In order to keep the CDP Agent secure, connections are only accepted from specified CDP Servers. To allow a CDP Server to connect to your Windows Agent to perform Backups, you must first add a Key for the CDP Server. The Windows Agent Utility allows Users to add Encryption Keys that allow CDP Servers to connect to the Windows Agent.
Adding Server Public Key to the CDP Agent means creating a text file on the Agent machine. The default directory is
The file should contains the Server Public Key. This key can be found in CDP Server Options > Server Key.
The key can be copied using the Clipboard or by clicking on the "Download" link. You do not have to copy the server key manually; you can use the Windows Agent Utility.
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The file containing the server key must be named as Server IP in case if the Agent configuration parameter IPAuthentication is set to "yes." If the IPAuthentication is "Yes", then the Agent looks for a file in the server.allow directory matching the IP address of an incoming connection. By default, IPAuthentication is set to "No."
!server-key.png!Read more in Changing Windows Agent Configuration.
Follow the instructions below to add the Server Public Key to the CDP Agent on your Host using the Windows Agent Utility.
1. Run the Windows Agent Utility. Read more in Launching The Windows Agent Utility.
2. When you run the Utility for the first time, click on the "Next" button on the "Welcome" screen. The next screen will display the "Righteous Software End User License Agreement." Read it to the end and accept it accordingly.
3. The main window of the Windows Agent Utility will be displayed.
4. Click on the "Add Server Key" button on the Main Menu or select "Keys" from the Main Menu and "Add Server Key" from the drop down menu.
5. The server configuration window will be displayed. Enter the following information to inform the Utility how to contact the CDP Server you would like to allow.
- Protocol - Select http or https by clicking on the corresponding radio button.
When you access your CDP Server via a browser, it should start with either http:// or https://.
- Port - Enter the TCP port that the CDP Server's Web Interface is using.
The default port is 80 for http and 443 for https.
- Host - Enter the IP address or DNS Host Name that the CDP Server uses.
In some cases, you do not need to enter Host IP address as the Windows Agent Utility can find it automatically.
6. Click on the "OK" button.
7. Once this information is entered, the CDP Server will be contacted to find its Public Key and the IP address that it will use for outbound connections. During this process, the Windows Agent Utility Guide uses the local port settings. See Defining Network Settings.
8. If you have defined the appropriate CDP Server properties, a message window will display. You will be informed that the Server Key has been successfully added to the Agent database and that Backup requests from the server will be allowed. Select the "OK" button.
After the Server Key is added, requests from the CDP Server should be accepted.