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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 6.13.1 - 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 Activity Center Search box Privileged access requests Toolbox Accounts Account Groups Assets
General/Properties tab (asset) Accounts tab (asset) Account Dependencies tab (asset) Owners tab (asset) Access Request Policies tab (asset) Asset Groups tab (asset) Discovered SSH Keys (asset) Discovered Services tab (asset) History tab (asset) Managing assets
Asset Groups Discovery Entitlements Linked Accounts Partitions Profiles Settings
Access Request settings Appliance settings Asset Management settings Tags Backup and Retention settings Certificates settings Cluster settings Enable or Disable Services settings External Integration settings Password Management settings Real-Time Reports Safeguard Access settings SSH Key Management settings Security Policy 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

Deleting an account group

When you delete an account group, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not delete the associated accounts.

Assets

A Safeguard for Privileged Passwords asset is a computer, server, network device, or application managed by a Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Appliance.

It is the responsibility of the Asset Administrator (or delegated partition owner) to add assets and accounts to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. The Auditor has permission to access Assets. Account owners also have read permissions for the Properties and Accounts tabs for the assets associated with their account.

Before adding assets to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, you must ensure they are properly configured. For more information, see Preparing systems for management.

Each asset can have associated accounts (user, group, and service) identified on the Accounts tab (asset). If an asset is deleted, associated accounts are deleted.

All assets must be governed by a profile identified on the General/Properties tab (asset group). All new assets are automatically governed by the default profile unless otherwise specified.

An asset can only be in one partition at a time identified on the General/Properties tab (asset group). When you add an asset to a partition, all accounts associated with that asset are automatically added to that partition.

You can identify a default partition and default profile so that when you add assets, the assets are added to the default partition and default profile. For more information, see Setting a default partition.

Asset Discovery jobs run automatically against the directories you have added. For information about configuring asset discovery in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, see Asset Discovery job workflow.

Using a domain controller (DC) asset

You can manage tasks and services on a domain controller (DC) asset. Dependent accounts are managed on the DC asset. A DC asset will only support updating dependent passwords. Account passwords for a domain controller are managed via the directory asset.

  1. Create the DC asset as windows server platform, using a directory authentication for the connection service account. For more information, see Adding an asset (desktop client) or Adding an asset (web client).
  2. Ensure that the service account for the task/service you want to manage is defined in the Directory asset. For more information, see Adding an account to an asset.
  3. Add an account dependency for the service account to the DC asset. For more information, see Adding account dependencies.

Using Check Point GAiA

Passwords and SSH keys can be managed on the Check Point GAiA platform, R76 through R80.30.

In addition to managing user accounts, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords can also manage the password for the Check Point expert command. The expert password appears as a normal user account in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords except that it is marked as a privileged account. This means that it cannot be used as a service account and you cannot generate or install an SSH key for the account.

The minimum requirements for choosing a service account for Check Point follow:

  • The service account for Check Point must have CLI access enabled and must have the following RBA features enabled:
    • read-write user
    • read-only group
  • In order to manage the expert password, the service account must also have the following RBA features enabled:
    • read-write expert-password-hash
    • read-write expert

To manage SSH keys, the service account must have a Unix shell configured as the login shell. If the UID is not 0, then sudo privileges will be required to elevate privileges.

When adding an asset, on the Management tab, you will select Check Point GAiA (SSH) as the Product and the Privileged Account displays expert.

Assets view

To access Assets:

  • desktop client: Navigate to Administrative Tools | Assets and select an asset to display additional information and options.
  • web client: Navigate to Asset Management | Assets. If needed, you can use the partition drop-down to select the parent partition of the asset. Select an asset, then click to display additional information and options.

The Assets view displays the following information about the selected system. Not all selections will be available for all assets.

