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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

Modifying SSH key sync groups

desktop client only

You can make modifications to SSH key sync group including the accounts assigned.

To modify an SSH key sync group

  1. Navigate to Administrative Tools | Settings | SSH Key Management | SSH Key Sync Groups.
  2. Select the SSH key 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. If Enable is selected, the sync runs with the profile change schedule. You cand select or deselect this check box.
  6. Perform any of the following account modifications:
    • Click Add to add an account to the SSH key sync group.
    • Click Remove Selected to remove the selected account from the SSH key 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 SSH key to match the SSH key sync group. The Status follow:
      • Displays when the SSH key is in sync with the SSH key sync group.
      • Displays if the SSH key is not in sync with the SSH key sync group.


A user is a person who can log in to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. You can add both local users and directory users. Directory users are users from an external identity store such as Microsoft Active Directory. For more information, see Users and user groups. in Overview of the Entities.

Your administrator permissions determine what you can view in Users. Users displayed in a faded color are disabled. The following table shows you the tabs that are available to each type of administrator.

  • Authorizer Administrator: General, History
  • User Administrator: General, User Groups (directory users only), History
  • Help Desk Administrator: General, History
  • Auditor: General, Owned Objects, User Groups, Entitlements, Linked Accounts, History
  • Asset Administrator: General, Owned Objects
  • Security Policy Administrator: General, User Groups, Entitlements, Linked Accounts, History

The Authorizer Administrator typically controls the Enabled/Disabled state. For more information, see Activating or disabling a user account.

Users view

The Users view displays the following information about a selected user:


Use these toolbar buttons to manage users:

General tab (user)

The General tab lists information about the selected user.

Large tiles at the top of the tab display the number of Owned Objects, User Groups, Entitlements, and Linked Accounts associated with the selected user, based on the user's permissions. Clicking a tile heading opens the corresponding tab.

The tiles visible depend on your administrator permissions:

  • All tiles are visible to the Auditor.
  • Owned Objects tile is visible to Asset Administrator.
  • User Groups, Entitlements, and Linked Accounts tiles are visible to Security Policy Administrator.

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Users | General.

Table 206: Users General tab: Authentication properties
Property Description



Identity Provider

The source from which the user’s personal information comes from and is synchronized with.

Username A user's display name.

First Name

The user's first name.

Last Name

The user's last name.

Work Phone

The user's work telephone number.

Mobile Phone

The user's mobile telephone number.

Email Address The user's email address.


Authentication Provider

How the user authenticates with Safeguard for Privileged Passwords:

  • Certificate: with a certificate
  • Local: with a user name and password
  • Directory name: with directory credentials

Login name

The identifier the user logs in with.

Domain Name

If the primary Authentication Provider is a directory, this indicates the directory's domain name.

Distinguished Name

The distinguished name for authentication.

Secondary Authentication

If you set up a user to require secondary authentication, this indicates the name of this user's secondary authentication service provider.

Secondary Authentication Username

The name of the user account on the secondary authentication service provider required at log in.


Time Zone

User can change their time zone, by default. Or, the User Administrator can prohibit a user from changing the time zone, possibly to ensure adherence to policy. For more information, see Time Zone.



Lists the user's administrator permissions or "Standard User" if user does not have administrative permissions.




The description text entered the user information was added or updated. This may be entered on the User dialog, Identity tab in the Description text box.

Related Topics

Modifying a user

User Groups tab (user)

The User Groups tab displays the user groups in which the selected user is a member.

The User Groups tab is available to a user with Auditor or Security Policy Administrator permissions and to the User Administrator for directory users (not for local users).

Navigate to Administrative Tools | Users | User Groups.

Table 207: Users: Users Groups tab properties
Property Description

The user group name


The type of group: User Group or Directory Group

Distinguished Name

The distinguished name of the group


Information about the selected user group

Use the following buttons on the details toolbar to manage the user groups associated with the selected user.

Table 208: Users: User Groups toolbar
Option Description

Add User Group

Add the user to one or more user groups to the user. For more information, see Adding a user to user groups.

Remove Selected

Remove the selected user group from the selected user.


Retrieve and display an updated list of user groups associated with the selected user.


To locate a specific user group 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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