Understanding the Global Asset Policy
The Global Asset Policy controls all core functionality of OMS. How you use OMS in your organization is entirely dependent on these settings.
The Global Asset Policy can be modified at System > Settings.
Authenticate & authorize users using OMS
If selected, all assets managed by OMS will prompt users with a secure login when applications, like Observer, are launched. The login prompt expects a user name and password that has been configured in OMS. Because OMS can authenticate users with third-party authentication services like Active Directory, an example would be to use your Active Directory credentials here (if OMS is configured to do so and your user name has been imported).
Synchronize user protocol definitions through OMS
Synchronizing user protocol definitions is an important step in ensuring that all assets understand the traffic on your network. This is especially important when analysing captures and trending data from other areas of the organization or custom applications. It is highly recommended that protocol definitions remain shared.
Get list of Probe Instances available for redirection from OMS
If selected, all probe instances that a user has permission to redirect, or even see, will appear to them when redirection is attempted. Clearing this setting ensures that no remote probe instances are shown. Probe instances local to the asset being interacted with are shown only.
Share filters with OMS
To share capture filters between assets, this setting must be enabled. The filters that users create and save become synchronized between all assets, so the work of creating filters does not need to be duplicated by multiple people.
Manage licenses with OMS
OMS can manage all of the licenses for your assets. This includes storage of the licenses; the ability to assign them to assets remotely; and the ability to remove them from assets remotely. If your organization does not use this feature, each asset must be manually licensed in that product, such as inside Observer.
Auto-add assets and licenses
For ease of administration, OMS can automatically create and apply the appropriate license to an asset the first time it connects. This option is especially useful when a large number of new assets need to be added to OMS; just ensure the new asset is set to be managed by OMS.
Cache OMS logon credentials
If selected, managed assets will cache OMS user credentials for a set number of hours. During the configurable number of hours, users can continue to log on and use managed assets if OMS has become unavailable. For the greatest prevention of OMS downtime, consider using a failover configuration.
Assign auto-add assets to Asset Group
If Auto-add assets and licenses is selected and a new asset is automatically added, the asset is placed into this asset group.
Number of hours to cache OMS logon credentials
This sets how many hours that OMS user credentials are cached by managed assets. This option only appears when Cache OMS logon credentials is selected.