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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions 6.10.0 - REST API Reference Guide

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Local services: enabling SSH access to the SPS host

Exclusively for troubleshooting purposes, you can access the SPS host using SSH. Completing the Welcome Wizard automatically disables SSH access to SPS. Re-enabling it allows you to connect remotely to the SPS host and login using the root user. The password of the root user is the one you provided in the Welcome Wizard.

Caution:

Accessing the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) host directly using SSH is not recommended or supported, except for troubleshooting purposes. In such case, the One Identity Support Team will give you exact instructions on what to do to solve the problem.

For security reasons, disable SSH access to SPS when it is not needed. For details, see "Enabling SSH access to the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) host" in the Administration Guide.

The following encryption algorithms are configured on the local SSH service of SPS:

  • Key exchange (KEX) algorithms:

    diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256
  • Ciphers:

    aes256-ctr,aes128-ctr
  • Message authentication codes:

    hmac-sha2-512,hmac-sha2-256
URL
GET https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/local_services/ssh
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 the configuration options.

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

The following is a sample response received when listing the configuration options.

For details of the meta object, see Message format.

{
    "body": {
        "access_restriction": {
            "allowed_from": [
                "10.40.0.48/24"
            ],
            "enabled": true
        },
        "allow_password_auth": true,
        "bruteforce_protection": true,
        "enabled": true,
        "listen": [
            {
                "address": {
                    "key": "nic1.interfaces.ff7574025754b3df1647001.addresses.1",
                    "meta": {
                        "href": "/api/configuration/network/nics/nic1#interfaces/ff7574025754b3df1647001/addresses/1"
                    }
                },
                "port": 23
            }
        ],
        "public_keys": [
            {
                "comment": "key-comment anothercomment",
                "selection": "rsa",
                "value": "AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQDTnisLCjZ3vONMXqFBIdvpZ0BY73+GdHpgoaL8YsydxJBsYg9dYTDzVVtYFVvdCVzBdcwCjyOuPwtZoYU3pLEFQ7OVoDUDPmVnl6idS/6tB2m89I5zdc02xUeCWTBpTGoOhNtc+YDmxPGZ1FQIpXCw0MT91jviWm3JydDd5YKINwvdTh8zsRT/702ZD9uZslwkQA/b2B9/hidCAkQkvs5H1B3o4laTd0JE9k90N+qbaQjVvoInr+jdXaWvrScwFVxZhb7Q1LvUL6oxW889bOWFMSa+/mnENarw6rpwfk9Ayi5uQQ2imY/tSnfgbS2RvIa1sKwUsJasDqN2lo/DuhON"
            }
        ]
    },
    "key": "ssh",
    "meta": {
        "first": "/api/configuration/local_services/admin_web",
        "href": "/api/configuration/local_services/ssh",
        "last": "/api/configuration/local_services/user_web",
        "next": "/api/configuration/local_services/user_web",
        "parent": "/api/configuration/local_services",
        "previous": "/api/configuration/local_services/snmp_agent",
        "transaction": "/api/transaction"
    }
Element Type Description
key string Top level element, contains the ID of the endpoint.
body Top level element (string) Contains the configuration options of the SSH server.

access_restriction

JSON object

Enables and configures limitations on the clients that can access the web interface, based on the IP address of the clients.

allowed_from

list

The list of IP networks from where the administrators are permitted to access this management interface. To specify the IP addresses or networks, use the IPv4-Address/prefix format, for example, 10.40.0.0/16.

enabled

boolean

Set it to true to restrict access to the specified client addresses.

allow_password_auth boolean Enables password-based authentication, so administrators can remotely login to SPS. If this option is set to False, SPS ignores every other option of this endpoint.
bruteforce_protection boolean Enables protection against brute-force attacks by denying access after failed login attempts for increasingly longer period. Enabled by default.
enabled boolean Enables the SSH server, so administrators can remotely login to SPS. If this option is set to False, SPS ignores every other option of this endpoint.
listen list Selects the network interface, IP address, and port where the clients can access the web interface.
address JSON object

A reference to a configured network interface and IP address where this local service accepts connections. For example, if querying the interface /api/configuration/network/nics/nic1#interfaces/ff7574025754b3df1647001/addresses/ returns the following response:

