|Applies To||RSA Product Set: SecurID|
RSA Product/Service Type: Authentication Manager
RSA Version/Condition: 8.1
|Issue||Chapter 2 (page 36) of the RSA Authentication Manager 8.1 Security Configuration Guide (revision 2) covers the BIOS hardening; however, it does not offer the steps to change the BIOS password.|
|Resolution||To protect access to the BIOS, RSA recommends that an administrator change the pre-configured BIOS password to a strong password of their choice.|
Plan: Changing the BIOS password will require a reboot of the RSA SecurID Appliance so plan accordingly for an outage. Steps:
You may get the following warning if the password is not considered to be strong enough; however, the weak password is still accepted.
CAUTION: Use a strong password to ensure security and store the new BIOS password in a secure place.