000032346 - Determine the challenge mode of RSA Authentication Agent 7.x for Windows from Windows registry

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Article Number000032346
Applies ToRSA Product Set : SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type : RSA Authentication Agent
RSA Version/Condition: 7.x
IssueThis article explains how to check the challenge mode set for an RSA Authentication Agent 7.x for Windows.
TasksCheck the status of challenge mode for an installed RSA Authentication Agent for Windows through the RSA Control Center by navigating to Advanced Tools > Challenge Users. ALternatively, if the administrator has access to the registry, check the following:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RSA\RSA Desktop Preferences\Local Authentication Settings]
Dword ValueChallenge
1Users in group
2All users
3All users except 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.