Getting started with the RSA SecurID Access Cloud Authentication Service
RSA Product Set: SecurID Access RSA Product/Service Type: Cloud and Identity Router, Cloud Authentication Service
The RSA SecurID Access Cloud Authentication Service is a partly SaaS and partly on-premise product, so installation and configuration does not follow a traditional software path. This article provides information and references to help you through the initial deployment of the service.
The initial deployment process includes provisioning, planning, initial credentials, downloads, installation and configuration.
Whether you are setting up a Proof of Concept (POC) or a new Production Deployment, the planning process can begin at any time, without waiting for RSA to provision your Cloud deployment. Use the following two guides available on the Cloud Authentication Service Planning and Configuration page:
"Step 1: Plan" instructions in the appropriate Quick Setup Guide for your initial deployment type (available on the right side of the RSA SecurID Cloud Authentication Service page). When RSA has provisioned your deployment, continue with the remainder of the Guide.
If you have chosen an architecture with more than one Identity Router, we recommend first testing and confirming the deployment is working with one Identity Router, then adding additional standby and/or clustered Identity Routers, as required.
After the initial deployment with one Identity Router, you can add more Identity Routers and load balancer(s) to achieve the optimal network architecture for your ongoing fault tolerance and performance requirements. Typical architectures are:
Single Identity Router.
Single Identity Router plus a standby Identity Router
High availability Identity Router architecture (multiple Identity Routers, load balanced)
High availability Identity Router architecture and a single standby Identity Router
High availability Identity Router architecture and a high availability Identity Router Standby architecture
Geographically distributed high availability Identity Router architecture
To configure more authentication options and features, see:
If you have engaged RSA Professional Services or an RSA Partner to plan and/or setup and configure the Cloud Authentication Service:
They will do some or all of the setup and configuration steps for you, according to the Statement of Work. They should be your first point of contact if you have any questions during this process, and any subsequent warranty period.
If you are setting up and configuring the Cloud Authentication Service yourself and have questions or encounter issues with the Service, the following are available:
The Cloud Authentication Service Help, which can also be accessed by clicking the Image descriptionicon on the upper right of any RSA Cloud Administration Console page, after logging in.
RSA Sales or the RSA Partner with whom you have been working, particularly for problems related to your sales order, licensing, product package, etc.
RSA Support for any questions or issues, or for help contacting RSA Sales.
Note that RSA Support is a reactive service only. It does not provide a step-by-step planning or implementation service. Support is available to help with specific issues and questions that arise while you do this work.
For assistance with designing the best RSA Cloud Authentication Service solution to meet the needs of your organization, we recommend an RSA Professional Services or RSA Partner engagement.
RSA Support is available if you have questions about the product's features and requirements, such as Identity Router clustering and backups.
RSA will set up your product license in the RSA Cloud Authentication Service when we provision your deployment. You will not be given a separate license file.