MS Office 365 Behind Proxy Server License Monitoring-KB 860
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OpenLM Server – Microsoft Office 365 Behind a Proxy Server License Monitoring – KB 860

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This document describes the process by which OpenLM Server monitors the Microsoft Office 365 License behind a proxy server.

Table of Contents:

1. Requirements

2. Monitoring Capabilities and Features

3. Required Proxy Settings in OpenLM appsettings.json File

3. Adding the Office 365 License Manager Server

4. How to Verify Your Office 365 Configuration

1. Requirements

OpenLM Server version 21.9 installed on a machine in your organization.

 

2. Monitoring Capabilities and Features

The monitoring capabilities available for Microsoft Office 365 are as follows:

FeatureResolutionLicense TotalsLicense UsageDenials ReportingBorrowed License ReportingExpiration Date ReportingMultiple Server Redundancy
SupportBy MinuteYesYesNoNot applicableYesNot applicable

3. Required Proxy Settings in OpenLM appsettings.json File

In order to monitor the Microsoft Office 365 License behind a proxy server, specific proxy settings are to be defined in the OpenLM appsettings.json file to communicate through the proxy server. The following table provides the required proxy settings in the OpenLM appsettings.json file under the Proxy Settings section:

 

FieldRequirements / Value
UseProxySet True/False. Define proxy settings only if UseProxy is set to True. Note: This setting overrides all other below-mentioned settings if it is set to False.
ProxyUrlProvide the Proxy URL. For e.g. an IP address with the port number - http://10.0.0.140:3128 or a web URL with the port number - http://md-isp1.openlm.com:3128. Note: Only single HTTP address input is supported, and the multiple HTTP addresses input is not supported.
ByPassProxyOnLocal For local resource access to bypass proxy. Set True/False.
UseCredentialsSet True/False. States whether to use credentials: Username and Password. If True, provide the Username and Password credentials.
UseDefaultCredentialsSet True/False, whether to use default credentials.
UseDefaultWebProxySet True/False, whether to use a default web proxy.
UsernameTo be used if UseCredentials is True. Provide the username.
PasswordTo be used if UseCredentials is True. Provide the password.

 

Proxy Settings:

Description: Proxy with the user credentials – username and password.

“Proxy”: {

“UseProxy”: true,

“ProxyUrl”: “http://10.0.0.140:3128”,

“ByPassProxyOnLocal”: false,

“UseCredentials”: true,

“UseDefaultCredentials”: false,

“UseDefaultWebProxy”: false,

“UserName”: “openlm”,

“Password”: “b3Blbmxt” (The password should be base 64 encoded text of OpenLM).

},

Description: Proxy without username and password.

“Proxy”: {

“UseProxy”: true,

“ProxyUrl”: “http://10.0.0.140:3128”,

“ByPassProxyOnLocal”: false,

“UseCredentials”: true,

“UseDefaultCredentials”: false,

“UseDefaultWebProxy”: false,

“UserName”: “”,

“Password”: “”

},

Description : The following proxy doesn’t need the username and password for communication to the destination.

“Proxy”: {

“UseProxy”: true,

“ProxyUrl”: “http://10.0.0.140:3128”,

“ByPassProxyOnLocal”: false,

“UseCredentials”: false,

“UseDefaultCredentials”: false,

“UseDefaultWebProxy”: false,

“UserName”: “”,

“Password”: “”

},

Description : If the settings for UseProxy is set to false, all other provided values will be ignored.

“Proxy”: {

“UseProxy”: false,

“ProxyUrl”: “http://10.0.0.140:3128”,

“ByPassProxyOnLocal”: false,

“UseCredentials”: true,

“UseDefaultCredentials”: false,

“UseDefaultWebProxy”: false,

“UserName”: “openlm”,

“Password”: “b3Blbmxt”

},

 

3. Adding the Office 365 License Manager Server

To add Office 365 license manager under the License Manager Servers tab in the OpenLM EasyAdmin User Interface:

  1. Click Start>Administration>License Manager Servers.

Click LM Servers, and select Add LM.

  1. In the Display Name, enter the unique name to identify the License Manager Server.
  2. In the LM address, enter the Office 365 License Manager URL / address.
  3. In the Username field, enter the Username.
  4. In the Password field, enter the Password.
  5. In the Timezone field, from the dropdown, select the time zone of the License Manager Server.
  6. Click Enabled to enable or disable the license server monitoring.
  7. Click the Save button to save the information.

To configure access permissions, click the Set Access Permission button (optional).

 

 

4. How to Verify Your Office 365 Configuration

To verify that the configured Office 365 license manager – server appears in the server list, a green checkmark indicates that OpenLM is successfully monitoring the Office 365 license manager server.

On EasyAdmin, go to Start Widgets License Manager – Servers.

The added Office 365 license manager – server will appear in the server list, as shown in the image below.

In case you are unable to view the Office 365 license manager server in the License Manager – Servers screen, click the Refresh icon available on the License Manager – Servers screen. The added license manager server will appear in the server list.

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