Deploying an Identity Router

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Choose a path for deploying your identity router:

You must be a Super Admin in the Cloud Administration Console. Make sure you change your password at the first sign-in. See Change Your Account Name and Password in the Cloud Administration Console.

Note:  This topic is for identity routers being deployed on the VMware, Hyper-V, and Amazon Web Services cloud platforms. It does not apply to deployments that use the embedded identity router in RSA Authentication Manager. For instructions on configuring that deployment, see Configure an Embedded Identity Router.

Quick Setup

The quickest way to set up your identity router is to download and follow the Quick Setup guide best-suited to your deployment:

  •  Use your Quick Setup Guide and work with your network administrator to:
    • Determine the appropriate deployment model to use if you are deploying the identity router in the Amazon cloud. See Amazon Web Services Identity Router Deployment Models.

    • Determine the IP addresses and DNS entries required for the identity routers and load balancers in your deployment.

    • Configure your DNS service with the required entries.

  • If you do quick setup, skip the procedure listed below.

    Advanced Setup

    If you want the opportunity to step through all of the possible options involved in deploying an identity router, perform the steps in the following procedure.


    1. See Deployment Planning Checklist.
    2. Add an Identity Router Using the Cloud Administration Console.
    3. Obtain the Identity Router Image.
    4. (For VMware) Install the Identity Router Virtual Appliance for VMware.
    5. (For Microsoft Hyper-V) Create the Identity Router Hyper-V Virtual Machine
    6. (For Amazon Web Services) Launch the Identity Router for Amazon Web Services.
    7. (For VMware and Hyper-V) Configure Initial Network Settings for On-Premises Identity Routers Using the VM Console.
    8. Configure Network Settings Using the Identity Router Setup Console.
    9. Connect the Identity Router to the Cloud Administration Console.
    10. If you are adding an identity router to an existing cluster, back up user profiles for the cluster that includes the new identity router. See Back Up Now for a Single Cluster.


    The identity router is fully deployed and ready for use.




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