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TSM 6.x for Mac OS X - First-Time Login


  1. In your Applications folder, go to Tivoli Storage Manager, and open TSM Tools for Administrators.
    Result: The TSM Tools for Administrators window opens.
    TSM Tools for Administrators window

  2. Make sure that Tivoli Storage Manager is highlighted and then click OK.
    Result: The Authenticate screen appears.
    Authentication screen

  3. Enter your username and OS X Administrator password, and click OK.
    • For OS X 10.7 and 10.8 users: If at this point you are prompted to install the Java runtime, please click Install. Once Java has been installed, please start back at step 1 of these instructions.
      Java runtime message
    • Otherwise:
      Result: The TSM Login screen appears. Please note that it can take up to a couple of minutes for the TSM application to launch the first time.
      TSM Login screen
  4. Enter your TSM password and click Login. You received this password in email when you registered for your TSM account.
    Note: If you are unable to enter a password successfully, you can reset your password automatically. If you still need help, contact the IS&T Service Desk.
    Result: The main TSM window, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, appears providing the options: Backup, Restore, Archive and Retrieve. TSM stores an authentication token locally so scheduled backups can authenticate and back up to the TSM server.
    Main TSM window
  5. Quit TSM.

Note: When you do your first-time login, it is important to quit the application so that your password will be stored locally for subsequent use.

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Last Modified:

April 26, 2016

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