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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 asset

You can modify an asset.

To modify an asset

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Assets.
  2. In Assets, select an asset from the object list.
  3. Select the view of the asset's information you want to modify ( such as General, Accounts, or Account Dependencies, Access Request Policies, Asset Groups, Discovered Services, or History).

    For example:

    • To change an asset's connection information, for example connection timeout, double-click the Connection information in the General tab or click the  Edit icon. You can also double-click an asset name to open the General settings edit window.


      The following notes apply to attempting to change information on the General tab.

      • Profile: You can only edit or remove a Service Account Profile when adding an asset. To update or remove the asset's service account profile, go to Accounts, select the service account, and edit it to update the profile. For more information, see General tab (account).
      • Management tab, Product: "Other" platform details: Any "Other" platform type can be changed to different platform type. Conversely, any platform type can be changed to "Other", however, any property values specific to the current platform type will be lost. For example, you may want to change an "Other Linux" operating system to any type of Linux, such as AIX, HP-UX, or Solaris. Then, the specific platform type can be changed back to "Other", if needed.

    • To add (or remove) an account to this asset, switch to the Accounts tab.
    • To add (or remove) a directory account to a Windows server as an account dependency, switch to the Account Dependencies tab. For more information, see Adding account dependencies.
  4. To view or export the details of each operation that has affected the selected asset, switch to the History tab. To export, select the time frame then click Export.

Related Topics

Adding an asset

Adding a custom platform

Creating a custom platform script

Deleting an asset

The Asset Administrator can delete an asset even if there are active access requests.

Important: When you delete an asset, you also permanently delete all the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords accounts associated with the asset.

To delete an asset

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Assets.
  2. In Assets, select an asset 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

Downloading a public SSH key

When you add an asset and select the Automatically Generate the SSH Key (SSH Key Generation and Deployment setting on the Connection page in the Asset dialog), Safeguard for Privileged Passwords allows you to download the SSH key so that you can manually install it on the asset.

To download a public SSH key

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Assets.
  2. In Assets, select an asset that has an SSH key authentication type.
  3. Click the Download SSH Key from the toolbar or the context menu.


    Open the asset's Connection settings and select Download SSH Key.

  4. In the Save As dialog, specify the drive, directory, and name of the file to save.

You can manually install this public key to an asset.

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