Configure client software distribution providers

Identify the provider and specify the workflows and extension points for a customized software distribution process.

Before you begin

Perform the development tasks described in the CSD Extension Implementation Guide before attempting this procedure.

Role required: sn_client_sf_dist.csd_admin, admin

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Client Software Distribution > Extensions > Providers.
  2. Click New.
  3. Complete the form using the fields in the table.
    Figure 1. Provider information for Casper integration
    Provider information for Casper integration
    Table 1. Client software distribution provider fields
    Field Description
    Name Descriptive name of the provider.
    Provider server Table name of the provider server. You must create this table as an extension of the Configuration Item [cmdb_ci] table. For example, you might call your table Casper Server Instance [cmdb_ci_casper_server_instance].
    Discovery workflow Workflow that discovers the provider server and returns the data from that server back to the instance. This is the workflow you create with custom activities that query the provider server.
    Software configuration Table name of the software configuration for this provider. You create this table as an extension of the Client Software Distribution Software Configuration [sn_client_sf_dist_software_config] table. For example, you might create a table called Casper Software Configuration [sn_client_sf_dist_casper_sf_config].
    Deployment extension key The SetDeploymentData key provided with CSD. This key sets up the data for the software ordering and deployment workflow.
    Deployment workflow Workflow that deploys software from the provider server. This is the workflow you created with custom activities that tells the provider where to deploy an application requested from the service catalog.
    Revocation extension key The SetRevocationData key provided with CSD. This key sets up the data for installation revocation.
    Revocation workflow Workflow that revokes an installation from a provider server. This is the workflow you created with custom activities that tells the provider which application to remove from a device.