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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 6.10 - Administration Guide

Introduction System requirements and versions Using API and PowerShell tools Using the virtual appliance and web management console Cloud deployment considerations Setting up Safeguard for Privileged Passwords for the first time Using the web client Getting started with the desktop client Using the desktop client Search box 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 Certificates settings Cluster settings Enable or Disable Services settings External Integration settings Messaging settings (desktop client) Password Management settings Real-Time Reports Safeguard Access settings SSH Key Management 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: Regular Expressions About us

User not notified

If a user did not receive an email notification, first check to see if you have set everything up in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords correctly for the email notifications to work properly. For more information, see Enabling email notifications.

Notification lists

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not dynamically maintain the email addresses for an escalation notification contact list.

If you change a Safeguard for Privileged Passwords user's email address or delete a Safeguard for Privileged Passwords user after creating a policy, you must update the email addresses in escalation notification contact lists manually. For example, when you create a policy, you can indicate who to contact when emergency access has been used. If a user has changed an email address, the notification will not be received by that individual. Furthermore, if a user has been deleted from Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, the user will still receive the notification.

Frequently asked questions

The following topics will help you find answers to some of your questions about managing Safeguard for Privileged Passwords:

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Appliance settings

Troubleshooting

How do I audit transaction activity

The appliance records all activities performed within One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. Any administrator has access to the audit log information; however, your administrator permission set determines what audit data you can access.For more information, see Administrator permissions.

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords provides several ways to audit transaction activity:

How do I configure external federation authentication

One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords supports the SAML 2.0 Web Browser SSO Profile, allowing you to configure federated authentication with many different Identity Provider STS servers and services, such as Microsoft's AD FS. Through the exchange of the federation metadata, you can create a trust relationship between the two systems. Then, you will create a Safeguard for Privileged Passwords user account to be associated with the federated account.

Safeguard supports both Service Provider (SP) initiated and Identity Provider (IdP) initiated logins.

  • For SP initiated, the user will first browse to Safeguard and choose External Federation as the authentication provider. After entering just their email address, they will be redirected to the external STS to enter their credentials and perform any two-factor authentication that may be required by that STS. After successful authentication, they will be redirected back to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords and logged in. This works in both a web browser and the Safeguard desktop client application.
  • For IdP initiated logins, a user will first go to their IdP STS and authenticate. Typically, the customer will have configured Safeguard as an application within their STS, allowing the user to just click on a link or icon and be redirected to Safeguard, automatically being logged in without having to enter any further credentials. Note, IdP initiated logins only work in the web browser, not the Safeguard desktop client application.

NOTE: Additional two-factor authentication can be assigned to the associated Safeguard for Privileged Passwords user account to have the user authenticate again after being redirected back from the external STS.

To use external federation, you must first download the federation metadata XML for your STS and save it to a file. For example, for Microsoft's AD FS, you can download the federation metadata XML from:

https://<adfs server>/FederationMetadata/2007-06/FederationMetadata.xml.

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