Connecting the RSA Surveillance plugin to Security Center clients - Restricted Security Area Surveillance 4.2

Restricted Security Area Surveillance Plugin Guide 4.2

Restricted Security Area Surveillance
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When setting up the plugin role for the first time, you must connect the plugin to the messaging service so that communication with Security Center clients is encrypted.

What you should know

RabbitMQ is the messaging software used by the RSA Surveillance plugin, Config Tool, and Security Desk to communicate. RabbitMQ is installed when you install the plugin.

If you plan to set up failover for the plugin role, you must install RabbitMQ on a separate server, and then assign the main server and other expansion servers as standby for the plugin role, and set the IP address of the RabbitMQ server.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. Select the Restricted Security Area Surveillance role, and then click the Properties tab.
  3. Click Show advanced settings, and then in the RabbitMQ settings section, enter the following:
    IP address
    The IP address of the server that runs RabbitMQ. By default, RabbitMQ is installed along with the plugin, so typically you enter the IP address of the server that hosts the plugin. Do not use

    If you use failover for the plugin role, RabbitMQ should be installed on a different server than the plugin.

    The TCP port used by Security Center applications, the plugin, the RabbitMQ server, and the tracking system to communicate with each other. All systems must use the same port number. By default, the port number 5671 is used for secure communications.

    If you want to use a port number other than the default, you must change the port settings in RabbitMQ.config.

    User and Password
    Credentials used by the plugin to connect to the RabbitMQ server.
  4. (Optional) To add RabbitMQ servers for RabbitMQ failover, click Add (), and then enter the IP address, Port, User, and Password for the server.
  5. Click Apply.