Toolbar

Use these toolbar buttons to manage assets:

  • Add Asset / New Asset : Add assets to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. For more information, see Adding an asset (desktop client).
  • Delete Selected / Delete : Remove the selected asset.
    When you delete an asset, you also permanently delete all the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords accounts associated with the asset.For more information, see Deleting an asset.
  • ( web client only) Edit: Select an asset then click this button to open additional information and options for the asset.
  • Refresh: Update the list of assets.
  • ( desktop client only) Import Assets: Add assets to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. For more information, see Importing objects.
  • Download SSH Key: Add the SSH key to the selected asset. For more information, see Downloading a public SSH key.
  • Access Request: Allows you to enable or disable access request services for the selected asset. Menu options include Enable Session Request and Disable Session Request.
  • Syncronize Now: Run the directory addition (incremental) synchronization process by asset and account. The sync is queued by asset by provider and runs one directory sync on that asset at a time. You can run multiple syncs in parallel on different assets. This is the faster type of directory sync because deletions are not synced. A Tasks window displays the progress and outcome of the task. You can click Details to see more information or click Stop to cancel the task. In addition, this process runs through the discovery, if there are discovery rules and configurations set up.The API (Assets/Synchronize) can be used to run the deletion (full) sync which includes all deletions, additions, and changes. This sync takes longer (perhaps hours), especially the first time it is run based on your directory setup.

  • Show Disabled: Display the assets that are not managed and are disabled and have no associated accounts. Asset management can be controlled by right-clicking on an asset and selecting Enable-Disable.
  • Hide Disabled: Hide the assets that are not managed and are disabled and have no associated accounts. Asset management can be controlled by right-clicking an asset and selecting Enable-Disable.

On the desktop client, right-click on an asset to use these context menu options. On the web client, these options are located on the toolbar.

  • Discover SSH Host Key: This option only applies to assets that exchange SSH host keys, such as Unix-based assets and Linux-based assets. Retrieves the latest SSH host key for the selected asset. The Discover SSH Host Key dialog also tells you when the SSH host key is up-to-date. If the SSH host key is not discovered on the asset, certain tasks will not be available for accounts associated with the asset, such as Check System, Check Password, and Change Password.
  • Retrieve SSH Host Key: This option only applies to Cisco NX-OS assets, and is used to retrieve the latest SSH host key from the platform. The Retrieve SSH Host Key dialog also tells you when the SSH host key is up-to-date. If the SSH host key is not retrieved from the asset, sessions will not be available.
  • Set SSH Host Key: This option allows you to manually add the host key to an asset in cases where Safeguard for Privileged Passwords cannot discover the asset automatically (such as for an Other Directory asset).

  • Download SSH Key: Add the SSH key to the selected asset. For more information, see Downloading a public SSH key.
  • ( desktop client) Check Connection / web client Test Connection: Select to verify that Safeguard for Privileged Passwords can log in to the asset using the current service account credentials. For more information, see Checking an asset's connectivity.
  • Syncronize Now: Run the directory addition (incremental) synchronization process by asset and account. The sync is queued by asset by provider and runs one directory sync on that asset at a time. You can run multiple syncs in parallel on different assets. This is the faster type of directory sync because deletions are not synced. A Tasks window displays the progress and outcome of the task. You can click Details to see more information or click Stop to cancel the task. In addition, this process runs through the discovery, if there are discovery rules and configurations set up.The API (Assets/Synchronize) can be used to run the deletion (full) sync which includes all deletions, additions, and changes. This sync takes longer (perhaps hours), especially the first time it is run based on your directory setup.
  • Enable-Disable: Select one of the following:

    Select Enable to have Safeguard for Privileged Passwords manage a disabled asset. Account Discovery jobs find all accounts that match the discovery rule's criteria regardless of whether it has been marked Enabled or Disabled in the past.

    Select Disable to prevent Safeguard for Privileged Passwords from managing the selected asset. When you disable an asset, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords disables it and removes all associated accounts. If you choose to manage the asset later, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords re-enables all the associated accounts.

  • Access Requests: Select Enable Session Request to allow session requests for the selected asset. Select Disable Session Request to disallow session requests for the selected asset.
  • Discover Accounts: Run the associated Account Discovery job. For more information, see Account Discovery.
  • ( desktop client only) Discover Services: Run the associated Account Discovery job that has Discovery Services selected. For more information, see Adding an Account Discovery job.
  • Delete Selected / Delete : Remove the selected asset from Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. When you delete an asset, you also permanently delete all the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords accounts associated with the asset.

