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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

Adding change password settings

desktop client only

It is the responsibility of the Asset Administrator or the partition's delegated administrator to configure the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to reset account passwords.

IMPORTANT: Passwords for accounts associated with a password sync group are managed based on the profile change schedule and processed via the sync group. If synchronization fails for an individual account in the sync group, the account is retried multiple times and, if failing after that, the sync task halts and is rescheduled. The administrator must correct the cause of the failure for the sync task to continue. For more information, see Password sync groups.

To add a password reset schedule

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management | Change Password.
  2. Click  Add Change Password Setting to open the Change Password Settings dialog.
  3. Browse to select a partition.
  4. Enter a Name of up to 50 characters for the rule.
  5. Enter a Description of up to 255 characters for the rule.
  6. Optionally, select any of the following:

  7. After Change Password, click the link or click the Schedule button.
  8. In the Schedule dialog, select Run Every to run the job along per the run details you enter. (If you deselect Run Every, the schedule details are lost.)

    • Configure the following.

      To specify the frequency without start and end times, select from the following controls. If you want to specify start and end times, go to the Use Time Window selection in this section.

      Enter a frequency for Backup Every. Then, select a the time frame:

      • Minutes: The job runs per the frequency of minutes you specify. For example, Every 30 Minutes runs the job every half hour over a 24-hour period. It is recommended you do not use the frequency of minutes except in unusual situations, such as testing.
      • Hours: The job runs per the minute setting you specify. For example, if it is 9 a.m. and you want to run the job every two hours at 15 minutes past the hour starting at 9:15 a.m., select Runs Every 2 Hours @ 15 minutes after the hour.

      • Days: The job runs on the frequency of days and the time you enter.

        For example, Every 2 Days Starting @ 11:59:00 PM runs the job every other evening just before midnight.

      • Weeks The job runs per the frequency of weeks at the time and on the days you specify.

        For example, Every 2 Weeks Starting @ 5:00:00 AM and Repeat on these days with MON, WED, FRI selected runs the job every other week at 5 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

      • Months: The job runs on the frequency of months at the time and on the day you specify.

        For example, If you select Every 2 Months Starting @ 1:00:00 AM along with First Saturday of the month, the job will run at 1 a.m. on the first Saturday of every other month.

    • Select Use Time Windows if you want to enter the Start and End time. You can click Add or Remove to control multiple time restrictions. Each time window must be at least one minute apart and not overlap.

      For example, for a job to run every ten minutes every day from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., enter these values:

      Enter Every 10 Minutes and Use Time Windows:

      • Start 10:00:00 PM and End 11:59:00 AM
      • Start 12:00:00 AM and End 2:00:00 AM

        An entry of Start 10:00:00 PM and End 2:00:00 AM will result in an error that the end time must be after the start time.

      If you have selected Days, Weeks, or Months, you will be able to select the number of times for the job to Repeat in the time window you enter.

      For a job to run two times every other day at 10:30 am between the hours of 4 a.m. and 8 p.m., enter these values:

      For days, enter Every 2 Days and set the Use Time Windows as Start 4:00:00 AM and End 20:00:00 PM and Repeat 2.

    • (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time is the default time zone. Select a new time zone, if desired.

    If the scheduler is unable to complete a task within the scheduled interval, when it finishes execution of the task, it is rescheduled for the next immediate interval.

