Authentication Services 4.2 - Installation Guide

One Identity Privileged Access Suite for Unix Introducing One Identity Authentication Services Installing and configuring Authentication Services Installing and joining from the Unix command line Getting started with Authentication Services Troubleshooting Enterprise package deployment

One Identity Privileged Access Suite for Unix

Unix security simplified

Privileged Access Suite for Unix solves the inherent security and administration issues of Unix-based systems (including Linux and Mac OS X) while making satisfying compliance requirements easier. It unifies and consolidates identities, assigns individual accountability, and enables centralized reporting for user and administrator access to Unix. The Privileged Access Suite for Unix combines an Active Directory bridge and root delegation solutions under a unified console that grants organizations centralized visibility and streamlined administration of identities and access rights across their entire Unix environment.

Active Directory bridge

Achieve unified access control, authentication, authorization, and identity administration for Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X systems by extending them into Active Directory (AD) and taking advantage of AD’s inherent benefits. Patented technology allows non-Windows resources to become part of the AD trusted realm, and extends AD’s security, compliance, and Kerberos-based authentication capabilities to Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X. See www.oneidentity.com/products/authentication-services/ for more information about the Active Directory Bridge product.

Root delegation

The Privileged Access Suite for Unix offers two different approaches to delegating the Unix root account. The suite either enhances or replaces sudo, depending on your needs.

  • By choosing to enhance sudo, you will keep everything you know and love about sudo while enhancing it with features like a central sudo policy server, centralized keystroke logs, a sudo event log, and compliance reports for who can do what with sudo.

    See www.oneidentity.com/products/privilege-manager-for-sudo/ for more information about enhancing sudo.

  • By choosing to replace sudo, you will still be able to delegate the Unix root privilege based on centralized policy reporting on access rights, but with a more granular permission and the ability to log keystrokes on all activities from the time a user logs in, not just the commands that are prefixed with "sudo." In addition, this option implements several additional security features like restricted shells, remote host command execution, and hardened binaries that remove the ability to escape out of commands and gain undetected elevated access.

    See www.oneidentity.com/products/privilege-manager-for-unix/ for more information about replacing sudo.

Privileged Access Suite for Unix

Privileged Access Suite for Unix offers two editions: Standard edition and Advanced edition. Both editions include the Management Console for Unix, a common mangement console that provides a consolidated view and centralized point of management for local Unix users and groups; and Authentication Services, patented technology that allows organizations to extend the security and compliance of Active Directory to Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms and enterprise applications. In addition:

  • The Standard edition licenses you for Privilege Manager for Sudo.
  • The Advanced edition licenses you for Privilege Manager for Unix.

One Identity recommends that you follow these steps:

  1. Install Authentication Services on one machine, so you can set up your Active Directory Forest.
  2. Install Management Console for Unix, so you can perform all the other installation steps from the mangement console.
  3. Add and profile hosts using the mangement console.
  4. Configure the console to use Active Directory.
  5. Deploy client software to remote hosts.

    Depending on which Privileged Access Suite for Unix edition you have purchased, deploy one of the following:

    • Privilege Manager for Unix software (that is, Privilege Manager Agent packages)

      -OR-

    • Privilege Manager for Sudo software (that is, Sudo Plugin packages)

About this guide

The Authentication Services Installation Guide is intended for Windows, Unix*, Linux, and Macintosh system administrators, network administrators, consultants, analysts, and any other IT professionals who will be installing and configuring Authentication Services for the first time. This guide walks you through the process of installing, upgrading, and uninstalling the Authentication Services agent.

* The term "Unix" is used informally throughout the Authentication Services documentation to denote any operating system that closely resembles the trademarked system, UNIX.

Introducing One Identity Authentication Services

One Identity Authentication Services is patented technology that enables organizations to extend the security and compliance of Active Directory to Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms and enterprise applications. It addresses the compliance need for cross-platform access control, the operational need for centralized authentication and single sign-on, and enables the unification of identities and directories for simplified identity and access management.

About Authentication Services licenses

Authentication Services must be licensed in order for Active Directory users to authenticate on Unix and Mac OS X hosts.

Note: While you can install and configure Authentication Services on Windows and use the included management tools to Unix-enable users and groups in Active Directory without installing a license, you must have a valid Authentication Services license installed for full functionality.

NOTE: In order to use Starling Two-Factor Authentication with Authentication Services, you must have a valid license for Authentication Services with One Identity Hybrid Subscription included.

To obtain a license, use the Licensing Assistance page on the One Identity support page or contact your account representative.

For more information on installing Authentication Services licenses, see Licensing Authentication Services.

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