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The following describes how to configure One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) to accept RPC API connections.
To configure SPS to accept RPC API connections
Log in to the SPS web interface.
Select Basic Settings > Management > RPC API settings > Enable RPC API.
Figure 333: Basic Settings > Management > RPC API settings — Enabling RPC API access to SPS
Users accounts belonging to a usergroup that have read and write/perform rights to the Access RPC API privilege can access SPS via the RPC API.
Starting with One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) version 4 F2, certain parts and features of SPS can be configured using a REST API (Representational State Transfer Application Programming Interface). The REST server conforms to the Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State (HATEOAS).
The SPS REST API uses JSON over HTTPS. The REST server has a single entry point and all resources are available at paths (URLs) returned in the response for a request sent to the entry point. The only path that is guaranteed not to change is /api/authentication. Every other path should be reached by navigating the links returned.
The SPS REST API allows you to create, read, update and delete (CRUD) the configuration resources of SPS.
The user accessing the SPS REST API must have the REST server privilege. For details, see "Modifying group privileges" in the Administration Guide. Note that the built-in api usergroup does not have this privilege by default, it is used to access the SOAP RPC API of SPS.
For details on using the REST API, see REST API Reference Guide.
This section discusses common scenarios for One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS).
Configuring public-key authentication on One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS)
Organizing connections in non-transparent mode
Using inband destination selection in SSH connections
If a protected server requires public-key authentication from the users, complete one of the following procedures.
In Configuring public-key authentication using local keys, One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) stores the public keys of the users and the private-public keypair used in the server-side connection locally on SPS.
In Configuring public-key authentication using an LDAP server and a fixed key, SPS receives the public keys of the users from an LDAP server and uses a locally-stored private-public keypair in the server-side connection.
In Configuring public-key authentication using an LDAP server and generated keys, SPS receives the public keys of the users from an LDAP server. SPS generates a keypair that is used in the server-side connection on-the-fly, then uploads the public key of this pair to the LDAP database. That way the server can authenticate SPS to the (newly generated) public key of the user.