your organization uses Domino Directory Mimecast offers a LDAP Sync feature to automate the management of your users and groups.


G Suite Directory Synchronization 


To configure a directory synchronization connection for Google G Suite, you must perform external tasks in the Google API and Administration Console.

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