{
    "body": {
        "interfaces": {
            "@order": [
                "ff7574025754b3df1647001"
            ],
            "ff7574025754b3df1647001": {
                "addresses": {
                    "1": "10.40.255.171/24",
                    "@order": [
                        "1"
                    ]
                },
                "name": "default",
                "vlantag": 0
            }
        },
        "name": "eth0",
        "speed": "auto"
    },
    "key": "nic1",
    "meta": {
        "first": "/api/configuration/network/nics/nic1",
        "href": "/api/configuration/network/nics/nic1",
        "last": "/api/configuration/network/nics/nic3",
        "next": "/api/configuration/network/nics/nic2",
        "parent": "/api/configuration/network/nics",
        "previous": null,
        "transaction": "/api/transaction"
    }
    }

Then the listening address of the local service is the following.

nic1.interfaces.ff7574025754b3df1647001.addresses.1

This is the format you have to use when configuring the address of the local service using REST:

"address": "nic1.interfaces.ff7574025754b3df1647001.addresses.1"

When querying a local services endpoint, the response will contain a reference to the IP address of the interface in the following format:

"address": {
    "key": "nic1.interfaces.ff7574025754b3df1647001.addresses.1",
    "meta": {
        "href": "/api/configuration/network/nics/nic1#interfaces/ff7574025754b3df1647001/addresses/1"
    }
    },
port integer

The port number where this local service accepts connections.

public_keys list

Lists the public keys that can be used to authenticate on SPS. For example:

"public_keys": [
        {
            "comment": "user@example.com anothercomment",
            "key": {
                "selection": "rsa",
                "value": "AADDB3NzaC1yc2EABBADAQA......./DuhON"
            }
        },
        {
            "comment": "username@example.com",
            "key": {
                "selection": "rsa",
                "value": "ASFDFAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAASdfASF/EuQh9zc2umxX...dU="
            }
        }
    ]

One Identity recommends using 2048-bit RSA keys (or stronger).

Elements of public_keys Type Description
comment string

Comments of the public key.

key JSON object

Contains the type of the key and the key itself. For example:

"key": {
    "selection": "rsa",
    "value": "ASFDFAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABIwAAASdfASF/EuQh9zc2umxX...dU="
}
selection rsa

The type of the public key. Must be rsa.

value string

The public key itself.

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
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.
403 Unauthorized The requested resource cannot be retrieved because the client is not authorized to access it. The details section contains the path that was attempted to be accessed, but could not be retrieved.
404 NotFound The requested object does not exist.

RPC API

The SPS RPC API allows you to access, query, and manage SPS from remote applications. You can access the API using the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) protocol over HTTPS, meaning that you can use any programming language that has access to a SOAP client to integrate SPS to your environment.

URL
GET https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/management/soap
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 the RPC API settings.

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

The following is a sample response received when listing the RPC API settings.

For details of the meta object, see Message format.

{
  "body": {
    "enabled": true
  },
  "key": "soap",
  "meta": {
    "first": "/api/configuration/management/certificates",
    "href": "/api/configuration/management/soap",
    "last": "/api/configuration/management/webinterface",
    "next": "/api/configuration/management/syslog",
    "parent": "/api/configuration/management",
    "previous": "/api/configuration/management/snmp",
    "transaction": "/api/transaction"
  }
}
Element Type Description
key string Top level element, contains the ID of the endpoint.
body Top level element (string) Contains the RPC API configuration options.
enabled boolean Set to true to enable the RPC API.
Modify RPC API settings

To modify the RPC API settings, you have to:

  1. Open a transaction.

    For details, see Open a transaction.

  2. Modify the JSON object of the endpoint.

    PUT the modified JSON object to the https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/management/soap endpoint. You can find a detailed description of the available parameters listed in Element .

  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.
403 Unauthorized The requested resource cannot be retrieved because the client is not authorized to access it. The details section contains the path that was attempted to be accessed, but could not be retrieved.
404 NotFound The requested object does not exist.

Manage the SPS license

You can display information about the currently used SPS license from the https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/management/license endpoint.

Caution:

Accessing the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) host directly using SSH is not recommended or supported, except for troubleshooting purposes. In such case, the One Identity Support Team will give you exact instructions on what to do to solve the problem.

For security reasons, disable SSH access to SPS when it is not needed. For details, see "Enabling SSH access to the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) host" in the Administration Guide.

