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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 6, 2020

Require support for OAuth in Message Bus Probe when connecting to Azure

Support for Azure Secure Webhooks leveraging OAuth2 security with the Netcool Message Bus Probe.

Integration of Message Bus with Azure
Actor: User requires Secure Webhook integration with Message Bus

As our clients adopt more Cloud-native environments and securing the communications with these newer technologies advances, the monitoring and event management solutions developed by IBM need to keep up to date.


A CSP / MSP customer is monitoring their Cloud environment using Azure, sending out events as Webhooks.

As the client is security conscious they have asked for communications between the Netcool Message Bus Probe and Azure to be secured with OAuth 2.
The probe itself has the capability to support OAuth2, but when deploying this with Azure it was identified that the integration is failing wafter a 120-second timeout.

From research, it was identified that a standard Webhook integration works with Azure secured via a certificate, but the problem and drive for this RFE is to fix the issues when integration with an Azure Secure Webhook and provide support.

Idea Priority High
Use Case
System: Cloud-based monitoring solution Actor: Operations Monitoring Team Use cases for the system: The client has moved to a cloud-based environment for some of their operations and receives monitoring events via Webhooks. As the client is security conscious and requires that any cloud to on-premise monitoring communications needs to be at the OAuth2 as the data going over the Internet is of a sensitive nature. Scenario: 1. Configure Netcool Message Bus with Azure via Secure Webhooks 2. Start-up the Probe 3. The probe connects to Azure and authenticates via OAuth2 providing back a Token 4. The probe then sits on the http (ssl) channel waiting for Webhooks to be delivered 5. The probe processes these alerts into OMNIbus events for subsequent processing in the ObjectServer Current Behaviour: After step 3 in the above scenario - 1. Zero or more events are received from Azure 2. At the 2-minute point (give or take a few seconds) the probe loses connection with Azure and shuts down.
RFE ID 146574
RFE Product Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Probes