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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.
- Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management | Change Password.
- Click Add Change Password Setting to open the Change Password Settings dialog.
- Browse to select a partition.
- Enter a Name of up to 50 characters for the rule.
- Enter a Description of up to 255 characters for the rule.
- Manage Password: Whether selected or not, a managed password will be changed according to the defined schedule and other rules. This option has been deprecated and is always selected when you click OK on the dialog box.
- Change Passwords Manually. For more information, see How do I manage accounts on unsupported platforms.
- After Change Password, click the link or click the Schedule button.
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.
- 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.