Introduction to RSA SecurID Access Architecture

Document created by Craig Hansen Employee on Apr 29, 2016Last modified by Elizabeth Maloney on Sep 14, 2016
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This FREE eLearning course presents an overview of the core architectural concepts and components of the RSA SecurID Access system.



This self-paced eLearning course presents a technical description of the components used in RSA SecurID Access; how and what the components connect to (integration); and the communication paths, processes, and protocols between them.



Anyone interested in understanding more about RSA SecurID Access architecture.



30 minutes (e-Learning)


Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills

Students should have familiarity with the concepts of: strong (multi-factor) user authentication, cloud applications, single sign-on, and networking communication basics.


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the major components of RSA SecurID Access
  • Identify the components supporting single sign-on
  • Identify the connections made between components of RSA SecurID Access and understand component communication paths
  • List fundamental deployment configurations
  • Identify the communication protocols used


Course Outline

  • System Components
    • Common deployment components
    • System diagram
    • Administrative console capabilities
    • User Authentication components
    • Single sign-on components
  • Component Integration
    • User identity sources
    • Target applications and resources
    • RSA SecurID and Authentication Manager
    • Portal access
    • Single sign-on concepts
  • System communication
    • Component communication paths
    • Protocols used
    • Data flow

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