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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 6.9 - 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 Real-Time Reports 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 About us

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 password 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 primary system is set at priority 0 and the subordinates are set at priority 1, the password change on the primary must be successful before the passwords on the subordinates are changed. If the primary 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 185: 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 password profile.

Table 186: 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.

Adding a password sync group

desktop client only

The Asset Administrator or a partition's delegated administrator defines the password sync group. An account can belong to only one password sync group. To assign sync groups and related accounts when adding the profile to a partition, see Creating a password profile

To create a password sync group

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management | Password Sync Groups.
  2. Click Add to open the Password Sync Group dialog.

  3. Click Browse to select a Profile. The Profile name displays.

    NOTE: 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 . For more information, see Password sync group account priority.

  4. Enter a Name of up to 100 characters.
  5. Enter a Description of up to 255 characters.
  6. Click Add and select one or more Accounts to be synchronized.

    The Accounts list displays with the following information about the account: Name, Parent, Service Account, Needs a Password ( if yes or if no), and Description. Click any columns to sort the accounts.

  7. Click OK. The following values display:
    • Status: Displayed as if the password is not the same as the sync group, if the password is the same, or if the account is ignored and possibly should not be in the sync group.
    • Priority: The default is priority 0 (the highest). To change the priority, double-click the Priority value, enter the new priority, and click OK. For more information, see Password sync group account priority.
    • System Name: Name of the system (asset) assigned that is associated with the account.
    • Account Name: Name of the account.
    • Last Sync Time: The date and time of the last sync.
  8. Click OK.

Modifying a password sync group

desktop client only

You can make modifications to the account priority within a password sync group, the accounts assigned to a password sync group, or sync the selected account password.

To modify the account priority of a password sync group or perform other modifications

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | Password Management | Password Sync Groups.
  2. In the Password Sync Group dialog, select the password sync group, then click Edit.
  3. Modify the Name or Description, if desired.
  4. Click any column in the account list to sort the accounts.
  5. To modify an account priority, select the account then click Edit.

  6. Enter the Priority, then click OK. For more information, see Password sync group account priority.

  7. Perform any of the following account modifications:
    • Click Add to add an account to the password sync group.
    • Click Remove Selected to remove the selected account from the password sync group. This does not delete the account from Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
    • Click Refresh to update the account list.
    • Click Sync Now to sync the selected account password to match the sync group password. The Status follow:
      • displays when the account password is in sync with the password sync group.
      • displays if the password is not in sync.

Real-Time Reports

web client only.

One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords allows you to view real-time information regarding your cluster, appliance schedules, scheduled platform tasks, and appliance resources.

  • Navigate to Real-Time Reports to see the information and options listed below.
    Table 187: Real-Time Reports pages
    Page Description

    Cluster Information

    Summary Lists your configured appliances.

    <appliance name>

    Individual tabs showing information for each appliance.

    Session Appliances

    Displays the link connections when a Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) cluster is linked to a Safeguard for Privileged Password (SPP) for session recording and auditing.

    Appliance Schedules

    Audit Log Displays information regarding the audit log schedule.
    Backup Displays information regarding the backup schedule for the appliance you are currently logged in to.

    Profile Schedule

    Displays information regarding the schedules for each profile and discovery type.

    Scheduled Platform Tasks

    Appliances Displays information on the scheduled tasks for each appliance.
    Task counts

    The left pane displays the individual tasks. Selecting the check box for a task will update the calendar (displayed in the right pane) to show the selected tasks.

    The right pane displays an interactive calendar view of the tasks. Clicking on a task in the calendar will display additional information regarding the task(s). The following options can be used to navigate the calendar:

    • : Navigates to today’s date. To locate other dates on the calendar, use the following navigation options:, , , , , and . To jump between dates that have tasks associated with them, use the following navigation options: , , , and .

    Views

    • : Switches to monthly view.

    • : Switches to weekly view.

    • : Switches to daily view.

    Appliance Resources

    This page displays graphical representations of the resources in use by the appliance you are currently logged in to. Mousing over a graph will provide additional information on the percentages displayed.

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