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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 7.2 - 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

User Management

In the web client, expand the User Management section in the left navigation pane.

The following pages are available. See each section for a description of the functions available.



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 deactivating a user account.

Go to Users:

  • web client: Navigate to Security Policy Management > Users
Users view

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

  • Properties tab (user): Displays the authentication, contact information, location, and permissions for the selected user.
  • User Groups tab (user): Displays the user groups in which the selected user is a member.
  • Entitlements tab (user): Displays the entitlements in which the selected user is a member; that is, an entitlement "user".
  • History (user): Displays the details of each operation that has affected the selected user.

Use these toolbar buttons to manage users:

  • New User: Add users to Safeguard for Privileged Passwords. For more information, see Adding a user.
  • Delete : Remove the selected user. For more information, see Deleting a user.
  • View details: View and edit the details for a selected user.
  • Permissions: Display the Permissions dialog showing what administrative permissions apply to the selected user.
  • Set Password: Use this option to set a password for a local user.
  • Unlock: Use this option to unlock the account of a local user.
  • Activate User: Use this option activate the account of a selected user.
  • Deactivate User: Use this option to deactivate the account of a selected user.
  • Export: Use this button to export the listed data as either a JSON or CSV file. For more information, see Exporting data.
  • Refresh: Update the list of users.
  • Search: You can search by a character string or by a selected attribute with conditions you enter. To search by a selected attribute click Search and select an attribute to search. For more information, see Search box.

Properties tab (user)

The Properties tab lists information about the selected user.

To access Properties:

  • web client: Navigate to User Management > Users > (View Details) > Properties.

Table 208: Users Properties 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 The user's email address.


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.


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.


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.

Password Never Expires

When enabled, this field indicates the password associated with the user does not expire.

User Must Change Password at Next Login

When enabled, this field indicates the user will be prompted to change their password the next time they login.



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

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).

To access User Groups:

  • web client: Navigate to User Management > Users > (View Details) > User Groups.

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

Table 209: Users: User Groups toolbar
Option Description


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


Remove the selected user group from the selected user.


Use this button to export the listed data as either a JSON or CSV file. For more information, see Exporting data.


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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