Managing SAAS Inventory

Introduction

SAAS (Software as a Service) Inventory feature has been added in 2.7 release.

At the moment, this feature is only available for windows agent. Its goal is to inventory web applications used on a computer or by a user. OCSInventory will look at the DNS cache of the windows machine to see which web site has been reached in a given amount of time.

This inventory feature is installed as a plugin on the Windows Agent (by default in "C:\Programs files\OCS Inventory Agent\Plugins") and is named "Saas.ps1". Thus, removing this file will prevent SAAS inventory from working.

SAAS Inventory is working only with agent 2.6.0.0 and newer.

Enable SAAS Inventory

To activate SAAS Inventory, go to Configuration > General configuration, and click on Inventory entry in left navigation pane. At the bottom of the page click on ON for INVENTORY_SAAS_ENABLED.

saas enabled

Register a domain to be inventoried

Since we are using the DNS cache of the windows machine, all the DNS entries are retrieved by the agent. To solve this problem, we implemented a whitelist which allow to filter the domain names to inventory.

To add a new domain go to Inventory > SAAS Inventory and click on Add SAAS in left menu.

saas menu

In order, enter the name that corresponds to the SAAS you want to register and its associated domain. After, click on OK.

saas register

Show inventory results

In the case SAAS Inventory is enabled and configured, you will have to wait for the agent to send its inventory or trigger one manually.

On a global reporting

To display the inventoried data, go to Inventory > SAAS Inventory and click on SAAS list in left menu.

You will find below the displayed informations :

  • Name : SAAS name of the matching entry.
  • Entry : Associated domain.
  • Data : IP address associated to the domain.
  • Count : Number of machine matching this entry.

saas list

When you click on the count number, you will be redirected to a search reporting based on the domain name.

On computer details

Go to computer details page and click on Software in left navigation pane. Below software table, the SAAS Inventory table list all matching entries for this machine.

saas computer details