# SecureAuth Connector installation

Updated November 6, 2020

To connect your data stores and directories to SecureAuth® Identity Platform in a cloud-deployment instance, it requires the installation of a connector on your local data store server. When you download the SecureAuth Connector installer and bundle files, you can use them more than once. Copy the files in different data store servers and install them on those machines for redundancy.

To remove a Connector, you can uninstall it from your local data store server. Then, you can remove it from Connectors list in the Data Stores section.

## Prerequisites and dependencies

• Identity Platform release 19.07 or later, cloud deployment

• Recommended installation on a standalone box. At this time, the Connector is not certified for use on the Identity Platform on-premises appliance or a domain controller.

• At minimum, the local data store server must have the following system requirements (the same configuration also applies to virtual machines):

Operating Systems

Specifications

Ports to open

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2019

Internet Explorer 11+ or later

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 or later

Disk: 200MB

RAM: 4GB

Open port 443 to the data store

Open port pkc-4nym6.us-east-1.aws.confluent.cloud:9092 and add this to your firewall allow list

Open any other ports to the data stores (for example, port 389 to the Active Directory)

### Note

Be sure to install or update Microsoft .NET to 4.7.2 or later, as this requires a system reboot before you can download and install the Connector.

## Installing the SecureAuth Connector

1. Open the Identity Platform application.

2. On the left side of the Identity Platform page, click Data Stores.

The User Data Stores page opens.

3. To add a Connector, do one of two options:

• When there are no connectors installed, click Add Connector.

• When there is at least one connector installed, and to add another connector, click the Open Installer instructions link.

The Connector Installer page opens.

5. To get the configuration files package, click Generate.

This generates the configuration files package. An email with the configuration passcode is sent to the system administrator tasked with setting up the Identity Platform.

6. Retrieve the configuration passcode from the email.

7. Double-click the installer file for the SecureAuth Connector.

The installation process for the SecureAuth Connector opens.

8. Click Next and accept the terms of the license agreement.

9. Click Next.

By default, the installation folder is set to C:\Program Files\SecureAuth Corporation\SecureAuth Connector\

10. Click Next.

The next page is to specify the location of the generated configuration files.

11. Browse to the downloaded location of the configuration files package (.zip file) that you generated.

12. Click Next.

The next page is to enter the configuration passcode.

13. Enter the passcode from the email and click Install.

14. Follow the remaining installation prompts to complete the installation and configuration of the SecureAuth Connector. The name of the machine on which the connector is installed is displayed on the Connectors tab.

15. On the Connectors tab, for connector you just installed, check the message area for an active connection.

At this point, the connection does a health check to indicate whether it is active and healthy (green status) or is not active (red status).

16. Optionally, to install another connector on another data store server for redundancy, do the following:

1. Copy the SecureAuth Connector installer file and generated configuration files package (.zip) to another local data store server.

2. Run the SecureAuth Connector installer .msi file.

3. Use the same passcode copied from the email.

### Tip

You can copy the same bundle to as many different data store servers and reuse the same passcode. However, each time you click Generate from the Connector Installer page, the bundle is the same, the only thing that is different is the passcode.