BoKS Manager is the server software used in Powertech Identity & Access Manager. BoKS Server Agent is the client component that protects a server. This information applies to BoKS Manager 7.0 and BoKS Server Agent 7.0.

Supported Platforms

Vendor Platform Master Replica Agent
IBM AIX 7.2 ‡ x x x
AIX 7.1 x x x
AIX 6.1^     x
Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x64 x x x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on PowerPC LE     x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on x64 x x x
Oracle Oracle Solaris 11 on SPARC and x64 x x x
Oracle Solaris 10 on SPARC and x64 ♦ x x x
Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 on x64* x x x
Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 on x64* x x x
SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 on x64 x x x
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 on zSeries     x
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 on x64 and zSeries     x
Centos CentOS 7 on x64* x x x
CentOS 6 on x64* x x x
HPE HPE Linux 8     x
Debian Debian 8 on x64 and x86     x
Debian 7 on x64     x
Ubuntu Ubuntu 14 on x64     x
Ubuntu 12 on x64     x

Notes on the table:

^ AIX 6.1 requires Service Pack 2 (6100-00 Service Pack 2) or higher

* Oracle Enterprise Linux and CentOS support included in the respective Red Hat Enterprise Linux packages

♦ Oracle Solaris 10 on SPARC for Server Agent only.

Disk Space

Type Disk Space
Master At least 500 MB
Replica At least 450 MB
Server Agent (MRC) At least 380 MB
Server Agent (SA only) At least 200 MB*

* Except on HP-UX where 320 MB is needed.

Note that these are minimum recommendations. Requirements depend on platform, domain size, number of hosts and users etc.

Encryption Strength

Type BoKS Manager
Line encryption AES 256 bit
CA certificate key length 1024, 2048, 4096 or
8192 bit*
Virtual Card key length 1024, 2048 or 4096

* Configurable.

System Resources

Installation Type Shared Memory Semaphores
Master 32 MB (minimum) 2
Replica 32 MB (minimum) 2
Server Agent host N/A -

The required shared memory size, configurable in BoKS Manager, depends on the size of the security database. These are minimum starting values. Note that BoKS Manager and BoKS Server Agent do not touch the kernel.


Compatible versions of products that can be used with BoKS Manager 7.1.

Product Compatible Versions
RSA Authentication Manager (previously called ACE/Server) 8.x and later
Aladdin PremierAccess/SafeWord Management Console All versions that support the EASSP 20x protocol
BoKS SSH Client for Windows 6.5 and later
BoKS Control Center 7.1

Ports Used

Default ports are 6500-6508, and 2478 with protocols TCP, UDP, SSL, and HTTP. The BoKS Control Center (formerly FoxT Control Center) admin server uses port 4343 by default. Ports are configurable.

Requirements For Remote Administration

The management interface for version 7.1 is BoKS Control Center 7.1, which requires a presentation server installation. The BoKS Control Center admin server is included in the BoKS Master. BoKS Control Center has been tested with the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10
  • Mozilla Firefox 45 & 53
  • Google Chrome 54 & 58

Authentication for login to BoKS Control Center can be configured globally or per administrator to require any one of the following:

  • RSA Authentication Manager (ACE/Server) and RSA SecurID tokens
  • Kerberos password
  • Password

A sub-administrator's access to BoKS Control Center can be restricted to specific menus and objects using BoKS Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC).

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Last Modified On: August 28, 2019