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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 7.1 - 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 Appliance Management Settings
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
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

Virtual appliance backup and recovery

Use the following information to back up and recover a Safeguard for Privileged Passwords virtual appliance. Factory reset is not an option for virtual appliances. To factory reset a virtual appliance, just redeploy the appliance.

Backing up the virtual appliance

To ensure security of the hardware appliance, backups taken from a hardware appliance cannot be restored on virtual appliances and backups taken from a virtual appliance cannot be restored on a hardware appliance.

For more information, see Backup and Retention.

Recovery of the virtual appliance

A Safeguard for Privileged Passwords virtual appliance is reset by using the following recovery steps.

On-prem virtual appliance (for example, Hyper-V or VMware)

  1. Redeploy the virtual appliance and run Initial Setup. For more information, see Setting up the virtual appliance.
  2. Restore the backup. For more information, see Backup and Retention.

Cloud virtual appliance (for example, AWS or Azure)

  1. Redeploy using the deployment steps:

Support Kiosk

An Appliance Administrator triaging a Hyper-V or VMware virtual appliance that has lost connectivity or is otherwise impaired can use the Support Kiosk even when the virtual appliance is in quarantine. For more information, see What do I do when an appliance goes into quarantine.

It is recommended that terminal settings be 90 x 45 or larger. Smaller settings may result in a error like: Screen dimension to small.

When using the Windows Kiosk it is not possible to copy and paste. In Hyper-V it is possible to automate typing text from the keyboard, and using full ESX it may be possible to emulate keypresses via the API call PutUsbScanCodes().

  1. On the web management console, click Support Kiosk.
  2. Select any of the following activities:
    • Appliance Information

      This is read-only. You can re-run setup to change networking information.

    • Power Options
      You can reboot or shutdown the virtual appliance.
      1. Enter the reason you want to reboot or shutdown the virtual appliance.
      2. Click Reboot or Shutdown.
    • Admin Password Reset

      The Bootstrap Administrator is a built-in account to get the appliance running for the first time. The default credentials (admin/Admin123) should be changed once Safeguard is configured. If you lose the password, you can reset it to the default using the challenge response process below.

      Challenge response process

      1. In Full Name or Email, enter your name or email to receive the challenge question.
      2. Click Get Challenge.
      3. To get the challenge response, perform one of the following (see the illustration that follows).
        • Click Copy Challenge. The challenge is copied to the clipboard. Send that challenge to Safeguard support. Support will send back a challenge response that is good for 48 hours. Do not refresh your screen.
        • Screenshot the QR code and send it to Support. Support will send back a challenge response that is good for 48 hours.

          Do not navigate away from the page or refresh during a challenge response operation. Doing so will invalidate the challenge response and you will need to restart the process.

        • Use a QR code reader on your phone to get the challenge response.

      d. After the response is accepted, click Reset Password. Once the operation has completed, the password for the admin account will be defaulted back to Admin123.

    • Support Bundle
      A support bundle includes system and configuration information sent to One Identity Support to analyze and diagnose issues. You can download a support bundle or save the bundle to a Windows share location which you have already set up. To generate a support bundle:
      1. Select Include Event Logs if you want to include operating system events. Unless requested by support, it is recommended to leave this unchecked because it takes much longer to generate the support bundle.
      2. Create the support bundle using one of these methods:

        • If you are connected via the browser not the display, you can click Download, navigate to the location for the download, and click OK.
        • To copy the bundle to the share:
          1. Enter the UNC Path, Username, and Password.
          2. Select Include Event Logs, if appropriate.
          3. Click Copy To Share. A progress bar displays. The operation is complete when you see The bundle was successfully copied to the share.
    • Diagnostic package

      Appliance Administrators can execute a trusted, secure appliance diagnostics package to help solve issues with configuration, synchronization, and clustering, as well as other other internal challenges. The appliance diagnostics package is available from the web Support Kiosk, not the Serial Kiosk (Recovery Kiosk). The appliance diagnostics package can be used even when the appliance is in quarantine. To protect against external threats, Safeguard rejects illegitimate appliance diagnostics packages. The manifest file in the appliance diagnostics package lists criteria that may include the minimum Safeguard version, appliance ID, and expiration time-stamp UTC. New product code and database changes are not included in an appliance diagnostics package.

      1. To load for the first time, click Upload, select the file that has an .sgd extension, then click Open.
        • If the upload criteria is not met, the appliance diagnostics package is not uploaded and a message like the following displays: The minimum Safeguard version needed to run this diagnostic package is <version>.
        • If the upload is successful, the Diagnostic Package Information displays with a Status of Staged. Select Execute and wait until the Status changes to Completed.
      2. Once uploaded, you can:
        • Select Download Log to save the log file. Audit log entries are available through the Activity Center during and after execution and are part of the appliance history.
        • If the Expiration Date has not passed, you can select Execute to execute the appliance diagnostics package again.
        • Select Delete to delete the appliance diagnostics package, the associated log file, and stop any appliance diagnostics package that is running. Before uploading a different appliance diagnostics package, you must delete the current one because there can be only one appliance diagnostics package per appliance.

Cloud deployment considerations

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords can be run from the cloud.

