Preparing Oracle databases
To prepare an Oracle database for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, refer to the documentation for your Oracle database for information about how to set up and secure encryption.
To enable SSL server certificate validation, when configuring the SSL-enabled service on the Oracle server, ensure that the following security setting is configured:
SSL_SERVER_CERT_DN="CN=<address>", where <address> matches the Network Address of the asset in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
Preparing PAN-OS (Palo Alto) networks
In Safeguard for Privileged Passwords the PAN-OS operating system is used by Palo Alto Networks appliances. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords connects to PAN-OS systems using SSH.
To prepare a Palo Alto Networks system for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords
Create a service account that is a Device Administrator and assign it the Superuser role and a password.
Verify that SSH is enabled.
In Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, create the asset and accounts for the Palo Alto Networks asset type using password authentication.
Safeguard for Privileged Passwords makes an SSL connection to PostgreSQL using a TCP port defined in the postgresql.conf file. You must enter this port number when adding a PostgreSQL asset to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
To configure PostgreSQL for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords
Create a service account and assign it a password.
NOTE: The service account must have permissions for remote connections and permissions to change passwords. Consult your PostgreSQL Security Guide for the appropriate settings for your organization.
- Verify that you can log in with the service account.
In Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, create the asset and accounts for the PostgreSQL asset type using password authentication. You must specify the Database instance name and the Port used by the database instance.
NOTE: When you create an account of Dialog User or Communication Data type, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords allows you to set the account password or reset the password. Use the Reset Password option to reset the password for this account. If you use the Set Password option and enter the same password used in PostgreSQL, the password check in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords will fail.
Preparing RACF mainframe systems
This applies to both RACF mainframe and RACF mainframe LDAP platforms.
To prepare IBM RACF mainframe systems for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords
- Create a service account on the asset and assign it a password.
- Grant the service account the privileges required to use the ALTERUSER command on other profiles.
If not already installed, install a telnet server on the z/OS system. If required, secure telnet with SSL.
Note: Please refer to your IBM z/OS system documentation for details on installing and configuring the telnet server (and SSL).
- Test the telnet server using a Windows-based 3270 emulator or on Linux, use the telnet-ssl or x3270 programs to test SSL and non-SSL connections to an z/OS system.
- In Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, create the asset and accounts for the z/OS system using password authentication.
About certificate support for the telnet protocol
Safeguard for Privileged Passwords automatically accepts any server certificate that the connection offers and does not verify the trust chain on the telnet certificate. In addition, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords does not support client certificate selection, so if telnet requires that the client present a certificate that is signed by a recognized authority, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords cannot support that configuration.