We are currently at version 8.4 patch 4. I was planning on upgrading to 8.4 patch 5 but 8.4.6 was announced today. can I upgrade from 8.4.4 to 8.4.6 and by pass patch 5 or do I have to apply patch 5 and then patch 6?
The RSA Authentication Manager 8.4 Patch 6 Readme states:
All RSA Authentication Manager 8.4 patch releases are cumulative. You only need to apply the most recent patch to obtain all of the software fixes and updates that are included in the previous patches for version 8.4.
You can go from Authentication Manager 8.4 patch 4 to Authentication Manager 8.4 patch 6 with no issue.
Note that there is also a RSA Authentication Manager 8.4 Patch 6 - Web Tier Server Download, so if you implement web tiers, be sure to download that was well.
You can install 8.4 patch 6 [220.127.116.11.0]
on top of any version 8.4 patch (below 6) [8.4.0.x.0]
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