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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 2.9 - Administration Guide

Introduction System requirements Using the virtual appliance and web management console Installing the desktop client Setting up Safeguard for Privileged Passwords for the first time The console Navigation pane Privileged access requests Toolbox Accounts Account Groups Assets Asset Groups Discovery Entitlements Partitions Settings
Access Request settings Appliance settings Asset Management settings Backup and Retention settings Certificate settings Cluster settings External Integration settings Messaging settings Profile settings Safeguard Access settings Sessions settings
Users User Groups Disaster recovery and clusters Administrator permissions Preparing systems for management Troubleshooting Frequently asked questions Appendix A: Safeguard ports Appendix B: SPP 2.7 or later migration guidance Appendix C: SPP and SPS join guidance Appendix D: Historical changes by release Glossary

Modifying an account

Once you add an account, you cannot modify an account's associated asset or its name but you can modify other information.

To modify an account's information

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Accounts.

  • To change the description, profile, or request settings, double click the account from the object list.
  • To view the selected account's password validation and reset history, switch to the Check and Change Log tab.
  • To view or export the details of each operation that has affected the selected account, switch to the History tab. To export, select the time frame then click Export.
  • To reset an account's password, right-click the account name and navigate to Account Security and select to check, change, or set the password. For more information, see Checking, changing, or setting an account password.

Deleting an account

When you delete an account, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not delete it from its associated asset, it simply removes it from Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.

If you delete a service account, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords changes the asset's authentication type to None which disables automatic password management for all accounts that are associated with this asset. All assets must have a service account in order to check and change the passwords for the accounts associated with it. For more information, see About service accounts.

To delete an account

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Accounts.
  2. In Accounts, select an account from the object list
  3. Click Delete Selected.
  4. Confirm your request.

Importing objects

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords allows you to import a .csv file containing a set of accounts, assets, or users. A .csv template for import can be downloaded when you click  Import from the toolbar. For more information, see Creating an import file.

Once an import is completed, you can navigate to the Tasks pane in the Toolbox for details about the import process and invalid data messages. For more information, see Viewing task status.

To import objects

  1. In Administrative Tools, click Assets, Accounts, or Users based on what data you are importing.
  2. Click  Import from the toolbar.
  3. In the Import dialog, Browse to select an existing .csv file containing a list of objects to import.
  4. When importing assets, the Discover SSH Host Keys option is selected by default indicating that Safeguard will retrieve the required SSH host key for the assets specified in the CSV file.
  5. Click OK.

    Safeguard for Privileged Passwords imports the objects into its database.

    Note: Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not add an object if any column contains invalid data in the .csv file with the follow exceptions:

    • Assets PlatformDisplayName property.
      1. If Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not find an exact match, it looks for a partial match. If it finds a partial match it supplies the <platform> Other platform, such as "Other Linux".
      2. If it does not find a partial match, it supplies the Other platform type.
    • Users TimeZoneId property.
      1. If Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not find a valid TimeZoneId property (that is, does not find an exact match or no timezone was provided), it uses the local workstation's current timezone.

        Note: Do not enter numbers or abbreviations for the TimeZoneId.

    • Users Password property.
      1. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords adds a user without validating the password you provide.

Details for importing directory assets, service accounts, users, and user groups

You can use the steps like those above to import your existing directory infrastructure (such as Microsoft Active Directory). Additional information specific to directory import follows.

  1. Import the directory (and service account) via Administrative Tools | Assets | Import Asset and browse to select the .csv file. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords imports the directory as an asset.

    The directory's service account is automatically added to the list of accounts you can viewed via the Assets | Accounts tab.

  2. Import users and user groups.
    1. Import directory users via Administrative Tools | Users | Import Users and browse to select the .csv file.
    2. Assign to user groups via Administrative Tools | Users Groups | Users (select one or multiple users).
    3. Automatic synchronization: Once you import directory users and directory groups, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords automatically synchronizes the objects in its database with the directory schema attributes. User and group membership changes in the directory are reflected in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. Directory users authenticate to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords with their directory credentials.

Active Directory and LDAP synchronization

Active Directory and LDAP data is automatically synchronized by asset or identity and authentication providers schema as shown in the following lists.

Asset schema list

  • Users
    • Username
    • Password (modifiable in LDAP and not modifiable in Active Directory)
    • Description
  • Groups
    • Name
    • Member
  • Computer
    • Name
    • Network Address
    • Operating System
    • Operating System Version
    • Description

Identity and Authentication Providers schema list

  • Users
    • Username
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Work Phone
    • Mobile Phone
    • Email
    • Description
    • External Federation Authentication
    • Radius Authentication
    • Managed Objects
  • Groups
    • Name
    • Members
    • Description

Creating an import file

When importing objects, such as accounts, assets, or users, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords expects the import file to be a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file.

A CSV file is a text file used to store database entries where each line is a unique record and each record consists of fields of data separated by commas. You must not add any trailing spaces in the properties you define in the CSV file. The easiest way to create a CSV file is by using a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel; however, you can use any text editor, such as Notepad, to create a comma-delineated file, as long as you save the file with a .csv file type extension.

The order of the columns is not important, but the title of the column must match the property name.

To create a customized .csv file template

  1. In the Import dialog, click CSV Template Assistant.
  2. Select specific template properties from the template properties table, or select the "select all" check box in the heading. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords preselects the required properties; you can select any additional properties you desire.

  3. Select Download Template to save a copy of the template properties table to a location of your choice.

    • Click the View icon in the Values column to display a list of allowable values. Click Copy to copy the selected value to your copy buffer which can then be pasted into your CSV file.
    • Click Export Full Table, in upper the right corner above the properties table, to save a copy of the properties table.
  4. Locate the downloaded template and add your specific information to the template.

    • Users AdminRoles property: The value for the Authorizer Administrator is "GlobalAdmin".
    • Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not add an object if any column contains invalid data in the .csv file with the follow exceptions:

    Note:Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not add an object if any column contains invalid data in the .csv file with the follow exceptions:

    • Assets PlatformDisplayName property.
      1. If Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not find an exact match, it looks for a partial match. If it finds a partial match it supplies the <platform> Other platform, such as "Other Linux".
      2. If it does not find a partial match, it supplies the Other platform type.
    • Users TimeZoneId property.
      1. If Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not find a valid TimeZoneId property (that is, does not find an exact match or no timezone was provided), it uses the local workstation's current timezone. Do not enter numbers or abbreviations for TimeZoneId.
    • Users Password property.
      1. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords adds a user without validating the password you provide.
  5. Use the customized .csv file to import the objects.
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