Manage the Node Secret

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To ensure a secure transaction the first time a user attempts to authenticate with a SecurID passcode, the authentication agent and Authentication Manager automatically communicate using a hashed value of the unique node secret and store it on the agent computer. From then on, each authentication interaction uses the node secret to encrypt the communication between the two systems.

Procedure 

  1. In the Security Console, click Access > Authentication Agents > Manage Existing.

  2. Click the Restricted or Unrestricted tab, depending on whether the agent that you want to search for is restricted or unrestricted.

  3. Use the search fields to find the agent with the node secret that you want to manage.

  4. Click the agent with the node secret that you want to manage, and click Manage Node Secret.

  5. If you want to clear the node secret from the Authentication Manager server, select the Clear Node Secret checkbox.

  6. To allow the agent to authenticate to the server, you must also clear the node secret on the agent.

  7. (Optional) If you want to create a new node secret, select the Create Node Secret checkbox.

  8. (Optional) If you chose to create a new node secret, enter and confirm a password to encrypt the node secret file.

  9. When you create a password, the maximum length is 16 characters. The minimum length, required characters, and excluded characters are determined by the default password policy for the deployment.

  10. Click Save.

  11. Click Download Now.

 

 

 

 


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