The CCS Application Server includes the Directory Service, the Encryption Management Service, the Application Server Service, and the Certificate Management Console.
The CCS Application Server is the hub of CCS. The Directory Service in the CCS Application Server stores information about business objects, preferences, and other information. In addition, the Directory Service hosts the certificate authority for the CCS system, and issues and validates certificates. Certificates are used to ensure secure communications between the CCS components.
CCS jobs flow from the CCS Console to the CCS Application Server and then to one of the CCS Manager Load Balancers. When reports are complete, the Application Server retrieves the report from the reporting database and sends it to the console for display to the user. In addition, the Application Server manages data storage and manages the scheduled jobs and workflow in the production database.
When you install the Application Server, you must have local administrator-equivalent privileges. In addition, you must have the privileges to read from and write to the Microsoft SQL Servers that host the database components.
The CCS Application Server runs as a service on the server that you specify. In the Services control panel, the CCS Application Server services are listed as Symantec Application Server Service, Symantec Directory Support Service and Symantec Encryption Management Service. The account that you use for the Application Server must be a local administrator equivalent on the computer that hosts the service. The account can be an Active Directory domain account or a local Windows user account.
The same computer hosts both the Application Server and the Web Console server.