The Asset Administrator adds a custom platform that includes uploading the custom platform script with the platform's commands and details. Auditors and Partition Administrators have read only rights. Custom platforms are global across all partitions. The custom platform can be selected when adding or updating an asset.
Use the following toolbar buttons to manage the custom platform settings.
Table 167: Custom Platforms: Toolbar
Add a custom platform. For more information, see Adding a custom platform.
Remove the selected custom platform.
CAUTION: If the custom platform is associated with an asset, deleting the custom platform may halt password or SSH key validation and reset. A warning displays, indicating that the asset will be assigned to the Product platform type Other. Enter Force Delete to confirm the deletion.
Edit the selected platform.
Download the selected custom platform JSON script.
Update the list of custom platforms.
A custom platform script identifies the platform's commands and associated details. Scripts are written in JSON. Scripts include metadata, parameters, function blocks, operations, and if/then constructs to authenticate to the platform and perform password or SSH key validation and reset. The custom platform script is uploaded when adding the custom platform.
An Asset Administrator can create an asset and accept default values in the associated custom script. If you later upload a new version of the custom platform script with different defaults, the asset defaults are not changed.
A delegated administrator cannot create a custom platform script.
Sample custom platform scripts and command details are available at the following links available from the on GitHub:
CAUTION: Example scripts are provided for information only. Updates, error checking, and testing are required before using them in production. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords checks to ensure the values match the type of the property that include a string, boolean, integer, or password (which is called secret in the API scripts). Safeguard for Privileged Passwords cannot check the validity or system impact of values entered for custom platforms.
During development, check your JSON using a validator.
It is the responsibility of the Asset Administrator to configure the rules so Safeguard for Privileged Passwords handles custom platforms. The custom platform script must be available for uploading. For more information, see Creating a custom platform script.
To add a custom platform
- Have the custom platform script file available to upload.
- Navigate to:
- web client: Asset Management | Connect and Platforms | Custom Platforms.
- Click Add.
- These fields display:
- Name: Enter the unique name of the platform type, which may be a product name.
Platform Script: Click Browse. Navigate to and select the script file. Click Open. The selected custom platform script file displays.
- Select the Allow Sessions Requests check box to allow session access requests. This check box is typically selected for SSH. Clear the Allow Sessions check box to prohibit session access requests.
- Click OK. If the custom platform script has errors, an error message like the following displays: Definition was not a valid json object .
In the web client, expand the Security Policy Management section in the left navigation pane.
The following pages are available. See each section for a description of the functions available.