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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

Frequently asked questions

The following topics will help you find answers to some of your questions about managing Safeguard for Privileged Passwords:

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Appliance settings

Troubleshooting

How do I audit transaction activity

The appliance records all activities performed within One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. Any administrator has access to the audit log information; however, your administrator permission set determines what audit data you can access.For more information, see Administrator permissions.

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords provides several ways to audit transaction activity:

How do I configure external federation authentication

One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords supports the SAML 2.0 Web Browser SSO Profile, allowing you to configure federated authentication with many different Identity Provider STS servers and services, such as Microsoft's AD FS. Through the exchange of the federation metadata, you can create a trust relationship between the two systems. Then, you will create a Safeguard for Privileged Passwords user account to be associated with the federated account.

Safeguard supports both Service Provider (SP) initiated and Identity Provider (IdP) initiated logins.

  • For SP initiated, the user will first browse to Safeguard and choose External Federation as the authentication provider. After entering just their email address, they will be redirected to the external STS to enter their credentials and perform any two-factor authentication that may be required by that STS. After successful authentication, they will be redirected back to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords and logged in. This works in both a web browser and the Safeguard desktop client application.
  • For IdP initiated logins, a user will first go to their IdP STS and authenticate. Typically, the customer will have configured Safeguard as an application within their STS, allowing the user to just click on a link or icon and be redirected to Safeguard, automatically being logged in without having to enter any further credentials. Note, IdP initiated logins only work in the web browser, not the Safeguard desktop client application.

NOTE: Additional two-factor authentication can be assigned to the associated Safeguard for Privileged Passwords user account to have the user authenticate again after being redirected back from the external STS.

To use external federation, you must first download the federation metadata XML for your STS and save it to a file. For example, for Microsoft's AD FS, you can download the federation metadata XML from:

https://<adfs server>/FederationMetadata/2007-06/FederationMetadata.xml.

How do I add an external federation provider trust

It is the responsibility of the Appliance Administrator to configure the external federation service providers in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.

To add an external federation service provider

  1. In Settings, select External Integration | Identity and Authentication.
  2. Click Add then select External Federation.
  3. In the External Federation dialog, supply the following information:
    1. Name: Enter a unique display name for the external federation service provider. The name is used for administrative purposes only and will not be seen by end users.

      Limit: 100 characters

    2. Realm: Enter a unique realm value, typically a DNS suffix, like contoso.com, that matches the email addresses of users intended to use this STS for authentication. A case-insensitive comparison will be used on this value when performing Home Realm Discovery.

      Wildcards are not allowed.

      Limit: 255 characters

    3. Federation Metadata File: Choose or enter the file path to the STS federation metadata file that you previously downloaded.
    4. Download Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Federation Metadata: If you have not done so before, click the link to download a copy of Safeguard for Privileged Passwords's federation metadata XML. You will need this file when creating the corresponding trust relationship on your STS server.

    NOTE: The federation metadata XML files typically contain a digital signature and cannot be modified in any way, including white space. If you receive an error regarding a problem with the metadata, ensure that it has not been edited.

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