This component is used to create the Symantec Management Platform server IP address (or fully qualified domain name) and authentication credentials that components can use to access the run time Symantec Management Platform server. Every Symantec component that is down the path of this component can use its output parameters.
This component appears at the start of every newly created Workflow-type project. If your project does not use a Symantec Management Platform server, it can be deleted. You can use this component to create credentials for one or more Symantec Management Platform servers. Use the Advanced tab to create credentials for multiple Symantec Management Platform servers.
This component does the same thing as both the Create Basic Authentication Token component and the Add New Data Element component combined.
The set method refers to the method whereby the published process retrieves the needed Symantec Management Console credentials. Credentials are comprised of the following values: Symantec Management Platform server name, optional use of HTTPS, user name and password, and domain. All methods must retrieve those values.
This method uses credentials from the Notification Server Credentials Manager plugin on the computer that runs the workflow. When you click this method, the other options are hidden. This prevents you from entering credential data that could conflict with the credential data from the Credentials Manager. When you use this method, the published workflow retrieves its credentials from the Credential Manager on the Workflow server.
This method lets you input manually all of the credential data, including the Symantec Management Console server name, optional use of HTTPS, user name and password, and domain.
Configure Custom Logic
This method lets you create an embedded model to acquire the Symantec Management Console credentials.
Symantec Management Console
The Symantec Management Console IP address (or fully qualified domain name) for components to use to access the run time Symantec Management Console.
The Symantec Management Console IP address gets placed in the global token called Notification Server. By default, the Symantec Management Console Address option in the Symantec Management Console tab of each Symantec component uses the Notification Server token. Notification Server is only updated in the Create Notification Server Credentials component.
This option lets you indicate whether or not your Symantec Management Console uses HTTPS.
User Name, Password, and Domain
The authentication credentials for components to use to access the run time Symantec Management Console.
The options in the Authentication section get placed in the global token called NSAuthenticationToken. By default, the Security Token used in the Notification Server tab of each Symantec component is a reference to NSAuthenticationToken. When you put these credentials in a Security Token, you can pass credentials to a Symantec component without disclosing the details of those credentials to the rest of the data flow. This prevents you from exposing the Symantec Management Console credentials to those who are not supposed to have it.
The NSAuthenticationToken and Notification Server tokens are found in the project global properties in the Global Data tab.
NSAuthenticationToken is of type ProxySecurityToken. The ProxySecurityToken type is extendable. See Symantec customer support for more information.
When you use Custom Configuration, an embedded model is provided which lets you use logic and decisioning around authenticating to multiple Symantec Management Platform servers or use a single Symantec Management Console with multiple credentials or any combination of these.
When you select Configure Custom Logic for the Set Method, an Embedded Model option appears and basic authentication hides. The [...] button is used to open the embedded model.
The embedded model has two components in it: CreateBasicAuthenticationTokenComponent and InsertDataComponent. CreateBasicAuthenticationTokenComponent contains your basic authentication settings and is a Create Basic Authentication Token component. InsertDataComponent contains the IP address (or fully qualified domain name) settings of the run time Symantec Management Platform server and is an Add New Data Element component. Now, you can create multiple copies of InsertDataComponent based on the number of Symantec Management Platform servers your workflow may use. Change the IP address for each copy of InsertDataComponent based on each Symantec Management Platform server you use. When the workflow runs, the appropriate Symantec Management Platform server gets used. For example, suppose your workflow needs to use the Symantec Management Platform server that is closest to a sales representative and you have sales representatives in New York and Sydney. You can create a matches rule where if the sales representative is from New York, the workflow goes through the InsertDataComponent with the IP address of the Symantec Management Platform server in New York.
Although the default variables in the embedded model are global (and thus do not need to be declared as output data), you need to declare as output data any other variables you used in the embedded model. If you have no variables to declare, you do not need to change the output data.