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Understanding OMS

OMS manages an extensive menu of essential tasks and delegates specific IT jobs on a tiered authorization basis to appropriately credentialed network team members so you can authenticate user access and passwords, administer upgrades, and streamline management of Observer Platform from a single, centralized location. TLS-based communication security safeguards sensitive user data while in transit.


Users and User Groups

Create user groups and accounts in OMS or import them from Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS, or TACACS+. Also establish and enforce permission policies.


Assets and Asset Groups

Manage assets and asset groups. Establish a base version for managed assets that must be adhered to, and allow OMS to handle asset licensing.


Installing and Updating OMS

Read about installing the OMS software, how to have OMS check for upgrades, and about using an HSM token or private key.


Backups and Secondary OMS

Having a backup strategy and redundancy are important for any enterprise application.



Learn how to determine if you have a slow server, network, or application; use alarms to warn you of issues; or use the log or SNMP to send messages about certain events. Use the FAQ for common questions.


OMS documentation changes


Release notes

Release notes are available for current and previous versions of the Observer Platform.