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 6.7.1 and BoKS Server Agent 6.7.1.

Supported Platforms

Vendor Platform Master Replica Agent
IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2 (32 & 64 bit) x x x
AIX 6.1^ (32 & 64 bit) x x x
Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x64     x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 on x64 x x x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 on x86     x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on zSeries     x
Oracle Oracle Solaris 11 on SPARC and x64 x x x
Oracle Solaris 10 on SPARC, x86 & x64 x x x
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5,6, 7 on x64*     x
SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 on x64 x x x
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 on x86 & zSeries     x
HP HP-UX 11.11 (v1), 11.23 (v2), 11.31 (v3) for PA-RISC     x
HP-UX 11.23, 11.31 for Intel Itanium HP-UX nPartitions, Virtual Partitions and Integrity VMΩ     x
Centos CentOS 6 & 7 on x64*     x
Cumulus Cumulus Linux 2.x (Debian based)      
Debian Debian 7 on x86     x
Ubuntu Ubuntu 12 on x64     x

Notes on the table:

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

Ω List of HP-UX virtualization modes tested for the BoKS Server Agent package for HP-UX 11 Itanium

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

Disk Space

Type Disk Space
Master At least 600 MB
Replica At least 550 MB
Server Agent (MRC) At least 470 MB
Server Agent (C) At least 200 MB*

* For Itanium, at least 450 MB

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 6.7.1.

Product Compatible Versions
RSA Authentication Manager (previously called ACE/Server) 5.0 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 6.7.x

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

New functionality in version 6.7.1 is not supported in the deprecated BoKS Manager user interface, which is however still shipped with the product but not activated by default. The default management interface for version 6.7.1 is BoKS Control Center 6.7.x, 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 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 20

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
  • Aladdin PremierAccess Server or SafeWord Management Console & SafeWord tokens
  • 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