Agent Installation and Configuration > Before Installing Windchill RV&S Agent > Assumptions
Before using the Windchill RV&S Agent, ensure that you understand:
The hardware platforms and operating systems you are installing the Windchill RV&S Agent on, that is, Windows and Linux.
The native security realm of your system. The Windchill RV&S Agent supports the following security realms: Windows (ADS/Kerberos), UNIX, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and Flat File.
Distinguished Names (DN), LDAP search filters, and LDAP schemas if you want to use LDAP or Windows authentication using ADS.
The character set encoding requirements of your e-mail system.