RSA Authentication Manager Administration

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This on-demand classroom-based learning provides a comprehensive overview of the administrative responsibilities associated with the RSA Authentication Manager component of an RSA SecurID Access system.



The working principles behind RSA Authentication Manager and RSA SecurID authenticators are discussed, including product architecture, time synchronization, risk-based authentication, managing external Identity Sources and exploring all aspects of an administrative structure. Extensive hands-on labs reinforce the administrative tasks involved in managing a user population and authenticator assignment.


System, security, or help desk administrators who need to administer and support
the RSA Authentication Manager product and RSA SecurID users

Delivery Type
On-Demand Classroom

Recorded 2 Day Live Classroom

Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills
Familiarity with Microsoft® Windows® or UNIX/Linux system administration. A fundamental conceptual understanding of multi-factor authentication.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the basic architecture and theory of operation of RSA SecurID technology
  • Perform configurations required for RSA Authentication Manager system operations
  • Perform user administration functions to populate and manage users
  • Perform reporting and user troubleshooting
  • Understand ongoing maintenance requirements
  • Understand the setup and use of software authenticators
  • Understand the configuration and use of self-service functionality



Course Outline

  • Product and Technology Overview
    • High level description of RSA Authentication Manager and its contribution to user authentication
    • Authentication as a foundation of security, trust and confidence in digital identities
    • RSA Authentication Manager system components and communication
  • RSA SecurID Authentication
    • RSA SecurID authentication options
    • Concepts of strong user authentication
    • Token technology – time synchronization, authenticator types
  • Risk-Based Authentication
    • Configuration and management of risk-based authentication
    • Device fingerprinting and behavior data collection and analysis
    • Selecting assurance levels
  • Deployment and Administrative Structure
    • Deployment planning and establishing an administrative structure
  • Policy Management
    • Defining and applying policies to the system and Security Domains
      • Password and Token policies
      • Lockout and self-service policies
      • Risk-based and Offline authentication policies
  • System Administration
    • Establishing and maintaining organizational and administrative structures:
      • LDAP Identity Sources
      • Security Domains
      • User and User Group structures
      • Administrative roles and delegation
      • Authentication Agents
  • Authenticator Management
    • Managing RSA SecurID hardware tokens
    • Software token deployment and installation
    • Managing Risk-Based Authentication
    • Managing On-Demand Authentication
  • Auditing, Reports and Troubleshooting
    • RSA Authentication Manager report functions
    • Report customization
    • Troubleshooting procedures
  • Self-Service Management and Support
    • Configurations for user self-service functions
    • User account and authenticator management and provisioning

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