Identity Matching in School Data Sync

When configuring SDS, you will match each student and teacher identity from your source directory (SIS or CSV files) to the appropriate and corresponding user object in the target directory (Azure Active Directory or AAD). To do this, you must first choose among the three available attributes from the source directory. Choose an attribute that has a related and equal value in AAD. This selection within the SDS sync profile will view the selected attribute as a simple string value (series or string of alpha-numeric characters without spaces). This string value must match the exact value contained in one of the three available target attributes chosen. You also have the option to append a domain suffix to the source value to complete the match, as shown in the example below:

Screenshot of identity matching.

SDS will only allow the creation of 3 sync profiles. If you are trying to sync a full data set for 500K+ Users, including student enrollments, you should contact the SDS Onboarding Team for support and effective planning SDS deployments.