|Applies To||RSA Product Set: SecurID|
RSA Product/Service Type: Authentication Agent
RSA Version/Condition: 7.x
Platform: Microsoft Windows, Web for IIS
In order to communicate with RSA Authentication Manager, the RSA Authentication API requires configuration files and a node secret. The RSA Authentication Agent for Microsoft Windows and RSA Authentication Agent for Web for IIS store these files in different locations. For both agents to communicate with Authentication Manager, these files must always be the same in both locations.
To install the RSA Authentication Agent 7.x for Microsoft Windows and RSA Authentication Agent for Web for IIS for interoperability:
Do not attempt a test authentication using the RSA Authentication Agent for Windows until you complete the following step.
The /O option specifies that ownership and Access Control List (ACL) information should also be copied, as shown in the following example:
Do not use the COPY command or Windows Explorer to copy the node secret file. Due to the sensitivity of the node secret, you must also copy ownership and ACL information.
|Notes||The format of the node secret has recently been changed. The RSA Authentication Agent for Windows expects the node secret to be in the new format. For interoperability, the version of the RSA Authentication Agent for Web that you install must also use the new format. RSA Authentication Agent for Web 7.1 uses the new node secret format.|
If you are installing an earlier version of the Authentication Agent for Web, contact RSA Customer Support to obtain the appropriate patch to support the new node secret format.