000032346 - Determining the Challenge Mode of an RSA Authentication Agent 7.x for Windows

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Article Number000032346
Applies ToRSA Product Set : SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type : RSA Authentication Agent
RSA Version/Condition: 7.2.1
Platform : Windows
IssueAn administrator has a requirement to check the Challenge Mode of an installed RSA Authentication Agent 7.x for Windows.
TasksAn administrator wishing to check the challenge mode of an installed RSA Authentication Agent for Windows can use the RSA Control Center > Advanced Tools > Challenge Users to check the challenge or where the administrator has access to the registry check the following:
 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RSA\RSA Desktop Preferences\Local Authentication Settings]
"ChallengeMode"=dword:00000000
"ChallengeGroup"=""

 
Dword ValueChallenge
0None
1Users in Group
2All Users
3All Users except those in Group

 
The ChallengeGroup will contain the name of the group associated with the challenge mode.
NotesRSA Group Policy Object (GPO) templates can be used with an RSA Authentication Agent for Windows where the supported Microsoft Windows platform hosting the authentication agent is a member of a Windows domain. 

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