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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

Cluster view pane

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Cluster | Cluster Management.

Initially, the Cluster view pane (left pane) displays a single "primary" node for the appliance you are currently logged into. As you join appliances to the cluster, replica nodes will be shown as being connected to the primary node.

The "health" indicators on the nodes and in the upper right corner of this pane provide a quick view as to whether cluster members are in an error, warning, or healthy state.

A warning icon identifies a potential issue with the cluster. An error icon indicates a definite problem impacting the functionality of the cluster. Expand the View More section to see more details.

Clicking a member of the cluster in this pane displays details about the appliance and the health of the cluster member. For more information, see Appliance details and cluster health pane.

Appliance details and cluster health pane

Cluster members periodically query other appliances in the cluster to obtain their health information. Cluster member information and health information is cached in memory, with the most recent results displayed on the Cluster settings screen.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Cluster | Cluster Management. In the cluster view (left pane), click a member of the cluster to refresh the display of the right pane. From the right pane you can monitor the health of the selected appliance and perform operations against the appliance.

Below the toolbar, this pane displays the following information about the appliance selected in the cluster view.

Table 141: Appliance properties
Property Description
Appliance name

The name of the appliance.

IP address

The IPv4 address (or IPv6 address) of the appliance configuration interface.

NOTE: You can modify the appliance IP address using the web client. For more information, see How do I modify the appliance configuration settings.
Appliance type

Indicates either Primary or Replica.

Appliance state

Indicates the appliance state. For a list of available states, see Appliance states.

Disk Space

The amount of used and free disk space.

Click View More to show or hide this additional information:

Appliance
Property Description
Serial Number

The serial number of the appliance.

Uptime

The amount of time (days, hours, and minutes) the appliance has been running.

Primary (displayed on replicas)
Property Description
Network Address

The network DNS name or the IP address of the primary appliance in the cluster.

MAC Address

The media access control address (MAC address), a unique identifier assigned to the network interface for communications.

Link Present

Displays either Yes or No to indicate if there is an open communication link.

Link Latency

The amount of time (in milliseconds) it takes for the primary to communicate with the replica. Network latency is an expression of how much time it takes for a packet of data to get from one designated point to another. Ideally latency is as close to zero as possible.

Information
Property Description
Last Health Check

Last date and time Safeguard for Privileged Passwords obtained the selected appliance's information.

Version The appliance version number.

Errors

Errors are reported. For example, if an appliance is disconnected from the primary (no quorum), an error message may be: Request Workflow: Cluster configuration database health could not be determined.

Warnings

Warnings are reported. For example, if an appliance is disconnected from the primary (no quorum), a warning message may be: Policy Data: There is a problem replicating policy data. Details: Policy database slave IO is not running. The Safeguard primary may be inaccessible from this appliance.

Managed Networks

Managed networks are named lists of network segments that can be serviced by specific Safeguard for Privileged Passwords (SPP) or Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) Appliances within a clustered environment. Managed networks are used for scheduling tasks, such as password change, account discovery, sessions recording, and asset discovery, in a clustered environment to distribute the task load. That is, using managed networks you can distribute the load in such a way that there is minimal cluster traffic and specify to use the appliances that are closest to the target asset to perform the actual task.

IMPORTANT: The selection made on the Entitlement | Access Request Policy tab takes precedence over the selections on Settings | Cluster | Managed Networks page. If a Managed Networks rule includes nodes from different SPS clusters, SPP will only select the nodes from the same cluster that was assigned on the Session Settings page of the Access Request Policy tab.

