stefange
Active participant

Re: How to connect to beacon(s) from Flexera agent two ways via secure access and via internet

Hi Frank,

I agree with Markward, we implemented several customer beacons with a interface facing the internet using a reverse proxy. The reverse proxy forwards all the traffic regarding the agents to the beacon behind it. You may place restrictions on the Reverse proxy or even do SSL offloading. Some customers have configured a DNS record which points to the internal address of the beacon when located on the internal network and point to the external (reverse proxy) address when located outside the network.

Stefan

 

 

jeff_ziegler
Occasional contributor

Re: How to connect to beacon(s) from Flexera agent two ways via secure access and via internet

How does this look to the agents and FNMS configuration? Does it appear as two different beacons?

mfranz
Shining star

Re: How to connect to beacon(s) from Flexera agent two ways via secure access and via internet

Hi,

I guess it depends on what you want to achieve. The official way (https://community.flexera.com/t5/FlexNet-Manager-Knowledge-Base/How-to-enable-Beacon-Reverse-Proxy-S...) would leave only one entry for this beacon in the Beacon_MT table resulting in the agents only knowing this.

You *could* add a 2nd entry to the table manually, let's say if you wanted the beacon to be reachable via an internal name AND an external IP address.

Best regards,

Markward

 

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stefange
Active participant

Re: How to connect to beacon(s) from Flexera agent two ways via secure access and via internet

Hi Jeff, if you are allowed to use the same beacon for internal and external (via reverse proxy), you only need one beacon running IIS on the alias. Please note, not all environments support DNS records difference for internal and external use.

Stefan