The following encryption algorithms are configured on the local SSH service of SPS:

  • Key exchange (KEX) algorithms:

    diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256
  • Ciphers:

    aes256-ctr,aes128-ctr
  • Message authentication codes:

    hmac-sha2-512,hmac-sha2-256
URL
GET https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/management/license
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 the configuration options.

curl --cookie cookies -H "Content-Type: application/json" https://10.30.255.28/api/configuration/management/license
Response

The following is a sample response received.

For details of the meta object, see Message format.

{
    "body": {
        "customer": "Example",
        "limit": 5000,
        "limit_type": "host",
        "serial": "b937d212-db7d-0f2f-4c87-295e3c57024a",
        "valid_not_after": "2018-11-07",
        "valid_not_before": "2017-11-06"
    },
    "key": "license",
    "meta": {
        "first": "/api/configuration/management/certificates",
        "href": "/api/configuration/management/license",
        "last": "/api/configuration/management/webinterface",
        "next": "/api/configuration/management/root_password",
        "parent": "/api/configuration/management",
        "previous": "/api/configuration/management/health_monitoring",
        "remaining_seconds": 600,
        "transaction": "/api/transaction",
        "upload": "/api/upload/license"
    }
}
Element Type Description
key string Top level element, contains the ID of the endpoint.
body Top level element (string) Contains the parameters of the license.
customer string The company permitted to use the license (for example, Example Ltd.).
limit integer The actual value of the session or host limit (see limit_type).
limit_type host | session
  • host: Limits the number of servers (individual IP addresses) that can be connected through SPS.

  • session: Limits the number of concurrent sessions (parallel connections) that can pass through SPS at a time (for example 25). SPS will reject additional connection requests until an already established connection is closed.

serial string

The unique serial number of the license.

valid_not_after date

The date when the license expires. The dates are displayed in YYYY/MM/DD format.

valid_not_before date

The date after which the license is valid. The dates are displayed in YYYY/MM/DD format.

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
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.
403 Unauthorized The requested resource cannot be retrieved because the client is not authorized to access it. The details section contains the path that was attempted to be accessed, but could not be retrieved.
404 NotFound The requested object does not exist.
Upload a new license

To upload a new license file, complete the following steps.

  1. Download your license file from support portal.

  2. Open a transaction.

    For details, see Open a transaction.

  3. Upload the license file.

    Upload the file to the https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/upload/license endpoint. For example:

    curl --cookie cookies -F 'data=@/path/license.txt' -H "Expect:" --insecure https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/upload/license
  4. Restart the traffic on SPS.

    SPS will not use the new license to ongoing sessions. For the new license to take full effect, you must restart all traffic on the Basic Settings > System > Traffic control page of the SPS web interface.

    curl --cookie cookies -F 'data=@/path/license.txt' -H "Expect:" --insecure https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/upload/license
  5. Commit your changes.

    For details, see Commit a transaction.

Change contact information

The About page on the SPS web interface and the /api/info endpoint contains various contact information. You can change this to a custom email address or URL.

URL
GET https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/management/support_info
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 the RPC API settings.

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

The following is a sample response received when querying the endpoint.

For details of the meta object, see Message format.

{
    "body": {
        "uri": null
    },
    "key": "support_info",
    "meta": {
        "first": "/api/configuration/management/certificates",
        "href": "/api/configuration/management/support_info",
        "last": "/api/configuration/management/webinterface",
        "next": "/api/configuration/management/syslog",
        "parent": "/api/configuration/management",
        "previous": "/api/configuration/management/splunk_forwarder",
        "remaining_seconds": 600,
        "transaction": "/api/transaction"
    }
Change the support link

To change the support link, complete the following steps.

  1. Open a transaction.

    For details, see Open a transaction.

  2. PUT a JSON object containing the new support link.

    PUT a JSON object containing the new support link to the https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/management/support_info endpoint. For example:

    curl -X PUT -d '{"uri": { "selection": "mailto", "value": "mailto:support@example.com" } }' -H "Content-Type: application/json" --cookie cookies "https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/management/support_info"

    To use an HTTP or HTTPS link as contact info, use the following JSON object:

    {
      "uri": {
        "selection": "url",
        "value": "http://example.com"
       }
    }

    To use a email address as contact info, use the following JSON object:

    {
      "uri": {
        "selection": "mailto",
        "value": "mailto:support@example.com"
       }
    }
  3. Commit your changes.

    For details, see Commit a transaction.

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