Before you start: platforms and resources

When setting up a virtual environment, carefully consider the configuration aspects such as CPU, memory availability, I/O subsystem, and network infrastructure to ensure the virtual layer has the necessary resources available. See One Identity's Product Support Policies for more information on environment virtualization.

Platforms that have been tested with the cloud deployments follow.

For these deployments, the minimum resources used in test are 4 CPUs, 10GB RAM, and a 60GB disk. Choose the appropriate machine and configuration template. For example, when you click Create in the Azure Marketplace, default profiles display. You can click Change size to choose a different template.

Restricting access to the web management kiosk for cloud deployments

The web management kiosk runs on port 9337 in AWS and Azure and is intended for diagnostics and troubleshooting by Appliance Administrators.

CAUTION: The Management web kiosk is available via HTTPS port 9337 for cloud platforms (including AWS and Azure). The Management web kiosk gives access to functions without authentication, such as pulling a support bundle or rebooting the appliance. In AWS, all ports are denied unless explicitly allowed. To deny access to port 9337, the port should be left out of the firewall rules. If the port is used, firewall rules should allow access to targeted users.

Azure: Block port 9337

Use the following steps to block access to port 9337 in Azure.

  1. Navigate to the virtual machine running Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
  2. In the left hand navigation menu select Networking.
  3. Click Add inbound port rule.
  4. Configure the inbound security rule as follows:
    Source: Any
    Source port ranges: *
    Destination: Any
    Destination port ranges: 9337
    Protocol: Any
    Action: Deny
    Priority: 100 (use the lowest priority for this rule)
    Name: DenyPort9337
  5. Click Add.

AWS: Block port 9337

Use the following steps to block access to port 9337 in AWS.

  1. From the EC2 Dashboard, navigate to the EC2 Instance running Safeguard for Privileged Passwords.
  2. Select the instance.
  3. In the Description tab, locate the Security groups field then click the name of the security group.
  4. Select the Inbound tab.
  5. Click Edit.
  6. Remove any existing rules and add the following rules:
    • Type: Custom UDP Rule
      Protocol: UDP
      Port Range: 655
      Source: Anywhere
      Description: Cluster VPN
    • Type: HTTPS
      Protocol: TCP
      Port range: 443
      Source: Anywhere
      Description: Web API
    • Type: Custom TCP Rule
      Protocol: TCP
      Port Range: 8649
      Source: Anywhere
      Description: SPS Cluster
  7. Click Save.

AWS deployment

IMPORTANT: Before deploying, make sure you have read Cloud deployment considerations

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords (SPP) can be run in the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS).

To deploy the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) of Safeguard for Privileged Passwords from AWS, visit the AWS marketplace listing for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords (here) and follow the Deployment steps.

Disk size considerations

CAUTION: Before making any changes to the disk size, shut down the VM (stopped and deallocated).

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords (SPP) deploys with a minimal OS disk size. You should increase the size of the OS disk based on your estimated usage and budget. SPP on hardware comes with 1TB of disk. You can use more or less than this depending on how many assets, accounts, and daily users you expect to have. 500GB is a minimal production disk size and 2TB is the maximum.

Disk size can be handled through Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). For more information, see Getting Started with Amazon EC2. When you start up the VM, SPP automatically resizes the OS disk volume to use the available space.

AWS security considerations

Running Safeguard for Privileged Passwords (SPP) in AWS comes with some security considerations that do not apply to the hardware appliance. We recommend:

  • Do not give Safeguard a public IP address.
  • Use the AWS key vault to encrypt the disk.
  • Limit access within AWS to the Safeguard virtual machine. SPP in AWS cannot protect against rogue Administrators in the same way the hardware appliance can.

Static IP address required

Configure the SPP VM with a static IP address in AWS. In AWS, the IP address must not change after the VM is deployed. If you need to change the IP address, take a backup, deploy again, and restore the backup. You can script the VM deploy to pick up an existing virtual NIC with the IP address configuration. For details, see the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) documentation.

Deployment steps

AWS automatically licenses the operating system during the deployment with an AWS KMS.

Larger deployments warrant larger sizing choices. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords hardware appliances have 32GB of RAM and 4 processors with at least 1TB of disk space.

AWS Marketplace steps

  1. Go to the AWS marketplace listing for Safeguard for Privileged Passwords (here).
  2. On the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords page, click Continue to Subscribe.
  3. Advance through the resource creation screens to configure your instance. In addition to the Disk size considerations, AWS security considerations, and Static IP address required; One Identity recommends you select the m4.2xlarge instance type.

  4. Once you have finished configuring the instance, select to launch the instance.

    NOTE: The instance launch process may take a while to complete.

  5. Once the instance has finished launching, log into the web client using your static IP address. You will need to use the default username (admin) and password (<instance id>). You should change the admin password immediately. For more information, see Setting a local user's password.

    NOTE: The password is unique for each deployment and the initial password will always be the instance ID of the deployed safeguard server.

View or change the cloud virtual appliance setup

You can view or change the virtual appliance setup.

You can use the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords web management kiosk on port 9337 for diagnostics and troubleshooting.

You can also check the system logs via AWS:

  1. To view the system log from AWS, select Actions, then Instance Settings, and then Get System Log.
  2. Log in via https://<your IP>:9337

To patch to a new version, use the API.

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