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Connect to a remote machine using FIPS Mode

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Created by Marlo Bidayan, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Overview

This article provides steps on how to connect to a remote machine using FIPS mode. 

Environment

  • DameWare Remote Support version 6.7 and later
  • DameWare Mini Remote Control version 6.7 and later

Steps

Install the FIPS libraries on the remote machine:

The RSA FIPS libraries should already be located on the local machine after version 6.7 or above of the DMRC software is installed.  Installing the necessary libraries on the remote machine can be accomplished in many different ways.
For example (click on image to enlarge):
 
1. During an update of the Client Agent Service (on the fly):   

 

2. During an update of the Client Agent Service (at a later time) via the File / Update Client Agent menu:  



3. During the initial installation of the Client Agent Service via the File / Install Service menu in DMRC:  

4. During the initial installation of the Client Agent Service (on the fly):  

5. Via the DameWare NT Utilities (DNTU) software, via the Batch pane in the Services View:  

6. Via the DameWare MSI Builder:  

Once the necessary FIPS libraries are installed on the remote machine, a connection using FIPS mode can be made.

 

How to connect using FIPS Mode in DMRC:
1. FIPS mode can be enabled by selecting the Host Entry, then clicking on Settings.

2. Select the Encryption Options Tab and enable the Use FIPS Mode checkbox.

 

 


   

3. Click OK to save the settings for this Host Entry. 

Now a connection to the remote machine can be made in FIPS mode. 

4. Click Connect on the Remote Connect dialog.  

Note the initialization of the FIPS mode libraries (on the Status Bar). Once completed, a FIPS mode connection is established.

    

 

How to enforce FIPS Mode in DMRC:
There are additional options within the DMRC Client Agent Service on the remote machine to force every connection to this machine to use all encryption options within the DMRC program.

Within the properties of the DMRC Client Agent Service, select the General Tab, then click Session to open the Session Negotiation settings.  By enabling the FIPS Mode option within the DMRC Client Agent Service, even if users forget to enable the additional Encryption Options, the DMRC software will automatically enable FIPS Mode encryption over this DMRC connection.