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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions 5.9.0 - 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

Timestamping audit trails with external timestamping service

Purpose:

To request timestamps from a remote Timestamping Authority (TSA), complete the following steps:

Steps:
  1. Configure the remote TSA, and the timestamping interval. You have to repeat these steps for each protocol (HTTP, ICA, RDP, SSH, Telnet, and VNC) you want to configure:

    Figure 150: <Protocol name> Control > Global Options — Configuring a remote TSA

    1. In the protocol control settings, navigate to Global Options > Timestamping (for example, SSH Control > Global Options > Timestamping).

    2. Select Remote.

    3. Enter the address of the timestamping server into the URL field. Note that currently only plain HTTP services are supported, password-protected and HTTPS services are not supported.

    4. If the Timestamping Server has timestamping policies configured, enter the OID of the policy to use into the Timestamping policy field. SPS will include this ID in the timestamping requests sent to the TSA.

    5. Set the Signing interval. You can choose any value between 10 and 100 000 seconds.

      NOTE:

      The same interval setting applies to timestamping and signing.

    6. Click Commit.

  2. Configure audit policies to use timestamping. You have to repeat these steps for each audit policy you want to configure:

    1. Navigate to Policies > Audit Policies and select the audit policy you will use in your connections.

      TIP:

      By default, every connection uses the built-in default audit policy. Unless you use a custom audit policy, modifying the default audit policy will affect every audited channel of the connections passing through SPS.

    2. Select the Enable timestamping option.

      Figure 151: Policies > Audit Policies — Timestamping audit trails

    3. Click Commit. SPS will automatically add timestamps to the audit trails of every connection that is audited and uses this audit policy.

Digitally signing audit trails

Purpose:

SPS can digitally sign the audit trails to prevent the manipulation of the audit trail files. This requires an X.509 certificate and also the private key of the certificate. Note that SPS can generate a private key that you can use to create a certificate, but SPS itself cannot create the certificate used to sign the audit trails.

Steps:
  1. Configure the signing interval. You have to repeat these steps for each protocol (HTTP, ICA, RDP, SSH, Telnet, and VNC) you want to configure:

    Figure 152: <Protocol name> Control > Global Options — Configuring the signing interval

    1. In the protocol control settings, navigate to Global Options > Timestamping (for example, SSH Control > Global Options > Timestamping).

    2. Set the Signing interval. You can choose any value between 10 and 100 000 seconds.

      NOTE:

      The same interval setting applies to timestamping and signing.

    3. Click Commit.

  2. Navigate to Policies > Audit Policies and select the audit policy you will use in your connections.

    Figure 153: Policies > Audit Policies — Signing audit trails

    TIP:

    By default, every connection uses the built-in default audit policy. Unless you use a custom audit policy, modifying the default audit policy will affect every audited channel of the connections passing through SPS.

  3. Select the Enable signing option.

  4. Upload a certificate and the corresponding private key to SPS.

  5. Click Commit. SPS will automatically sign the audit trails of every connection that is audited and uses this audit policy.

  6. Repeat the above steps for other audit policies if needed.

Verifying certificates with Certificate Authorities

Purpose:

SPS can check the validity of certificates using the certificates and certificate-revocation lists of the certificate authorities that issued the certificates. This can be used for example to verify the certificates of the servers in SSH/RDP connections. To create a list of CA certificates to use during the certificate validation, complete the following steps:

Steps:
  1. Navigate to Policies > Trusted CA Lists and click to create a new list.

    Figure 154: Policies > Trusted CA Lists — Creating Trusted CA lists

  2. Enter a name for the CA list into the topmost field.

  3. Click in the Certificate field, and upload the certificate of the Certificate Authority (CA) that will be used to validate the certificates.

  4. Enter the URL of the Certificate Revocation List of the CA into the CRL field. Certificates appearing on the CRL list will be automatically rejected.

    NOTE:

    Note that only .pem format CRLs are accepted. CRLs that are in PKCS7 format (.crl) are not accepted.

  5. To further limit which certificates are accepted, you may use the following options:

    • Strict hostname check: Select this option to accept only certificates when the Common Name of the certificate contains the hostname or the IP address of the host showing the certificate.

    • Use DNS to lookup hostnames: Select this option to use the domain name server set on Basic Settings > Network > Naming to resolve the hostnames and IP addresses for certificate validation. If you have enabled the Strict hostname check option, you probably want to enable this option as well.

    • To restrict the accepted certificates based on the content of the certificate, enter the required value into the appropriate field of the User certificate validation section. For example, to accept only certificates that contain Example Inc. in their Organization Name field, enter Example Inc. in to the Organization Name field. In the Common name, E-mail address, and Alternative e-mail address fields you can use the $username macro to refer to the username used in the connection. This macro makes it possible to check that the user is using his own certificate.

  6. Click Commit.

Signing certificates on-the-fly

Purpose:

At a number of places, SPS can generate the server certificates on the fly. This technique is used for example in SSL-encrypted RDP sessions, RDP sessions that use Network Level Authentication (CredSSP), or SSH connections that use X.509-based authentication. To create a signing CA, complete the following steps:

NOTE:

Note the following points about using signing CAs:

  • Signing CAs require a CA certificate permitted to sign certificates, and also the corresponding private key.

  • These CAs cannot be used to sign audit trails. For details on how to configure the certificates used to sign audit trails, see Digitally signing audit trails.

  • The version of the generated certificates will be the same as the version of the signing CA.

  • SPS ignores the CRL (from the crlDistributionPoints extension) of the signing CA when generating certificates. If you want to include a CRL in the generated certificates, you must set it manually. See the following steps for details.

Steps:
  1. Navigate to Policies > Signing CAs and click .

    Figure 155: Policies > Signing CAs — Creating Signing CAs

  2. Enter a name for the CA into the topmost field.

  3. To upload a CA certificate and its private key, complete the following steps. Skip this step if you want to generate a CA on SPS.

    1. Click in the CA X.509 certificate field and upload the certificate of the certificate authority. Alternatively, you can upload a certificate chain, where one member of the chain is the CA that will sign the certificates.

    2. Click in the CA private key field and upload the private key of the certificate authority that will sign the certificates.

    3. Optional step: Enter the URL of the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) that you generated using your Certificate Authority in your Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solution. The URL pointing to this CRL will be included in the certificate. This is the CRL information that will be shown to clients connecting to SPS.

      Note that the CRL list is not generated by the internal CA of SPS. The list must come from your own PKI solution.

    4. Click Commit.

  4. To generate a CA certificate on SPS, complete the following steps:

    1. Enter the Common Name for the CA certificate into the Common Name field. This name will be visible in the Issued By field of the certificates signed by this CA.

    2. Fill the other fields as required, then click Generate private key and certificate.

    3. Click Commit.

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