Configuring a Secure Access ACE Server Instance (NSM Procedure)

When authenticating users with an RSA ACE server, users might sign in using two methods:

To configure an ACE server instance:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the Secure Access device for which you want to configure an ACE server instance.
  3. Click the Configuration tab and select Authentication > Auth Servers. The corresponding workspace appears.

    Note: If you want to update an existing server instance, click the appropriate link in the Auth Server Name box and perform the Steps 5 through 8.

  4. Click the New button. The New dialog box appears.
  5. Specify a name to identify the server instance.
  6. Select ACE Server from the Auth Server Type list.
  7. Configure the server using the settings described in Table 40.
  8. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

Table 40: Secure Access ACE Server Instance Configuration Details

OptionFunctionYour Action
ACE Settings

ACE Port

Specifies the port of the ACE server.

Select a default port number.

Note: The Secure Access device uses only this setting if no port is specified in the sdconf.rec file.

Config File Name

Specifies the RSA ACE/agent configuration file.

Enter the name of the config file.

Note: You must update this file on the device anytime you make changes to the source file.

Imported on

Specifies the importing information.

Automatically pops up the imported on information and it is not editable.

Import Config File

Specifies the configuration file for importing.

Select the configuration file for importing using the browse button.

Server Catalog > Expressions tab


Allows you to enter a name for the user expression in the ACE server user directory.

Enter the name.


Allows you to enter a value for the user expression in the ACE server user directory.

Enter the value.

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