BoKS Manager is the server software used in the Powertech Identity & Access Manager. BoKS Server Agent is the client component that protects a server. This information applies to BoKS Manager 7.2 and BoKS Server Agent 7.2.

Supported Platforms

Vendor Platform Master Replica Agent
IBM AIX 7.1, 7.2 x x x
IBM VIOS 3.1 x
Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 on x64 x x x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 on PowerPC LE (Power 8) x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on x64 x x x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on PowerPC LE (Power 8) / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 on PowerPC LE (Power 9)     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
Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 on x64* x x x
Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 on x64* x x x
SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 on x64 x x x
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 HP-UX 11i v3 on Itanium     x
Debian Debian 9 on x64     x
Debian 8 on x64     x
Ubuntu Ubuntu 14 on x64     x
Ubuntu 16 on x64     x
Ubuntu 18 on x64     x

Notes on the table:

* Oracle Enterprise Linux and CentOS support included in the respective Red Hat Enterprise Linux packages. Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 is supported on Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) for MRA and Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) 5 for A.

♦ Oracle Solaris 11 separate packages for 11.0-11.3 and 11.4.

Disk Space

Type Disk Space
Master At least 700 MB
Replica At least 600 MB
Server Agent (MRC) At least 400 MB
Server Agent (SA only) At least 300 MB*

* Except on HP-UX where 350 MB is needed.

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

Encryption Strength & Signing Algorithms

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

* Configurable.

Supported certificate signing algorithms:

  • RSA

System Resources

Installation Type RAM Memory Shared Memory Semaphores
Master 4 GB (minimum) 32 MB (minimum) 2
Replica 4 GB (minimum) 32 MB (minimum) 2
Server Agent host N/A 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 7.2.

Product Compatible Versions
RSA Authentication Manager (previously called ACE/Server) 8.x and later
BoKS SSH Client for Windows 6.5 and later
BoKS Control Center 7.2
BoKS Reporting Services 7.2
BoKS Web Services Interface 7.2

Ports Used

Default ports are 6500-6507, 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 7.2 is BoKS Control Center 7.2, 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:

  • Mozilla Firefox 63
  • Google Chrome 70

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

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

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: September 13, 2019