General/Properties tab (asset)

The General/Properties tab lists information about the selected asset.

To access General/Properties:

  • desktop client: Navigate to Administrative Tools | Assets | General.
  • web client: Navigate to Asset Management | Assets | (Edit) | Properties.

Accounts tab (asset)

An asset's Accounts tab displays the accounts associated with this asset.

Click Add Account/New Account from the details toolbar to associate an account with the selected asset.

To access Accounts:

  • desktop client: Navigate to Administrative Tools | Assets | Accounts.
  • web client: Navigate to Asset Management | Assets | (Edit) | Accounts.
Table 51: Assets: Accounts tab properties
Property Description

Name

Name of an account associated with the selected asset.

While you can associate an account with only one asset, you can log in to an asset with more than one account.

Domain Name

The domain name for the account and helps to determine the uniqueness of accounts.

( desktop client only) 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.
Click Access Requests from the details toolbar to enable or disable a user's ability to request access to the selected account.

Session Request

A check in this column indicates that session access requests are enabled for the account.
Click Access Requests from the details toolbar to enable or disable a user's ability to request access to the selected account.

SSH Key Request

A check in this column indicates that SSH key release requests are enabled for the account.
Click Access Requests from the details toolbar to enable or disable a user's ability to request access to the selected account.

Disabled

A check in this column indicates that the asset is not managed, is disabled, and has no associated accounts.

Password Profile

A check in this column indicates a password is set for the account. For more information, see Checking, changing, or setting an account password.

SSH Key

A check in this column indicates an SSH key is set for the account. For more information, see Checking, changing, or setting an SSH key.

Description

Descriptive information entered when the account was added.

( desktop client only) Global Access

If available, a check in this column indicates that the asset is available for discovery across all partitions. For more information, see Available for discovery across all partitions (Global Access).

SSH Key Profile

The name of the SSH key profile.

( web client only) Password

A check in this column indicates that a password is set for the selected account. For more information, see Checking, changing, or setting an account password..

Use these buttons on the details toolbar to manage your asset accounts.

Table 52: Assets: Accounts tab toolbar
Option Description
Add Account/New Account

Add accounts to the selected asset. For more information, see Adding an account to an asset.

Delete Selected / Delete

Remove the selected account from the asset.

( web client only) Edit

Edit the selected account.

Refresh

Update the list of asset accounts.

Account Security

Menu options include:

( desktop client only) Password Archive

Display the password history for the selected asset account. For more information, see Viewing password archive.

( desktop client only) SSH Key Archive

Display the SSH Key history for the selected asset account. For more information, see Viewing SSH key archive.

  • ( desktop client only) Discover SSH Keys
  • Run the SSH Key Discovery job associated with the account. For more information, see SSH Key Discovery.
  • Access Requests

    Select an option to enable or disable access request services for the selected account. Values are derived from whether the platform of the asset indicates it supports any of the following: Password Request, SSH Key Request, Session Request. You can enable or disable Password Request, Session Request, and SSH Key Request, as needed.

    Service Accounts are created when the Asset is created and by default are not enabled for session or password access.

    Discovered Accounts are controlled by the Account Discovery template that is used in discovering the accounts. They are a property of the rule template of the Account Discovery job. For more information, see Adding an Account Discovery rule.

    Enable-Disable

    Select Enable to have Safeguard for Privileged Passwords manage a disabled asset. Account Discovery jobs find all accounts that match the discovery rule's criteria regardless of whether it has been marked Enabled or Disabled in the past.

    Select Disable to prevent Safeguard for Privileged Passwords from managing the selected asset. When you disable an asset, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords disables it and removes all associated accounts. If you choose to manage the asset later, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords re-enables all the associated accounts.

    ( desktop client only) Set Password Profile

    Select a password profile to manage the selected asset account.

    ( desktop client only) Set SSH Key Profile

    Select an SSH key profile to manage the selected asset account.

    Search

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

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