Configuring a local or remote Active Roles instance
Configuring a local or remote Active Roles instance
Configuration Center is installed as part of the Management Tools component when you install Active Roles on a 64-bit (x64) system. You can use this tool to perform configuration tasks on the local or remote computer that has the current version of the Administration Service or Web Interface installed. Configuration Center looks for these components on the local computer and, if no components has been found, prompts you to connect to a remote computer. Another way to connect to a remote computer is by using the menu on the heading bar at the top of the Configuration Center main window.
When connecting to a remote computer, Configuration Center prompts you for a user name and password. This must be the name and password of a domain user account that belongs to the Administrators group on the remote computer. In addition, whether you are going to perform configuration tasks on the local computer or on a remote computer, your logon account must be a member of the Administrators group on the computer running Configuration Center.
To perform configuration tasks on a remote computer, Configuration Center requires Windows PowerShell remoting to be enabled on that computer. Run the Enable-PSRemoting command in the PowerShell console to enable remoting (see the Enable-PSRemoting help topic at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=144300 for further details). On Windows Server 2016 or later, remoting is enabled by default.
Running Configuration Center
Configuration Center is installed and, by default, automatically started after you install the Administration Service or Web Interface, allowing you to perform initial configuration tasks on the computer on which you have installed those components. If you close Configuration Center and want to start it again, you can start Configuration Center from the following locations:
- On Windows Server 2016 or later, click the Active Roles 7.5.3 Configuration Center tile on the Apps page.
As Configuration Center can manage Active Roles not only on the local computer but also on remote computers, it is possible to use it on a client operating system as well as on server operating systems. You can install Configuration Center by installing Active Roles Management Tools on a 64-bit (x64) server or client operating system, and then connect it to a remote computer on which the Administration Service or Web Interface is installed. To start Configuration Center on a client operating system:
- On Windows 7, select Start | All Programs | One Identity Active Roles 7.5.3 | Active Roles 7.5.3 Configuration Center.
- On Windows 8 or later, click the Active Roles 7.5.3 Configuration Center tile on the Apps page.
Pre-requisites to run the Configuration Center
To run Configuration Center on a given computer, you must be logged on with a user account that has administrator rights on that computer.
If neither the Administration Service nor the Web Interface is installed on the local computer, then Configuration Center prompts you to select a remote computer. In the Select Server dialog box that appears, supply the fully qualified domain name of a server, on which the Administration Service or the Web Interface (or both) is installed, and type the logon name and password of a domain user account that has administrator rights on that server. You can connect to a remote server at any time by selecting the Connect to another server command from the menu on the heading bar at the top of the Configuration Center main window, which also displays the Select Server dialog box.
Before launching Configuration Center, it is recommended to perform the following steps:
- On the system where Active Roles is installed, browse to C:\Program Files\One Identity\Active Roles\7.5.3\Shell.
- Right click on the ActiveRolesServiceConfiguration.psm1 file and select Properties.
- On the ActiveRolesServiceConfiguration Properties dialog box, click Digital Signatures->Details.
- On the Digital Signatures Details dialog box, click View Certificate.
- On the Certificate dialog box, click Install Certificate….
- On the Certificate Import Wizard dialog box, from the Store Location select Local Machine and click Next.
- On the Certificate Store section, select Place all certificates in the following store and click Browse.
- On the Select Certificate Store dialog box, select Trusted Publishers and click OK.
The Certificate store field is populated with the selected store name.
- Click Next.
The Certificate Import Wizard displays the selected certificate store.
- Click Finish.
The Certificate Import Wizard displays a message indicating that the import was successful.
NOTE: If the Certificates from Trusted Publishers are not installed on the system on which Active Roles is installed, then the Configuration Center may not launch successfully.
Tasks you can perform in Configuration Center
Configuration Center enables you to perform:
- Initial configuration tasks, creating the Administration Service instance and the default Web Interface sites.
- Configuration management tasks, letting you manage the existing instance of the Administration Service or Web Interface.
- Logging management tasks, enabling or disabling, and viewing AppInsights and diagnostic logs for Active Roles components that are installed on the computer running Configuration Center.
- Configuration task to join Active Roles to One Identity Starling.
- Management of MMC interface user login settings.
To perform configuration tasks, you need administrator rights on computer on which the Administration Service or Web Interface is installed. In addition, if you are going to create a new Active Roles database, then you need SQL Server rights sufficient to create databases. If you don’t plan to create a new database, then you only need to be a member of the db_owner fixed database role in the Active Roles database used by the Administration Service.
To perform logging management tasks, you need administrator rights on the computer running Configuration Center.