A Service can be an HTML Application, PC, or HTML IoT device, or a SSH terminal.
The Service is set up by selecting the Create New Service Icon. (Cloud with the + )
In the right panel are four (4) fields that are used to establish the Service connection.
- Service Name – is the common name for the service (e.g. CRM, Robot 4, PC1 in Lab1) This is the name that will appear in the drop down list for the User after authentication.
- Description – is an added field for management to add additional information about the Service.
- Up Stream Server – is the IP or internal FQDN and Port of the Service. (e.g. 10.10.20.100:21 or abcd.mydomain.com:21)
- Virtual Receiver Address – is the external IP address that is routed to the Blacksands Virtual Receiver. Most enterprise environments will have the Virtual Receiver behind a firewall with an internal IP address and will forward the external IP to the internal IP address. This field is NOT the internal IP, but rather the external IP address that the FQDN will use in conjunction with DNS.
- Thumbs Up – After all fields are completed… click thumbs up to initialize/establish the Service
Once the Service is created the right hand window adds a few fields.
FQDN - Blacksands creates, through and automated process, and registers an obfuscated DNS entry for each Service that is created.
URI - a URI is sometimes required for certain applications. This is application specific and not always required.
Service Status – is a field that appears after initialization which allows an Administrator to Enable or Disable a Service from one place. Disabling a Service from here, will prevent all access to that Service globally, rendering it unavailable to any and all Users, with one click.