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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions 6.1.0 - REST API Reference Guide

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ICA connection policies

Connection policies determine if a server can be accessed from a particular client. Connection policies reference other resources (policies, usergroups, keys) that must be configured and available before creating a connection policy.

Caution:

The connection policies of this protocol are available in READ-ONLY mode on the REST API. Also, the returned data is incomplete, it does not include any protocol-specific settings, only the parameters that are common to every supported protocol.

To modify the connection policies of this protocol, you must use the SPS web interface.

Using the REST API, you can modify the connection policies of the RDP and SSH protocols.

URL
GET https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/connections/
Cookies
Cookie name Description Required Values
session_id Contains the authentication token of the user Required

The value of the session ID cookie received from the REST server in the authentication response, for example, a1f71d030e657634730b9e887cb59a5e56162860. For details on authentication, see Authenticate to the SPS REST API.

Note that this session ID refers to the connection between the REST client and the SPS REST API. It is not related to the sessions that SPS records (and which also have a session ID, but in a different format).

Sample request

The following command lists ICA connection policies.

curl --cookie cookies https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/connections/

The following command retrieves the properties of a specific policy.

curl --cookie cookies https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/connections/<connection-key>

ICA channels

The available ICA channel types and their functionalities are described below.

Channel Special options Description
CTXTW Yes

Drawing (Thinwire): Enables access to the server's desktop (screen). This channel is for remoting graphics and user input (keyboard, mouse). This channel must be enabled for ICA to work.

Channel-specific actions:

  • content_policy reference: The ID of the Content policy to apply to the connection.

For example:

"actions": {
  "audit": true,
  "four_eyes": true,
  "content_policy": {
    "key": "433849548566ab327522e6"
    "meta": {
      "href": "/api/configuration/policies/content_policies/44287216854f482e7f2b24"
    }
  },
}
CTXCAM None Audio Mapping: Enable access to the sound device of the server.
CTXCDM None Drive Mapping: Enable access to the client's hard drives on the server.
CTXCLIP None Clipboard: Enable access to the server's clipboard: the clipboard of the remote desktop can be pasted into local applications (and vice-versa). Note that SPS can audit the clipboard channel, but the Safeguard Desktop Player cannot search or display its contents.
CTXSCRD None Smartcard: Enable using client side installed smartcards in server-side applications.
CTXCOM1 None Printer (COM1): Enable access to the serial port COM1.
CTXCOM2 None Printer (COM2): Enable access to the serial port COM2.
CTXLPT1 None Printer (LPT1): Enable access to the parallel port LPT1.
CTXLPT2 None Printer (LPT2): Enable access to the parallel port LPT2.
CTXCPM None Printer Spooler: Enable access to the client's printer from the remote desktops and applications.
CTXFLSH None HDX Mediastream: Some user widgets (for example Flash player) will not run on the server but on the client. These widgets are controlled from the server side using this channel. This is not supported by Safeguard Desktop Player and it is disabled by default.
CTXUSB None USB: Enable using client side installed USB devices in server-side applications.
CTXTWI None Seamless:Enable seamless channels that run a single application on the ICA server, instead of accessing the entire desktop. When disabled, the application window will be accessed along with an empty desktop.
SPDBRS None Speedbrowse: Speeds up web browsing. Not currently supported by Safeguard Desktop Player, should be disabled by default.
custom Yes

Custom: Applications can open custom channels to the clients connecting remotely to the server. Enabling the Custom channel allows the clients to access all of these custom channels. To permit only specific channels, configure the channels field.

Channel-specific access control rules:

  • channels: To permit only specific custom channels, configure this field. For example:.

    "channels": {
      "selection": "restricted",
      "restrictions": [ "CUSTOM1", "CUSTOM2" ]
    }

Global ICA options

List of options that affect all ICA connections.

URL
GET https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/options
Cookies
Cookie name Description Required Values
session_id Contains the authentication token of the user Required

The value of the session ID cookie received from the REST server in the authentication response, for example, a1f71d030e657634730b9e887cb59a5e56162860. For details on authentication, see Authenticate to the SPS REST API.

Note that this session ID refers to the connection between the REST client and the SPS REST API. It is not related to the sessions that SPS records (and which also have a session ID, but in a different format).

Sample request

The following command lists global ICA options.

curl --cookie cookies https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/options
Response

The following is a sample response received when listing global ICA options.

