An identity connector is a complete virtual appliance that you download from Enterprise Threat Protector (ETP) and deploy behind the firewall in your data centers or hybrid cloud environments. You can deploy multiple connectors for redundancy and scaling. Identity connectors allow ETP to synchronize with your organization’s Active Directory (AD) or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers.
Identity connectors are cryptographically unique and devoid of any management interface or UI. As soon as you create a connector and power it on, it dials out on port 443 outbound and checks in with ETP for its configuration settings.
Make sure that you associate more than one connector to a directory in case there’s a server or virtual machine failure. This ensures that a directory can communicate with another running connector.