Directory gateways allow Security Center applications on non-secured networks to connect to the main server that is behind a firewall.
A Directory gateway is a Security Center server that acts as a proxy for the main server. A server cannot be both a Directory server and a Directory gateway; the Directory server must connect to the Directory database and, for security reasons, the Directory gateway must not.
What you should know
- From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
- Select the Directory Manager () role, and then click the Directory servers tab.
At the bottom of the server list, click
An extra column, Gateway, opens in the list.
- At the bottom of the list, click Add an item ().
- In the dialog box that opens, select the server you want to add, and click Add.
- Add more servers to the list if necessary.
Select the Gateway option on servers you want to use as
A Directory gateway must be located on the non-secured network. It does not need to access the Directory database, but it needs to connect to the main server. The following example shows a system with two Directory servers, one of which is the main server, and two Directory gateways.NOTE:
- Load balancing only occurs between Directory servers. A user trying to connect to a Directory gateway will not be redirected to a Directory server, and vice versa.
- The Disaster recovery option only applies to Directory servers, not to Gateways.
- Update your license to include the servers that you have just promoted to Directory gateways.
- Click Apply.