ZCM Registration Keys are open to users

  • 7007588
  • 18-Jan-2011
  • 01-Aug-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management
Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 3 - 10.3

Situation

Registration keys that have been created in ZENworks Control Center (ZCC), could be used by a local limited access users. After manually typing in a registration key, the key will import the workstation, adding it to new groups and the bundles associated to those groups.

Resolution

For ZCM 10.3: This is fixed in version 10.3.2 - see KB 7007237 "ZENworks Configuration Management 10.3.2 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support
 
This is fixed in version 11.2.1 - see KB 7010042 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.1 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

Once the update is applied, it is necessary to enable Authentication:
To enable the Authentication on Windows agent: Create a registry string "AUTHENTICATE_ARK " under \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\ZCM\ and set the value to “TRUE
 
On Linux Satellite servers add the config value "AUTHENTICATE_ARK=TRUE " in the /etc/opt/novell/zenworks/conf/xplatzmd.properties file

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