Luminate is a Software as a Service platform that allows corporate IT organizations to provide secure connectivity to corporate applications and services for designated audiences. Luminate allows doing the above without exposing internal networks/datacenters to risks associated with network access and provides unparalleled visibility and governance into activities that are performed by the accessing parties.
In order to get start with Luminate, one needs to configure the system to provide access as described in the below diagram:
Following steps need to be completed in order to deliver the corporate web application to end-users:
- Create a tenant for your organization with the Luminate Cloud Service (this step is done by contacting Luminate Support)
- Log in to the Luminate Administration Portal at https://admin.<your organization tenant>.luminatesec.com (Luminate support will provide you with initial "internal" administrator account, please make sure to change its password and/or create additional administration accounts)
- Navigate to the Sites section of the application
- Create a new Site object. Sites represent network location where applications and other resources are hosted. Each site could be as big as a whole datacenter with thousands of different resources, or as small as a subnet, or even a single machine, containing sensitive services.
- Please note that a first connector is automatically defined for every new site. Additional connectors can be added, either at this stage or at a later stage. Upon saving the changes to the site object, the system will present the connector deployment instructions:
- Deploy the connector in your data center and verify that it is online. Please refer to a separate guide covering various deployment methods for Luminate Connector.
- Define a a new Web Application (as an example). This can be done either from the Site page or from a dedicated Applications view in the Administration Portal.
Please pay special attention to the connection settings:
"Internal Address" is the connection used by the Luminate Connector to open internal communications to the web application being published. It can contain either an internal IP address or an internal DNS.
"External Address" is the eventual URL of the application that is being accessed through Luminate. Usually it is automatically built by combining the application name and the Luminate base domain. This can be customized for special cases and custom domains.
- Assign users to the new application.
You can pick either internal user accounts or connect your Luminate environment to your organizational Identity Provider and pick existing user corporate user accounts. Please see separate guides for connecting your Luminate environment to organizational Identity Providers.
- Connect to your application from any device. Just open a browser and navigate to the address defined as "External Address" in the previous steps.