The authentication authority in the network. A root broker is local when it resides on the same physical computer as the PureDisk storage pool authority. A root broker is remote when it resides on a different PureDisk computer in the network. A root broker is external when it does not reside on any PureDisk computer within the storage pool.
The first authentication broker, which has a self-signed certificate. The root broker has a single private domain that holds only the names of brokers that shall be considered valid.