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One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Sessions 7.3.1 - REST API Reference Guide

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ICA channels

The available ICA channel types and their functionalities are described below. For details on configuring channel policies, see Channel policy.

Channel Special options Description
CTXTW Yes

Drawing (Thinwire): Enables access to the server's desktop (screen). This channel is for remoting graphics and user input (keyboard, mouse). This channel must be enabled for ICA to work.

Channel-specific actions:

  • content_policy reference: The ID of the Content policy to apply to the connection.

For example:

"actions": {
  "audit": true,
  "four_eyes": true,
  "content_policy": {
    "key": "433849548566ab327522e6"
    "meta": {
      "href": "/api/configuration/policies/content_policies/44287216854f482e7f2b24"
    }
  },
}
CTXCAM None Audio Mapping: Enable access to the sound device of the server.
CTXCDM None Drive Mapping: Enable access to the client's hard drives on the server.
CTXCLIP None Clipboard: Enable access to the server's clipboard: the clipboard of the remote desktop can be pasted into local applications (and vice-versa). Note that SPS can audit the clipboard channel, but the Safeguard Desktop Player cannot search or display its contents.
CTXSCRD None Smartcard: Enable using client side installed smartcards in server-side applications.
CTXCOM1 None Printer (COM1): Enable access to the serial port COM1.
CTXCOM2 None Printer (COM2): Enable access to the serial port COM2.
CTXLPT1 None Printer (LPT1): Enable access to the parallel port LPT1.
CTXLPT2 None Printer (LPT2): Enable access to the parallel port LPT2.
CTXCPM None Printer Spooler: Enable access to the client's printer from the remote desktops and applications.
CTXFLSH None HDX Mediastream: Some user widgets (for example Flash player) will not run on the server but on the client. These widgets are controlled from the server side using this channel. This is not supported by Safeguard Desktop Player and it is disabled by default.
CTXUSB None USB: Enable using client side installed USB devices in server-side applications.
CTXTWI None Seamless:Enable seamless channels that run a single application on the ICA server, instead of accessing the entire desktop. When disabled, the application window will be accessed along with an empty desktop.
SPDBRS None Speedbrowse: Speeds up web browsing. Not currently supported by Safeguard Desktop Player, should be disabled by default.
custom Yes

Custom: Applications can open custom channels to the clients connecting remotely to the server. Enabling the Custom channel allows the clients to access all of these custom channels. To permit only specific channels, configure the channels field.

Channel-specific access control rules:

  • channels: To permit only specific custom channels, configure this field. For example:.

    "channels": {
      "selection": "restricted",
      "restrictions": [ "CUSTOM1", "CUSTOM2" ]
    }

Global ICA options

List of options that affect all ICA connections.

URL
GET https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/options
Cookies
Cookie name Description Required Values
session_id Contains the authentication token of the user Required

The value of the session ID cookie received from the REST server in the authentication response, for example, a1f71d030e657634730b9e887cb59a5e56162860. For more information on authentication, see Authenticate to the SPS REST API.

NOTE: This session ID refers to the connection between the REST client and the SPS REST API. It is not related to the sessions that SPS records (and which also have a session ID, but in a different format).

Sample request

The following command lists global ICA options.

curl --cookie cookies https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/options
Response

The following is a sample response received when listing the list of default global ICA options.

For more information on the meta object, see Message format.

{
  "body": {
      "channel_database_cleanup": {
        "enabled": false
      },
      "service": {
        "enabled": false        
      }
    }
  }
  "key": "options",
  "meta": {
    "first": "/api/configuration/ica/channel_policies",
    "href": "/api/configuration/ica/options",
    "last": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "next": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "parent": "/api/configuration/ica",
    "previous": "/api/configuration/ica/channel_policies",
    "transaction": "/api/transaction"
  }
}
Element Type Description
key   Top level item Contains the ID of the endpoint.
body   Top level item Contains the elements of the global ICA options.
  channel_database_cleanup Top level item Contains settings for database cleanup.
  service Top level item Global setting to enable ICA connections, and specify the logging detail.
Elements of channel_database_cleanup Type Description
days integer

Applies only if enabled is set to true.

Global retention time for the metadata of ICA connections, in days. Must exceed the retention time of the archiving policy (or policies) used for ICA connections, and the connection-specific database cleanup times (if configured).

enabled

boolean

To enable the global cleanup of ICA connection metadata, set enabled to true.

Elements of service Type Description
log_level integer

Applies only if enabled is set to true.

Defines the logging detail of ICA connections.

enabled

boolean

To enable ICA connections, set to true.

Examples

Querying the full list of global ICA options:

{
  "body": {
    "channel_database_cleanup": {
      "enabled": true,
      "days": 365
     },
    "service": {
      "enabled": true,
      "log_level": 4
    }
  }
  "key": "options",
  "meta": {
    "first": "/api/configuration/ica/channel_policies",
    "href": "/api/configuration/ica/options",
    "last": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "next": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "parent": "/api/configuration/ica",
    "previous": "/api/configuration/ica/channel_policies",
    "transaction": "/api/transaction"
  }
}
Modify global ICA settings

To modify global ICA settings, you have to:

  1. Open a transaction

    For more information, see Open a transaction.

  2. Modify the JSON object of the global ICA settings endpoint.

    PUT the modified JSON object to the https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/options endpoint.

    You can find a detailed description of the available parameters listed in Element.

