Skip to content

Installing the MAP Server

This section covers:

Overview

MAP Servers are an extension of the PAM Server and are used to manage connections to centrally hosted thick management applications and web based applications

The benefits of using a MAP Server include:

  • Dependencies are centralised and not local to the users workstation.

  • Upgrades and the maintenance of management tools can be centrally managed.

  • Allows multiple versions of an application to co-exist with connections automatically routed to the correct MAP Server.

  • Grouping MAP Servers allows connections to specific tools or a selection of tools with connections being round-robined to spread the load within the group of MAP Servers.

The MAP Server application is installed on a Windows Server which is then controlled by the PAM Server, allowing remote applications to be launched from the UI.

The MAP Server installer (MSI) file contains the following components:

  • MAP service launcher: the program running the remote application when the application is opened through the UI.

  • AutoIT application: manages the AutoIT scripts used by Osirium PAM* to connect and talk to specific devices.

  • MAP service APIs: used to communicate with the PAM Server. A shared secret is used to secure the communication.

  • PAM-RT: enables multiple user connections from the PAM Server to the MAP Server.

Osirium PAM is made up of the following components:

PAM Components

Component Description
PAM Server Main component which drives Osirium PAM. It incorporates the virtual appliance, database, Admin Interface and UI.

The PAM Server is packaged for deployment as either a OVA or VHD file.

PAM UI Allows Superadmins to access the Admin Interface to manage and configure the PAM Server and allows users to single sign onto devices and run device tasks.

The UI is deployed with the PAM Server.

MAP Server Enables remote applications to be launched from the UI.

The MAP Server software is installed on a 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2016 along with the management applications.

Prerequisites

Firstly you will need a PAM Server to add your MAP Server to once it has been installed and configured.

The MAP Server requires the following:

  • Min 4 CPU cores.
  • Min 16 GB RAM.
  • ‘Fast’ disk.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 or higher (set as English language).
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2.
  • Installation of management applications.

Note

Legal notices and messages of the day should be turned off. Instead, you can use the Session recording terms of use which can be set through the Admin Interface. See Administrators Guide for instructions on how this can be set.

Licencing

The licence requirements for adding MAP Servers to your PAM Server need to be included in your main licence which is uploaded through the Admin Interface.

On the System configuration > Licencing tab of the Admin Interface you can check if your current licence allows MAP Servers to be added and the maximum number that can be added for use.

Ports

The ports required by the MAP Server can be found here

Supporting documentation

Further information relating to Osirium PAM can be found here.