During a local installation of an agent, the setup program suggests the option to register the machine on the management server anonymously; in other words, to connect without authentication. Anonymous registration also happens if incorrect credentials for the management server are specified in the Agent for VMware (Virtual Appliance) GUI. Anonymous registration lets a management server administrator delegate the agent installation to users.
It is possible to disable anonymous registration on the management server so that the valid user name and password of a management server administrator are always required for a device registration. If a user opts for anonymous registration, the registration will fail. Registration of bootable media pre-configured with the Do not ask for user name and password option also will be rejected. During unattended installation, you will need to provide a registration token in the transform file (.mst) or as the
msiexec command parameter.
To disable anonymous registration on the management server
- Log in to the machine where the management server is installed.
Open the following configuration file in a text editor:
- In Windows:%ProgramData%\Acronis\ApiGateway\api_gateway.json
- In Linux:/var/lib/Acronis/ApiGateway/api_gateway.json
Locate the following section:
If you updated the management server from build 11010 or earlier, this section is absent. Copy and paste it to the beginning of the file right after the opening brace
Save the api_gateway.json file.
Please be careful and do not accidentally delete any commas, brackets, and quotation marks in the configuration file.
- Restart Acronis Service Manager Service as described in"Changing the SSL certificate settings".