A Complementary Source can be used to add additional data points to the profiles of people in the related Directory. Unlike a primary source, which can both add and remove people, a complementary source will only append additional data to existing profiles. For example, if you store phone numbers in a separate system from basic contact information such as name, email, and job title, you could add the system that stores phone numbers as a complementary source. This would allow you to supplement the data in the Directory with the phone number data from the separate system.

The only data requirement for complementary sources is that it provides the same primary key value as the primary source in order for data to be associated correctly. 

Learn more about Directories and Primary Sources

Step 1: Go to your Admin Dashboard

  • On the left navigation menu, click Directories

  • Click on the directory you'd like to add a complementary source to. This directory should already be set up with a primary source.

Step 3: Add a Complementary Source

  • Click the Add Complementary Source button

Step 4: Choose A Sync Method

For your source, pick one of our three syncing methods to use in order to integrate with your system. If you start one method and realize it's not the best option for you, you can always come back to this page and choose another one. 

Where do I go next?

Below are the guides for each of our sync methods, as well as a guide on setting up mappings, which will be an essential step for any sync method. The only data requirement for complementary sources is that it provides the same primary key value as the primary source in order for data to be associated correctly. 

Sync Methods

    Azure Active Directory

    LDAP 

    CSV/SFTP

Mapping Your Incoming Data

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