Introducing Tachyon Platform
Implementing Tachyon Platform
Using consumer applications
- Settings Features
Before adding a new InTune connector, you will need the following information from an Enterprise Application created in your AAD console:
- Azure cloud instance URL (optional) if this is not supplied then AzurePublic is used as a default
- Azure tenant ID, available in the Overview node of your AAD console
- The registered application clientID (a string representing a GUID)
- A client secret value that has been created for your chosen Enterprise Application.
Prepare an AAD application
In your Azure Active Directory console, go to the Enterprise applications node and click New application.
Click on the Non-gallery application tile.
Provide a name for the application. The name of application is not significant however it should be such that it suggests that the application is related to platform connector. For example Tachyon Intune Connector, click Add in the bottom left of the screen.
In the Overview tab, copy the Application (client) ID and the Application (tenant) ID values as these will be required for the connector.
Click the App registrations node of AAD. Click on the application name for the application(s) listed, you will need to navigate back to the AAD blade.
Click on the API permissions node under the Manage node, then click Add a permission .
Click on the Microsoft Graph tile and then click on Application permissions.
A long list of API permissions will be shown, scroll through them and check as appropriate using the following table.
Then, click Add permissions.
Click Grant admin consent for <organization>, where <organization> is the Organization you set when your InTune instance was created.
This means that as an administrator for your organization, you're consenting that the users of the application would want to use these permissions.
Add a client secret
Click on the Certificates & secrets node and then click on New client secret button
The Add a client secret form will open, add a description and select an expiry from the Expires radio buttons and then click Add.
Copy the new client secret value and save it as you won't be able to retrieve it after you perform another operation or leave this blade.
Configuring the InTune connector
These instructions show how to create an InTune connector in the Tachyon Settings application.
Adding, testing and running an InTune connector
These are the steps to add, test and run an InTune connector
Adding an InTune connector
In the Tachyon portal, navigate to Settings→Configuration→Connectors.
Click on the Add button.
- In the Add connector popup select the Intune type.
In Connector name, enter a logical name for this connector. In our example we choose the name InTune Inventory .
Azure Cloud Instance can be set to the URL for your InTune implementation. If you leave this field blank AzurePublic is used as a default.
- In Azure Tenant Id, enter your Azure tenant ID, available in the Overview node of your AAD console
- Client Id this should be set to your registered application clientID.
Client Secret this should be set to the specific client secret value that has been created for your chosen Enterprise Application
- Run Consolidation Reports - check this checkbox if you want the consolidation reports to run automatically after this connector has been synchronized.
The new connector has now been added and a new action that can be used to run the connector has been created in the background, called Sync Data - InTune Inventory.
Testing an InTune connector
- Select the Intune connector by checking the box at the left-hand end of its entry in the Connectors table.
- Click the Test button.
- The Test status column for the connector will display a clock icon indicating that the test has been queued for executing.
- If the test succeeds Test status will display a check icon and the Last tested column will display the date and time the test succeeded.
- If the test fails the Test status will display a failed icon and you'll need to check the details you entered for the connector.
- If the test succeeds you can proceed to run the connector to populate an inventory repository.
Running an InTune connector
- Click the Execute button.
- In the Execute action popup subsequently displayed, use the Repository menu to select the inventory repository you want to populate.
- Once the repository has been selected you can then select the action to run. In the case of inventory repositories the actions will be restricted to inventory related actions. For a connector you will be looking for an action with the form Sync Data - <connector name>.
- Select whether you want to clear any existing data in the repository by checking the Clean sync checkbox.
- Click Execute button in the Execute action popup to start the sync.
- When the sync starts a number of actions are queued to be performed on the selected repository. To check the progress of the sync actions:
- Navigate to the Monitoring→Process log page.
- Here you can see the sequence of actions that have been queued for the selected repository related to the Sync Data action selected.
- When each action has finished running you'll see a check icon appear in the Status column if it succeeds or a failed icon if it fails.
- Once all the actions have succeeded you can check the results. To do this:
- Navigate to the Monitoring→Sync log page.
- This displays the items that have been added to the selected repository as a result of running the sync.