Synchronizing your system with the sharing host - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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You must create and configure the Global Cardholder Synchronizer (GCS) role to connect your local system to the sharing host.


  1. Open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Click Add an entity () > Global Cardholder Synchronizer.
  3. In the Specific info page, enter the following parameters, and then click Next.
    Server where this role will be hosted.
    Sharing host’s main server name. If anything else than the default connection port (5500) is used, you must explicitly indicate the port number after the Directory name, separated by a colon. For example: HostServer:5888.
    Username and Password
    Credentials used to connect to the sharing host. The extent of what the sharing guest can do on the global partition will be limited by what this user can see and do on the sharing host.

    The user must have the Global Cardholder Synchronizer privilege on the sharing host in order to connect.

  4. In the Basic information page, enter the name, description, and partition where the GCS role should be created.
    Partitions determine which Security Center users have access to this entity. Only users who have been granted access to the partition can see the GCS role.
  5. Click Next, Create, and Close.
    A new Global Cardholder Synchronizer () role is created. Wait a few seconds for the role to connect to the sharing host.
  6. Click the Properties tab, and click Refresh () .
    The partitions shared by the host are listed under Global partitions.
  7. Select the partitions you want your local system to share and click Apply.
  8. Click Synchronize ().
    The GCS role creates a local copy of all shared entities on your system. This might take a while depending on how many entities you are sharing.

After you finish

Configure the global entities you shared so they can be used on your local system.