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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions 6.4.0 - 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)
Controlling One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS): reboot, shutdown Managing Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) clusters Managing a High Availability One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) cluster Upgrading One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) Managing the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) license Accessing the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) console Sealed mode Out-of-band management of One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) Managing the certificates used on One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS)
General connection settings HTTP-specific settings ICA-specific settings MSSQL-specific settings RDP-specific settings SSH-specific settings Telnet-specific settings VMware Horizon View connections VNC-specific settings Indexing audit trails Using the Search interface Advanced authentication and authorization techniques Reports The One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) RPC API The One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) REST API One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) scenarios Troubleshooting One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) Using SPS with SPP Configuring external devices Using SCP with agent-forwarding Security checklist for configuring One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) Jumplists for in-product help Configuring SPS to use an LDAP backend Glossary

Replaying audit trails in your browser

The following describes how to create and replay an audit trail in your browser.

Caution:

You can replay audit trails in your browser, or using the Safeguard Desktop Player application. Note that there are differences between these solutions.

Browser Safeguard Desktop Player
Works without installation -
Works on any operating system Windows, Linux, Mac
Can replay audit trails recorded with SPS 5 F4 and newer
Can replay TN5250 sessions
Can extract files from SCP, SFTP, HTTP and RDP sessions -
Can replay HTTP sessions - Only exports raw files from the command line
Can replay X11 sessions
Can start replay while rendering is in progress -
Can follow 4-eyes connections -
Can replay live streams in follow mode -
Can export to PCAP -
Can display user input
Can display subtitles for video -
Export audit trail as video -
Export screen content text -
Can search in the contents of the audit trails -

For details on the Safeguard Desktop Player application, see Safeguard Desktop Player User Guide.

Caution:

Even though the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) web interface supports Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge in general, to replay audit trails you need to use Internet Explorer 11, and install the Google WebM Video for Microsoft Internet Explorer plugin. If you cannot install Internet Explorer 11 or another supported browser on your computer, use the the Safeguard Desktop Player application. For details, see "Replaying audit trails in your browser" in the Administration Guide and Safeguard Desktop Player User Guide.

To replay an audit trail in your browser

  1. On the Search page, find the audit trail you want to replay.

  2. Click to display the details of the connection.

  3. Click to generate a video file from the audit trail you want to replay. Depending on the load of the indexer and the length and type of the audit trail, this can take several minutes.

    When the video is available, changes to and . You can use the button if you want to remove the generated video. After you remove the video file, the button is available and you can use it to recreate the video file.

  4. (Optional) If you have encrypted audit trails but the necessary certificates and private keys are not uploaded into your private keystore, you have to upload the keys first. After uploading them, click . The feature decrypts the encrypted upstream traffic elements. As a result, they will be displayed distributed in the generated video (see List of keyboard events, Show / hide events, and both versions of the Progress bar in the The Player window has the following controls: below).
  5. To replay the video, click .

    The Player window opens.

    Figure 255: Replaying audit trails in your browser

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    You can quickly zoom in or out by clicking anywhere in the Player window.

    The Player window has the following controls:

    • : Play, Pause

    • , : Jump to previous event, Jump to next event

    • : Adjust replay speed

    • : Time since the audit trail started / Length of the audit trail. Click on the time to show the date (timestamp) of the audit trail.

    • : List of keyboard events. Special characters like ENTER, F1, and so on are displayed as buttons. If the upstream traffic is encrypted, upload your permanent or temporary keys to the User menu > Private keystore to display the keyboard events. This will not be displayed if your upstream traffic is encrypted but not unlocked.

    • : Active mouse button

    • : Create a screenshot

    • : Show / hide events. Select the types of events to display. Depending on the protocol used and how the audit trail was processed, One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) can display keyboard events, commands, mouse events, and window titles. Commands and window titles are displayed as subtitles at the top of the screen. This will not be displayed if your upstream traffic is encrypted but not unlocked.

    • : Fullscreen mode

    • : Progress bar

    • : Shows the distribution of events. Blue - commands, green - keyboard events, yellow - mouse events, orange - window title. This will not be displayed if your upstream traffic is encrypted but not unlocked.

    • : Close the player, and return to the Connection details page.

Replaying encrypted audit trails in your browser

To view screenshots generated for encrypted audit trails and replay encrypted audit trails in your browser, you have to upload the necessary certificates and corresponding private keys to your private keystore. Depending on the encryption, decrypting the upstream part of an audit trail may require an additional set of certificates and keys.

Only RSA keys (in PEM-encoded X.509 certificates) can be uploaded to the private keystore.

NOTE:

Certificates are used as a container and delivery mechanism. For encryption and decryption, only the keys are used.

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

Use every keypair or certificate only for one purpose. Do not reuse cryptographic keys or certificates (for example, do not use the certificate of the One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) webserver to encrypt audit trails, or the same keypair for signing and encrypting data).

For more information on audit trail encryption, see Encrypting audit trails and for more information about replaying audit trails in your browser, see Replaying audit trails in your browser.

You can upload certificates permanently or temporarily. The temporary certificates are deleted when you log out of SPS.

The certificates and private keys in your keystore can be protected with a passphrase. To use the certificates and private keys in a passphrase-protected keystore for decrypting audit trails, you have to unlock the keystore first by providing the security passphrase. The keystore then remains unlocked for the duration of your session.

To replay encrypted audit trails in your browser

  1. Click on User Menu > Private keystore.

    Figure 256: User Menu > Private keystore — The private keystore

  2. (Optional) Create a security passphrase, if you have not configured one yet.

    1. In Security passphrase, click Change.

    2. In the New: field, enter your new security passphrase. Repeat the same passphrase in the Confirm: field.

      NOTE:

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

    3. Click Apply.

    If you forgot your security passphrase, contact our Support Team.

  3. Click to add a new certificate. A new empty row is added.

    Figure 257: Adding certificates

  4. Click the first (under Certificate) to upload the new certificate. A pop-up window with the header Changing certificate is displayed.

    Figure 258: Uploading certificates

  5. Click Choose File, select the file containing the certificate, and click Upload. Alternatively, you can also copy-paste the certificate into the Certificate field and click Set.

  6. To upload the private key corresponding to the certificate, click the second icon (under Key). A pop-up window with the header Changing key is displayed.

    Figure 259: Uploading the private key

  7. Click Choose File, select the file containing the private key, provide the Password if the key is password-protected, and click Upload. Alternatively, you can also copy-paste the private key into the Key field, provide the Password there, and click Set. Note that for passwords, Unicode characters are also supported.

  8. To add more certificate-key pairs, click and repeat the steps above.

  9. To finish uploading certificates and keys to your private keystore, click Apply.

Creating report subchapters from search queries

NOTE:

Creating report subchapters from search queries is currently an experimental feature of One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS), therefore One Identity recommends that only administrators use this feature and only at their own risk.

You can turn any search query or statistics into a subchapter to add to your reports. This is an easy and flexible way of creating reports to monitor traffic, track certain parameters, or get alerted about particular events. The Search interface allows you to:

Creating search-based report subchapters from search results

NOTE:

Creating report subchapters from search queries is currently an experimental feature of One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS), therefore One Identity recommends that only administrators use this feature and only at their own risk.

The following describes how to create a search-based report subchapter from search results.

To create a search-based report subchapter from search results

  1. Navigate to Search, and perform a query of your choice.
  2. Click Search. Search results are displayed.
  3. Click Create report. The Create reporting subchapter page is displayed, with the query field populated with your query.

  4. In the name field, add a name to your report.
  5. In Report type, select the type that fits your query. You can choose from the following types:
    • Sessions list: Displays a list of sessions.

      Set the number of sessions to show in the report as required.

    • Statistics: Visualizes the distribution of sessions based on the selected metadata.

      Select a Statistic presentation for your report, such as Pie chart, List, Bar chart. Select the field (the metadata) to create your statistics on.

    • Timeline: Visualizes the distribution of sessions within a day/week/month, depending on the time range chosen for the report under Reporting > Configuration > Generate this report every > Day/Week/Month.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click . Alternatively, navigate to Reporting > Configuration.
  8. Configure a custom report from scratch, or add the subchapter to an existing report. For details, see Configuring custom reports.

    When adding the subchapter you created, look for it under Search-based subchapters.

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