The authentication between the Backup Agent and the Backup Manager is based on RSA keys. When Backup Manager initially starts, it generates a new RSA public and private key. Note that the Backup Agent must have the public key to communicate with the Backup Manager.
The serverbackup-setup command allows you to manage keys for the Backup Manager using the following options:
- --get-key <url>. The --get-key <url> option retrieves a key from the Backup Manager. Make sure that the server where Backup Manager resides is accessible by the Backup Agent.
- --remove-key <name>. Remove a key using the --remove-key <name> option where key is the IP address or URL of your Backup Manager.
- --list-keys. The --list-keys option provides a list of all the installed keys.
- --stdin-key. Use the --stdin-key option to enter a key from stdin.
- --key-filename <name>. The --key-filename <name> option displays the name of the key file. This data is generated if no file name is specified.
See examples of these options on following pages:
- Add key to Linux Backup Agent
- View keys added to Linux Backup Agent
- Uninstall the key from Linux Backup Agent
- Reset the public key
For more information about the serverbackup-setup command, see About the cdp-agent and serverbackup-setup tools.