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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

Asset Discovery

You can schedule one or more Asset Discovery jobs to run automatically against the directories or network (IP range) you have added to SPP. The assets in the scope of the discovery job may include assets that were previously added (manually) to the Safeguard partition. For more information, see Adding an asset.

If you use Directory as the asset discovery Method, directory assets that are shared can be discovered into any partition. To share a directory asset, select Available for discovery across all partitions for the asset; see Management tab (add asset).

When an Asset Discovery job runs, the found asset is added to Assets. If the operating system cannot be detected in the Asset, Network Scan or Directory method of asset discovery, the Linux operating system is applied which you can modify later.

For more information, see Asset Discovery job workflow..

Properties and toolbar

Go to Asset Discovery:

  • web client: Navigate to Asset Management > Discovery > Assets

Use these toolbar buttons to manage the discovery job settings.

Table 130: Asset Discovery: Toolbar
Option Description
New Asset Discovery Job

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


Delete the selected Asset Discovery job.

View Details

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

Run Now

Run the selected Asset Discovery job. A Task pop-up display which shows the progress and completion.

Export 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 Asset Discovery jobs that have run.


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

Asset Discovery jobs display in the grid.

Table 131: Asset Discovery: Asset Discovery job grid


Name of the discovery job

Created by

The creator of the job.

Discovery Type

The type of job, for example, Windows, Unix, or Directory


The directory on which the discovery job runs


The partition in which to manage the discovered assets or assets


Designates when the Asset Discovery job runs

Last Run Date

The date the selected Asset Discovery job ran

Next Run Date

The date when the Asset Discovery job is scheduled to run next

Last Success Run Date

The most recent date the selected Asset Discovery job successfully ran

Last Failure Run Date

The most recent date the selected Asset Discovery job failed

Asset Discovery job workflow

You can configure, schedule, test, and run Asset Discovery jobs. After the job has run, you can select whether to manage the asset. You can also view information about the Asset Discovery jobs that have run.

Asset Discovery job workflow

  1. Create an Asset Discovery job. For more information, see Adding an Asset Discovery job..
  2. After you save the Asset Discovery job, you can test it by selecting Run Now. For more information, see Asset Discovery..
  3. After the Asset Discovery job runs, select the asset discovery job and click View Details. For more information, see Asset Discovery Results..
  4. To control management of an asset, navigate to Asset Management > Assets, select the asset, and choose one of these context menu options.


    Select Enable to have SPP manage a disabled asset. This option is only available for assets that have been disabled.


    Select Disable to prevent SPP from managing the selected asset. When you disable an asset, SPP disables it and removes all associated accounts. If you choose to manage the asset later, SPP re-enables all the associated accounts.

  5. On Asset Management > Assets, you can show or hide assets marked as disabled, use the following buttons. For more information, see Assets..
    Show Disabled Display the disabled assets.
    Hide Disabled Hide assets marked as disabled.
  6. Search the Activity Center for information about discovery jobs that have run. SPP lists the Asset Discovery events in the Asset Discovery Activity category.

Adding an Asset Discovery job

You can add a new Asset Discovery job.

To add an asset discovery job

  1. Navigate to Asset Management > Discovery.
  2. Open the Assets tab.
  3. Click New Asset Discovery Job to create a new Asset Discovery job.
  4. In the New Asset Discovery Job dialog, provide information for the discovery job on the following tabs:
    General tab (asset discovery)

    Where you add general information about the discovery job and identify which partition you want SPP to add the assets it discovers.

    Information tab (asset discovery)

    Where you select the directory and set the search location.

    Asset Discovery Rules tab (asset discovery)

    Where you define the search constraints and conditions, add tags, and choose the profile you want to govern the discovered assets.

    Schedule tab (asset discovery)

    Where you configure the schedule for the discovery job.

    After you save the discovery job, you can modify or run it using the Asset Discovery toolbar. For more information, see Asset Discovery.

General tab (asset discovery)

Navigate to:

  • web client: Asset Management > Discovery > Assets > (add or edit a Asset Discovery job).

On the General tab, supply general information about the Asset Discovery job and identify the partition where you want SPP to add the assets it discovers.

Table 132: Discovery: General properties
Property Description

Enter a name for the Asset Discovery job.

Limit: 50 characters


Enter information about this Asset Discovery job.

Limit: 255 characters


Use Browse to select the partition in which to manage the discovered assets. You can also add a new partition from the Partitions dialog (accessed via the Browse button) by clicking Create New.

IMPORTANT: You cannot change the partition after you save this discovery job.

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