Preparing MySQL servers
To prepare a MySQL server for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, refer to the documentation for your MySQL server for information about how to setup and secure encryption.
To enable SSL server certificate validation, add the server’s signing authority certificate to the Trusted Certificates store in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. For more information, see Trusted CA Certificates.
For more information about how Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database servers use SSL, see How do Safeguard for Privileged Passwords database servers use SSL.
SQL accounts supported
Safeguard can support MySQL accounts that have been created with the format <username> or <username>@< range of IP addresses>. The permitted range of IP addresses must include the IP address of the Safeguard appliance. The % character can be used as a wildcard.
- Sam : Permit Sam to log in from any host (default)
- Sam@%: Permit Sam to log in from any host
- Sam@10.1.%: Permit Sam to log in from any IP address in 10.1.xx
Preparing Oracle databases
To prepare an Oracle database for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, refer to the documentation for your Oracle database for information about how to set up and secure encryption.
To enable SSL server certificate validation, when configuring the SSL-enabled service on the Oracle server, ensure that the following security setting is configured:
SSL_SERVER_CERT_DN="CN=<address>", where <address> matches the Network Address of the asset in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
Preparing PAN-OS (Palo Alto) networks
In Safeguard for Privileged Passwords the PAN-OS operating system is used by Palo Alto Networks appliances. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords connects to PAN-OS systems using SSH.
To prepare a Palo Alto Networks system for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords
Create a service account that is a Device Administrator and assign it the Superuser role and a password.
Verify that SSH is enabled.
In Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, create the asset and accounts for the Palo Alto Networks asset type using password authentication.
Safeguard for Privileged Passwordsmakes an SSL connection to PostgreSQL using a TCP port defined in the postgresql.conf file. You must enter this port number when adding a PostgreSQL asset to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
To configure PostgreSQL for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords
Create a service account and assign it a password.
NOTE: The service account must have permissions for remote connections and permissions to change passwords. Consult your PostgreSQL Security Guide for the appropriate settings for your organization.
- Verify that you can log in with the service account.
In Safeguard for Privileged Passwords, create the asset and accounts for the PostgreSQL asset type using password authentication. You must specify the Database instance name and the Port used by the database instance.
NOTE: When you create an account of Dialog User or Communication Data type, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords allows you to set the account password or reset the password. Use the Reset Password option to reset the password for this account. If you use the Set Password option and enter the same password used in PostgreSQL, the password check in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords will fail.