Change Auditor - For Advanced Users 6.9 - Technical Insight Guide

Change Auditor Network Communications

This chapter explains the network communications used by Change Auditor including a description of how Change Auditor uses Service Connection Points (SCPs) to locate the Change Auditor coordinator, the listening ports used for communication between the Change Auditor services, and the network encryption used to secure sensitive information.

Service Connection Points

Change Auditor publishes SCPs in Active Directory® so that Change Auditor clients, agents, and other third-party applications can automatically locate the Change Auditor coordinator. When clients or agents start up, they search Active Directory® for the SCP objects in order to retrieve connection information for the Change Auditor coordinator such as host name, listening port, and other authentication information.

The SCP objects are published directly subordinate to the coordinator’s computer object in Active Directory. SCP objects can be viewed and updated using Microsoft® ADSI Edit MMC snap-in.

The coordinator installs and maintains two separate SCPs. The coordinator checks and updates these Active Directory objects each time the coordinator service starts up.

CN=Dell.ChangeAuditor.Coordinator

The coordinator SCP contains the following key elements, which are stored in its Active Directory® attributes:

CN

String

SCP Name

CN=Dell.ChangeAuditor.Coordinator

keywords

Multi-Value

Storage for the product GUID to facilitate location of only Change Auditor SCPs

F0E51C1A-4424-4387-B7DA-3A245CCEF0

Dell.ChangeAuditor.Coordinator

serviceBindinginformation

Multi-Value

Contains Client Port, Public SDK Port, Agent WCF Port and the InstallationName

<XML>

serviceClassName

String

Used to store the service class for authentication

NPRepository4

serviceDNSName

String

FQDN of the computer running the coordinator service

<Server FQDN>

serviceDNSNameType

String

The DNS record type of the host listed in the serviceDNSName

A

CN=Dell.ChangeAuditor.Repository

The repository SCP contains the following key elements, which are stored in its Active Directory® attributes:

CN

String

SCP Name

CN=Dell.ChangeAuditor.Repository

keywords

Multi-Value

Storage for the product GUIDs to facilitate location of only Change Auditor SCPs

{766B42F4-67C9-ADEF-CAAD-
119B62170DAE} <
InstallationName>

06662872-CDFA-41b5-B907-E3CE0B3930E8

307e6593-bc62-454c-bb4e-0631e7ea1aab

877B42F4-67C9-49ed-ADDC-119B62170EBF

8E8E04C4-7EF0-4882-B670-82B8FA61026A

ED469B3D-D500-423c-A3A7-70983961992A

Dell.ChangeAuditor.Repository

serviceBindinginformation

Multi-Value

Contains Agent Port (Legacy 5.x Agents) and the InstallationName

<XML>

serviceClassName

String

Used to store the service class for authentication

NPRepository4

serviceDNSName

String

FQDN of the computer running the coordinator service

<Server FQDN>

serviceDNSNameType

String

The DNS record type of the host listed in the serviceDNSName

A

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