000037735 - How to use Microsoft Windows command prompt to validate the checksum values of RSA Authentication Manager files

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Article Number000037735
Applies ToRSA Product Set: SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type: Authentication Manager
RSA Version/Condition: 8.x
IssueWhile downloading the .iso image from myRSA in order to upgrade the Authentication Manager servers you will find the checksum for each image

These steps are meant to show how to validate the downloaded image against the checksum using the command prompt  to make sure that the image is not corrupted.


Inside the search field from your task bar, enter command or cmd. Then, click or tap on the Command Prompt.
  • To check checksum using SHA-256 algorithm 

certutil -hashfile path-to-your-file sha256   

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  • To verify the checksum using the MD5 algorithm 

certutil -hashfile path-to-your-file md5

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NotesYou can achieve the same result using Windows PowerShell. For the steps to do so, check article 000036444 - How to use Microsoft Windows PowerShell to find the checksum values of RSA Authentication Manager files.