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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

Azure deployment

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

SPP (SPP) can be run in the cloud using Azure. A version of SPP is available in the Azure Marketplace and an Azure Virtual Machine (VM) is required. See Windows virtual machines in Azure for details of setting up your VM.

When using Azure, SPP is available on HTTPS X0. The Azure deployment does not use the MGMT service. The Recovery (Serial) Kiosk is used to view appliance information, Administrator password reset, power restart or shut down, and generating a support bundle. For more information, see Recovery Kiosk (Serial Kiosk).Recovery Kiosk (Serial Kiosk) in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Administration Guide.

Disk size considerations

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.

  1. Deploy SPP.

  2. Verify you can log in.

  3. Shut down the VM (stopped and deallocated).

  4. Follow Microsoft’s guidance for increasing the disk size: How to expand the OS drive of a virtual machine.

When you start up the VM, SPP automatically resizes the OS disk volume to use the available space.

Azure security considerations

Running SPP in Azure 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 Azure key vault to encrypt the disk.

  • Limit access within Azure to the Safeguard virtual machine. SPP in Azure cannot protect against rogue Administrators in the same way the hardware appliance can.

Static IP address recommended

Configure the SPP VM with a static IP address in Azure. In Azure, 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 Microsoft’s Virtual Network documentation.

Deployment steps

SPP is deployed from the Azure Marketplace. Azure automatically licenses the operating system during the deployment with an Azure KMS.

The Azure base image includes the required configuration necessary to deploy into Azure following Microsoft's guidance, Prepare a Windows VHD or VHDX to upload to Azure.

  1. Log into the Azure portal.

  2. Under Azure services, click Create a resource.

  3. Search for “One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords” and click the tile.

  4. On the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords screen, click Create.

  5. Advance through the resource creation screens. Considerations follow:

    • For small deployments, it is recommended to choose at least VM size Standard D2s v3. Larger deployments warrant larger sizing choices. Safeguard hardware appliances have 32GB of RAM and 4 processors with at least 1 TB of disk space.

    • You must set an administrator user name and password as part of the image creation, however, SPP will disable this account during initial setup.

    • Set public inbound ports to None.

    • Choose your Windows licensing option.

    • Make sure to enable boot diagnostics and the serial kiosk. The Azure Serial console will be used to provide access to the Safeguard Recovery Kiosk.

  6. Once you are finished configuring the VM, click Create. Azure will deploy the SPP virtual machine.

  7. When the virtual machine deployment is finished, SPP will automatically start initializing and configuring itself for the first use. This usually takes between 5-30 minutes, depending on the VM sizing. During initialization, Safeguard will enable the firewall and disable remote access to the VM. You can monitor the progress of initialization from the Azure Serial console. While the initialization is running, do not log in to the VM or power off or restart the VM.

  8. When initialization is complete, you will see the Safeguard Recovery (Serial) Kiosk on the Azure Serial console screen.

  9. Log in to the appliance via the web using the default username and password admin / Admin123. You should change the admin password immediately. For more information, see Setting a local user's password..For details, see Setting a local user's password in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Administration Guide.

  10. After clustering, change the trusted servers, CORS and redirects setting.

    As a best practice, after you have created your Safeguard for Privileged Passwords cluster (or if just using a single VM), change the Trusted Servers, CORS and Redirects setting to the empty string or a list of values to integration applications you wish to allow. For more information, see Trusted Servers, CORS and Redirects in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Administration Guide.

View or change the cloud virtual appliance setup

You can view or change the virtual appliance setup.

The Administrator uses the Recovery Kiosk (Serial Kiosk) to perform the following.

  • Get appliance information

  • Reset the Administrator password

  • Restart or shut down the virtual appliance

  • Generate a support bundle

  • Resolve a quarantine (for more information, see What do I do when an appliance goes into quarantineWhat do I do when an appliance goes into quarantine in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Administration Guide).

For more information, see Recovery Kiosk (Serial Kiosk).Recovery Kiosk (Serial Kiosk) in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Administration Guide.

To patch to a new version, use the API.

OCI deployment

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

SPP ([Official abbreviation of the product name]) can be run in the cloud using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Disk size considerations

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

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.

  1. Deploy SPP.

  2. Verify you can log in.

  3. Shut down the VM (stopped and deallocated).

  4. Follow Oracle’s guidance for increasing the boot volume (Resizing a Volume).

NOTE: When you start up the VM, SPP automatically resizes the OS disk volume to use the available space.

OCI security considerations

Running SPP in OCI 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 OCI key vault to encrypt the disk.

  • Limit access within OCI to the Safeguard virtual machine. SPP in OCI cannot protect against rogue Administrators in the same way the hardware appliance can.

Deployment steps

SPP is deployed using a custom image which you can download from the One Identity Support Portal. OCI automatically licenses the operating system during the deployment with an OCI KMS.

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

To deploy [Official abbreviation of the product name]

  1. Go to the One Identity Support Portal for SPP.

  2. On the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords page, on the side panel, under Self Service Tools, click Software Downloads.

  3. To download the OCI image, click next to the image.

  4. Once you have downloaded the image, import it.

    For instructions, see Importing Custom Windows Images.

  5. Once the instance has finished launching, log into the web client using your static IP address. You will need to use the default user name (admin) and password (<instance id>). You should change the admin password immediately. For more information, see Setting a local user's password.For details, see the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Administration Guide, 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 SPP web management kiosk on port 9337 for diagnostics and troubleshooting. In order to access the kiosk on an OCI appliance, an administrator must create a policy to allow cloud shell access. You can the access the kiosk by connecting to the Cloud Shell. Once connected, to display the kiosk, press Ctrl+r. For more information on Cloud Shell, see Cloud Shell in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation.

You can check the system logs on the Logging Audit page in OCI.

To patch to a new version, use the API.

Virtual appliance backup and recovery

Use the following information to back up and recover a SPP 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 virtual appliance cannot be restored on a hardware appliance.

For more information, see Backup and Retention.Backup and Retention settings in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Administration Guide.

Recovery of the virtual appliance

A SPP 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.Setting up the virtual appliance in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Administration Guide.
  2. Restore the backup. For more information, see Backup and Retention.Backup and Retention settings in the Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Administration Guide.

Cloud virtual appliance (for example, AWS or Azure)

  1. Redeploy using the deployment steps:

Setting up Safeguard for Privileged Passwords for the first time

Before One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords can manage your privileged account passwords and privileged sessions, you must first add all the objects you need to write access request policies, such as users, accounts, and assets. By following these procedures, you will set up a hierarchy of administrators that ensures your company follows role-based access control. For more information, see Administrator permissions..

The setup steps in this section assume you have completed the appliance initial installation and configuration steps in the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords Appliance Setup Guide.

Before SPP can reset local account passwords on Windows systems, you must change the local security policy to disable User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode. For more information, see Change password or SSH key fails..

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