Summary

The Consumers page lets you register the consumers that can access Tachyon. To enhance the security of the Tachyon system, only consumers that have been registered on this page will be allowed to access Tachyon.

Tachyon can integrate with third-party applications to enable its instruction-based investigation and resolution capabilities to be leveraged by other products. Some examples include: the Nomad Content Pause and Tachyon Configuration Manager integration features.

Consumers page

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The Consumers page

Some Consumers provided by 1E create their own Consumer entries on the Consumers page, others require that these are added by hand. 

You can create a Consumer entry by hand by clicking on the Add button. Doing this displays a form used to define how the Consumer will interact with Tachyon. The parameters available on this form are described in the following table:

ParameterDescription
NameSets the name for the consumer. This will be determined by the third-party application and must be entered correctly to enable the consumer to work. For example the Tachyon Configuration Manager console extensions must have a consumer defined that is called CmConsoleExtensions.
Consumer URL (optional)This value can be used as a placeholder for any URL that is used by the Consumer. Tachyon never makes use of this so this is more of a reference for Tachyon Consumer Administrators if they want to look at the Consumer interface. It is also the case that not all Consumers have a URL, so this parameter can be safely left at its default.
Maximum simultaneous instructionsDetermines the number of simultaneous instructions that may be made by the Consumer. Instructions in Tachyon have a Gather data for setting which determines how long the instruction will be in operation gathering data. The Maximum simultaneous instructions value sets how many instructions a Consumer can have in operation at any one time. If the value is exceeded, newly requested instructions will be delayed until one of the in operation instructions has completed.
Offload target URLDetermines the target URL when attempting to offload responses to a Consumer. The Consumer will need to have a listener at that URL waiting to receive the responses.
Offload timeout secondsDetermines the timeout for offloading responses to a Consumer. This governs the amount of time Tachyon will allow for the Consumer to respond to its offloading before logging an error in the Tachyon log file.
Use Windows Authentication

Determines whether or not the Tachyon will try and use Windows Authentication when attempting to offload responses to a Consumer.

For example, when Tachyon retrieves data back from a question asked by a Consumer, it can be configured to offload the responses directly to the Consumer. To do that Tachyon has to make a connection. Checking the Use Windows Authentication checkbox configures Tachyon to use Windows Authentication for that connection. Otherwise, if Use Windows Authentication is not checked, Tachyon assumes there is no authentication/anonymous authentication.

EnabledThis checkbox specifies whether the Consumer is enabled or not. In order for a Consumer to work with Tachyon, its Consumer entry on the Consumers page must be enabled.

Once the information has been set click on the Save button to commit the changes.

Consumer example

An example of defining a consumer can be found on the Preparing for the Tachyon Configuration Manager console extensions page.