As I understand it, there is a setting for specifying how often the Simias server does a synchronization with eDirectory (or whatever LDAP server you are using). Also, there is functionality in the ifolder-admin web interface to force a synchronization with LDAP.

I'm trying to figure out a way to force synchronization via the command-line. Does anyone know some way to do this? Basically, I'm create new eDirectory users in a Python script (as in not using iManager) and I would like to force the Simias server to check for new users without having to use the web interface.