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:

Currently we only leverage connectivity to Microsoft Active Directory
  1. Import Users and User Groups over Scalefusion
  2. Set up AD based access to Scalefusion Dashboard
  3. Enroll AD Users on Scalefusion

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.

Overview

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.

  1. Configure and Setup On-Premise Connector
  2. Set Up Microsoft Active Directory based access to Scalefusion Dashboard
  3. Import Users / User Groups and Enroll the users

Terminology

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.


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