Introduction to On-Premise Connector
For Scalefusion to access resources that are hosted in the customer's premises and not accessible over open internet, a connector is required. These resources can be Microsoft Active Directory (AD) or Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft Active Directory access is needed to provide user based features and MS-Exchange access is needed to provide Conditional Email Access (CEA).
In simple terms, the On-Premise Connector (OPC) is a medium that allows Scalefusion to establish connectivity with the services hosted in customer's premises to access viz. their Active Directory, MS-Exchange, etc. With this connectivity, following purposes can be achieved:
- Import Users and User Groups over Scalefusion
- Set up AD based access to Scalefusion Dashboard
- Enroll AD Users on Scalefusion
- Configure Conditional Email Access
Here we document the requirements and the features that we intend to support using our On-Premise Connector.
How Does it Work
Configuration requires the flow to be started from the Scalefusion Dashboard and continued on-premise with required information exchanged between the two i.e the Scalefusion Dashboard and the On-Premise Connector instance. This establishes a standardized communication and authorizes access to on-premise resources. Further documents describe in detail the process of configuring and setting up the connector and then configuring other features.
Following is a sequential approach that enables access to on-premise resources. We have documented the requirements as separate guides. Please click on each and follow the steps thereon.
- Configure and Setup On-Premise Connector
- Set Up Microsoft Active Directory based access to Scalefusion Dashboard
- Import Users / User Groups and Enroll the users
We will be using On-Premise Connector (OPC) to refer to configurations done on Scalefusion Dashboard side and OPC Instance for the software connector that is setup on-premise (host server)
Before setting up OPC, we recommend going through the OPC Pre-Deployment guide to get an overview on how OPC works and other general information related to it that is required for an IT admin to be aware of.