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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 7.4.1 - 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 page Privileged access requests Appliance Management
Appliance Backup and Retention Certificates Cluster Global 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 Importing objects
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

Operations Administrator permissions

The Operations Administrator monitors the status of the appliance and can reboot the appliance.

On some pages, it may appear the administrator can edit data, but the change cannot be saved. A message like the following will display: Authorization is required for this request.

NOTE: This user can be a non-interactive user; that is, an automated script or external monitoring system.

Security Policy Administrator permissions

The Security Policy Administrator configures the security policies that govern the access rights to accounts and assets, including the requirements for checking out passwords, such as the maximum duration, if password or SSH key reasons are required, if emergency access is allowed, and so on. This user may not know any details about the assets.

This user configures time restrictions for entitlements and who can request, approve and review access requests.

  • Creates account groups, asset groups, and user groups.
  • Creates entitlements.
  • Configures access request policies.
  • Adds users or user groups to entitlements to authorize those accounts to request passwords.
  • Can assign linked accounts to users for entitlement access policy governance.

On some pages, it may appear the administrator can edit data, but the change cannot be saved. A message like the following will display: Authorization is required for this request.

User Administrator permissions

The User Administrator:

  • Creates (or imports) SPP users.
  • Creates user groups.
  • Grants Help Desk Administrator permissions to users.
  • Sets passwords, unlocks users, and enables or disables non-administrator user accounts.
  • Also has Help Desk Administrator permissions.


  • User Administrators cannot modify administrator passwords, including their own.
  • User Administrators can change the permissions for their own account, which may affect their ability to grant Help Desk Administrator permissions to other users. When you make changes to your own permissions, they take effect next time you log in.

Preparing systems for management

Before you add systems to SPP (Adding an asset), you must ensure they are properly configured.

Generally, to prepare an asset for SPP:

  1. Create a functional account (called a "service" account in SPP) on the asset and assign it a password or an SSH key, if the platform supports SSH keys.

    NOTE: To add an asset to SPP, it must have a service account. For more information, see About service accounts..

  2. Grant the service account sufficient permissions.
  3. Test the service account connectivity.
  4. Configure the security protocol.
  5. For platforms that support SSL server certificate validation, add the server’s signing authority certificate to the Trusted Certificates store in SPP. For more information, see Trusted CA Certificates..

The following topics can help you prepare your hosts for management by SPP:

SPP supports a variety of platforms. For more information, see Supported platforms..

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