RSA Authentication Manager Installation and Configuration

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This training course offers hands-on training on the installation and configuration of an RSA SecurID Access Base Edition system.



Students leave this training course with the experience of installing and configuring RSA Authentication Manager system components to model a comprehensive and high availability authentication solution.

This course assumes that the student has attended the RSA Authentication Manager Administration training or has equivalent operation and administrative experience with RSA Authentication Manager – administrative tasks are not covered as part of this course.



IT or other technical personnel who install, service and support RSA Authentication Manager deployments.


Please Note: If you are new to the RSA SecurID Access product line and have or are upgrading to an Enterprise or Premium license, you may also be interested in enrolling in the RSA SecurID Access Cloud Authentication Service Installation and Configuration course, which offers hands-on training in the deployment and configuration of additional components and authentication options of the RSA SecurID Access system. 


Delivery Type

Virtual Classroom

On Demand Classroom


2 days


Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills
Microsoft® Windows® or UNIX/Linux system administration; attendance in RSA Authentication Manager Administration training, or equivalent v7.x or v8.x administration experience; Familiarity with virtual machine deployment 


Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this training, participants should be able to:

  • Plan and perform the pre-installation, installation, and configuration tasks to accomplish an RSA Authentication Manager virtual appliance installation in a VMware environment
  • Configure RSA Authentication Manager system parameters
  • Configure and connect to external LDAP Identity Sources
  • Create redundant/failover RSA Authentication Manager replica servers and understand the role and management of replica server instances
  • Install and configure RSA Authentication Agents for local workstation and web access protection
  • Perform an RSA Authentication Manager Web Tier installation to support user self-service and risk-based authentication


Course Outline

  • RSA Authentication Manager System Architecture
    • Primary and Replica instances
    • Authentication Agents and communication paths
    • Identity Sources
    • Firewall configurations
    • Web Tier component
    • RADIUS communication
  • Deployment Scenarios and Planning
    • Deployment and Installation planning
    • Using the right Authentication Agent
    • Planning administrative support
    • Using CT-KIP for software token deployment
  • RSA Authentication Manager Deployment
    • Pre-Installation requirements and considerations
    • Supported VMware environments and features
    • Hardware Appliance deployment
    • Deployment process and steps
    • Post-deployment tasks
  • System Configurations
    • Settings and configurations
      • System-wide configurations
      • Instance settings
      • Console and dashboard personalization
  • Authentication Agent Configurations
    • Functions and features of representative Authentication Agent installations for Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems
    • Configuring Agent software for local, network and web access protection
    • Handling node secret and sdconf.rec files


  • Replica Instances
    • Strategies for dealing with primary instance failures and replica promotion
    • Creating replica packages
    • Establishing preferred and failover servers in Agent hosts
  • Web Tier Installation
    • Requirements and installation process for the Web Tier component
    • Customizing the end user interface
  • System Utilities
    • Using the Command-line Utility package
    • Installing and configuring the Windows MMC snap-in
    • Managing Realm trusts
  • RADIUS Server Configuration
    • RADIUS functions and capabilities
    • Primary and Replica RADIUS servers
    • Managing RADIUS users
  • Integration with RSA SecurID Access Mobile App
    • How an RSA SecurID Access Mobile App tokencode can be used with RSA Authentication Manager standard authentication Agents

Schedule & Register

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