Inventory Beacon Credentials for Other Computers

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 (On-Premises)
Your inventory beacons are the front line for remote execution tasks required by FlexNet Manager Suite. These tasks may include:
  • Adopting a device (that is, automatically installing the FlexNet inventory agent on the target device)
  • Discovery, including discovery of the device itself on the network, and probing the device to see what other services are available on this device
  • Remote inventory gathering from devices where the FlexNet inventory agent is not (and perhaps cannot be) installed locally, including:
    • Oracle Database servers, which may require accounts with access to certain tables and views, and accounts to access the Oracle Network Listener on legacy versions
    • ESXi servers and any supervising VirtualCenter servers
    • UNIX-like servers (including UNIX, Linux, and MacOS); and so on.
For all these kinds of tasks, the inventory beacon may need credentials to gain access to target devices.

Each inventory beacon has a local Password Manager that you may use to record the credentials needed by this individual inventory beacon to access the devices it is targeting. Each Password Manager is completely independent, and stores only those additional credentials that this inventory beacon requires for remote execution tasks. Further, no Password Manager communicates accounts or passwords to the central application server.

Each Password Manager offers two places for storing credentials:
  • By default, all credentials (user name and password pairs) are stored directly in the FlexNet Beacon vault (for technical details, see Password Manager Security Overview).
  • When integration with CyberArk has been configured, the individual credentials may be stored in CyberArk, and the FlexNet Beacon vault now contains a reference to that credential, including a query string that uniquely returns exactly that one credential. For an overview of CyberArk configuration, see Configuring CyberArk for Use with Password Manager.

On each inventory beacon, you can create records in the Password Manager using the graphical user interface (GUI) or using a command-line utility. The Password Manager GUI is documented in the online help, under the inventory beacon topics; and see also the general notes in Password Manager in Operation and Managing Key Pair Authentication. For details of the command-line utility, see Command-Line Updates to Password Manager.

Supported versions for CyberArk integration

The inventory beacons for FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R1 support integration with CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault and Credential Provider version 9.8.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R1