An IPv4/IPv6 authentication agent is a software application that securely passes user authentication requests to and from RSA Authentication Manager. IPv4/IPv6 agents use IPv4 o r IPv6 addresses and the HTTP and TCP protocols rather than the UDP protocol.
Note: This release of Authentication Manager (version 8.2 or later) includes a backward compatible software development kit (SDK). It does not include the IPv4/IPv6 agent.
Configuration Service. Allows agents to retrieve and verify configuration data.
Message Key Service. Allows agents to negotiate a key that can be used to encrypt subsequent authentications.
Authentication Service. Processes authentication requests.
IPv4/IPv6 Agent Name
Unlike the UDP agents, the IPv4/IPv6 agent uses a logical name to identify agents. An agent name is not required to be a fully qualified host name and does not require an IP address. Agents running on different physical hosts can share a logical agent name. It is also possible to have multiple logically named agents on a single physical host.
Enabling IPv6 in the Hyper-V or VMware Infrastructure
You can enable the Hyper-V or VMware infrastructure to process authentication requests sent from agents using an IPv6 address. For more information, see your Hyper-V or VMware documentation.