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Unified Communications Diagnostics 8.4.1 - Deployment Guide

Installing Unified Communications Diagnostics Technical Information for UC Diagnostics for Exchange Technical Information for Office 365 Technical Information for UC Diagnostics for BlackBerry Technical Information for UC Diagnostics for OCS Technical Information for UC Diagnostics for Lync/Skype for Business Troubleshooting

Web Reports security recommendations

UC Diagnostics Web Reports supports both Windows Authentication and SQL Server Authentication for Exchange. When you select SQL Server Authentication, the installer creates a Universal Data Link (UDL) file to store your SQL credentials.

If you would like to protect your credentials to your UC Diagnostics database, you can do the following depending if you have installed Web Reports on the same computer as SQL database, or if you have Web Reports installed on a separate computer.

Web Reports are installed on the same machine as your SQL database

Change authentication from SQL Server Authentication to Windows Authentication.

Web Reports are installed on a separate computer than your SQL database

Protect the UDL file using New Technologies File System (NTFS) file permissions to guard against connection information being exposed or modified. Then restrict the SQL account to have read-only rights to your database.

Web Reports includes a flexible solution for report security which allows you to assign certain permissions to users, and enable different views of the reporting tree depending on user needs and security requirements.

Web Reports supports two types of security:

For more information on security settings, see the Web Reports Online Help.

Technical Information for Office 365

About the Management Console for Office 365

You can use UC Diagnostics to monitor the health and performance of your Office 365 environment, to verify network connectivity, and review licensing plan status.

Review this section to determine the prerequisites that must be met for each of the Office 365, Exchange Online, and Skype for Business Online health tests.

For information about configuring the different health tests, see the Unified Communications Diagnostics User Guide.

Discovering the Office 365 environment

When you connect to a native Office 365 tenant, the Management Console discovers and displays nodes for Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online are displayed if your Office 365 licensing plan has these services enabled.

Discovery is initially configured to run automatically once a day to detect changes to your environment. You must connect using valid Office 365 credentials for the Office 365 tenant.

If you have a hybrid environment, you can connect to Exchange Online or Skype for Business Online when you create or edit your UC Diagnostics connection to your on-premise Exchange or Skype for Business environment. There is an option on the connection page, and on the connection properties page, to select either Exchange Online or Skype for Business Online.

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