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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 6.7 - 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 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 SPP Glossary About us

Virtual appliance backup and recovery

Use the following information to back up and recover a Safeguard for Privileged Passwords virtual appliance. Factory reset is not an option for virtual appliances. To factory reset a virtual appliance, just redeploy the appliance.

Backing up the virtual appliance

To ensure security of the hardware appliance, backups taken from a hardware appliance cannot be restored on virtual appliances and backups taken from a virtual appliance cannot be restored on a hardware appliance.

Backup is handled via Administrative Tools | Settings | Backup and Retention. For more information, see Backup and Retention settings.

Recovery of the virtual appliance

A Safeguard for Privileged Passwords virtual appliance is reset by using the following recovery steps.

On-prem virtual appliance (for example, Hyper-V or VMware)

  1. Redeploy the virtual appliance and run Initial Setup. For more information, see Setting up the virtual appliance.
  2. Restore the backup. For more information, see Backup and Retention settings.

Cloud virtual appliance (for example, AWS or Azure

  1. Redeploy using the deployment steps:

Setting up Safeguard for Privileged Passwords for the first time

Before One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords can manage your privileged account passwords and privileged sessions, you must first add all the objects you need to write access request policies, such as users, accounts, and assets. By following these procedures, you will set up a hierarchy of administrators that ensures your company follows role-based access control. For more information, see Administrator permissions.

The setup steps in this section assume you have a completed the appliance initial installation and configuration steps in the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Appliance Setup Guide.

Before Safeguard for Privileged Passwords can reset local account passwords on Windows systems, you must change the local security policy to disable User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode. For more information, see Change password or SSH key fails.

Step 1: Create the Authorizer Administrator

  1. Log in to your desktop client using the Bootstrap Administrator account. (The password was changed from the default when you created the appliance using the instructions in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Appliance Setup Guide.)
  2. Create the Authorizer Administrator, which is a user who can authorize other administrators. Give the user Authorizer permissions so the user can grant permissions to other users and change their own permissions. For more information, see Adding a user.

  3. Log out as the Bootstrap Administrator.

  4. Log in as the Authorizer Administrator.
  5. Disable the Bootstrap Administrator.

Step 2: Authorizer Administrator creates administrators

Add the user administrator permissions. A user can have more than one set of permissions. For a list of permissions granted to the different Safeguard for Privileged Passwords administrators, see Administrator permissions.

  1. Make sure you have logged into the desktop client using the Authorizer Administrator account.
  2. Customize the Local Password Rule. (Navigate to Settings | Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Access | Password Rules.)
  3. Add users for the following administrator permissions (Adding a user):
    1. User Administrator
    2. Help Desk Administrator
    3. Appliance Administrator
    4. Operations Administrator
    5. Auditor
    6. Asset Administrator
    7. Security Policy Administrator
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