  9. Optionally, complete any of these settings:
    • Change the Password Even if a Release is Active: Select this option to allow a password change even when a password release is active.
    • Require Current Password: Select this option to require a current password.
    • Suspend account when checked in (supported platforms): Select this option to automatically suspend managed accounts that are not in use. That is, the account on a managed asset is suspended until a request is made for it through Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, at which time Safeguard for Privileged Passwords restores the account. Once the request is checked in or closed, the account is again suspended.
      Click the supported platforms link to display a list of platforms that support this feature.
    • Update Service on Password Change (Windows Only): For dependent accounts assigned to an asset that run system services, select this option to ensure that the password change is also applied to each service the account runs. The asset’s profile setting is used. This overrides the profile assigned to the account. If you have a local account, the profile assigned to the account overrides the profile assigned to the asset when updating dependent services on the same appliance.
    • Restart Service on Password Change (Windows Only): For dependent accounts assigned to an asset that run system services, select this option to ensure that there is an automatic restart after the password is changed. The asset’s profile setting is used. This overrides the profile assigned to the account. If you have a local account, the profile assigned to the account overrides the profile assigned to the asset when updating dependent services on the same appliance.
    • Update IIS App Pools on Password Change (Windows Only): For dependent accounts that run IIS App pools, select this option to ensure that the password change is also applied to each IIS App pool the account runs.
    • Update COM+ on Password Change (Windows Only): For dependent accounts that run COM+ applications, select this option to ensure that the password change is also applied to each COM+ application the account runs.
    • Update Task on Password Change (Windows Only): For dependent accounts that run scheduled system tasks, select this option to ensure that the password change is also applied to each task the account runs.
      NOTE: When managing passwords for Windows service accounts, do not select this option. Create a separate Profile with Change Password settings that do not have this option selected for managing Windows service accounts.
    • Details: Click to see Knowledge Base Article 312212 to learn which systems and platforms combinations are supported.

Check Password

desktop client only

Check password settings are the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to verify account passwords.

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

The Check Password pane displays the following about the listed check password setting rules.

Table 173: Check Password: Properties
Property Description
Name

The name of the check password 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 check password setting rules.

Table 174: Check Password: Toolbar
Option Description
Add Check Password Setting Add a check password rule. For more information, see Adding check password settings.
Delete Selected

Remove the selected rule.

Refresh Update the list of check 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.

Adding check password settings

desktop client only

It is the responsibility of the Asset Administrator or the partition's delegated administrator to define the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to verify account passwords.

To add a password validation schedule

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management | Check Password.
  2. Click Add Check Password Setting to open the Check Password Settings dialog.
  3. Browse to select a partition.
  4. Enter a Name of up to 50 characters for the rule.
  5. Enter a Description of up to 255 characters for the rule.
  6. Click the Schedule button and choose an interval.
  7. In the Schedule dialog, select Run Every to run the job along per the run details you enter. (If you deselect Run Every, the schedule details are lost.)

    • Configure the following.

      To specify the frequency without start and end times, select from the following controls. If you want to specify start and end times, go to the Use Time Window selection in this section.

      Enter a frequency for Backup Every. Then, select a the time frame:

      • Minutes: The job runs per the frequency of minutes you specify. For example, Every 30 Minutes runs the job every half hour over a 24-hour period. It is recommended you do not use the frequency of minutes except in unusual situations, such as testing.
      • Hours: The job runs per the minute setting you specify. For example, if it is 9 a.m. and you want to run the job every two hours at 15 minutes past the hour starting at 9:15 a.m., select Runs Every 2 Hours @ 15 minutes after the hour.

      • Days: The job runs on the frequency of days and the time you enter.

        For example, Every 2 Days Starting @ 11:59:00 PM runs the job every other evening just before midnight.

      • Weeks The job runs per the frequency of weeks at the time and on the days you specify.

        For example, Every 2 Weeks Starting @ 5:00:00 AM and Repeat on these days with MON, WED, FRI selected runs the job every other week at 5 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

      • Months: The job runs on the frequency of months at the time and on the day you specify.

        For example, If you select Every 2 Months Starting @ 1:00:00 AM along with First Saturday of the month, the job will run at 1 a.m. on the first Saturday of every other month.

    • Select Use Time Windows if you want to enter the Start and End time. You can click Add or Remove to control multiple time restrictions. Each time window must be at least one minute apart and not overlap.

      For example, for a job to run every ten minutes every day from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., enter these values:

      Enter Every 10 Minutes and Use Time Windows:

      • Start 10:00:00 PM and End 11:59:00 AM
      • Start 12:00:00 AM and End 2:00:00 AM

        An entry of Start 10:00:00 PM and End 2:00:00 AM will result in an error that the end time must be after the start time.

