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Elisity Cloud Control Center Setup Guide

When Elisity provisions Cloud Control Center for a new customer all the infrastructure, security, and high availability are already set up.

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However, there are some customer-specific configurations that should be made to ensure all Elisity features, and functionalities are fully operational. All deprecated Cloud Control Center settings are omitted from this guide. 

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Elisity selects the latest stable version of Cloud Control Center for new deployments. If a different version of Cloud Control Center is required, please contact Elisity support.

 

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For the best user experience, Elisity recommends using Google Chrome as your web browser when accessing Cloud Control Center.

 

1. Cloud Control Center Access and User Management

New customers will receive an onboarding email from support@elisity.com with a username and one-time password.

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Login with these details and Cloud Control Center will force a password change.

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After logging in, navigate to the Administration section of Cloud Control Center and select Cloud Center Admin. Here you can add new Cloud Control Center users to the local login database.

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Select Add User to create a new user. A user can have one of two roles: Tenant Admin and Tenant User. The Tenant Admin role has read and write privileges while the Tenant User role has read-only privileges.

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2. Cloud Control Center Security Settings

First review the Cloud Control Center security settings located at Administration > Settings > Security > Settings.

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The first setting that can be toggled on or off is Explicit Trust. When this setting is enabled, all access by users, devices, and applications is denied by default until a policy explicitly allows it (default deny rule). This mode is typically enabled during a greenfield deployment. 

When this setting is disabled, all access is allowed by default until a policy explicitly denies it (default allow rule). Explicit Trust is typically disabled for brownfield deployments, and it's disabled by default on new deployments.

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2. Support Alerting Configuration

This setting will configure Cloud Control Center to send email alerts for major events such as an Elisity Edge policy enforcement node losing connection to Cloud Control Center. Multiple individuals can be configured to receive these alerts.

 

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Here is an example of an alert sent via Cloud Control Center after this feature was configured.

 

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3. Elisity Edge Configuration

Before an Elisity Virtual Edge can join the Elisity fabric, the Elisity Edge Subnet must be configured. This configuration tells Cloud Control Center what Elisity Edge IP Identifier range to use when issuing internal management IPs for newly registered Virtual Edges. Any IP range can be used but it is recommended to use one that is private or owned by the enterprise.

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4. Logo Configuration

The last configuration option on the Cloud Control Center administration page is the Cloud Control Center logo. This logo appears on the top left of the Cloud Control Center user interface and allows a user to customize the Cloud Control Center UI with an organization-specific logo.

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8. Microsoft Active Directory Integration

To integrate Cloud Control Center with Microsoft Active Directory, please follow the instructions here.

9. Azure Active Directory Integration as an IDP

To integrate Cloud Control Center with Azure Active Directory as an IDP, please follow the instructions here.

10. Okta IDP Integration

To integrate Cloud Control Center with Okta as an IDP, please follow the instructions here.

11. Claroty Integration

To integrate Cloud Control Center with Claroty, please follow the instructions here.

12. Medigate Integration

To integrate Cloud Control Center with Medigate, please follow the instructions here.