CAUTION: If the role of a managed host that belongs to a joined SPS cluster is changed or if a managed host is added or removed from the cluster, SPP will detect the change by querying each Central Management node and attempt to stay in sync with the SPS cluster topology. If the Central Management Node is down, SPP warns the administrator there may be invalid policies with a message like: The session connection policy was not found, in addition to flagging each broken Access Request Policy with an Invalid notation (Administrative Tools | Entitlements | Access Request Policies tab). Based on the size of your network and other factors, this will take one to ten minutes and, during this time window, an unavailable managed host may continue to appear on the Managed Networks page. Any requests made will be invalid and will not be able to be launch sessions.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Cluster | Managed Networks. The Managed Networks page displays the following information about previously defined managed networks. Initially, this page contains the properties for the Default Managed Network, which implicitly includes all networks and is served by all appliances in the cluster.

Table 142: Managed Networks: Properties
Property Description

Name

The name assigned to the managed network when it was added to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.

Subnets

A list of subnets included in the managed network.

Double-click an entry in the Managed Networks grid to display details about the subnets associated with the selected managed network.

If you have joined Safeguard for Privileged Sessions, the following apply:

  • Managed By: The SPP Appliance followed by the MAC address and the IP address of the SPP cluster master.
  • Sessions Managed By: If applicable, the SPS Appliance description followed by the SPS cluster description in parenthesis and the IP address of the SPS cluster master.

Passwords Managed By

The host name and IP address of the appliances and the MAC address assigned to manage the specified subnets. If blank, none have been selected and the default is used.

Sessions Managed By

The host name and IP address of the cluster nodes.

Description

The descriptive text entered when defining the managed network.

Click a managed network row to bring up the Managed Network dialog where the properties are editable.

Table 143: Managed Networks: Editable Properties
Property Description

Name

The name assigned to the managed network when it was added to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.

Description

The descriptive text entered when defining the managed network.

Subnets

A list of subnets included in the managed network.

Click Add to add a subnet.

Click Delete to delete the selected subnet.

Passwords Managed By

The host name and IP address of the appliances and the MAC address assigned to manage the specified subnets.

Click Add to make a selection.

Click Delete to delete the selected host name and IP address.

Sessions Managed By

The host name and IP address of the cluster master for the managed nodes.

Click Add to make a selection given this information: Host Name, Network Address, and cluster Master or Replica.

Click Delete to delete the selected host name and IP address.

Use these toolbar buttons to define and maintain your managed networks.

Table 144: Managed Networks: Toolbar
Option Description
New Add a managed network. For more information, see Adding a managed network.
Delete Selected

Remove the selected managed network from Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. You cannot delete the Default Managed Network.

Refresh Update the list of managed networks.
Edit

Modify the selected managed network configuration. You can not modify the Default Managed Network.

Resolve Network

Locate an IP address in a managed network's list of subnets. For more information, see Resolving IP address.

Adding a managed network

Use the Managed Networks page on the Cluster settings view to add managed networks, which can be used to distribute the task load in a clustered environment. It is the responsibility of the Appliance Administrator to define and maintain managed networks.

To add a managed network

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Cluster | Managed Networks.
  2. Click Add.
  3. In the Managed Network dialog, provide the following information:
    1. Name: Enter the display name for the managed network. This may be the name of the Safeguard for Privileged Sessions Appliance used to authenticate the joined SPS session connection.

      Limit: 50 characters

      Required

    2. Description: (Optional) Enter information about the managed network.

      Limit: 255 characters

    3. Subnets: Click Add to specify the subnets, or group of hosts, to be managed.

      Enter each subnet using CIDR notation. For example, 0.0.0.0/0.

      NOTE: You can add a subnet to only one managed network. You will receive an error if you attempt to add the same subnet to another managed network. If you are unsure if an IP address has already been associated with a managed network, use the Resolve Network search box. For more information, see Resolving IP address.

    4. Passwords Managed By: Select the appliances to be used to manage the specified subnets.

      NOTE: You do not need to specify an appliance when you initially define a managed network. You can use the Edit button to specify the managing appliance at a later time.

    5. Sessions Managed By: If applicable, select the Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) appliance to associate with the managed network.
  4. Click OK to save your selections and add the managed network.
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