      If you have selected Days, Weeks, or Months, you will be able to select the number of times for the job to Repeat in the time window you enter.

      For a job to run two times every other day at 10:30 am between the hours of 4 a.m. and 8 p.m., enter these values:

      For days, enter Every 2 Days and set the Use Time Windows as Start 4:00:00 AM and End 20:00:00 PM and Repeat 2.

    • (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time is the default time zone. Select a new time zone, if desired.

    If the scheduler is unable to complete a task within the scheduled interval, when it finishes execution of the task, it is rescheduled for the next immediate interval.

  8. Optionally, complete either of these settings:

    • Change Password on Mismatch: Select this option to automatically change a password when Safeguard for Privileged Passwords detects the password in the appliance database differs from the password on the asset.
    • Notify Delegated Owners on Mismatch: Select this option to trigger a notification when Safeguard for Privileged Passwords detects a password mismatch.

      NOTE: To send event notifications to a user, you must configure Safeguard for Privileged Passwords to send alerts. For more information, see Configuring alerts. Set up an email template for the Password Check Mismatch event type.

Password sync groups

desktop client only

A password sync group is used to control password validation and reset across all associated accounts. The same password is used for one or more accounts associated with the same or different assets. For example, synchronized passwords can be used for accounts that support clusters or systems that sync between development, test, and production. An account can belong to only one password sync group. Multiple password sync groups can be added to a profile.

The profile change schedule is applied to the sync group. The sync group controls the tasks to change the passwords for the accounts in the sync group. Change tasks occur in the order of password sync group account priority. If synchronization fails for an individual account in the sync group, the account is retried multiple times and, if failing after that, the sync task halts and is rescheduled. The administrator must correct the cause of the failure for the sync task to continue.

If an account is associated with a profile with a daily check schedule and also associated with a password sync group, a mismatch on the daily check will trigger a task to set the account password to the current sync group password.

For more information, see Creating a profile.

Password sync group account priority

When an account is added to a password sync group, the default priority is 0, which is the highest priority. Subsequent numbers are lower priority (for example, 0, 1, or 2, where 0 is the highest priority and 2 is the lowest). Priority determines the order in which account passwords are changed. If all accounts have the same priority, they are synchronized simultaneously. When different priorities are set, accounts at the highest priority (for example, 0) are synchronized first. If priority 0 is successful, accounts at the next priority are synchronized. If any account at a priority fails, the synchronization processing stops and the group is scheduled for synchronization retry. For example, a cluster of systems may have an admin account with the same password. If one master system is set at priority 0 and the subordinates are set at priority 1, the password change on the master must be successful before the passwords on the subordinates are changed. If the master password change fails, the subordinates are unaffected, the cluster continues to function, password change is rescheduled, and the error is logged.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management | Password Sync Groups. The Password Sync Groups pane displays the following for each sync group.

Table 175: Sync Groups: Properties
Property Description

Enable

If Enable is selected, the sync runs with the profile change schedule.

Status

The Status displays if all account passwords are in sync with the password sync group. The Status is if any password for any account within the sync group does not match the common password.

Name

The name of the password sync group.

Partition The partition that uses the rule.

Profile

The profile that uses the rule.

Accounts The number of accounts to synchronize with a common password.

Next Sync Date

The date the sync group password will be synchronized across all accounts.

Description

Information about the rule.

Use the following toolbar buttons to manage password sync groups.

NOTE: Changes made from the Password Sync Groups pane are reflected in the password sync groups in the profile. See Creating a profile.

Table 176: Sync Groups: Toolbar
Option Description
Add Add a password sync group. For more information, see Adding a password sync group.
Delete Selected

Permanently remove the selected password sync group.

Refresh Update the list of password sync groups.
Edit Modify the selected password sync group rule. For more information, see Modifying a password sync group.

Change Sync Group Password

Change the password for the selected sync group. All accounts in the password sync group synchronize with the new password.

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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