Notification mode, a configuration setting on the Sync Pipe, requires a one-way directional Sync Pipe from a source endpoint topology to a target client application.
PingDataSync detects the changes in the PingDirectory server’s
SyncOperation interface (part of the Server SDK) and converts the data
to the desired output format. The server extension establishes the connections and protocol
logic to push the notification information to the client applications or services. All of
the operations, administration, and management functions available in standard mode, such
as monitoring, (LDAP, JMX, SNMP), alerts (JMX, SNMP, SMTP), and logging features are the
same for notification mode.
The Server SDK includes documentation and examples on how to create a directory server extension to support notification mode.
For a given entry, PingDataSync sends notifications in
the order that the changes occurred in the change log even if a modified attribute has been
overwritten by a later change. For example, if an entry’s
attribute is changed three times, three notifications will be sent in the order they
appeared in the change log.