For details of the meta object, see Message format.

{
  "body": {
    "audit": {
      "cleanup": {
        "enabled": false
      },
      "timestamping": {
        "selection": "local",
        "signing_interval": 30
      }
    },
    "service": {
      "enabled": true,
      "log_level": 4
    }
  },
  "key": "options",
  "meta": {
    "first": "/api/configuration/ica/channel_policies",
    "href": "/api/configuration/ica/options",
    "last": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "next": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "parent": "/api/configuration/ica",
    "previous": "/api/configuration/ica/channel_policies",
    "transaction": "/api/transaction"
  }
}
Element Type Description
key Top level item Contains the ID of the endpoint.
body Top level item Contains the elements of the global ICA options.
audit Top level item Contains settings for timestamping and cleanup.
service Top level item Global setting to enable ICA connections, and specify the logging detail.
enabled boolean Set to true to enable ICA connections.
log_level int Defines the logging detail of ICA connections.
Elements of audit Type Description
cleanup Top level item Global retention settings for ICA connection metadata. To configure retention time for a specific connection policy, use the archive_cleanup_policy element at the endpoint of the policy instead.
channel_database_cleanup_days int Global retention time for the metadata of ICA connections, in days. Must exceed the retention time of the archiving policy (or policies) used for ICA connections, and the connection-specific database cleanup times (if configured).
enabled boolean To enable the global cleanup of ICA connection metadata, set this element to true.
timestamping Top level item Global timestamping settings for ICA connections.
selection string

Configures local or remote timestamping.

  • Set local to use SPS for timestamping.

  • Set remote to configure a remote timestamping server.

server_url string

Required for remote timestamping.

The URL of the timestamping server. Note that HTTPS and password-protected connections are not supported.

oid Top level item The Object Identifier of the policy used for timestamping.
enabled boolean

Required for remote timestamping.

Set to true to configure the Object Identifier of the timestamping policy on the timestamping remote server.

policy_oid string

Required if the oid is enabled.

The Object Identifier of the timestamping policy on the remote timestamping server.

signing_interval int Time interval for timestamping open connections, in seconds.
Examples:

Set SPS as the timestamping server:

{
  "audit": {
    "cleanup": {
      "enabled": false
    },
    "timestamping": {
      "selection": "local",
      "signing_interval": 30
    }
  },
  "service": {
    "enabled": true,
    "log_level": 4
  }
}

Enable cleanup, and set it to occur every 10 days:

{
  "audit": {
    "cleanup": {
      "channel_database_cleanup_days": 10,
      "enabled": true
    },
    "timestamping": {
      "selection": "local",
      "signing_interval": 30
    }
  },
  "service": {
    "enabled": true,
    "log_level": 4
  }
}

Change timestamping to a remote server, without specifying a timestamping policy:

{
  "audit": {
    "cleanup": {
      "channel_database_cleanup_days": 10,
      "enabled": true
    },
    "timestamping": {
        "oid": {
          "enabled": false
        },
        "selection": "remote",
        "server_url": "<url-of-timestamping-server>",
        "signing_interval": 30
      }
  },
  "service": {
    "enabled": true,
    "log_level": 4
  }
}

Change timestamping to a remote server, and specify the 1.2.3 timestamping policy:

{
  "audit": {
    "cleanup": {
      "channel_database_cleanup_days": 10,
      "enabled": true
    },
    "timestamping": {
        "oid": {
          "enabled": true,
          "policy_oid": "1.2.3"
        },
        "selection": "remote",
        "server_url": "<url-of-timestamping-server>",
        "signing_interval": 30
      }
  },
  "service": {
    "enabled": true,
    "log_level": 4
  }
}
Modify global ICA settings

To modify global ICA settings, you have to:

  1. Open a transaction.

    For details, see Open a transaction.

  2. Modify the JSON object of the global ICA settings endpoint.

    PUT the modified JSON object to the https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/options endpoint. You can find a detailed description of the available parameters listed in Element . The elements of the audit item are described in Elements of audit.

  3. Commit your changes.

    For details, see Commit a transaction.

Status and error codes

The following table lists the typical status and error codes for this request. For a complete list of error codes, see Application level error codes.

