Tanium Connector Architecture

FlexNet Manager Suite 2022 R2 (On-Premises)

This topic provides a useful framework for understanding the workflow of the Tanium connector in more detail.

The above diagram shows the workflow for the connector:


  • Creating the Flexera Destination creates most of the required views and reports automatically
  • Tanium views named as Flexera * are used for importing data from Tanium Asset to FlexNet Manager Suite Imported* tables, with the data later moved into the compliance database tables.
  • The following Tanium views used for importing data:
    • Flexera Computer — contains Computer, User, Domain and WMI evidence data
    • Flexera Software Installations — contains installer evidence data
    • Flexera File Evidence — contains file evidence data
    • Flexera Network Adapter — contains IP address and mac address data for each computer
    • Flexera SQL Edition — contains SQL-related installer evidence data.
      Note: You must create this view manually, if the view does not exist. See Creating a Flexera SQL Edition view within Tanium Asset for instructions.
Tip: Flexera reports in Tanium Asset enable crosschecking of the data between Tanium and FlexNet Manager Suite once the import is complete.


  • The inventory beacon connects to Tanium to perform the inventory upload
  • Data is collected from the above-mentioned views through REST API calls, and the inventory beacon creates an intermediate zip file.

FlexNet Manager Suite

  • The intermediate zip file is pushed from the inventory beacon hierarchy to FlexNet Manager Suite, and the database writers move the uploaded data into the compliance database).
  • Once data is imported, this inventory is matched to the Application Recognition Library, and license compliance is calculated.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2022 R2