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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

Appliance LCD and controls

The front panel of the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 4000 Appliance, 3000 Appliance and 2000 Appliance contain the following controls for powering on, powering off, and scrolling through the LCD display.

  • Green check mark button: Use the Green check mark button to start the appliance. Press the Green check mark button for NO more than one second to power on the appliance.

    Caution: Once the SPP Appliance is booted, DO NOT press and hold the Green check mark button. Holding this button for four or more seconds will cold reset the power of the appliance and may result in damage.
  • Red X button: Use the Red X button to shut down the appliance. Press and hold the Red X button for four seconds until the LCD displays POWER OFF.

    Caution: Once the SPP Appliance is booted, DO NOT press and hold the Red X button for more than 13 seconds. This will hard power off the appliance and may result in damage.
  • Down, up, left, and right arrow buttons: When the appliance is running, the LCD home screen displays: Safeguard for Privileged Passwords <version number>. Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the following details:
    • Serial: <appliance serial number>
    • X0: <appliance IP address>
    • MGMT: <management IP address>
    • MGMT MAC: <media access control address>
    • IPMI: <IP address for IPMI>
Table 229: Appliance LCD and controls
Control Description

Green check mark button

Use the Green check mark button to start the appliance. Press the Green check mark button for NO MORE THAN one second to power on the appliance.

Caution: Once the SPP Appliance is booted, DO NOT press and hold the Green check mark button. Holding this button for four or more seconds will cold reset the power of the appliance and may result in damage.

Red X button

Use the Red X button to shut down the appliance. Press and hold the Red X button for four seconds until the LCD displays POWER OFF.

Caution: Once the SPP Appliance is booted, DO NOT press and hold the Red X button for more than 13 seconds. This will hard power off the appliance and may result in damage.
Down, up, left, and right arrow buttons

When the appliance is running, the LCD home screen displays:

  • SPP <version number>

Use the arrow buttons to scroll through the following details:

  • Serial: <appliance serial number>
  • X0: <appliance IP address>
  • MGMT: <management IP address>
  • MGMT MAC: <media access control address>
  • IPMI: <IP address for IPMI>

My Mac keychain password or SSH key was lost

The keychain in Macintosh OS X is the Apple password and SSH key management system. A keychain can store all your passwords and SSH keys for applications, servers, and web sites, or even sensitive information unrelated to your computer, such as credit card numbers or personal identification numbers (PINs) for bank accounts.

If you have added a Mac OS X system to SPP, you may receive a message that says, The system was unable to unlock your login keychain. That is because SPP automatically updates the account passwords on all managed systems based on the policies your Security Policy Administrator has configured, but it does not update the keychain password.

Password fails for Unix host

Some Unix systems silently truncate passwords to their maximum allowed length. For example, Macintosh OS X only allows a password of 128 characters. If an Asset Administrator creates a profile with an Account Password Rule that sets the password length to 136 characters, when SPP changes the password for an account governed by that profile, the asset's operating system truncates the new password to the allowable length and does not return an error; however, the full 136-character password is stored in SPP. This causes the following issues:


  • Check Password for that account will fail. When SPP compares the password on the Unix host with the password in SPP, they never match because the Unix host truncated the password generated by SPP.


  • A user will not be able to log in to the Unix host account successfully with the password provided by SPP unless they truncate the password to the allowable length imposed by the operating system.

Password or SSH key is pending a reset

If a user receives a persistent message that states either of the following types of messages, the account password or SSH key is stuck in a pending password/SSH key change state:

  • You cannot checkout the password or SSH key for this account while another request is pending password or SSH key reset
  • This account has password or SSH key requests which have not yet expired or have to be reviewed. It cannot be deleted now"

Possible solutions:

  • Ensure that the service account for the asset associated with this account is working. Then manually change the account password or SSH key . See: Checking, changing, or setting an account password and Checking, changing, or setting an SSH key.
  • Or, if the service account for the asset is working properly and the policy governing the account allows emergency access and has enabled multiple users simultaneous access, you can instruct the user to request the password or SSH key using Emergency Access.

You can allow new access requests whether a prior request is approved or not approved. In other words, no requests will be blocked based on the approval status of a prior request. Setting the Pending reviews do not block access check box only pertains to future requests. For more information, see Workflow tab (create access request policy).

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