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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 7.0 LTS - 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 Home Privileged access requests Appliance Management
Appliance Backup and Retention Certificates Cluster Enable or Disable Services External Integration Real-Time Reports Safeguard Access
Asset Management
Account Automation Accounts Assets Partitions Discovery Profiles Tags Registered Connectors Custom platforms
Security Policy Management
Access Request Activity Account Groups Application to Application Cloud Assistant Asset Groups Entitlements Linked Accounts User Groups Security Policy Settings Reasons
User Management Reports Disaster recovery and clusters Administrator permissions Preparing systems for management Troubleshooting Frequently asked questions Appendix A: Safeguard ports Appendix B: SPP and SPS join guidance Appendix C: Regular Expressions About us

Change password or SSH key fails

A local account password or SSH key change can fail when you are using a Windows asset that is configured with a service account with Administrative privileges, other than the built-in Administrator.

NOTE: Before Safeguard for Privileged Passwords can change local account passwords on Windows systems, using a member of an administrators group other than built-in Administrator, you must change the local security policy to disable User Account Control (UAC) Admin Approval Mode (Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode) option.

To configure Windows assets to change account passwords

  1. Run secpol.msc from the Run dialog,


    From the Windows Start menu, open Local Security Policy.

  2. Navigate to Local Policies | Security Options.
  3. Disable the User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode option.
  4. Restart your computer.

For more information, see Preparing Windows systems.

Incorrect authentication credentials

You must have the correct user name and password or SSH key to authenticate to an asset.

To resolve incorrect service account credentials

  1. Verify the service account credentials match the credentials in Safeguard for Privileged Passwords asset information (Asset Management | Assets | General Tab, Connection). For more information, see About service accounts.
  2. Perform Test Connection to verify connection. For more information, see About Test Connection.
  3. Attempt to check, change, and set password or SSH keys again. See:

Missing or incorrect SSH host key

If a Safeguard for Privileged Passwords asset requires an SSH host key and does not have one, Safeguard for Privileged Passwords will not be able to communicate with the asset. For more information, see Certificate issue.

To resolve missing SSH host keys

To verify that an asset has an SSH host key, select the asset and look under Connection on the General view. If there is no SSH Host Key Fingerprint displayed, you need to add one.

To add an SSH host key

  1. Open the asset's Connection tab.
  2. Choose any authentication type (except None) and enter required information.

    NOTE: You must enter the service account password or SSH key again.

  3. Click Test Connection.

    Test Connection verifies that the appliance can communicate with the asset.

  4. Confirm that you accept the SSH host key.

    NOTE: To bypass the SSH host key verification and automatically accept the key, click the Auto Accept SSH Host Key option.

  5. Click OK to save asset.

To resolve incorrect SSH host keys

Safeguard for Privileged Passwordsuses the following host key algorithms for key exchange:

  • DSA
  • RSA

Investigate the cause of the mismatch and then use Test Connection to resolve the mismatch.

No cipher supported error

If you receive an error message that says: There is no cipher supported by both: client and server, refer to Cipher support.

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