Code Description Notes
201 Created The new resource was successfully created.
401 Unauthenticated The requested resource cannot be retrieved because the client is not authenticated and the resource requires authorization to access it. The details section contains the path that was attempted to be accessed, but could not be retrieved.
401 AuthenticationFailure Authenticating the user with the given credentials has failed.
404 NotFound The requested object does not exist.

ICA settings policies

ICA settings policies define protocol-level settings (timeout, reliability). You can create multiple policies, and choose the appropriate one for each ICA connection.

URL
GET https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies
Cookies
Cookie name Description Required Values
session_id Contains the authentication token of the user Required

The value of the session ID cookie received from the REST server in the authentication response, for example, a1f71d030e657634730b9e887cb59a5e56162860. For details on authentication, see Authenticate to the SPS REST API.

Note that this session ID refers to the connection between the REST client and the SPS REST API. It is not related to the sessions that SPS records (and which also have a session ID, but in a different format).

Sample request

The following command lists ICA settings policies.

curl --cookie cookies https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies

The following command retrieves the properties of a specific policy.

curl --cookie cookies https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/<policy-id>
Response

The following is a sample response received when listing ICA settings policies.

For details of the meta object, see Message format.

{
  "items": [
    {
      "key": "-301101020",
      "meta": {
        "href": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/-301101020"
      }
    }
  ],
  "meta": {
    "first": "/api/configuration/ica/channel_policies",
    "href": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "last": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "next": null,
    "parent": "/api/configuration/ica",
    "previous": "/api/configuration/ica/options",
    "transaction": "/api/transaction"
  }
}

When retrieving the endpoint of a specific policy, the response is the following.

{
  "body": {
    "name": "default",
    "preconnect_channel_check": false,
    "reliability": {
      "reconnect_attempts": 30,
      "reconnect_sleep": 2,
      "reconnect_timeout": 600
    },
    "timeout": 600
  },
  "key": "-301101020",
  "meta": {
    "first": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/-301101020",
    "href": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/-301101020",
    "last": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/-301101020",
    "next": null,
    "parent": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "previous": null,
    "transaction": "/api/transaction"
  }
}
Element Type Description
key string Top level element, contains the ID of the policy.
body Top level element (string) The elements of the ICA settings policy.
name string Name of the ICA settings policy. Cannot contain whitespace.
preconnect_channel_check boolean

Before establishing the server-side connection, SPS can evaluate the connection and channel policies to determine if the connection might be permitted at all. The server-side connection is established only if the evaluated policies permit the client to access the server.

To enable this function, set the parameter to true.

reliability Top level item Settings for ICA connection attempts.
timeout int Connection timeout, in seconds. Note that the SPS web UI displays the same value in milliseconds.
Elements of reliability Type Description
reconnect_attempts int The number of times SPS attempts to connect to the target server.
reconnect_sleep int The number of seconds SPS waits between connection attempts.
reconnect_timeout int The number of seconds SPS waits after exhausting the number of reconnect_attempts.
Add ICA settings policies

To add a settings policy, you have to:

  1. Open a transaction.

    For details, see Open a transaction.

  2. Create the JSON object for the new policy.

    POST the JSON object to the https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/ endpoint. You can find a detailed description of the available parameters listed in the parameter list table.

    If the POST request is successful, the response includes the key of the new policy. For example:

    {
      "key": "dcd58077-98b3-4c73-8f0b-b34147863028",
      "meta": {
        "href": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/dcd58077-98b3-4c73-8f0b-b34147863028",
        "parent": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
        "transaction": "/api/transaction"
      }
    }
  3. Commit your changes.

    For details, see Commit a transaction.

Modify ICA settings policies

To modify a settings policy, you have to:

  1. Open a transaction.

    For details, see Open a transaction.

  2. Modify the JSON object of the policy.

    PUT the modified JSON object to the https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/<key-of-the-object> endpoint. You can find a detailed description of the available parameters listed in the parameter list table.

  3. Commit your changes.

    For details, see Commit a transaction.

Status and error codes

The following table lists the typical status and error codes for this request. For a complete list of error codes, see Application level error codes.

Code Description Notes
201 Created The new resource was successfully created.
401 Unauthenticated The requested resource cannot be retrieved because the client is not authenticated and the resource requires authorization to access it. The details section contains the path that was attempted to be accessed, but could not be retrieved.
401 AuthenticationFailure Authenticating the user with the given credentials has failed.
404 NotFound The requested object does not exist.
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