Specify a Product Update Location

Document created by RSA Information Design and Development on Jun 13, 2017Last modified by George Spagnoli on Jul 18, 2019
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To allow RSA Authentication Manager to locate product updates, you must specify the location where updates are stored. Updates can be applied through your local browser, or you can store updates in an NFS share, Windows shared folder, a DVD/CD, or an ISO image on your client machine.


You only need to specify the update location once. You can change the location that was previously specified.


Note:  If you are using a Windows share, RSA Authentication Manager 8.4 requires the SMBv2 or SMBv3 protocol. SMBv1 is no longer supported.


Before you begin 





  1. In the Operations Console, click Maintenance > Update & Rollback.

  2. On the Update & Rollback page, the default update source is your local browser. To change that setting, click Configure Update Source.

  3. On the Configure Update Sources page, specify a location for updates.

    • If you want to upload an update from your local machine, select Use your web browser to upload an update. You do not need to scan for updates.

    • If you want to scan for updates on an NFS share, select Use NFS share as the update source. Enter the full path, including the IP address or hostname where updates are stored. For example,

    • If you want to scan for updates on a Windows shared folder, select Use Windows Share as the update source.

      • In the Windows Share Path field, enter the full path including the IP address or hostname where updates are stored. For example, \\\updates

      • (Optional) In the Windows Username field, enter a username.

      • (Optional) In the Windows Password field, enter a password only if it is required by your Windows share configuration.

    • To scan for updates on an RSA-supplied DVD or CD, select Use DVD/CD as the update source.

  4. To test the NFS or Windows share directory settings, click Test Connection. A message indicates whether the configured shared directory is available to the primary or replica instance.

  5. Click Save.