RSA Access Manager Administration, Installation and Configuration

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Course Overview

RSA Access Manager Administration, Installation and Configuration Training course offers theoretical and hands-on instruction in the administrative functions, operations, and installation and configuration tasks associated with the RSA Access Manager product. RSA Access Manager system architecture, server structure, integration of components into an enterprise infrastructure, user organization, and the importance of various configuration parameters are discussed. Hands-on labs allow Participants to work step-bystep through the phases of an RSA Access Manager implementation. Extensive hands-on labs and the use of a realistic case study reinforce the tasks involved in creating a complete web access management solution.

Course Content

RSA Access Manager Overview   

  • High level description of RSA Access Manager and its contribution to access management

RSA Access Manager Architecture   

  • Description and functions of the Primary Servers; Web and Application Server Agents
  • Data Flow for the Runtime and Administrative operations
  • Description of how RSA Access Manager fits into a distributed security model

Installation and Configuration   

  • Description of RSA Access Manager system requirements and pre - installation readiness tasks
  • Installation procedure, options, and recommended practices
  • Installation of Access Manager Servers, LDAP Data Adapter, Administrative Console, and Web and Application Server Agents
  • Configuration of Web Server for Single Sign-On

Managing Resources   

  • Discussion of how resources (Web sites, Applications, etc.) are protected using RSA Access Manager
  • focusing on selectivity and granularity in various situations
  • Registration of Web Servers and definition of Applications
  • Discussion of Virtual Web Server Hosts
  • Configuration of Web Server for virtual hosts

Participantd Administration   

  • Discussion of the administrative structure that is possible in an RSA Access Manager installation
  • Use of Administrative Groups and ownership hierarchy of administrators, users, and objects
  • Examination of Administrative Roles and responsibilities

Managing the Organization   

  • Policy control for user authentication and passwords
  • Methodology of structuring users, groups, user attributes, and properties
  • Creation of user properties and addition of users to groups

Resource Protection and Authentication   

  • Discussion of Authentication Methods used to protect resources; Form - based vs. challenge/response authentication; Chaining and combining forms
  • Discussion of how resources are defined to allow granular protection
  • Use of RSA Access Manager Entitlements and Smart Rules to selectively manage access to resources
  • How to manage conflicts among Smart Rules and between Smart Rules and Entitlements
  • Configuration of Access Manager for external authentication and URL retention


  • Examination of the log files and use of special configuration parameters to control log detail
  • Configuration of servers for centralized logging
  • Configuration of Network Management
  • Discussion of approaches to user and system troubleshooting

Development Tools   

  • Discussion of the various Runtime, Administrative, and Web Agent Extension API tools that are available
  • Examination and implementation of JAVA coding examples

Single Sign-On   

  • Discussion of the function and objectives of creating a single sign-on environment
  • Explanation of the differences and challenges of 'Intra-' vs. 'Inter-' site single sign-on
  • Configuration of Access Manager for SSO and ISSO

Distributed Authorization   

  • Discussion of achieving redundant functionality and failover
  • Explanation of the differences in Standard Mode vs. Distributed Mode failover
  • Test of centralized logging

Customer Reviews

Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.


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