2.0 Managing the Appliance

After installing the appliance, you can edit the configurations such as administrative passwords for the root user, network settings, and certificate settings in the Configuration portal. You must perform these tasks only from the Console because native Linux tools do not recognize the configuration requirements and dependencies of the Advanced Authentication services.

IMPORTANT:NetIQ delivers and updates the Advanced Authentication appliance as a single unit including the operating system, the Advanced Authentication application, and associated runtime components. NetIQ does not recommend adding any additional software components to the appliance. Any support issues that arise with the customer supplied components might require removal before the support issues are resolved.

To access the Configuration console, perform the following steps:

  1. In a web browser, specify the DNS name or the IP address of the appliance with the port number 9443. For example:



  2. Specify root or vaadmin as the user name and specify the password for the appliance, then click Sign in.

  3. Continue using the Appliance Configuration tools.

The Configuration console displays the following options: