One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions 6.2.0 - Administration Guide

Preface Introduction The concepts of One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) 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 Forwarding data to third-party systems Joining to One Identity Starling
User management and access control Managing One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS)
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Creating and editing protocol-level RDP settings

RDP settings determine the parameters of the connection on the protocol level. For example, timeout value, the version of RDP permitted in the connection, and display parameters.

Figure 177: RDP Control > Settings — RDP settings

Caution:

Modifying the RDP settings is recommended only to advanced users. Do not modify these settings unless you exactly know what you are doing.

To create a new RDP settings profile or edit an existing one

  1. Navigate to RDP Control > Settings and click to create an RDP setting profile. Enter a name for the profile (for example, rdp5only).

  2. Click to display the parameters of the RDP connection.

  3. Modify the parameters as needed. The following parameters are available:

    • Idle timeout: Timeout value for the connection in seconds. To avoid early timeout, set it to a larger value, for example a week (604800 seconds).

      Caution:

      Determining if a connection is idle is based on the network traffic generated by the connection, not the activity of the user. For example, if an application or the taskbar of a graphical desktop displays the time which is updated every minute, it generates network traffic every minute, negating the effects of timeout values greater than one minute and preventing One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) from closing the connection.

      Caution:

      If the value is set below 31 seconds, MSTSC can fail and prevent new connections if Act as a Remote Desktop Gateway is enabled in RDP Control > Connections. To prevent this, set the Idle timeout value to at least 31 seconds.

    • Maximum display width: The maximum allowed width of the remote desktop in pixels (for example 1024).

      NOTE:

      The Maximum display width and Maximum display height options should be high enough to cover the combined resolution of the client monitor setup. Connections that exceed these limits will automatically fail. Make sure to adjust these settings if your clients use multiple monitors. For example, if your clients use two monitors that have a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels each, set Maximum display width to 4000, and Maximum display height to 2200.

    • Maximum display height: The maximum allowed height of the remote desktop in pixels (for example 768).

      NOTE:

      The Maximum display width and Maximum display height options should be high enough to cover the combined resolution of the client monitor setup. Connections that exceed these limits will automatically fail. Make sure to adjust these settings if your clients use multiple monitors. For example, if your clients use two monitors that have a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels each, set Maximum display width to 4000, and Maximum display height to 2200.

    • Maximum display depth: The maximum allowed color depth the remote desktop in bits (for example 24). The following values are valid: 8, 15, 16, 24.

      Caution:
      • Using 32-bit color depth is currently not supported: client connections requesting 32-bit color depth automatically revert to 24-bit.

      • Certain Windows versions do not support 24-bit color depth. In this case, those versions can only be displayed in 16-bit color depth. SPS automatically changes its settings to 16-bit.

    • Enable Network Level Authentication: Select this option to enable the use of Network Level Authentication (NLA, also called Credential Security Service Provider or CredSSP).

      Note the following points:

      • SSL-encrypted connections do not require this option, it is only needed for Network Level Authentication (NLA).

      • Smartcard authentication cannot be used when the Enable Network Level Authentication option is enabled.

      Caution:

      To access hosts running Windows 2008 Server R2 using Network Level Authentication (NLA), select the Enable RDP4 style authentication option as well.

    • Enable RDP4 style authentication: Select this option to enable RDP4 authentication within the RDP5 protocol. This might be needed for compatibility reasons with certain client applications.

    • Enable pre channel check: Select this option to evaluate the connection and channel policies before establishing the server-side connection. That way if the connection is not permitted at all, SPS does not establish the server-side connection.

    • Permit unreliable usernames: SPS automatically terminates RDP connections if it cannot reliably extract the username from the RDP connection. Enable this option to permit connections with unreliable usernames. For details on ensuring that the usernames in RDP connections are reliable, see Usernames in RDP connections.

      Known issue

      When accessing a Windows Server 2003 R2 host, the Permit unreliable usernames option is disabled, and the username is unreliable, SPS terminates the connection, but only after the user logs in. As a result, the session is not closed on the server-side.

    • Autologon domain suffix: Enter the suffix that the client will append to the domain when using autologon in conjunction with Network Level Authentication (CredSSP).

  4. To display a banner message to the clients before authentication, enter the message into the Banner field. For example, this banner can inform the users that the connection is audited. SPS displays this banner in a graphical window that has only an OK button. Note the following points:

    • You can write a plain-text or a basic HTML-formatted banner.

      Caution:

      If the banner is overly complex HTML using deeply embedded structures, displaying the banner will fail, causing the RDP connections to time out.

    • When using HTML markup, the entire banner must be a single HTML object (for example, a div).

      <div align="center"><b>Your session is recorded using Privileged Session Monitoring</b></div>
    • In HTML, you can embed images (for example, a company logo) as data URLs in an img tag:

      To include a logo or other image, use a base64-encoded data url within an, like this: <img alt="Embedded Image" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAADIA..." />.
    • Note that while you can include links in the text, your users cannot click or copy them.

