We are using RSA through Oracle Weblogic. As we know the Oracle Weblogic is from the RSA Authentication Manager, does it possible to upgrade our existing RSA Authentication Manager directly from 7.1 SP4 to 8.4?
No direct upgrade possible. You need to get the 7.1 data into a migration package, and import that to
some version of 8.1.x.x.x. 8.2 and higher cannot import data from 7.1, only 8.1.x.x.x has the ability.
Here is what is needed: request license upgrade and indicate you are migrating from 7.1 to 8.1 so your license will be an 8.1 license. [If you get an 8.4 license, that cannot set up an 8.1 Primary, but an 8.1 license can set up an 8.4 primary if you need one later...]
a) install/setup 18.104.22.168.0
b) patch to 22.214.171.124.0
c) patch to 126.96.36.199.0*
RSA Authentication Manager 8.1 Downloads
d) inside the 188.8.131.52.0 patch zip file are migration tools for 7.1 migration, use these
(*184.108.40.206.0 also has early migration tools that will work too, but 220.127.116.11.0 is the latest version
and if you encounter any bugs using 18.104.22.168.0 tools, then you'd need to try 22.214.171.124.0 anyhow)
RSA Authentication Manager 7.1 to 8.1 - Migrating to a New Hardware or Virtual Appliance
e) 8.1.x Operations Console has option to import a 7.1 migration file
TIP: make a backup of 126.96.36.199.0 before you migrate any 7.1 data. If there are problems with the 7.1-8.1 migration, it cannot
simply be deleted or undone and tried again. To -undo- a migration, you are better off restoring the backup made prior to migration attempt.
f) Now you have 188.8.131.52.0 with all your 7.1 users and settings
g) next, this can be patched up to 184.108.40.206.0, then 220.127.116.11.0
h) When 8.5 is released, 8.5 will be able to upgrade direct from 18.104.22.168.0, so you can leap to 8.5**
**8.5 will the first version of 8.x that will be able to import data from a different 8.x version. Prior to 8.5, all 8.x versions
can only import data from a different 8.x system if they are the same exact patch and rev (all 5 version digits match)
i) If you want to be on the latest version today, before 8.5 is out...you will need to go from
22.214.171.124.0.0 > 126.96.36.199.0 > 188.8.131.52.0 > 184.108.40.206.0
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Edward Davis provided a comprehensive answer to your question. The doc entitled Upgrading RSA Authentication Manager may also be of assistance.
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