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Install your XTAM Master Password Decryption Keyon a Separate Server

For additional security, XTAM provides a simple method for storing your Master Password (what is the Master Password?) key on a separate host. If you are considering this approach, then the following describes the method to configure this setup during installation.

Pre-requisites

  • At least two servers, one to store the master password and the other for the XTAM installation.
  • Encrypted traffic between these servers is over port 10636. Ensure this port is open.

Configuration

1

Login to the server that will be used to store the Master Password and run the XTAM setup file.

2

During installation, on the Choose Components screen, check the option Directory Service only.

3

Complete the installation and save the Passwords supplied at the end to a safe location. You will need the Directory Password later in this guide.

XTAM External Directory Service Password

4

Login to the server that will be used to for the XTAM installation and run the XTAM setup file.

5

During installation, on the Choose Components screen, check all the options required for your deployment, leaving the Directory Service option unchecked.

6

Continue through the installation as required.

7

When you reach the Directory Service screen:

7a

For the Server, enter the name or IP address of your Master Password server and optionally the port 10636. For example, serverName or serverName:10636.

7b

For the Password, enter the Directory Password that was generated at the end of the XTAM Master Password installation (example shown in the screenshot above).

8

Click the Connect button to test.

XTAM External Directory Service Installation

9

When the test connection is successful, continue as required by clicking Next to complete the XTAM installation.

 

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