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File Agent doesn’t support Certificate-based authentication, it will be difficult for us to manage the passwords on File Agent authentications.
We have around 35,000 Connect:Direct nodes and File Agents will be deployed across all the stores. We have a password policy where the passwords are going to expire every 90 days, Maintenance of these many nodes will be a tedious task. Switching to certificates would reduce our effort on Connect:Direct but since File Agent doesn’t support Certificate-based authentication, it will be difficult for us to manage the passwords on File Agent Configurations.
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It will be used for us to maintain security with certificates without managing the bulk passwords.
Allow the Connect:Direct File Agent to use certificates for authentication
Using certificates would remove the need to manage passwords and keep them synced with local accounts. There was an update to the API to allow secure+ certificates to be used for authentication. I believe the same concept can be used for File Agents.
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