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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions 6.11.1 - Administration Guide

Preface Introduction The concepts of One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS)
The philosophy of One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) Policies Credential Stores Plugin framework Indexing Supported protocols and client applications Modes of operation Connecting to a server through One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) Archive and backup concepts Maximizing the scope of auditing IPv6 in One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) SSH host keys Authenticating clients using public-key authentication in SSH The gateway authentication process Four-eyes authorization Network interfaces High Availability support in One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) Versions and releases of One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) Accessing and configuring One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS)
Cloud deployment considerations The Welcome Wizard and the first login Basic settings
Supported web browsers and operating systems The structure of the web interface Network settings Configuring date and time System logging, SNMP and e-mail alerts Configuring system monitoring on SPS Data and configuration backups Archiving and cleanup Using plugins Forwarding data to third-party systems Starling integration
User management and access control Managing One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS)
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Configuring cleanup for the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) connection database

One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) can automatically archive audit trails older than a specified retention time. However, the metadata of the corresponding connections is not deleted from the SPS connection database. Deleting the stored data about old connections decreases the size of the database, making searches faster, and might be also required by certain policies or regulations. The period after metadata is deleted can be specified individually for the different protocols, (for example, data about SSH connections can be stored longer than other connections) and also for every connection policy.

To configure SPS to delete the metadata of old connections for a particular protocol

  1. Navigate to the Global Options page of the respective protocol, for example, to SSH Control > Global Options.

  2. Figure 195: <Protocol name> Control > Global Options — Configuring connection database cleanup for a protocol

    Enter how long SPS (in days) should keep the metadata into the Delete search metadata from SPS after field. For example, if you specify 365, SPS will delete the data of connections older than a year. Enter zero (0) to keep the data indefinitely (this is also the default behavior of SPS).

    NOTE: The database cleanup occurs once a day at 22:01 PM.

    The time you specify in the Delete search metadata from SPS after field cannot be shorter than the Delete data from SPS after field set for the Archive policies used in the connections of this protocol. Note that since the database cleanup happens once a day at 22:01 PM, if you specify the same retention time, for example, 1 day in the Delete data from SPS after field, ensure that the archiving or cleanup is set to start before 22:01 PM.

    The time you specify in the Delete search metadata from SPS after field cannot be shorter than the Delete search metadata from SPS after field set in the individual connection policies of this protocol.

  3. Click and repeat the previous step for other protocols if needed.

  4. Figure 196: <Protocol name> Control > Connections — Configuring connection database cleanup for a connection

    To delete the metadata of certain connections earlier than the time set in the Global Options > Delete search metadata from SPS after field of the protocol, navigate to the particular connection policy, and enter how long SPS (in days) should keep the metadata of the sessions of this connection policy into the Delete search metadata from SPS after field. Enter zero (0) to use the settings of the protocol (this is also the default behavior of SPS).

    NOTE: The time you specify in the Delete search metadata from SPS after field cannot be shorter than the Delete data from SPS after field set for the Archive policies used in the connections of this protocol. Note that since the database cleanup happens once a day at 22:01 PM, if you specify the same retention time, for example, 1 day in the Delete data from SPS after field, ensure that the archiving or cleanup is set to start before 22:01 PM.

  5. Click and repeat the previous step for other connections if needed.

    Expected outcome

    Every day SPS deletes the metadata of connections older than the given cleanup time from the connection database.

HTTP-specific settings

HTTP request-response pairs do not form a well-defined, continuous connection. Safeguard for Privileged Sessions will group request to the same session if the following points are true:

  • The IP address of the client is the same.

  • The hostname of the target server (not the IP address) is the same.

  • The username is the same (if the user has performed inband authentication).

  • The time elapsed since the last request-response pair between the same client and server is less then the session timeout value.

The following sections describe configuration settings available only for the HTTP protocol.

Use the following policies to control who, when, and how can access the HTTP connection. For details on configuring Channel Policies, see Creating and editing channel policies. For a list of supported client applications, see Supported protocols and client applications.

Auditing HTTP and HTTPS connections is possible in both transparent and non-transparent modes. SPS can also be used as an HTTP/HTTPS proxy to simplify client configuration and integration into your network environment, or it can forward HTTP traffic, behaving as a HTTP tunnel.

  • Channel Policy: The channel policy determines which HTTP channels can be used in the connection, and whether they are audited or not. The different channels may be available only under certain restrictions, as set in the channel policy. For details on configuring these options, see Creating and editing channel policies.

  • HTTP connections: For details, see Setting up HTTP connections.

  • HTTP sessions: HTTP settings determine the parameters of the connection on the protocol level, including timeout value, and so on. For details, see Session-handling in HTTP.

  • HTTP settings: HTTP settings determine the parameters of the connection on the protocol level, including timeout value, and so on. For details, see Creating and editing protocol-level HTTP settings.

Supported HTTP channel types

The available HTTP channel types and their functionalities are described below. For details on configuring Channel Policies, see Creating and editing channel policies. For a list of supported client applications, see Supported protocols and client applications.

  • HTTP: Enables you to use the HTTP protocol. This channel must be enabled for HTTP to work.

    The available channel policy options are the following: From, Target, Time policy, Record audit trail, and Remote groups. Note that the Remote groups option is used only if the user performs inband authentication using one of the supported HTTP authentication methods (see Authentication in HTTP and HTTPS). To retrieve the groups of an authenticated user from an LDAP database, you must also set an LDAP Server in the Connection Policy (for HTTP/HTTPS connections, One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) uses this server only to retrieve the group membership of authenticated users, you cannot authenticate the users to LDAP from SPS). For details on configuring these options, see Creating and editing channel policies.

    When setting Target, note the following:

    • If the connection uses DNAT (NAT destination address), the target address of the original client will be compared to the Target parameter of the Channel policy, that is not necessarily equivalent with the server's address.

    • If the connection is redirected to a Fix address, the redirected address will be compared to the Target parameter of the Channel policy.

  • WebSocket: Enables all WebSocket traffic. If the WebSocket channel type is not allowed, HTTP requests trying the WebSocket upgrade are rejected.

    WebSocket/VNC audit trails: You can replay audit trails of a WebSocket connection in your browser or using the Safeguard Desktop Player application only if it contains Virtual Network Computing (VNC) traffic. For all other WebSocket connections, export the audit trail as a PCAP file and replay it using the Safeguard Desktop Player application.

Limitations in handling HTTP connections

When configuring HTTP or SSH connections, avoid using the IP address configured for administrator or user login on One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) .

The current version of SPS does not support the following features that are available for other protocols:

  • Four-eyes authorization

Forwarding HTTP connections to an HTTP proxy is not supported. If your clients use an HTTP proxy to access the target servers, place SPS behind the proxy: Clients - HTTP Proxy - SPS.

Caution:

The Clients - SPS - HTTP Proxy scenario is NOT supported.

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