Mimecast Synchronization Engine: Synchronization Engine Administrator Role

Document created by user.oxriBv5dM7 Expert on Nov 7, 2016Last modified by user.oxriBaJeN4 on Nov 17, 2016
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Applies To...


  • Mimecast Synchronization Engine v4 and later.




The Synchronization Engine Administrator role, is a predefined role that facilitates operational requirements for the Mimecast Synchronization v4. Users with this role are not permitted to log in to the Administration Console.


The Mimecast credentials specified during a site bind, are typically that of a Mimecast administrator. We recommend creating designated accounts for use with Mimecast Synchronization Engine v4, and assigning the Synchronization Engine Administrator role to it. This provides separation between operational requirements of the Mimecast Synchronization Engine v4, from those of an administrator. The Synchronization Engine Administrator role grants Read, Edit, and Sync Application Permissions for Synchronization Engine Sites.


Synchronization Engine Site Permissions

When binding a Mimecast Synchronization Engine v4 site, the Mimecast credentials for the designated user will be required.

Assigning the Synchronization Engine Administrator Role to a User


To assign the Synchronization Engine Administrator role to a user:

  1. Log in to the Administration Console.
  2. Click on the Account toolbar button. A menu drop down is displayed.
  3. Click on the Roles menu item.
  4. Click on the Synchronization Engine Administrator role.

    Synchronization Engine Administration Role

  5. Click on the Add User to Role button. 

    Add User to Role

  6. Locate the user from the list of user accounts displayed, that will be dedicated to Mimecast Synchronization Engine v4.
  7. Click on the selection check box to the left of the user's account.
  8. Click on the Add Selected Users button. The user's account is listed as a member of the Synchronization Engine Administrator role.

    Role Add User

Binding the Mimecast Synchronization Engine v4 Site


To bind the Mimecast Synchronization Engine v4 site:

  1. Open Mimecast Synchronization Engine v4.
  2. Configure the Accounts tab. See the Mimecast Synchronization Engine (MSE) Site Configuration page for further details.
  3. Clicking on the Apply button. The site bind process starts.

    Accounts Tab

  4. Provide the Mimecast Crendentials in the Validation dialog as follows:

    Header 1Header 2
    Email AddressSpecify the email address of the user with the Synchronization Engine Administrator role.
    PasswordSpecify the password of the user with the Synchronization Engine Administrator role.
    Authentication TypeSpecify a Authentication Type. Check you have the correct value before continuing.
    Failure to provide correct credentials for the selected authentication type, or a using a user with insufficient permissions, results in the site bind being unsuccessful.
  5. Click on the Bind button. A Validation dialog displays confirmation on whether the site bind was a success or failure.

    Bind Validation Dialog

  6. Click on the Close button on the Validation dialog.
  7. Click on the Close button on the Mimecast Synchronization Engine dialog.