Setup and Configuration of Intel AMT > Setup and Configuration Methods

Setup and Configuration Methods

To set up and configure the Intel® AMT device, there are several tools available, such as Intel® Endpoint Management Assistant
and the Intel® Setup and Configuration Software (Intel® SCS). Intel recommends using Intel EMA, which streamlines the
Intel AMT provisioning process and provides endpoint manageability capability for IT.

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The Intel® EMA tool currently supports the Host-Based Provisioning method (using ACM or CCM) to provision Intel AMT.

Support for Secure Host-Based Configuration is planned to be added in the future.

Before an Intel AMT device can receive its configuration setting from the SCA, it first must be prepared with initial setup information and placed into Setup Mode. The initial information will be different, depending on the available options in the Intel AMT release and the settings performed by the platform OEM. The following table summarizes the methods you can use to perform setup and configuration on the different releases of Intel AMT.

Setup Method

Applicable to Intel AMT Releases

For More Information See…

Local (Host-Based)

6.2 and later

Host-Based Setup and Configuration


2.2, 2.6, 3.0 and later

Setup and Configuration Using PKI (Remote Configuration)

Remote–PSK (Removed)


Setup and Configuration Using PSK


6.0 and later

Manual Setup and Configuration (from Release 6.0)


2.x, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x

Setup and Configuration in SMB Mode

Note: The Embedded Host Based Configuration (EHBC) feature is being deprecated. Starting from Intel CSME, Intel CSME 16.0 and Intel CSME 17.0 firmware, the feature will no longer be available.


Setup and Configuration Using Embedded Host Based Configuration

Secure Host-Based (Local-PKI)


Setup and Configuration Using Secure Host Based Configuration


See Also:

   Overview of PSK/PKI/Automatic Configuration Flow

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