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Creating and configuring BMC Remedy ITSM user accounts for continuous compliance for networks

This topic contains procedures for creating and configuring BMC Remedy ITSM user accounts for the Continuous Compliance for Network Automation solution.

To create and update change and incident tickets in BMC Remedy ITSM, you must create a BMC Remedy user account. The account:

  • Is used to manage change and incident tickets
  • Must have permission to create, modify, and delete change, task, and incident records
  • Must be dedicated to the BMC Atrium Orchestrator, and not used by other users or applications
  • Should have a logon ID of orchestrationuser.

    Note

    • If you create the account to have a login ID other than orchestrationuser, you will need to update the default values for a BMC Atrium Orchestrator workflow and a BMC Remedy server integration artifact after installing BMC Atrium Orchestrator Content, as described in Changing BMC Atrium Orchestrator Workflow Defaults.
    • If you are implementing multiple solutions, BMC recommends that you use the following convention for the BMC Remedy account user names:
      • ccsuser for Continuous Compliance for Servers
      • ccnuser for Continuous Compliance for Networks
      • ccduser for Continuous Compliance for Databases
    • If your BMC Network Automation environment uses multiple BMC Network Automation application servers served by a single BMC Remedy ITSM instance, BMC recommends that you use the following convention to identify BMC Remedy ITSM user accounts for each application server:
      • orchestrationuser1
      • orchestrationuser2
      • etc.
    • You can optionally configure a BMC Remedy ITSM user account so the BMC Network Automation user who submits a job requiring BMC Remedy approvals will be tracked in the Change Tickets in the Requested For field when the ticket is created. See Creating BMC Remedy ITSM user accounts for BMC Network Automation users submitting jobs that require BMC Remedy approvals.

      The BMC Remedy ITSM user account name must match the BMC Remedy user name assigned in the BMC Network Automation field, Remedy Username for Jobs created by Policies. Navigate to Admin > System Parameters > Enable BMC Atrium Orchestrator Integration > Enable Continuous Compliance for Network Automation to find this field in BMC Network Automation.

To create and configure BMC Remedy ITSM user accounts, you must logon with a role that includes the following permissions:

  • BMC Remedy Administrator
  • Infrastructure Change Configuration
  • Infrastructure Change Master
  • Incident Configuration
  • Incident Master
  • Task Administrator
  • Task Application Configuration

Creating the BMC Remedy ITSM user account for BMC Atrium Orchestrator

  1. Log in to the BMC Remedy ITSM system using an account with administrative privileges and the following permissions:
    • BMC Remedy Administrator
    • Infrastructure Change Configuration
    • Infrastructure Change Master
    • Incident Configuration
    • Incident Master
    • Task Administrator
    • Task Application Configuration
    • Config Categorization Admin
    • Config Group Mapping Admin.
  2. In the IT Home page, click Applications and select Administrator Console > Application Administration Console.
  3. In the Application Administration Console, select your company from the Configuration for Company pull-down menu, and click Create for Step 4: People.
  4. Complete the required fields on the User Account Creation (People) window as shown in the following table:

    Field

    Description

    First Name

    Assign a first name for the user account (for example, BCA-Networks).

    Last Name

    Assign a last name for the user account (for example, BCA-Networks).

    Support Staff

    Set to Yes. Click OK in the pop-up window.

    Phone Number

    Assign a phone number.

    Company

    Assign the company for Network Change and Network Incidents.

    Site

    Select a site.

  5. Click the Login/Access Details tab, and complete the fields listed in the following table:

     

    Description

    Login ID

    Enter the account name. 

    The default value used by the solution is orchestrationuser. You can also use solution-specific ID, or an ID specific to a BMC Network Automation application server, if your environment uses multiple application servers to access a single BMC Remedy ITSM instance. If you use any other ID than orchestrationuser, you must change the default user account ID and update the INT:BCAN:CHG:ApprovalNotification filter after installing BMC Atrium Orchestrator Content, as described in Changing BMC Atrium Orchestrator Workflow Defaults.

    Note: The Login ID must match the Remedy ITSM Remedy Username that you would enter in the BMC Atrium Orchestrator Content installer.

    Password

    Set a password for your account.

    Note: The Password must match the Remedy ITSM Remedy Password that you would enter in the BMC Atrium Orchestrator Content installer.

    License Type

    Select Fixed.

    Full Text License Type

    Select None.

    Access Restrictions

    Ensure that for Unrestricted Access, the Yes option is selected.

  6. On the Support Groups tab, click Update Support Groups and Roles, and set the following fields:

    Field

    Description

    Support Organization

    Select the support organization, for example, IT Support.