    For more information about the elements of the channel_database_cleanup item, see Elements of channel_database_cleanup.

    For more information about the elements of the service item, see Elements of service.

  3. Commit your changes

    For more information, see Commit a transaction.

Status and error codes

The following table lists the typical status and error codes for this request. For a complete list of error codes, see Application level error codes.

Code Description Notes
201 Created The new resource was successfully created.
401 Unauthenticated The requested resource cannot be retrieved because the client is not authenticated and the resource requires authorization to access it. The details section contains the path that the SPS REST API attempted to access, but could not retrieve.
403 Unauthorized The requested resource cannot be retrieved because the client is not authorized to access it. The details section contains the path that the SPS REST API attempted to access, but could not retrieve.
404 NotFound The requested object does not exist.

ICA settings policies

ICA settings policies define protocol-level settings (timeout, reliability). You can create multiple policies, and choose the appropriate one for each ICA connection.

URL
GET https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies
Cookies
Cookie name Description Required Values
session_id Contains the authentication token of the user Required

The value of the session ID cookie received from the REST server in the authentication response, for example, a1f71d030e657634730b9e887cb59a5e56162860. For more information on authentication, see Authenticate to the SPS REST API.

NOTE: This session ID refers to the connection between the REST client and the SPS REST API. It is not related to the sessions that SPS records (and which also have a session ID, but in a different format).

Sample request

The following command lists ICA settings policies.

curl --cookie cookies https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies

The following command retrieves the properties of a specific policy.

curl --cookie cookies https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/<policy-id>
Response

The following is a sample response received when listing ICA settings policies.

For more information on the meta object, see Message format.

{
  "items": [
    {
      "key": "-301101020",
      "meta": {
        "href": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/-301101020"
      }
    }
  ],
  "meta": {
    "first": "/api/configuration/ica/channel_policies",
    "href": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "last": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "next": null,
    "parent": "/api/configuration/ica",
    "previous": "/api/configuration/ica/options",
    "transaction": "/api/transaction"
  }
}

When retrieving the endpoint of a specific policy, the response is the following.

{
  "body": {
    "name": "default",
    "timeout": 600,
    "inactivity_timeout": {
      "enabled": true
      "value": 13000
    },
    "preconnect_channel_check": false,
    "reliability": {
      "reconnect_attempts": 30,
      "reconnect_sleep": 2,
      "reconnect_timeout": 600
    },
    "timeout": 600
  },
  "key": "-301101020",
  "meta": {
    "first": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/-301101020",
    "href": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/-301101020",
    "last": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/-301101020",
    "next": null,
    "parent": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
    "previous": null,
    "transaction": "/api/transaction"
  }
}
Element Type Description
key string Top level element, contains the ID of the policy.
body Top level element (string) The elements of the ICA settings policy.
name string Name of the ICA settings policy. Cannot contain whitespace.
preconnect_channel_check boolean

Before establishing the server-side connection, SPS can evaluate the connection and channel policies to determine if the connection might be permitted at all. The server-side connection is established only if the evaluated policies permit the client to access the server.

To enable this function, set the parameter to true.

reliability Top level item Settings for ICA connection attempts.
timeout int Connection timeout, in seconds.
inactivity_timeout Top level element
enabled boolean
  • true: If no user activity is detected, it terminates the session after the configured time has passed since the last user activity.
  • false: No user inactivity timeout.
value int

Only if enabled is true

The value of user activity timeout. Must be greater than or equal to the value of timeout

Elements of reliability Type Description
reconnect_attempts int The number of times SPS attempts to connect to the target server.
reconnect_sleep int The number of seconds SPS waits between connection attempts.
reconnect_timeout int The number of seconds SPS waits after exhausting the number of reconnect_attempts.
Add ICA settings policies

To add a settings policy, you have to:

  1. Open a transaction

    For more information, see Open a transaction.

  2. Create the JSON object for the new policy.

    POST the JSON object to the https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/ endpoint. You can find a detailed description of the available parameters listed in the parameter list table.

    If the POST request is successful, the response includes the key of the new policy. For example:

    {
      "key": "dcd58077-98b3-4c73-8f0b-b34147863028",
      "meta": {
        "href": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/dcd58077-98b3-4c73-8f0b-b34147863028",
        "parent": "/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies",
        "transaction": "/api/transaction"
      }
    }
  3. Commit your changes

    For more information, see Commit a transaction.

Modify ICA settings policies

To modify a settings policy, you have to:

  1. Open a transaction

    For more information, see Open a transaction.

  2. Modify the JSON object of the policy.

    PUT the modified JSON object to the https://<IP-address-of-SPS>/api/configuration/ica/settings_policies/<key-of-the-object> endpoint. You can find a detailed description of the available parameters listed in the parameter list table.

  3. Commit your changes

    For more information, see Commit a transaction.

Status and error codes

The following table lists the typical status and error codes for this request. For a complete list of error codes, see Application level error codes.

Code Description Notes
201 Created The new resource was successfully created.
401 Unauthenticated The requested resource cannot be retrieved because the client is not authenticated and the resource requires authorization to access it. The details section contains the path that was attempted to be accessed, but could not be retrieved.
403 Unauthorized The requested resource cannot be retrieved because the client is not authorized to access it. The details section contains the path that was attempted to be accessed, but could not be retrieved.
404 NotFound The requested object does not exist.

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