Before you start your notification adapter, check that the appropriate authentication is set in the security configuration files. Depending on your adapter, you will need to modify default values or add authentication records to one or both of these files:

  • The clientConnect.conf file since the notification adapter acts as a client when it connects to an VMware Smart Assurance Manager.

  • The serverConnect.conf file if the notification adapter acts as a server and is registered with the VMware Smart Assurance Broker. Table sm_notify parameters and descriptions lists the name parameters used to register the notification adapter with the Broker. A notification adapter acting as a server will need to authenticate incoming connections from users or other applications.

    These security configuration files are located in the BASEDIR/smarts/conf directory of the VMware Smart Assurance Service Assurance Manager.

    The VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide contains information about security and configuring the clientConnect.conf and serverConnect.conf files.