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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

Password Management settings

desktop client only

Use the Password settings to define the profile configuration settings, including account password rules and password check and change schedules, which can then be used in profile definitions.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management.

Table 169: Profile settings
Setting Description
Account Password Rules

Where you define the complexity rules used by Safeguard for Privileged Passwords when constructing new passwords during an automatic account password change

Change Password

Where you define the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to reset account passwords

Check Password

Where you define the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to verify account passwords

Password sync groups

Where you define the password sync groups and associated accounts so Safeguard for Privileged Passwords can synchronize passwords across accounts

Account Password Rules

desktop client only

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management. | Account Password Rules.

Account password rules govern the construction of a new password created by Safeguard for Privileged Passwords during an automatic account password change. You can create rules governing the allowable account passwords, such as:

  • Set the allowable password length in a range from three to 225 characters.
  • Set first characters type and last character type.
  • Allow uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and/or printable ASCII symbols along with the minimum amounts of each.
  • Identify excluded uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Identify if consecutive letters, numbers, and/or symbols can be repeated sequentially and, if allowed, set the maximum repetitions allowed.

Note: You select an account password rule set when defining a partition's profile. For more information, see Creating a profile. An account password rule applies to all accounts governed by the profile.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management | Account Password Rules.

Use these toolbar buttons to manage your account password rules.

Table 170: Account Password Rules: Toolbar
Option Description
Add Account Password Rule

Add an account password complexity rule. For more information, see Adding an account password rule.

Delete Selected

Remove the selected rule.

Refresh

Update the list of account password rules.

Edit

Modify the selected rule.

Copy

Clone the selected rule.

Adding an account password rule

desktop client only

It is the responsibility of the Asset Administrator, or a partition's delegated administrator, to configure account password complexity rules.

Important:

Some Unix systems silently truncate passwords to their maximum allowed length. For example, Macintosh OS X only allows a password of 128 characters. If an Asset Administrator creates a profile with an Account Password Rule that sets the password length to 136 characters, when Safeguard for Privileged Passwords changes the password for an account governed by that profile, the asset's operating system truncates the new password to the allowable length and does not return an error; however, the full 136-character password is stored in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. This causes the following issues:


  • Check Password for that account will fail. When Safeguard for Privileged Passwords compares the password on the Unix host with the password in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, they never match because the Unix host truncated the password generated by Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.


  • A user will not be able to log in to the Unix host account successfully with the password provided by Safeguard for Privileged Passwords unless they truncate the password to the allowable length imposed by the operating system.

To add an account password rule

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management | Account Password Rules.
  2. Click  Add Account Password Rule to open the Account Password Rule dialog.
  3. Browse to select the partition.
  4. Enter a Name for the account password rule (up to 50 characters).
  5. Enter a Description for the account password rule (up to 255 characters).
  6. Set the password requirements.

    • Password Length: Set a range for the password allowable length from three to 255 characters. The default is 8 to 64 characters. The maximum length must be equal to or greater than the sum of minimum characters required in the following steps. For example, if the password must have two uppercase letters, two lowercase letters, and two numeric characters, the minimum Password Length must be six. Note that a diacritical letter is one character.

    • First Character Type: Choose one of the following:
      • All: Alphabetical, numeric, or symbols
      • Alphanumeric: Alphabetical or numeric
      • Alphabetic: Only alphabetical characters
    • Last Character Type: Choose one of the following:
      • All: Alphabetical, numeric, or symbols
      • Alphanumeric: Alphabetical or numeric
      • Alphabetic: Only alphabetical characters
    • Repeated Characters: Choose one of the following:
      • Allow repeated characters: Any letters, numbers, or symbols can be repeated in any order, including consecutively.
      • No consecutive repeated characters: No letter, number, or symbol can be repeated after itself. You can restrict the number of consecutively repeated characters later by uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, symbols, or a combination of those.
      • No repeated characters: All letters, numbers, or symbols can only be used once in the password.
    • Allow Uppercase: Select to allow uppercase (capital) letters. In the desktop client, click Advanced, as needed.

      • Require a Minimum of Uppercase Characters: Enter a number to identify the least number of uppercase letters required. To allow but not require uppercase letters, set this value at zero.
      • Limit Consecutively Repeated Uppercase Characters: If you allowed repeated characters earlier, select the check box to limit the number of consecutively repeated uppercase letters. You must enter a Maximum Allowed Characters value of one or more.
      • Exclude these Uppercase Characters: Enter any uppercase characters you want to exclude from the password. This field is case-sensitive.
    • Allow Lowercase: Select to allow lowercase (small) letters. In the desktop client, click Advanced, as needed.
      • Require a Minimum of Lowercase Characters: Enter a number to identify the least number of lowercase letters required. To allow but not require lowercase letters, set this value at zero.
      • Limit Consecutively Repeated Lowercase Characters: If you allowed repeated characters earlier, select the check box to limit the number of consecutively repeated lowercase letters. You must enter a Maximum Allowed Characters value of one or more.
      • Excluded these Lowercase Characters: Enter any lowercase characters you want to exclude from the password. This field is case sensitive.
    • Limit Consecutively Repeated Alpha Characters: To set the number of repeated lowercase or uppercase letters combined, enter the Maximum Allowed Characters.

      For example, if you set the Max Allowed at 2 then you can not have more than two alphabet characters next to each other in the password. Using this example, Ab1Cd2EF is valid but AbC1d2EF is not because it has three alphabet characters in a row.

    • Allow Numeric Character (0-9): Select to allow numeric characters in the password. In the desktop client, click Advanced, as needed.
      •  Require a Minimum of Numeric Characters: Enter a number to identify the amount of numbers required in a password. To allow but not require numbers, set this value at zero.
      • Limit Consecutively Repeated Numeric Characters: Select the check box to limit the number of consecutively repeated numeric characters. You must enter a Maximum Allowed Characters value of one or more.
      • Exclude these Numeric Characters: Enter any numeric characters you want to exclude from the password. This field is case sensitive.
    • Allow Symbols (e.g. @ # $ % &): Select this check box to allow characters that are printable ASCII characters. These often include: ~ ` ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ - + = { } [ ] \ | : ; " ' < > , . ? /

      In the desktop client, click Advanced, as needed.

      • Require a Minimum of Symbols: Enter a number to identify the least number of symbols required. To allow but not require symbols, set this value at zero.
      • Limit Consecutively Repeated Symbols: If you allowed repeated characters earlier, select the check box to limit the number of symbols that can repeat consecutively. You must enter a Maximum Allowed Characters value of one or more.
      • Set the following:
        • Valid Symbols: Select this option to enter allowable special characters. Enter the allowable symbols in the Symbol List text box.
        • Invalid Symbols: Select this option to enter prohibited special characters. Enter the prohibited symbols in the Symbol List text box.
  7. Click Test Rule to check the rules set.
  8. When the rules are complete, click OK.

Change Password

desktop client only

Change password settings are the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to reset account passwords.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management | Change Password.

The Change Password pane displays the following about the listed change password setting rules.

Table 171: Change Password: Properties
Property Description
Name

The name of the rule.

Partition The partition that uses the rule.
Description

Information about the rule.

Schedule Displays the selected rule's schedule.

Use these toolbar buttons to manage the change password setting rules.

Table 172: Change Password: Toolbar
Option Description
Add Change Password Setting Add a change password rule. For more information, see Adding change password settings.
Delete Selected

Remove the selected rule.

Refresh Update the list of change password rules.
Edit Modify the selected rule.
Copy Clone the selected rule.

Search

To locate a value 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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