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    Configuring a Secure Access ACE Server Instance (NSM Procedure)

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

    • Using a hardware token and the standard sign-in page — The user enters the username and password in the standard sign-in page. The device then forwards the credentials to the ACE server.
    • Using a software token and the custom SoftID sign-in page — The user browses to the SoftID custom sign-in page. Using the SoftID plug-in, the user enters his or her username and PIN. The SoftID plug-in generates a pass phrase by concatenating the user’s PIN and token and passes the pass phrase to the device. For information about enabling the SoftID custom sign-in pages, see the Custom Sign-In Pages Solution Guide.

    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 1.
    8. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

    Table 1: 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.

    Published: 2013-01-03