Configuring federated entities - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

Security Center 5.8

You can configure federated entities as though they are local entities with the Remote configuration task.

Before you begin

You must have remote Security Center systems federated on your system.

What you should know

Only entities federated from remote systems running Security Center 5.8 GA and later can be configured from the Federation™ host. The privileges you have on the remote system are those granted to the user that the Federation™ role uses to connect to the remote system. On your local system, you must have the Remote configuration privilege to run the Remote configuration task.


  1. Do one of the following:
    • From the Area view task, right-click a federated entity and click Configure entity ().

      The Remote configuration task opens automatically on the configuration pages of the selected entity.

      If the Remote configuration task was connected to different federated system, you will first be asked whether you wish to save the opened tasks. Click Save if you want those tasks to be automatically loaded the next time you log on with this user.

    • From the Config Tool home page, open the Remote configuration task and select the federated Directory () you want to connect to.
    A remote Config Tool session opens inside the task workspace on the federated remote system.

    This remote Config Tool works exactly like your local Config Tool. The tasks you can open and the entities you can view and modifiy depend on the access rights and privileges granted to the Federation™ user on the remote system.

  2. To connect to a different remote system, click the Directory drop-down list at the top of the task workspace, and select another federated Directory ().