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One Identity Management Console for Unix 2.5.2 - Administration Guide

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Changing policy version

To change the policy version

  1. From the PM Policy Editor view, click the Change Version button.

    The Change Version dialog displays.

  2. Select a version of the policy to open.
  3. Enter a change commit message and click OK.
  4. Confirm your desire to replace the existing policy currently in use by Privilege Manager for Unix.

    The policy file is saved as a new version and becomes the currently active policy.

Reviewing policy changes

The Policy Changes report provides the details of changes made to the policy.

To create the Policy Changes report

  1. From the PM Policy Editor view, click the Policy Change Report button.

    You can also navigate to this report from the Reporting tab on the mangement console.

    The report opens a new Policy Changes tab on the Reporting view.

  2. Select a policy group from the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose one of these options:
    1. Show all changes to the policy.
    2. Show only changes for a specific pmpolicy file (not available for sudo-based policy).
    3. Show only changes for a particular version of it.
  4. Open the Export drop-down menu and select the format you want to use for the report: PDF or CSV.

    It launches a new browser or application page and displays the report in the selected format.

Note: When generating multiple reports simultaneously or generating a single report that contains a large amount of data, One Identity recommends that you increase the JVM memory. See JVM memory tuning suggestions for details.

Managing role defaults

You can set global policy defaults for Privilege Manager roles and restricted shell roles. When you set a global default for a property, it applies to all roles unless you have set a specific property in an individual role to override the global policy default. See Overriding role property defaults for more information about specifying role-specific overrides for a specific property.

To manage role defaults

  1. From the PM Policy Editor view, click Manage Defaults.

    The Role Defaults dialog displays allowing you to specify the following settings:

    • Role General Settings
      • General Settings
      • Authentication Settings
      • User Defined Variables
    • Role What Settings
      • Pre-authorized Commands
    • Role When Settings
      • Time Restrictions Settings
    • Role How Settings
      • Shell Settings

    Note: Not all variables can be set as global defaults using the Manage Defaults button on the GUI editor; however, you can set any variable as a global default using the text editor. See Role property variables for a list of variables.

  2. For example, to set a global default for the Enable role property you must use the text editor.
    1. From the PM Policy Editor view, click the Text Editor button in the top-right corner.
    2. Double-click the global_profile.conf configuration policy name or right-click and choose Open as text.
    3. Add the following line to the global_profile.conf file:
      pf_enableprofile = true;
    4. Click Save, enter a commit description, and click OK.

Modifying PM policy files with the text editor

When you open a policy from a policy group that is configured to use a pmpolicy rather than a sudo policy type, the mangement console allows you to edit the policy files that pertain to that policy using either a GUI editor or a text editor, however there are certain variables that you can only modify by means of the text editor.

To modify policy files using the text editor

  1. From the Policy tab, navigate to the PM Policy Editor view.

  2. Click the Text Editor button in the top-right corner of the PM Policy Editor view.

  3. From the Open menu, select either:

    1. Current version to open the latest saved version of the policy that is currently in use by the mangement console for a policy group.
    2. Version to open the Open Version dialog from which you select a policy group and a version of a policy and click OK to open the file.

    When you open a policy-based policy file in the text editor, the mangement console lists the policies in the policy group in the left navigation tree:

    • Under the Configuration folder, it lists the .conf files from the policy group and opens the default Privilege Manager policy configuration file, pm.conf.
    • Under the Restricted Shell Roles folder, it lists the .shellprofile files from the policy group.
    • Under the Roles folder, it lists the .profile files from the policy group.


    • Roles in the mangement console's GUI editor are "profiles" in the policy.
    • You can switch back and forth between the GUI editor and the text editor. To switch back to the GUI editor once in the text editor, click the GUI Editor button in the top-right corner of the PM Policy Editor view.

  4. To open a specific policy in the text editor, either double-click the policy or right-click it and choose Open as text from the context menu.

    When using the text editor:

    1. Boolean values are represented by check boxes in the GUI Editor.

      For example, 'pf_enableprofile = false' is represented as an unchecked check box.

    2. String values are represented by a text field with a field label in the GUI Editor.

      For example, 'pf_profiledescription= "Some Descriptive Text"' is represented as 'Description:[ template ]'.

    3. Arrays or lists are represented as text boxes in the GUI Editor.

      For example, 'pf_authgroups = {"admins", "dbas"}; is represented as a text box where the user can enter multiple values.

  5. Click the Add button in the Policy panel to add a new policy file.

    The Add Policy File dialog opens.

    1. Select the type of policy file you want to add.


      • Privilege Manager Configuration File
      • Privilege Manager Role
      • Privilege Manager Restricted Shell Role
    2. Enter a name for the new policy file.

      Note that the file type changes according to the type of policy file you selected.

    3. Optionally, select the Use an existing file as a template option.

      The list of files to choose changes according to the type of policy file you selected.

    4. When you click OK on the Add Policy File dialog, it adds the new file to the left navigation tree.

  6. Click the Save button to save the current policy file; click Save All to save all modified policy files.

  7. Click the Close button in the Policy panel to close all modified policy files. If you have made changes, you are prompted to save them.

    Note: You can also click the (close) icon in the upper-right of the text editor window to close the policy. When you close a modified policy file without saving changes, the policy name in the left-hand navigation panel is italicized. Later, you can click the Save All button to save any changes you have made to that policy.

  8. To delete a policy, click the Delete button in the Policy panel and confirm your request.

  9. To discard you changes, right-click the policy name and choose the Revert option from the context menu. You are prompted to confirm your request to revert the changes to the selected file.

Note: See Edit panel commands for more information about editing the policy in the text editor.

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