000019007 - What methods can be used to create ACE/Server database reports from a remote machine?

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Article Number000019007
Applies ToRSA ACE/Server
UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris)
IssueWhat methods can be used to create ACE/Server database reports from a remote machine?
User wants to run database reports remotely on the ACE/Server but is concerned about security (authentication and encryption ).
ResolutionUse one of the following methods:
1. Remote Administration
This gives you the same options to create reports as the local sdadmin interface on the ACE/Server (albeit with a few minor variations). Access is protected by SecurID authentication and data traffic is encrypted.

2. Telnet
This allows you to log in 'locally' to the sdadmin interface and in addition gives you the possibility to run any utilities from the ./prog or ./utils folders that are not accessible via the standard admin interface. Telnet login can be protected by SecurID authentication and/or by using the RSA Keon UNIX Platform Security product, where encryption of data traffic would be provided by the latter.

3. SSH
This would be a 3rd party product (e.g., OpenSSH) which can provide encryption of data traffic and can be used in combination with SecurID to provide strong authentication as well, then a telnet session could be used as outlined above.

4. WebAdmin
This is a product developed by RSA Professional Services which provides browser-based administration and report creation facilities for ACE/Server versions 4.1 and earlier. Authentication and encryption is similar to Remote Admin but this product makes use of the Admin API. In ACE/Server 5.0 a comparable web-based administration tool called Quickadmin is available as standard.

5. Admin API
This can ONLY be used locally on the ACE/Server machine and is therefore NOT usable for remote report creation. WebAdmin (see above) is a compromise method which calls the locally installed API remotely. Alternatively, the customer can ask to have their own custom application developed by RSA Professional Services to make use of the API or they can write one themselves. However, if there are problems with Admin applications written by the customer a developer support maintenance contract is necessary in order to receive support.
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