    Support Group

    Select a support group, for example, Change Management.

    Important: This is the same support group that must be assigned as the Authoring Group in the Network Change and Network Incident templates later on during this installation.

    Relationship Role

    Select relationship role for the group, for example, Member.

  7. Click Add.
  8. Click the Functional Role Update tab, and set the following fields:

    Field

    Description

    Support Organization

    Select the support organization chosen previously, for example, IT Support.

    Support Group Name

    Select a support group chosen previously, for example, Change Management.

    Functional Role

    Select the appropriate role for the support group, for example, Change > Infrastructure Change Manager.

  9. Click Add.
  10. Click Close.
  11. On the Login/Access Details tab, click Update Permission Groups, and set the following fields:
    • Permission Groups: Choose the following permission groups, and click Add/Modify for each permission group: 
      • AR System > Administrator
      • Asset > Asset Viewer
      • Foundation > Config Categorization Admin
      • Foundation > Config Group Mapping Admin
      • Incident > Incident Config
      • Incident > Incident Master
      • Change > Infrastructure Change Config
      • Change > Infrastructure Change Master
      • Task > Task Administrator
      • Task Application Config
      • Task Manager
    • License Type: Enter a License Type for each Permission Group. Set the value to Fixed, where applicable.
  12. Click Close and click Save.
  13. If you have additional user accounts to create, repeat the previous steps.

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Creating BMC Remedy ITSM user accounts for BMC Network Automation users submitting jobs that require BMC Remedy approvals

You can track a BMC Remedy ITSM Change Ticket according to the BMC Network Automation user who submitted it. To implement this, you need to create a BMC Remedy user account for each BMC Network Automation user who can submit BMC Remedy change request tickets.

Each BMC Remedy ITSM user account and BMC Network Automation user account must have matching account names.

To create BMC Remedy ITSM user accounts for BMC Network Automation users

  1. Log into BMC Remedy ITSM with an account that has all of the following permissions:
    • Remedy Administrator
    • Infrastructure Change Configuration
    • Infrastructure Change Master
    • Incident Configuration
    • Incident Master
    • Task Administrator
    • Task Application Configuration
  2. In the IT Home page, click Applications and select Administrator Console > Application Administration Console.
  3. In the Application Administration Console, select your company from the Configuration for Company pull-down menu, and click Create for Step 4: People.
  4. In the People page, fill in the following required field values:

    Field

    Action

    First Name

    Assign a first name for the user account (for example, Susan).

    Last Name

    Assign a last name for the user account (for example, Johnson).

    Support Staff

    Set to No.

    Phone Number

    Assign a phone number.

    Company

    Assign the company for Network Change and Network Incidents.

    Site

    Select a site.

  5. Click the Log in/Access Details tab, and set values for these fields:

    Field

    Action

    Login ID

    Set the Login ID to the User Name assigned in BMC Network Automation (for example, sjohnson).

    Password

    Leave the password empty.

    License Type

    Set to Read.

    Full Text License Type

    Set to None.

    Access Restrictions

    Set as appropriate for your site.

  6. Click Update Permission Groups, and choose Infrastructure Change Submit with the associated License Type (that is, Read) and click Add/Modify.
  7. Click Close.

After the BMC Remedy user account has been fully configured, the Change Ticket will reflect that user in the Requested For field when the ticket is created. Otherwise, the Requested For field will be empty.

Note

In versions BMC Atrium Orchestrator Content 20.12.02 and later, manual configuration of approval process information for automatic and emergency approvals is not required, as the BMC Atrium Orchestrator Content installer pushes the related artifacts to BMC Remedy ITSM.

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Configuring group auto assignments for change tickets

Perform the steps described in this section only if you are using a Company, Support Organization, Department, or Support Group that is not supplied in the default sample BMC Remedy ITSM data.

To configure group auto assignments for change tickets

  1. Open the BMC Remedy AR System Application Administration Console.
  2. From the Application Administration Console, click the Custom Configuration tab and select Foundation > Configure Assignment > Configure Application Assignment to open the Configure Application Assignment window.
  3. From the Event Details menu, select Infrastructure Change Manager, and select a status of Enabled.
  4. In the Assignment section, select Support CompanySupport Organization, and Assigned Group.
  5. In the Routing Order section, select Contact Company and Company, and complete the optional fields with appropriate values.
  6. Check Yes for Change Management.
  7. Click Save and Close.
  8. Repeat step 1 through step 7, however in step 3, select Infrastructure Change Coordinator from the Event Details menu.

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