Configure additional instances of the SafeGuard Management Center

You can configure additional instances of the SafeGuard Management Center to give security officers access for carrying out administrative tasks on different computers. SafeGuard Management Center can be installed on any computer on the network from which the databases can be accessed.

SafeGuard Enterprise manages the access rights to the SafeGuard Management Center in its own certificate directory. This directory must contain all certificates for all security officers authorized to log on to the SafeGuard Management Center. Logging on to the SafeGuard Management Center then requires only the password to the certificate store.

  1. Install SGNManagementCenter.msi on a further computer with the required features.
  2. Start SafeGuard Management Center on the computer. The Configuration Wizard is launched and guides you through the necessary steps.
  3. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  4. On the Database Server Connection page, under Database Server, select the required SQL database instance from the list. All database servers available on your computer or network are displayed. Under Authentication, activate the type of authentication to be used to access this database server instance. If you select Use SQL Server Authentication with the following credentials, enter the SQL user account credentials that your SQL administrator has created. Click Next.
  5. On the Database Settings page, click Select an available database and select the relevant database from the list. Click Next.
  6. In SafeGuard Management Center Authentication, select an authorized person from the list. If Multi Tenancy is enabled, the dialog shows the configuration the user will log on to. Enter and confirm the password for the certificate store.
    A certificate store is created for the current user account and is protected by this password. You only need this password for any subsequent logon.
  7. Click OK.

    You see a message that the certificate and private key have not been found or cannot be accessed.

  8. To import the data, click Yes, and then click OK. This starts the import process.
  9. In Import authentication key file, click [...] and select the key file. Enter the password for key file. Enter the password for the certificate store previously defined in Cert. store password or token PIN. Select Import to certificate store, or select Copy to token to store the certificate on a token.
  10. Enter the password once more to initialize the certificate store.

Certificates and private keys are now contained in the certificate store. Logging on to the SafeGuard Management Center then requires the password to the certificate store.