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The authentication between the Backup Manager and Backup Agent is based on RSA keys. The first time the backup manager starts, it generates a new RSA public and private key. To communicate with the Backup Manager, the Backup Agent must have the Backup Manager's public key.
See also:
* [Reset the public key]
* [Manage encryption keys on Windows Backup Agent]{excerpt:hidden=true}General information about encryption keys. Instructions on how to add, remove, and view the key on the Backup Agent server.{excerpt}