Increase the Maximum Length of the Logon Alias

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A logon alias allows users to log on to RSA Authentication Manager with a user group ID, instead of their User IDs. By default, the maximum length of the logon alias is 48 characters, but a User ID can be longer. You can increase the maximum length of the logon alias to 100 characters.

Before you begin 

The following credentials are required:

  • The rsaadmin password for the primary instance
  • Operations Console administrator

Procedure 

  1. Log on to the appliance with the User ID rsaadmin and the operating system password that you defined during Quick Setup.
    • On a hardware appliance, an Amazon Web Services appliance, or an Azure appliance, log on to the appliance using an SSH client.
    • On a virtual appliance, log on to the appliance using an SSH client, the VMware vSphere client, the Hyper-V System Center Virtual Machine Manager Console, or the Hyper-V Manager.

    To log on to the appliance operating system using Secure Shell (SSH), you must enable SSH.

    For instructions, see Enable Secure Shell on the Appliance.

  2. Change directories to /opt/rsa/am/utils. Type:

    cd /opt/rsa/am/utils/

    and press ENTER.

  3. Type:

    ./rsautil store -a update_config auth_manager.principalmgt.max_aliasname_length 100 GLOBAL 501

    where 100 is the new maximum length of the logon alias.

  4. Press ENTER. You are prompted for the required options.
  5. When prompted, enter your Operations Console administrator User ID, and press ENTER.
  6. When prompted, enter your Operations Console administrator password, and press ENTER.

    The maximum length of the logon alias is increased.

    Note:  Although it is possible to enter the Operations Console administrator password on the command line, this creates a potential security vulnerability. RSA recommends that you enter passwords only when the utility presents a prompt.

  7. Close the SSH client. Type exit and press ENTER.

Related Concepts

Logon Alias

Related Tasks

Manage User Authentication Settings

 

 


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