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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

Deleting an Asset Discovery job

You can delete an Asset Discovery job.

To delete an asset discovery job

  1. Navigate to Asset Management > Discovery.
  2. On the Assets tab, select the Asset Discovery job to delete.
  3. Click Delete.
  4. Click OK.

Asset Discovery Results

You can view the results of running one or more Asset Discovery jobs.

To view asset discovery results

  1. Navigate to Asset Management > Discovery > Assets > (add or edit a Asset Discovery job).
  2. On the Asset Discovery Results tab:
    • Select the time frame of the completed jobs you want to display which ranges from the last 24 hours to the last 7, 30, 60, or 90 days. Or, click Custom to create a custom time frame.
    • Click Refresh to refresh the results.
  3. Click Search and enter the character string to be used to search for a match. For more information, see Search box.
  4. Click a column to sort the column information displayed for each job:
    • Date/Time: The most recent date and time the Asset Discovery job successfully ran.
    • User: The user who ran the job or Automated System, if the job is run on an automated schedule.
    • Event: The outcome of running the Asset Discovery job event, which may be Asset Discovery Succeeded, Asset Discovery Failed, or Asset Discovery Started.
    • Partition: The partition in which the discovered assets will be managed.
    • Appliance: The name of the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Appliance.
    • Directory: If applicable, the name of the directory on which the Asset Discovery job ran.
    • # Assets: The number of asset found during the discovery job; click to view details.

Account Discovery

Account Discovery jobs include the rules Safeguard for Privileged Passwords uses to perform account discovery against assets. When you add an Account Discovery job, you can identify whether or not to automatically manage found accounts, whether to discover services, and whether to automatically configure dependent systems.

The accounts in the scope of the discovery job may include accounts that were previously added (manually) to the Safeguard partition. For more information, see Adding an account.

To configure and schedule Account Discovery jobs, perform one of the following:

  • You can create or edit an Account Discovery job, then associate assets to the Account Discovery job via the Occurrences button.

    IMPORTANT: You must click Occurrences to associate assets to the Account Discovery job. If you do not associate the assets to the Account Discovery job, the accounts will not be found.

  • You can create or edit an asset and, in the process, assign or create an Account Discovery job. For more information, see Adding an asset.
Supported platforms

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords supports account discovery on the following platforms:

  • AIX
  • HP-UX
  • Linux / Unix (based)
  • MAC OS X
  • Solaris
  • Starling Connect
  • Windows (services and tasks)
Properties and toolbar

Go to Account Discovery:

  • web client: Navigate to Asset Management > Discovery > Accounts.

Use these toolbar buttons to manage the Account Discovery jobs.

Table 128: Account Discovery: Toolbar
Option Description
New Account Discovery Job

Add an Account Discovery job. For more information, see Adding an Account Discovery job.


Delete the selected Account Discovery job.

View Details

Modify the selected Account Discovery job. You can also double-click a row to open the edit dialog.

Discover Accounts

Discover the accounts on the selected Account Discovery job. Select the asset on the Asset dialog. A Task pop-up displays which shows the progress and completion.

Discover Services

Discover the services on the selected Account Discovery job. Select the asset on the Asset dialog. A Task pop-up displays which shows the progress and completion.


Add, delete, or refresh the assets associated with the Account Discovery job.

IMPORTANT: You must associate the assets to the Account Discovery job for the accounts to be found.


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


Update the list of Account Discovery jobs.


Enter the character string to be used to search for a match. For more information, see Search box.

Account Discovery jobs display in the grid.

Table 129: Account Discovery: Account Discovery job grid
Name Name of the discovery job.
Created By The creator of the job.
Discovery Type The type of discovery performed, for example, Windows, Unix, Starling Connect, or Directory.
Directory The directory on which the discovery job runs.

The partition in which to manage the discovered assets or accounts.


Designates when the discovery job runs.

Discover Services

A check mark displays if the job will discover service accounts.

Auto Configure

A check mark displays if the accounts that are discovered in the Service Discovery job are automatically configured as dependent accounts on the asset.


Total number of assets assigned to the Account Discovery job. A Caution displays if no accounts are assigned to the Account Discovery job therefore no data will be discovered.


The description of the discovery job.

Account Discovery job workflow

Safeguard for Privileged Passwords's Account Discovery jobs discover accounts of the assets that are in the scope of a profile. For more information, see About profiles. Account Discovery jobs can include service discovery.

You can configure, schedule, test, and run Account Discovery jobs. After the job has run, you can select whether to manage the account, if it was not identified to be automatically managed.

  1. Create an Account Discovery job and associate assets or create an asset and associate the Account Discovery job.
  2. Account Discovery jobs can be scheduled to run automatically. In addition you can manually launch these jobs in any of the following ways:

    • From Asset Management > Discovery > Accounts click Discover Accounts or Discover Services.
    • From Asset Management > Assets > (View Details) click Discover Accounts.
  3. After the Account Discovery job runs, you can mark the managed accounts from Discovery > Discovered Items > Accounts:

    • Click  Disable to prevent Safeguard for Privileged Passwords from managing the selected account.
    • Click  Enable to manage the selected account and assign it to the scope of the default profile.

    NOTE: The discovery job finds all accounts that match the discovery rule's criteria regardless of the state and reports only the accounts discovered that do not currently exist. Account Discovery does not update existing accounts.

Search the Activity Center for information about discovery jobs that have run. Safeguard for Privileged Passwords lists the account discovery events in the Account Discovery Activity category.

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