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Configure Client Certificate Authentication for FlexNet Inventory Agents

Configure Client Certificate Authentication for FlexNet Inventory Agents

Symptoms:

Inventory Beacons are configured to use Anonymous Authentication for Inventory Agents.  This allows all devices that have the agent installed to download settings or upload files to the beacon as long is it accessable on the network. 

Diagnosis:

Currently the only configurable option on the Inventory Beacon is to configure Basic Authentication in the Beacon application.

Solution:

It is possible to use Client and Server Authentication Certificates to restrict the access to the Inventory Beacon.  Microsoft IIS has a Security feature called IIS Client Certificate Mapping Authentication.  This feature will enable the option to require SSL and Client Certificate before allowing incoming connection.  This means that only devices that have a copy of the Client Certificate can connect.

The attached document contains further details and instructions around configuring Microsoft IIS and the certificate export and deployment process. 

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