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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

About profiles

The partition profile includes the schedules and rules governing the partition’s assigned assets and the assets' accounts. For example, the partition profile defines how often a password check is required on an asset or account.

A partition can have multiple partition profiles, each assigned to different assets, if desired. An account is governed by only one profile. If an account is explicitly assigned to a profile, the account is governed by the one assigned to the parent asset. If that asset does not have an assigned profile, the partition's default profile is assigned.

When you create a new partition, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords creates a corresponding default profile with default schedules and rules. You can create multiple profiles to govern the accounts assigned to a partition. Both assets and accounts are assigned to the scope of a profile.

For example, suppose you have an asset with 12 accounts and you configure the partition profile to check and change passwords every 60 days. If you want the password managed for one of those accounts every 7 days, you can create another profile and add the individual account to the new profile. Now, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords will check and change all the passwords on this asset every 60 days except for this account, which will change every 7 days.

Implicit and explicit association

It is important to understand the difference between implicit and explicit assignments to a profile.

Implicit associations

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords makes implicit assignments. For example, when you add an asset to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, it automatically adds the asset to the default partition and assigns it to the scope of the default profile. This is called implicit association. Assets implicitly inherit the partition's default profile. Similarly, accounts inherit their parent asset’s profile. That means when you add an account to an asset, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords implicitly adds that account to its asset’s profile.

Later if you reassign the asset to another profile, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords automatically reassigns all of the asset’s associated accounts to the new profile.

Explicit associations

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords allows you to explicitly add an asset or an account to a specific profile. When you explicitly assign an asset to a profile, it overrides the implicit inheritance from the partition so the asset's profile is no longer determined by its partition. Similarly, when you explicitly assign an account to a profile, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords overrides the implicit inheritance from the asset and the account’s profile is no longer determined by its asset.

Now if you reassign the asset to another profile, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords will not reassign the asset’s associated accounts that were explicitly assigned to the old profile.

Resetting the default profile

If you set another profile as the default, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords implicitly reassigns all assets and their associated accounts to that new default, but it will not reassign any assets or accounts that you have explicitly assigned to a profile. Once the implicit inheritance is broken, changing a partition's default profile has no effect on the scope of a profile. For more information, see Setting a default partition profile.

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Assigning assets or accounts to a partition profile

Assigning a profile to an asset

Account Password Rules

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General tab (partitions)

The General tab lists information about the selected partition.

Large tiles at the top of the tab display the number of Assets, Accounts, and Profiles associated with the selected partition. Clicking a tile heading opens the corresponding tab.

Navigation: Administrative Tools | Partitions | General tab.

Table 93: Partitions General tab: General properties
Property Description
Name

The partition name.

Delegated Owner

The users who are responsible for managing the assets and accounts in the selected partition.

Description: Information about the selected partition.

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Adding a partitionModifying a partition

Modifying a partition

Assets tab (partitions)

The Assets tab displays the assets assigned to the selected partition.

Click Add Asset from the details toolbar to add one or more assets to the selected partition.

Navigation: Administrative Tools | Partitions | Assets tab.

Table 94: Partitions: Assets tab properties
Property Description
Name

The asset name.

Profile The name of the profile that manages the asset.

Account Discovery Job

The Account Discovery job assigned to discover accounts on this asset that meet the rules criteria. Each asset in a partition can have a separate and unique Account Discovery job.

Session Request A check in this column indicates that session access requests are enabled for the asset.
Description

Descriptive information entered when the asset was added.

Use these buttons on the details toolbar to manage the assets assigned to the selected partition.

Table 95: Partitions: Assets tab toolbar
Option Description

Add Asset

Add one or more assets to the selected partition.

Refresh

Retrieve and display an updated list of assets associated with the selected partition.

Search

To locate a specific asset in this list, enter the character string to be used to search for a match. For more information, see Search box.

Related Topics

Adding assets to a partition

Removing assets from a partition

Accounts tab (partitions)

The Accounts tab displays the accounts assigned to the selected partition.

Note: By default, all accounts associated with an asset are assigned to the same partition profile, but you can reassign them. For more information, see Creating a partition profile.

Navigation: Administrative Tools | Partitions | Accounts tab.

Table 96: Partitions: Accounts tab properties
Property Description
Name

The account name.

Domain Name

The domain name of the account if the account is an Active Directory account. Used to help determine uniqueness.

Parent The partition in which the asset where the account resides.
Profile The name of the profile that manages the account.
Service Account A check in this column indicates that the account is a service account.
Password Request A check in this column indicates that password release requests are enabled for the account.
Session Request A check in this column indicates that session access requests are enabled for the account.
Needs a Password Displays if a password is not set for the account. For more information, see Checking, changing, or setting an account password.
Description

Descriptive information entered when the account was added.

Use these buttons on the details toolbar to manage the accounts assigned to the selected partition.

Table 97: Partitions: Accounts tab toolbar
Option Description

Refresh

Retrieve and display an updated list of assets and accounts associated with the selected partition.

Search

To locate a specific asset or account in this list, enter the character string to be used to search for a match. For more information, see Search box.

Related Topics

Adding assets to a partition

Removing assets from a partition

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