  5. To configure TLS security settings on both the Client side and the Server side, proceed to TLS security settings.

    Figure 178: <Protocol> Control > Settings > TLS security settings - configuring TLS security settings

    • Cipher strength specifies the cipher string OpenSSL will use. The following settings options are possible:

      • Recommended: this setting only uses ciphers with adequate security level.

      • Custom: this setting allows you to specify the list of ciphers you want to permit SPS to use in the connection. This setting is only recommended in order to ensure compatibility with older systems. For more details on customizing this list, check the 'openssl-ciphers' manual page on your SPS appliance.

    • Minimum TLS version specifies the minimal TLS version SPS will offer during negotiation. The following settings options are possible:

      • TLS 1.2: this setting will only offer TLS version 1.2 during negotiation. This is the recommended setting.

      • TLS 1.1: this setting will offer TLS version 1.1 and later versions during negotiation.

      • TLS 1.0: this setting will offer TLS version 1.0 and later versions during negotiation.

    NOTE:

    Note that SPS only permits TLS-encrypted connections. SSLv3 is not supported.

    NOTE:

    TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is not available by default. For more information about the requirements and process of enabling this feature, click here or contact our Support Team.

  6. Click Commit.

  7. Select this settings profile in the RDP settings field of your connections.

Network Level Authentication (NLA) with One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS)

You can configure One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) to use Network Level Authentication (NLA) in two different scenarios.

Topics:

Network Level Authentication (NLA) with domain membership

To use Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP, also called Network Level Authentication or NLA) when One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) is member of the domain. If you cannot or do not want to join SPS to the domain, see "Network Level Authentication without domain membership" in the Administration Guide.

Prerequisites

The target servers and SPS must be in the same domain, or you must establish trust between the domains that contain the target servers and SPS. For details on the type of trust required, see "Using One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) across multiple domains" in the Administration Guide.

To use NLA with domain membership

  1. Navigate to RDP Control > Settings, and select the Enable Network Level Authentication option. (If you will have connections that will not use Network Level Authentication, create a separate RDP Settings policy).

  2. Navigate to RDP Control > Domain membership.

  3. Enter the name of the domain (for example mydomain) into the Domain field.

    Figure 179: RDP Control > Domain membership — Joining a domain

  4. Enter the name of the realm (for example mydomain.example.com) into the Full domain name field.

    NOTE:

    Ensure that your DNS settings are correct and that the full domain name can be resolved from SPS. To check this, navigate to Basic Settings > Troubleshooting > Ping, enter the full domain name into the Hostname field, and select Ping host.

  5. Click Commit.

  6. Click Join domain. A pop-up window is displayed.

  7. SPS requires an account to your domain to be able to join the domain. Enter the following information:

    • The name of the user into the Username field.

    • The password into the Password field.

      NOTE:

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

    • The name of your domain controller into the Domain controller field. If you leave this field blank, SPS tries to find the domain controller automatically.

      NOTE:

      Ensure that your DNS settings are correct and that the hostname of the domain controller can be resolved from SPS. To check this, navigate to Basic Settings > Troubleshooting > Ping, enter the name of the domain controller into the Hostname field, and select Ping host.

    • The organizational unit (OU) into the Organization unit field.

      The OU string reads from top to bottom without RDNs, and is delimited by a '/'. Note that '\' is used for escape by both the shell and ldap, so it may need to be doubled or quadrupled to pass through, and it is not used as a delimiter.

  8. Click Join domain.

  9. If successful, SPS displays the name of the domain it joined.

    NOTE:

    If you need SPS to leave the domain for some reason, click Leave domain.

Using One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) across multiple domains

If your users are in a domain (EXAMPLE-DOMAIN), One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) is also in that domain (EXAMPLE-DOMAIN), but your users need to access servers that are in a different domain (OTHER-DOMAIN), you must establish a level of trust between the domains. This is summarized in the following table.

Domain username of the client Domain of the target server Result
EXAMPLE-DOMAIN\myusername EXAMPLE-DOMAIN Connection is established
EXAMPLE-DOMAIN\myusername OTHER-DOMAIN If OTHER-DOMAIN trusts EXAMPLE-DOMAIN, the connection is established
OTHER-DOMAIN\myusername OTHER-DOMAIN If two-way trust is established between OTHER-DOMAIN and EXAMPLE-DOMAIN, the connection is established
OTHER-DOMAIN\myusername EXAMPLE-DOMAIN If two-way trust is established between OTHER-DOMAIN and EXAMPLE-DOMAIN, the connection is established
NOTE:

If you use an LDAP database when using SPS accross multiple domains, LDAP will only use the username without the domain name to verify the group membership.

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