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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions 6.9.3 - Safeguard Desktop Player User Guide

Summary of changes Features and limitations First steps Validate audit trails Replay audit trails Replay encrypted audit trails Replay encrypted audit trails from the command line Replay audit files in follow mode Search in the content of the current audit file Search query examples Export the audit trail as video Sharing an encrypted audit trail Replay X11 sessions Export transferred files from SCP, SFTP, HTTP, and RDP audit trails Export raw network traffic in PCAP format Export screen content text Troubleshooting the Safeguard Desktop Player Install Safeguard Desktop Player Keyboard shortcuts

Cannot import CA certificate

Note that on Microsoft Windows, you cannot import CA certificates from a shared drive. In this case, copy the certificate to a local folder and import it from there. Also, the Safeguard Desktop Player application must be installed locally, you cannot start the player.exe file from a shared drive.


The Safeguard Desktop Player application displays important log messages on the Warnings tab. If you increase the log level of the application above the default, additional log messages are also displayed.

Figure 2: Warnings and logs

You can use the following command-line parameters to specify the log level of the Safeguard Desktop Player application.

  • -l or --log-level <number>
  • Set the log level of Safeguard Desktop Player. The default is 3, 0 completely disables logging, 7 is the most verbose, used for debugging. For example:

    Windows: player.exe --log-level 5

    Linux: ./player --log-level 5

  • -o or --log-output <path-to-logfile>
  • Specify the path and filename of the log file. For example:

    Windows: player.exe --log-output desktop-player.log

    Linux: ./player --log-output /tmp/desktop-player.log

  • -s or --log-spec <log-spec>
  • Specify different log levels for certain components of Safeguard Desktop Player. For example:

    Windows: player.exe --log-level 3 --log-spec "bdp.core:5"

    Linux: ./player --log-level 3 --log-spec "bdp.core:5"

Install Safeguard Desktop Player

To install the Safeguard Desktop Player application, read the following sections.

Safeguard Desktop Player system requirements

The Safeguard Desktop Player application supports the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows:

    64-bit version of Windows 7 or newer. Install the appropriate driver for your graphic card.

  • Linux:

    RHEL 7, CentOS 7, or newer. The Safeguard Desktop Player application will probably run on other distributions as well that have at least libc6 version 2.17 installed.

    Depending on the distribution, you will need the following packages installed:

    • On Debian-based GNU/Linux:

      • libxcb-render-util0

      • libxcb-keysyms1

      • libxcb-image0

      • libxcb-randr0

      • libxcb-xkb1

      • libxcb-xinerama0

      • libxcb-icccm4

    • On CentOS/Red Hat:

      • xcb-util-renderutil

      • xcb-util-keysyms

      • xcb-util-image

  • Mac:

    macOS High Sierra 10.13, or newer.

Installing the Safeguard Desktop Player application requires about 200MB disk space, and a temporarily used disk space to store the audit trails that are replayed. The size of the temporary files depends on the size of the replayed audit trails.

You can install the Safeguard Desktop Player application with user privileges.

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