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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions 5.8.0 - Administration Guide

Preface Introduction The concepts of SPS The Welcome Wizard and the first login Basic settings User management and access control Managing SPS
Controlling SPS: reboot, shutdown Managing Safeguard for Privileged Sessions clusters Managing a high availability SPS cluster Upgrading SPS Managing the SPS license Accessing the SPS console Sealed mode Out-of-band management of SPS Managing the certificates used on SPS
General connection settings HTTP-specific settings ICA-specific settings RDP-specific settings SSH-specific settings Telnet-specific settings VMware Horizon View connections VNC-specific settings Indexing audit trails Using the Search (classic) interface Using the Search interface Searching session data on a central node in a cluster Advanced authentication and authorization techniques Reports The SPS RPC API The SPS REST API SPS scenarios Troubleshooting SPS Configuring external devices Using SCP with agent-forwarding Security checklist for configuring SPS Jumplists for in-product help Third-party contributions About us

User management and access control

The AAA menu (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting) allows you to control the authentication, authorization, and accounting settings of the users accessing SPS. The following will be discussed in the next sections:

Managing SPS users locally

By default, SPS users are managed locally on SPS. In order to add local users in SPS, all steps of the following procedure need to be completed:

  1. Create users.

    For detailed instructions on how to create local users, see Creating local users in SPS.

  2. Assign users to groups.

    For details about how to add a usergroup, see Managing local usergroups.

  3. Assign privileges to groups.

    For information on how to control the privileges of usergroups, see User management and access control.

Creating local users in SPS


To create a local user, complete the following procedure.


The admin user is available by default and has all possible privileges. It is not possible to delete this user.

Local users cannot be managed when LDAP authentication is used (see Managing SPS users from an LDAP database). When LDAP authentication is enabled, the accounts of local users is disabled, they are not displayed on the AAA > Local Users page, but they are not deleted, either.

When using RADIUS authentication together with local users, the users are authenticated to the RADIUS server, only their group memberships must be managed locally on SPS. For details, see Authenticating users to a RADIUS server.

  1. Navigate to AAA > Local Users and click .

    Figure 63: AAA > Local Users — Creating local users

  2. Enter the username into the User field.


    For the username of SSH users, only valid UTF-8 strings are allowed.

    The following characters cannot be used in usernames: <>\/[]:;|=,+*?

  3. Enter a password for the user into the Password and Verify password fields.

    The strength of the password is indicated below the Password field as you type. To set a policy for password strength, see Setting password policies for local users. The user can change the password later from the SPS web interface, and you can modify the password of the user here.

    Use strong passwords: at least 8 characters that include numbers, letters, special characters, and capital letters. For local SPS users, require the use of strong passwords (set AAA > Settings > Minimal password strength to strong). For details, see "Setting password policies for local users" in the Administration Guide.


    SPS accepts passwords that are not longer than 150 characters. The following special characters can be used: !"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\]^-`{|}

  4. Click in the Groups section and select a group that the user will be member of. Repeat this step to add the user to multiple groups.

    If you wish to modify the group membership of a local user later on, you can do that here.

    To remove a user from a group, click next to the group.

  5. Click Commit.

Deleting a local user from SPS


To delete a local user from SPS, complete the following steps.

  1. Navigate to AAA > Local Users.

  2. Find the user you wish to delete.

  3. Click next to the user, at the right edge of the screen.

  4. Click Commit.

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