Load a New Node Secret

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The node secret is a shared secret known only to the IPv4/IPv6 authentication agent and RSA Authentication Manager. Authentication agents use the node secret to encrypt authentication requests that they send to Authentication Manager uses the node secret to verify the identity of IPv4/IPv6 authentication agents. IPv4/IPv6 authentication agents do not require a node secret.

You can manually create a node secret in the Authentication Manager server and export it to the agent host. Once the node secret file is imported into the agent host machine, you must run the agent_nsload utility to extract the node secret file and store it appropriately. The node secret can be stored either in the default path or in a user-defined path.

The Node Secret Load utility, agent_nsload, is located in the RSA Authentication Manager Extras ZIP file.

Before you begin 

  • On Windows 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 or later, with the User Account Control feature enabled, the agent_nsload utility must be run from an elevated command prompt if the node secret is being stored at the default location, drive:\%windir%\system32.

  • The sdconf.rec file must be present in the destination folder on the host machine.

Procedure 

  1. To extract the node secret to the default location, using the agent_nsload utility, type:

    • On UNIX:

      agent_nsload -f /default_dir/nodesecret.rec

    • On Windows:

      agent_nsload -f C:\default_path\ nodesecret.rec

  2. To extract the node secret to a user-defined location, using the agent_nsload utility, type:

    • On UNIX:

      agent_nsload -f /VAR_ACE/nodesecret.rec -d /VAR_ACE/new_dir/

    • On Windows:

      agent_nsload -f C:<windows path>\System32\ nodesecret.rec -d C:\<windows path>\System32\new_dir\

  3. When prompted, type the password and press Enter.

 

 

 

 


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