Add a token for secure target registration

The BigFix® Remote Control Target provides an installation option to add a secure registration token. You can also add the token by running a Fixlet in the BigFix® console.

The token is used to prevent unauthorized targets from registering with the Remote Control server. Create a token on the server and use it when you install the target. The secure registration feature on the server must also be enabled.

The target sends the secure registration token to the server the first time it contacts the server. The server verifies that the token matches an existing token on the server. If the token is valid, the target is registered in the server and receives an endpoint token from the server.


The target includes the token in its callhome to the server only when it uses a secure connection to the server. The server URL that it uses to connect to the server must start with HTTPS.